December 16, 2008
CID, the beginning…
Oxygen Games Introduces The
Newest Action Hero on The Block – CID The Dummy!
The game is set in a near-future
version of our planet. Litigiousness and refusal to accept responsibility has
grown to such an extent that any product manufactured or sold by anyone,
anywhere, has to pass a near-infinite barrage of safety tests. Be it a
steamroller, a plimsoll, or a book, it’s got to be safety checked by independent
government bodies in triplicate, and only after long-term safety testing can it
be unleashed on the general public.
It’s in this world, with its
laser-tight focus on safety, and rife with please-don’t-sue-me attitudes, that
the lowly Crash Impact Dummy rose to occupy its current position of importance.
Back in the old days, Crash Impact Dummies were only used when studying car
crashes. As lawsuits became more prevalent, though, Professor B M Werken and D-Troit,
joint owners of one of the main Crash Impact Dummy manufacturing plants, saw a
gap in the market, and started creating Crash Impact Dummies for other things.
They started off with more obvious uses like construction cranes and level
crossings, but now make Crash Impact Dummies responsible for checking the safety
of sponges, dog toys, contact lenses, you name it.
Professor B M Werken is a man with a
history, though. People wonder why he throws himself into his work with such
focus, 24/7. He explains that he just wants people to be safe, and the press are
usually satisfied with his answer. The truth, though, is a little darker.
Why does the Professor fall out with
his friend and business partner, D-Troit, who becomes his arch enemy? What has
driven the Professor to become so obsessed with product safety? Why does D-Troit
kidnap Mia, the Professors daughter?
About CID The Dummy
A star is born and he’s made to
last. CID THE DUMMY makes his debut in Oxygen Games’ first multi-platform
production. It’s an all-new action platformer that is sure to grab you with
its enjoyable, fun gameplay, featuring a totally original character with
charisma and moves, different fighting styles with which to battle enemies
from unarmed combat to weapons like the Bazooka that can freeze, hit and burn.
Interact as only a crash impact
dummy can. Climb walls, swing on ropes, burn obstacles, destroy exploding
barrels, use lifters, bounce on springs and with a neat head butt destroy
walls all in stunningly realized environments. Game environment interaction is
the most important part of the gameplay.
CID’s world is swarming with a
host of fearfully fun enemies like the Dumper, Cursed Dummy and the bizarre
Apart from fighting enemies, the
player will enjoy solving puzzles, avoiding traps and using acrobatic skills
to get out of dangerous situations!