Amnios

A top-down shoot-em-up. The controls made it not unlike a graphically-rich Asteroids. Generally well received at the time.

It lurked at Galactic Centre like some obscene worm gnawing at the heart of a rose. A cancerous lifeform of planetary dimensions that fed on the very stuff of Spacetime, subverting it to its own needs, shaping it into versions of itself in a parody of procreation. It was called Life Gone Mad. It was Oncabloc.

The Sapiens of the planet Terra were the dominant sentinent species in a whole quadrant of Homegalaxy, their remorseless diaspora absorbing the few other spacefaring species peacefully in to the Culture.  Eventually they reached the Heart, Galactic Centre,so long obscured by immense dust clouds, only to discover the pulsating chaos there, waiting.

The power and wealth of the Culture was glimpsed by Oncabloc - enough,
if absorbed into its heterogeneous bodies, to render it the most powerful entity in creation. The horror of its passage as it lunged at the peaceful and intricate domicile worlds, absorbing their Lifeforce and Energy, will never be forgotten.

Amnios was created as the Elder Minds struggled to come to terms with
this unknowable Evil. Amnios was a Symbiotic Construct of Machine-
Mind and Biology. Each element a disparate cell in an organism sharing one consciousness and purpose: to eradicate the malignancy that threatens all of Life. The best and bravest of all the species of the Culture volunteered to be represented within this artificial organism, each a separate entity and yet united into a benign variation of that which they sought so desperately to destroy.

Like highly mobile bacteria they spread throughout the Oncabloc's heaving
bulk, attacking its sensory and reproductive organs, knowing that if enough damage could be inflicted to each World-Growth in a short enough period of time then that growth would be irretrievably terminated. To this end their weaponry became variations of the Oncabloc's own Immune Defence System. Turning the creature's own means of protection upon itself. Each element had to be acquired from the surface, each piece of genetic information frantically sought to furnish the Fathership with the ability to manufacture weaponry.

The tiny ships flew to wrest literally vital elements from the Growth
to inflict enough damage to bring about Necrosis; thence to flee to yet
another more powerful World-growth and continue this fight for survival.
Each ship was controlled by a semi-independent Intelligence.


Platform : Commodore Amiga
Format : 3.5 Floppy Disk
Publisher : Psygnosis
Author(s) : Paul Frewin
Date : 1991

Other Software by Psygnosis:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Lemmings 2: The Tribes Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5" Floppy Disk Unknown
Baal Psygnosis Atari ST 3.5" Floppy Disk Unknown
Terrorpods Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1987
Blood Money Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Infestation Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Shadow of the Beast Demo Psygnosis Amiga CD32 3.5" Floppy Disk 1989
Ballistix Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1989
Armour-Geddon Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1990
Armour-Geddon Psygnosis Atari ST 3.5 Disk 1990
Shadow Master Psygnosis Ltd Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1990
The Killing Game Show Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1990
Shadow of the Beast II Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1990
Lemmings Psygnosis PC 3.5 Disk 1991
Awesome Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1991
Amnios Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1991
Wiz 'n' Liz Psygnosis Sega Mega Drive Cartridge 1991
Obitus Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5" Floppy Disk 1991
Lemmings Psygnosis ZX Spectrum Cassette 1991
Lemmings Demo Disk Psygnosis PC 3.5 Disk 1991
Oh No! More Lemmings Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1991
Lemmings Psygnosis Sam Coupe Disc 1991
Barbarian II Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1991
Oh No! More Lemmings Psygnosis MS-DOS 3.5" and 5.25" Floppy disks 1991
Lemmings Psygnosis Acorn Archimedes 3.5" Disk 1991
Oh No! More Lemmings Psygnosis Acorn Archimedes 3.5" Disk 1991
Lemmings (Small Box 2 Disk Edition) Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1991
Lemmings 2 Psygnosis PC CD ROM 1992
Lemmings Psygnosis Sega Mega Drive Cartridge 1992
Bills Tomato Game Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5" Disk 1992
Lemmings Psygnosis Sega Mega Drive Cartridge 1992
Lemmings Pack Psygnosis Apple Macintosh 3.5 Disk 1992
Lemmings Psygnosis Sega Master System Cartridge 1992
Shadow of the Beast III Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1992
Lemmings Psygnosis Apple Macintosh 3.5 Disk 1992
Lemmings (Large Box) Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5" Floppy Disk 14 Feb 1992
Walker Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1993
Lemmings Psygnosis Lemmings 1993
Power Pack (Tape 35) Psygnosis/Prism Commodore 64 Cassette 1993
Oh No! More Lemmings Psygnosis Lemmings 1993
Innocent Until Caught Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1993
Hired Guns Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1993
Christmas Lemmings Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1993
Christmas Lemmings Psygnosis PC DOS 3.5 Disk 1993
Second Samurai Psygnosis Commodore Amiga 3.5 Disk 1993
Lemmings Tribes 2 Psygnosis Acorn Archimedes 3.5" Disk 1993
Christmas Lemmings Psygnosis PC CD ROM 1993
Cliffhanger Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1994
Benefactor Psygnosis Ltd Commodore Amiga 3.5 Floppy Disk 1994
Pyrotechnica Psygnosis PC CD ROM 1995
Lemmings for Windows Psygnosis PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 1995
Wipeout Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1995
Discworld Psygnosis PC CD ROM 1995
Adidas Power Soccer International 97 Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
Overboard! Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
G-Police Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
Destruction Derby 2 Psygnosis PC CD Rom 1997
Colony Wars Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1997
Formula 1 97 Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 26 Sep 1997
Newman Haas Racing Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 1998
Psybadek Psygnosis Sony Playstation CD-ROM 1998
Blast Radius Psygnosis Sony PlayStation CD-ROM 1998
Formula 1 98 Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD-ROM 30 Oct 1998
Colony Wars: Red Sun Psygnosis Sony PlayStation CD-ROM 1999
G-Police: Weapons Of Justice Psygnosis Sony Playstation 1 CD Rom 1999

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