has announced the release of Tranquility 5.0. The new version of the unusual game now supports Mac OS X and a variety of other features too.
Tranquility is an offbeat online 3D game of exploration. You navigate Realms in search of Spinners, which bring you to new levels. To find them, you hop from Platform to Platform — geometric shapes spinning and moving through space. You collect tranquility Cards and progress through more and more levels. The game’s developers explain that each game of Tranquility is customized and unique to the player.
New features in Tranquility include higher performance and support for clipboard capturing and printing of screenshots; support for Aqua; and a new graphics and music engine. Other new features include:
A new particle system including a waterfall
A new soundtrack engine with 200 voices and 8 music arrangements.
Eight levels of motion blur, from a light blur to deep hallucinations.
You can now save up to 100 local levels for hours of play offline.
New preference panel where you can change game settings.
Tranquility can now remember your login settings between sessions.
A choice of three background grids and four color modes.
New chroma generator with deeper, more intense color.
Support for saving screen shots to the clipboard.
You can also print screen shots from within the program.
The ability to set the depth buffer, allowing tq to run on more video cards.
TQworld noted that Tranquility now costs US$24 for lifetime support, including all future upgrades. Users who had previously subscribed for a year have been upgraded to a lifetime subscription for free.
The developers also noted that with Tranquility 5.0, they’ll no longer develop for older versions of Mac OS. From here on out, it’s Mac OS X-only, though they’ll still have version 4.5 around for users who haven’t made the switch.
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