Aquaria is a sidescrolling action-adventure game designed by Alec
Holowka and Derek Yu, who published it independently in 2007. The game
features the voice of Jenna Sharpe as Naija, an aquatic humanoid woman,
as she explores the underwater world of Aquaria. The gameplay focuses on
swimming, combat, and special songs that can move items, affect plants
and animals, and change Naija's physical appearance. After more than two
years of development, the game was first released in late 2007 for
Windows, followed by ports for Macintosh, Linux, iPad and Android users.
In 2009, an Aquaria soundtrack album was released. Reviews of the game
were generally positive. Critics praised the visuals, music and
atmosphere. The controls and gameplay were also lauded, while negative
critiques centered on the map system and limited variety of objectives.
The game won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games
Festival (pictured) in March 2007.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaria_%28video_game%29>
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Second World War: A small unit of Royal Marines launched
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The JAXA space probe Akatsuki (artist's concept shown) entered
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