updated 10:00 am EST, Mon December 21, 2009
Unlock up to six different ships
Charlie’s Games has unveiled a new arcade-style shooting game for the Mac platform, Irukandji. Taking place in an abstract underwater trench, players control a well-equipped gun ship and try to eliminate hundreds of animated sea monsters that do everything from kamikaze to shooting at the player. The object of the game is to force your ships way to the final confrontation, a giant translucent crab, defeat the monster, and gather as many points as possible along the way by killing enemies and avoiding death.
Irukandji features up to six different ships that players can unlock -- each with their own unique weapons and playing style, as well as 10 different achievements that players can work towards. The game also offers on-line scores for each individual ship, enabling players to view and compare scores.
Irukandji supports Mac OS X 10.4 or later and is available as a free demo that contains the first two ships in the game; the full version which is priced at $1 that enables users to purchase a copy for each Mac, Windows and Linux platform.