With the launch of a new Web site yesterday, UK-based Mac game Virtual Programming Ltd. offered up details about its forthcoming titles for 2003. (Alas, Safari users, it appears that the Web site has some issues with your Web browser of choice.)
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Virtual Programming brought several games to the Mac in 2002, including the racing game WipeOut 2097, the arcade-style soccer action game KickOff 2002, and the Grand Theft Auto-inspired criminal action game Payback. Virtual Programming’s Mac games are distributed in the United States by Freeverse Software.
Virtual Programming has already announced plans to bring several new titles to the Macintosh, including a military strategy game set in ancient Rome called Legion; an empire-building game called Tzar — Burden of the Crown; a Mac conversion of the Xbox 3D racing game Fuel; and Europa Universalis II, an historical strategy game set from 1492 to 1792. More recently, Virtual Programming announced that it will bring a World War II-era role playing game called Another War to the Macintosh — the company said that Another War is in final testing, and likens it to the classic RPG Baldur’s Gate. Project Nomads, a 3D game set in the sky, is also set for Macintosh release.
With its most recent update, Virtual Programming has also unveiled plans to bring Player Manager 2003 to the Macintosh. Player Manager 2003 is a soccer management simulator that enables you to manage any team in any of the four English divisions, complete with a 3D engine that lets you watch the action on the pitch.
And coming sometime this month is a new auto racing game for Mac users called Virtual Grand Prix 2. OpenGL-based, the game features realistic car dynamics, an arcade mode for beginners, a track editing tool, and multiplayer network gaming support.