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Submitted by on February 23 2010 - 13:40

High-tech heist game up next from the creators of Uplink, Darwinia and Defcon...

SubversionFollowing the recent launch of Darwinia+ on Xbox Live Arcade, the first and most fashionable independent developer (maybe not first), Introversion has revealed a few details and the first screens from their next title Subversion.

Describing its influences as "high tech heist movies like Oceans 11, Mission Impossible (the TV series), Entrapment, Sneakers", Subversion is also conveyed as a spiritual successor to the studio's first title Uplink.

"Subversion is going to be set in a modern High Tech environment, with you taking "mission control" over a team of skilled operatives in a hostile High Security building," Delay revealed in a forum post.  "You will be using Sabotage, Social Engineering and Grifting, custom Electrical and Mechanical devices, Distractions, Hacking, Stealth, Acrobatics, Precision demolitions, Trickery, whatever gets the job done."

Subversion"The demo I showed on stage during BAFTA showed how a team of two agents could infiltrate a high security office. They used a variety of gadgets like wall scanners and motion trackers to gradually unveil the office layout, which begins invisible and requires various Recon tactics until you have revealed the layout. One of the agents was caught and tazered by a security guard, but not before I'd hacked in and taken control of the cctv cameras dotted around the office. This massively expands your view of the location, and uncovered the primary target - a secure server room with some data we needed to destroy."

Introversion's Chris Delay description of the game was enough to make us want this immediately, although given the studio's history we fear it's going to be some time before Subversion graces our screens.

Just when it seemed the pure stealth genre had disappeared under a cardboard box, Introversion manages to inject a sense of excitement and passion that breathes new life into a genre seemingly disowned by the big boys aka Solid Snake and Sam Fisher.

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