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|Developer(s)||Digital Image Design|
|Publisher(s)||Infogrames United Kingdom (Europe) |
Infogrames Entertainment, Inc. (North America)
|Genre(s)||Real-time strategy, shooter|
The game uses the 3Dream engine to process populated and varied battlefields, as well as relatively advanced graphical elements for its time of release. Acting as the commander of an army, the player of Wargasm directs the actions of AI friendly units via a simple control interface on a 2D overhead map, and if desired can take the perspective of, and directly control, any allied unit in the 3D real-time environment.
Playable characters available to the player are a regular infantryman, or a special forces soldier driving either a tank, an armored personnel carrier or a helicopter. The in-battle event of airstrikes are carried out by ground attack aircraft and stealth bombers, but cannot be controlled by the player.
The game is set in the year 2065, and the world's military forces have been transferred to the World Wide War Web in an effort to eliminate the loss of actual human life. Every country, whether they be a superpower or in the Third World, have been represented accordingly. Wars are fought through this system, and the winner of each battle takes the loser's electronic infrastructure. However, the system is flawed, and is prone to hacking. In this state of "wargasm," the world has fallen into a state of corruption. It is the player's duty to bring order back to the world.
Next Generation reviewed the PC version of the game, rating it two stars out of five, and stated that "At the end of the day, Wargasm has a clever moniker that makes you take notice. But even that was stolen outright from a song by thrash grrl band L7, and it's a shame the game doesn't live up to it."
- "News Briefs". IGN. December 21, 1998. Archived from the original on March 9, 2000. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
Wargasm Complete: "Infogrames' Wargasm, a 3-D combat action game, has gone gold. According to Infogrames, "The arcade action-style thriller... has set its sights on a direct offensive over computer screens nationwide on Wargasm Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 1999."
- "Finals". Next Generation. No. 52. Imagine Media. April 1999. p. 93.