United Developers subsidiary
MacPlay today announced plans to introduce a new series of value priced Mac games to the market called, aptly, the MacPlay Value Series. The company will initially offer 12 titles, comprised of both classic favorites and new games. Each will be priced at US$19.99.
MacPlay president Mark Cottam explained that the Value Series was created to provide a steady flow of products to the Mac game market. “Over the years, the Mac gamer has enjoyed access to some of the best ‘AAA’ games from the Windows platform, but there has been a complete lack of quality games at the $20 price point,” said Cottam.
The first title in the MacPlay Value Series launch is the company’s bundle of PopCap Games’ Bejeweled and Alchemy,
announced earlier today. Other titles include MacPlay’s previously released games Zork Grand Inquisitor, Majesty, and the as-yet unreleased Mac conversion of HeXen II, a first-person shooter.
MacPlay plans to use the Value Series to highlight games from developers that otherwise don’t have any representation in the lucrative North American market. MacPlay will release German Mac game maker e.p.i.c. interactive’s Birdie Shoot title and Japanese developer LittleWing Co. Ltd’s newest pinball game Jinni Zeala under the Value Series banner.
More are expected to be announced soon, as well. MacPlay plans to update its assortment every 90 days as new titles become available, so you can count on a steady stream of new games to emerge from the company.
Look for MacPlay Value Series titles to begin hitting stores in June. They’ll also be available through MacPlay’s e-store.