Mac game maker
Pangea Software, best known for its action/adventure games likes Bugdom and Otto Matic, is moving in a different direction with its newest game, a 3D action puzzler called Enigmo.
In Enigmo, you must move various streams of flowing liquid into the correct channels to reach their destination. Liquids have different properties — water, oil and lava, for example — and fall from droppers. You must move bumpers, sliders, accelerators and sponges into the right positions to divert the flow of the liquid into receptacles.
Enigmo is the second game announced this year by Pangea — the first, Billy Frontier, is also still in development. Billy Frontier is billed as an arcade-style game set in space, with a cowboy theme. Pangea Software’s President, Brian Greenstone, noted at the time of Billy Frontier’s announcement that his company planned to focus 2003 on the development of “smaller, arcade-style games which are really unique and fun” rather than the monolithic action/adventure games the company has become known for.
Enigmo comes with 50 levels included, but it also sports a built-in level editor that players can use to generate their own games. Greenstone called Enigmo “the most unique and original” game that Pangea has worked on, and said that he hopes that thousands of levels will eventually be available for Enigmo players over time.
Preliminary system requirements call for a G4/400MHz or better (“or equivalent G3,” according to Pangea), 128MB RAM, RAGE 128 with 8MB of RAM or more, Mac OS 9.2 or higher or Mac OS X 10.1 or higher.
Pangea Software anticipates shipping Enigmo by mid-April. As with its release last winter of Bugdom 2, Pangea Software plans to release Enigmo initially only as in downloadable form from the Web. Enigmo will cost US$19.95 to register.