"Long ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians.
User reviews: Very Positive (303 reviews) - 86% of the 303 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2008

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"Long ago a computer scientist called Dr Sepulveda created a beautiful digital world existing entirely within a computer network of his own invention. This world was called Darwinia and it was inhabited by a peaceful, law-abiding digital life-form called the Darwinians.

As the years wore on however the Darwinians became ever more aggressive and autonomous. They divided into factions, squabbling over Darwinia's limited natural resources. Tribes began to roam the fractal voids hell bent on each others destruction, drunk on power and unswerving in the pursuit of world supremacy.

Far and wide, they became known as the Multiwinians..."

Welcome to Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest — the ultimate retro-arcade multiplayer experience! Choose from a selection of six spectacular action-packed game modes, set in one of the most beautiful game environs you will ever set eyes on.

Challenge your opponent to a game of stick-man slaughter, and watch digital-war unfold, as your Multiwinian army struggles to complete a chosen task faster and better than your rival's. It's fast, it's furious, and only the flattest will survive!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Supported OS: Windows XP or Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or RADEON 9600 series
    • Hard Drive: 64 MB free space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive: 64 MB
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1Gb
    • Graphics: 64Mb of memory
    • Hard Drive: 70Mb
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I'd like to recommend this game.. But I CANNOT play this game without lagging and eventually bugging out from the lag. I can play Darwinia (and Diablo III) without lag, i just don't understand why i have so much lag with Multiwinia. I've already lowered all of the graphics to low. and no help.. I've windowed it and set the resolution lower than I'd like it to be and still there's immense lag when battle begins. Can anyone help me?

Uninstalled the game and installed it again, the horrible lag was fixed! I can now play! And it's entertaining! No you don't need the graphics of a PS4 to have fun, like most people nowadays want. So if you're considering this game, go for it; it's worth it! They deserve the recognition :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
For when Civ 5 turns take too long.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
No resources, No different classes, no complicated gamemods, SIMPLE gameplay and desing.... and STILL one of the best RTS games, dont get confuesd about the style, its simple build up but makes so damn much fun, the missing different enemys class makes the game balanced.

There is not many to say, its SIMPLE but just AWESOME, the battles are FANTASTIC made, the gameplay is simple but needs strategy. (if you play with harder bots or players)
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
They may be little pixel men but once the battle starts and you see them die by the hundreds and their scream fill your ears you'll know it's more than a bit retro-cute. (I owned this long ago, before I used Steam, I have many more hours than listed here.)

Multiwinia isn't a direct control RTS type of game so to speak, they have a bit of their own mind. They will battlewhen near enemies, and mill about when without orders. Yet they loyally follow the orders of their own commanders. That's where you come in! Now you can grab a few or group and give them a general move order, they do the fighting needed there and along the way. But for better results you can upgrade individuals to leaders marked with a simple flag. Now those guys can lead a tightly orginized group with direct marching orders. Or they can simply create a movement vector marked by an arrow on the flag and a small pulsing line across the ground.

So you set up a line of movements to get those coming into the area to head out to a rally point or simply swarm an area. Once the "pulsing line" movement order is on the ground they will follow it like ant, and as long as it's active they wander nearby, as other movenear the path they take up the order too. In any place you can quickly put together a formation, and these will have better fighting skills and will automatically resupply its troops from nearby unassigned troops. Basically it's ant trails and battle lines for movement and warfare.

There are some support itmes and "data" to retrieve during battle. Bombers, troop transports, turrets, and even some resource collectors which basically collect the little glowing digital souls of all those fallen. And fall they will!

Multiwinia is a hands-on and hands off-game in a way. You will most certainly be involved in your efforts to win or hold a battle line, but you will also find yourself gladly zooming in to watch the epic little retro digital warfare! You WILL hear theri screams! You'll see men running on fire! Bodies fly through the air as a Bomber run lays waste to an area! Hold a ridge or hilltop and fight off swarms of AI. Control the flow of battle by locking down choke points, controling spawn points and grabbing all the field drops you can. And enjoy the wonderfully colorful retro arcade epic battle graphics.

No need to worry about massive tech-trees or specialized units. Not major economic structureto build up. Just get the spawn points, resources you can and take the high ground. They will do the rest! Sit back, relax and enjoy!


And remember: no matter how many adorable little lives are lost, or the endless digital screams that fill your gamer nightmares, it's all okay; they are just pixel men. See, look at them march, oh... that's cute. And...they're all dead.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
For what it is, I got a fair amount of play out of Multiwinia but it certainly isn't anything spectacular. Actually, it's about as simplified as an RTS game can possibly get. There is only one type of unit, and the only real control you have is to give a vague direction to them. Occassionally you'll use an item or pull off a clever pincer attack, but Multiwinia is very simplistic.

Despite being simplistic, or perhaps because of it, a large chunk of the gameplay is a grind. Send your 100 units to kill the enemy's 100 units and try to stop them from spawning more, so you can send in more and take a base that they can no longer defend. Of course, you'll be sending these units in waves, usually immediately after they spawn. As far as gameplay goes, there really isn't a lot there: you'll end up automating most of your units' movements.

There are a few different game modes but only a few of them really work well. King of the hill and generic base capturing are fine. There's a mode that involves capturing bases to fuel a rocket as well, but it's similar to the general base capturing mode. Another mode features capturing statues and returning them to your base (permanently) and while different enough, doesn't really get away from the base/king of the hill modes much. The last type I wouldn't recommend to anyone. It involves capturing a heavily fortified position. One army gets very frequent respawns while the other doesnt, but as there is little to no strategy in this game, it's very painful to play. The attacking team either sits and hordes units, or sends them in as he gets them. Either way, they almost all die for little to no progress against the defender.

There's online vs and it works well enough, but like I've said, the lack of any unique units or strategy really bogs this game down to a grind and you probably won't have a lot of fun with your friends. It's good for a game or two but after that you'll probably want to move on.

On the plus side, the AI is competent enough that playing against it isn't boring, especially if there are several enemy teams. Watching enemy teams duke it out is quite entertaining.

Oh, some really cool/scary things can happen if the aliens or darkwinians get out of control. ♥♥♥♥ those aliens man, they are god damned ridiculous.

Final note? The way items are distributed is pretty biased. I do like the idea that if you want the items then you have to send units to go collect them because you have to decide whether or not the reward is worth the risk of leaving an area unguarded or unharassed (pro tip: it usually is).

I liked it but I think I'm also in a very small minority of people that would. It's just so basic.
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