Feral releases Imperial Glory game, Movies soon

At long last, Feral Interactive is releasing more Mac games. The company recently announced it’s shipping Imperial Glory, and has also released to manufacturing The Movies.

Developed by Pyro Studios, makers of the Commandos series, Imperial Glory is a strategy game set during the Napoleonic era. You lead one of the Great Empires of the day in massive conflicts, trying to achieve economic, diplomatic and military domination over your rivals. Epic battles take place on land and sea, in as varied terrains as the fields of England to the icy tundra of Russia. The game unfolds over 200 years as you try to dominate European and African continents.

Imperial Glory ships as a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs alike. It requires Mac OS X v10.4, 1.6GHz or faster CPU, 512MB RAM, 64MB VRAM (Integrated Intel graphics chips are not supported) and 4GB free hard disk space. Imperial Glory costs $40.

Feral noted that a demo version of the game is coming soon.

In related news, Feral said it’s released to manufacturing The Movies, the first of a new batch of games that the company has licensed from Peter Molyneux’s Lionhead Studios, makers of the Black & White series.

The Movies is a strategy game in which you are a Hollywood movie mogul running a motion picture studio. You can direct the movies yourself, hire the best talent, hire and fire both cast and crew and show the world your talent by sharing your efforts on the Internet.

Feral notes that it has put extensive Macintosh customization into The Movies — it’s been given the “Director’s Cut” treatment with iPod and HD resolution video export modes, integration with iTunes, iMovie HD and GarageBand. It also contains an extra bonus utility, which Feral should post details of soon.

Feral’s Macintosh conversion of The Movies has already received a BAFTA award — the British Academy of Film and Television Arts — before it even shipped.

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