United Developers subsidiary MacPlay today announced that its first Value Series title is shipping. Bejeweled and Alchemy, a 2-in-1 combo CD-ROM, is now available.
Developed for the Mac by the games’ original developer, PopCap Games, Bejeweled and Alchemy are two challenging arcade-style puzzle titles already enjoyed online via PopCap Games’ Java-based online gaming service. PopCap Games has redone for the Mac with improved graphics, sound and gameplay.
In Bejeweled, players must match gems on a puzzle board before time runs out by matching 3 gems in a row either horizontally or vertically. Alchemy puts players in the role of a wizard who must transmute lead to goad by matching colored symbols of like kind horizontally or vertically.
The two games are the first titles in MacPlay’s recently announced Value Series, a new line of 15 value-priced games with a retail price of US$19.99. Other Value Series titles are expected to hit store shelves in July.