Every day MacCentral brings readers the latest news from the world of Mac gaming and entertainment, but there are always stories that miss our daily news pages. That’s why we’ve come up with this retrospective, which we call The Week In Games.
Dragon Arcadia coming
Dracosoft has announced the development of a new role playing game called
Dragon Arcadia. The game has been developed to replace Dragon Alpha, the company’s previous effort, which it admitted suffered from a buggy architecture. It’ll be a free upgrade for registered Dragon Alpha users.
Game Doctor 1.35 released
A new version of
Game Doctor, the game cheat/help utility, is available for download. Published by Inside Mac Games, the new version of Game Doctor sports myriad updates in its new May version. Existing Game Doctor users can just download the May update instead, if they prefer. It costs US$10 to register.
Tranquility 5.1 released
TQworld, LLC has announced a new update to its abstract membership-based Internet game. The new version sports visual enhancements, better performance on G3 Macs, and bug fixes.
Warcraft III development in home stretch
Sources report that
Blizzard Entertainment is in the home stretch of development on its hotly anticipated game Warcraft III. Producer Bill Roper has been quoted as saying that they’re simply doing “high polish” work to make the game as robust as possible. Warcraft III recently underwent a massive semi-private beta test on the Windows side. While Mac users were not invited to participate, Blizzard is doing simultaneous Mac/PC development.
X-Plane 6.15 released
Another week, another new update to
X-Plane, the OpenGL flight simulator from Laminar Research. X-Plane is renown for its support of user-created scenery and airplanes, and comes with the tools to make them. If you are thinking about buying it, be advised that the simulator’s price is going up at the end of this month.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games has posted
an interview with Aspyr Media’s vice president of business development, Ted Staloch. MacGamer.com has published a
Civilization III Strategy Guide to help you get the most out of the MacSoft title. And Apple’s Games site has posted info on
Stronghold, MacSoft’s castle sim.
Closer to home
If we came up a bit short in the roundup above this week, it’s probably because there was a lot of game news featured in MacCentral’s regular news coverage this past week:
Game Developers Conference Europe is coming to London this August. MacPlay announced a new $20
Value Series line. It’s kicking off the line with a new offering from PopCap Games that combines
Bejeweled and Alchemy. Ambrosia Software released
Bubble Trouble X, a Mac OS X update to its classic arcade game. Pangea Software
announced Bugdom 2, a new “spinoff” inspired by their best-selling title released in 1999. Green Dragon Creations released
Last Contact, a new multiplayer-only strategy game.
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