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The Tiniest Alien Invaders In Video Games

Here’s Nanospace, a new title up on Steam Greenlight. It’s a game about alien nanomites and chemistry, and looks a lot cooler than the setting suggests.

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Instead of being a SimAnt or Flow kind of experience, Nanospace is a 3D platformer with strategy elements, giving you control over three alien nanomites (each with different abilities) who have to fight against Earth’s microscopic defences and pave the way for a full-blown alien invasion.

I know this is a teaser trailer, because you can’t actually see anything that’s going on, but still: I love the brutal/slick art direction and approach to a game that’s basically about tiny little bugs.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Why don’t they just call them nanites, instead of this weird nano-mite thing?