MacCentral brings readers the latest news and info from the world of Macintosh gaming each day with the rest of our regular news headlines. There are always a few news items that don’t make it onto our regular news pages, and that’s why we have this retrospective, which we call The Week in Games.
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Mah Jong Solitaire 1.50 released
BoneHead Projects has released
Mah Jong Solitaire
v1.50, a new version of their shareware Mac OS X-native tile matching game. The new version supports multiple tilesets, sports improved preference handling, and more.
Meteor Storm 1.5 available
Z Sculpt Entertainment has released a new version of its arcade-style action game
Meteor Storm. Version 1.5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.2, “Jaguar,” and sports analog joystick support, window mode and minimize functionality, and more.
Redline adds force feedback, more
Ambrosia Software’s forthcoming 3D racing game Redline
is in development, and according to the programmer it now has force feedback support. “Drafting” is now supported, so when you’re riding in another car’s slipstream, you’ll hear wind noise quiet down.
RHEM demo available for download
Got Game Entertainment LLC has released
a demo version
of its Myst-like puzzle adventure game for Mac and PC. The game currently runs in Classic only under Mac OS X, but it’ll run on Mac OS 8.6 – 9.2 as well.
State of the Pilot tutorial available
has posted another tutorial aimed at flight simulator enthusiasts called “The State of the Pilot.” The new piece concerns issues like pilot employment, options, and the future for flight sim pilots.
Uplink now in beta
In other Ambrosia Software news, the company’s forthcoming Mac conversion of the PC game Uplink has
gone beta, according to the developer’s progress log. Uplink puts you in the role of a computer criminal, in which you can manipulate records, upgrade your systems, and even create a virus.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games has
posted a review
of Freedom Force, the superhero-based role playing game from MacPlay. MacGamer editor in chief Corey Tamas has posted his latest
The View from Here
editorial, entitled “Keyboard and Mouse.”
Closer to Home
On MacCentral this week, game-related headlines included the news that GameRanger has
launched a premium service
for its users, while retaining the free basic service as well. Pangea Software has
announced Billy Frontier, a new 3D action game set on the alien world of New Texas. Aspyr Media has announced plans to produce a Mac version of
Star Trek Elite Force II. A new episode of
is now available for download.
has updated its Web site and provided numerous updates about its game development plans. The
debuted — it’s a new hand-sized touchpad that works by gestures instead of just single-finger motions, and it works for games too.
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