Aspyr accepts Civ III Complete preorders

Attention, strategy game enthusiasts: Aspyr Media Inc. on Thursday noted that it is accepting pre-orders for its Macintosh conversion of Civilization III Complete. The game can be purchased for US$49.99.

Civilization III Complete is a compendium that includes the original Civilization III strategy game, in which you try to develop a civilization’s economic, diplomatic, cultural and military might, expanding its borders, harvesting resources, pitting armies against each other, using political skills and much more. Also included is the content in the Civilization III: Conquests! expansion pack, and the Play the World multiplayer expansion pack.

This is not Civilization III’s first appearance on the Mac platform — several years ago, MacSoft released its own conversion of Civilization III. But this is the first time that Civilization III: Complete has been on the Mac. Ironically, the same developer responsible for the game’s original conversion — Brad Oliver, who worked at the time for Westlake Interactive — managed the conversion again this time around (Oliver now works for Aspyr Studios, Aspyr’s own in-house development team).

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4/500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 2.0GB hard disk space, 1024x768 resolution, and LAN or Internet connection for online play. Multiplayer is Mac to Mac only via GameRanger. The game was rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

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