SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.0

I’ve been looking forward to this game from Ambrosia since last December. Designed and programmed by Lars Gäfvert, SketchFighter is like Defender crossed with notebook doodles. From the description:

SketchFighter also boasts a unique synthesis of exploration and action game play, which has you alternately blasting cute little lady bugs into oblivion and then puzzling your way through the hand-drawn challenges presented to you.

I coughed up the $19 for a license after playing the demo for just 10 minutes. It’s an extraordinary game.

And, oddly enough, the pen featured on the SketchFighter artwork, and which Gäfvert used to create all of the artwork in the game, is the very pen I carry with me everywhere I go: the black Pilot Precise V5.

Friday, 1 December 2006