Apple’s resident game maven, Brad Cook, has cooked up a new preview of the forthcoming game The Operative: No One Lives Forever, currently in development at MacPlay.
The Operative: No One Lives Forever was a surprise, a breakout hit when it was released for the PC. Based on Monolith’s Lithtech engine, the 3D action game puts players in control of Cate Archer, a secret agent who works for the clandestine fictional organization called U.N.I.T.Y.
The game evokes the jet-set sensibilities of 60’s classics like The Saint, The Avengers and James Bond: 007 movies, as Archer travels far and wide to exotic locations around the world. It’s also got a sense of humor, as Cook describes it as “having liberal dashes of ‘Get Smart’ and Austin Powers thrown in for good measure.”
U.N.I.T.Y.’s foe is H.A.R.M, another clandestine organization with its own nefarious plans for anarchy and global control, and it’s up to Archer to foil those attempts.
MacSoft president Mark Cottam told Cook that the game plays beautifully in Mac OS X. It also features more than 60 single-player levels and 10 multiplayer levels that you’ll be able to go head-to-head against your friends with online. Since it utilizes GameSpy for online gaming, Cook noted that you’ll be able to participate online against other Mac players or PC players as well.