subscribers have two new games to download and try out, courtesy of Apple and online game maker GameHouse. One is a freebie, while the other is available at a discount to .Mac subscribers.
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GameHouse is a developer of online games that are, in many cases, available for download and purchase as desktop games. The company began to support the Macintosh this past July starting with its appearance at Macworld Expo. GameHouse calls Super Nisqually “the next Rubik’s Cube.” It’s an action puzzle game in which you must align at least three tiles with the same color and symbol on them with each other to make them disappear and to get points — you must clear at least the required number of tiles to progress to the next level.
.Mac calls the downloadable Mac OS X version of Super Nisqually 1.1 a US$19.95 value. It features new game pieces, a new soundtrack, and five levels of difficulty.
What’s more, you can also try Super Collapse — another action puzzle game that’s one of GameHouse’s most popular properties. Bricks rise and you try to bring the structure down by assembling them in groups of three to make it collapse. The shareware copy available for download from .Mac includes a $5 discount on the full version, which adds full screenplay and bonus completion levels.
The new promotions are similar to deal Apple struck earlier this year with PopCap Games; PopCap’s own Alchemy Deluxe is also available as a free download for .Mac members, while Bejeweled Deluxe is available for a $5 discount.