Diatomic: Microscopic Arcade Action Madness
Posted by Darren Calvert
Dutch development studio, Grendel Games recently got in touch with us regarding an intriguing new arcade action game called Diatomic which they plan to bring to WiiWare soon. Here’s what they told us:
Diatomic is a hectic arcade action title that focuses on making choices between defensive or offensive play. The player controls a diatomic protagonist equipped with a deadly tail that can be used as a whip or curled around its body as a shield. Defend your petri dish and destroy the invading diatoms. Collect the mystic spinergy power ups and engage in the all-devastating spinball move to obliterate your enemies. Stack bonus after bonus, hold the multipliers and become top-dog at the leader boards.
We curiously asked them if the gameplay might be similar to Geometry Wars and this is what they had to say:
Diatomic does share some similarities with Geometry Wars in the sense that it's true to form arcade gameplay. Our graphics also have a vibrant touch to them, just like diatoms under an electronic microscope.
The pace and play style themselves couldn't differ more. Diatomic is very physical, as the player needs to whip the tail to destroy enemies, or to shield itself from their attacks and ricochet incoming fire.
We’ll get our hands on some screenshots over the next few weeks to show you, but until then you can enjoy some artwork which shows some of the microscopic bad guys you will have to face in this game: