Indie developer Introversion is leaping on to consoles with Darwina+ on Xbox Live Arcade and, if some intrepid publisher picks it up, Defcon on the Nintendo DS in Q3 2009. The game has a detached look at at global armageddon where you, instead of playing a gun blazing hero, sit at a desk and launch nuclear warheads. You “win” by demolishing your opponent and saving as much of your population as possible. Every 1,000,000 survivors is worth 1 point.
We picked up on Defcon back in 2006 when we did an interview with Chris Delay, the lead developer of the PC version. Introversion adapted Defcon for the DS with full stylus control and a yet to be announced “unique game-mechanic.” I hope they kept online play and set up a system for Nintendo Wi-Fi connectivity since Defcon, much like Risk, is a game you want to play against a friend.