Mac game developer and publisher
today announced the release of Arcane Arena 1.0. The news follows a lengthy public beta test of the game.
Arcane Arena is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for the Mac. The game features “a huge dungeon filled with treasure, terrors, and a demoness who’s a cross between Gwyneth Paltrow and your worst nightmare,” according to Freeverse. “Gather some friends online and go exploring, or work out your personal issues in the Arena with a combination of eldritch energies, naked steel, and primal scream therapy.”
The game utilizes a battle-timer system in which your individual speed characteristics actually affect the rate at which you receive turns. This helps to balance the experience of real time gaming with the tactical challenge of turn-based play, according to the publisher.
Arcane Arena runs on Mac OS 8.1 through 9.x natively, and it is supported in OS X’s “Classic” environment too. You’ll also need 30MB RAM and 60MB HD space. “Depending on customer feedback and support, an OS X native version is a strong possibility,” said Freeverse.
As an online role-playing game, Arcane Arena costs a monthly fee of US$4.99, or $29.95 for a full year. If you want to kick the tires before you put down your cash, you can advance your Arcane Arena persona to the third level before having to register.