Mac game publisher
MacPlay, a subsidiary of United Developers, today announced the launch of a
new online store. The company has also announced a limited time promotion of some of its games.
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The promotion is called the MacPlay Six-Pack and as the name implies it combines some of the company’s best-selling games in one. Buyers get the real-time strategy game Sacrifice, the 3D action title Giants: Citizen Kabuto, the first person shooter Aliens versus Predator Gold Edition, the empire-building fantasy game Majesty, the first person action game Sin Gold, and the adventure game Zork Grand Inquisitor all together for US$99. Purchases separately, the packages would cost about $200, according to MacPlay.
MacPlay president Mark Cottam explained that the goal of the promotion is to reward loyal customers with a good deal. “I’m not sure if we’re crazy or if our marketing guy has gone completely mad, but I assure you that a promotion this strong can’t last long,” Cottam joked. “Our accountants won’t stand for it!”
MacPlay is offering the MacPlay Six-Pack through midnight, April 7, 2002.
In related news, MacPlay today announced that it’s accepting pre-orders for its conversion of The Operative: No One Lives Forever. The first-person shooter is scheduled to ship in mid-May.
Originally published for the PC by Fox Interactive, The Operative: No One Lives Forever is a stylish spy game in which players assume the role of Cate Archer, a beautiful and deadly secret agent sent to exotic locales throughout the world to fight clandestine crime organizations. Clearly inspired by James Bond films and television shows like The Avengers, The Operative: No One Lives Forever was a sleeper hit when it was first released for the PC, culling awards and high review ratings from PC gaming magazines.
MacPlay’s suggested retail price for the game is $49.99, but under the terms of the company’s customer appreciation program, buyers can pre-order the game for $34.99 instead. US customers will be charged an added $5 for shipping, while international customers will be charged a minimum of $20 for shipping.
Calling The Operative: No One Lives Forever “refreshing,” Cottam said, “The game is beautiful running under Mac OS X and offers the gamer a truly immersive experience. I can’t wait for customers to start playing it.”