Abandonware DOS title

Uridium

Hewson developed the DOS science fiction shooter game Uridium in 1988. Uridium is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player, multiplayer (hotseat) modes. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

Uridium consisted of fifteen levels, each named after a metal element, with the last level being called Uridium (a fictional metallic element, not to be confused with the real metallic element iridium). The manual quotes Robert Orchard, who "invented" the name: "I really thought it existed."

When Uridium was originally released, reviewers were impressed by the way the Dreadnoughts were presented. In a simulation of parallax scrolling, the surface of the Dreadnoughts scrolls horizontally, whereas the stars in the background stay still.

A later game done by Andew Braybrook, Morpheus, contained a homing mine enemy called a "Uridimine", named no doubt as a tribute to the homing mines of Uridium. Some afficiandos refer to the homing mines as "Uridimines" when talking about Uridium or Uridium 2, as well.

players: single player, multiplayer (hotseat)

input: keyboard, joystick

graphics: CGA, EGA

sound: PC speaker

Abandonware DOS popularity: low

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