P-3 released for Xbox Live

4 January, 2012 - 6:39 pm by

Shooting things, space, Atari, they’re all things that Space Invaders brings to mind. However, futuristic, stunning and colourful are not items that spring to the forefront of your cranium. Yet, P-3 could easily be thought of as a mixture between the two.

P-3 is the first game from Indie studio BatCat based in Ireland. In 2061, a group of scientists engineered a bio-mechanical protein with the ability to cure every disease known to humankind, or something. Early attempts to grow the protein resulted in failure due to unavoidable contamination of the cell structures. Bacteria introduced during the incubation stage, and necessary for protein growth, attacked and killed the subject. Now, using modern advances in nanotechnology, you must pilot a nano ship inside the protein’s incubation petri dish in order to defend it from the hordes of invading bacteria.

This twin-stick arena shooter is available for the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace for 80 Microsoft Points today.