United Developers subsidiary MacPlay is giving Mac-only game developer Pangea Software a boost. MacPlay announced on Thursday plans to distribute CD-ROM versions of Pangea's Enigmo, a new puzzle game.
Enigmo puts you in control of the flow of various fluids -- water, oil and lava -- as you use bumpers, sliders, accelerators and sponges to redirect the liquids into their proper receptacles. You have to move the liquid through ingenious and challenging mazes rife with force fields, walls and other barriers. Do it quickly and get bonus points. The game features 50 levels -- along with 20 "kid difficulty" levels -- and an editor that lets users make their own levels too.
The game has been a big success since Pangea released it. The company first offered Enigmo as a download only. Pangea recently announced that the game had gone to CD-ROM manufacturing early due to the unexpectedly high demand; initially the independent Mac game developer and publisher planned to wait until closer to the holidays before putting Enigmo on CD-ROM. Now the game will be available through resellers that MacPlay distributes its own titles through, as well as through the MacPlay store online.
Until July 1, 2003, Mac gamers who make their own Enigmo games (eight levels or more) can enter to win the custom game file contest.
Enigmo's suggested retail price is US$24.99. More details are available from Pangea's Web site, including info on the custom game file contest. A playable demo is also available.
This story, "MacPlay to distribute Pangea's Enigmo" was originally published by PCWorld.