Cockpit, Austin, Texas – March 12, 2008 – Gamecock Media Group today announced that Insecticide is now shipping in North America for Nintendo DS™. Insecticide features stylish film noir visuals paired with an engaging plot that is unmatched by any game in its genre. The highly anticipated action adventure game challenges players to think like a bug (detective) and solve an epic mystery in a world where insects have evolved as the dominant race on the planet.
In Insecticide, play as female heroin Chrys Lyszt, a hard-headed, 6 legged rookie detective thirsty for a big case. Chrys gets her wish granted when the CEO of the city’s most lucrative soft drink company, Nectarola, is almost killed in a mysterious accident. But as Chrys delves deeper into the case she realizes that things are not what they appear. Get drawn into the fascinating and deadly world of Troi, where hopes are lost and joy is forgotten.
“Insecticide seeks to make a statement with its imaginative storyline”, said Rick Stults, Console Chief at Gamecock. “The game combines the finesse of a quality detective game and the high-velocity of an action game to deliver a silky smooth solve-and-shoot adventure.”
The gameplay is divided equally between Action and Detective (Adventure) levels. In the detective levels Chrys will pry through files and infiltrate areas to uncover any evidence crucial to her case, gaining access to new areas as well as meeting reliable sources for tips. In action levels Chrys hunts down any leads, including dangerous criminals that might bring her one step closer to exposing the truth behind the murder at Nectarola. Using insect-inspired weaponry such as the “Pollenizer” and the “Amberizer,” Chrys has an arsenal of creative weapons to squash bad bugs with.
“Insecticide is a game that throws conventions out the window,” said Michael E. Levine, Chief Nut-job at Crackpot Entertainment. “Players will be sucked into the storyline and really want to make it to the end of this game. The combination of the old school adventure elements and the fast paced action sets up an interactive story that appeals to all gamers.”
Insecticide is available now for Nintendo DS for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated Everyone 10+. The first episode of the “Bi-sodic” PC version of Insecticide will be available soon. Visit www.inseciticidethegame.com for more.
About Crackpot Entertainment
Crackpot Entertainment was formed by industry veterans to meet the changing demands of the gaming and entertainment industries, with a focus on creating original properties for the multiplatform age. Crackpot brings together decades of combined experience, with key team members having played lead roles at companies such as LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Nihilistic Software, Will Vinton/Laika Entertainment, and Pileated Pictures. Gaming credits include: Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit The Road, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, The Dig, Curse of Monkey Island, and Dark Forces: Jedi Knight 1 & 2.
About Gamecock Media Group
Based in Austin, Texas, Gamecock Media Group offers a welcome solution to the bloated and originality-starved video game industry. A well-funded, independent, artist-driven company, Gamecock favors the most innovative and original video game developers in the industry. Publishing games for all platforms, Gamecock offers its developers a high degree of participation, freedom and financial incentives, allowing them to perform and create to their utmost ability. For more, please visit www.gamecockmedia.com.