By now, perhaps, you’ve had time to drink your morning beverage of choice and read the Sunday paper — now it’s time for another Sunday ritual, MacCentral’s Week in Games. This feature is a retrospective of news and info from the Mac game market that we didn’t have room for during the week.
Bushfire 1.10 released, AirBurst unveiled
The folks at
have released a new version of Bushfire, their side-scrolling action game in which you control forest fires by piloting a helicopter. The new version sports a Save Game feature and fixes a bug with resolution switching in Mac OS X. They’re also starting to offer info about AirBurst, a new game in development.
Harpoon 3 Carbonized
Jesse Spears reports that the latest release of
has been Carbonized, but he warns against running it on Mac OS X just yet. Harpoon 3 is a naval warfare operations center simulation.
Interlock maker starts T-shirt sales
If you’re interested in helping Deninet work towards creating their RPG game Interlock: The City of Light, the folks indicate that they’re now
to help raise development money. Each shirt puts $3 in the developers’ pockets, which will be used towards making the game.
Poker Dice 1.0 released
Gypsy King Software has released
Poker Dice, a cross between poker and the traditional 5-dice games. The shareware game features several gameplay variations, various features including last move undo and multiple player support. The game costs US$19.99 to register.
QuizMaker Pro 4.0 released
MacMuse Software has released a new version of
QuizMaker Pro, its shareware quiz-building application. The update gains a ‘short answer’ module, improved printing, an easier interface, test analysis and graphical enhancements.
Tranquility goes X
has announced the release of a Mac OS X version of their game Tranquility. It’s a networked 3D game in which you have to carefully navigate columns of rising geometric objects. The OS X-compatible version is a Cocoa application, and sports various enhancements specifically for X. More details can be found on the Web site.
Tribes 2 OS X petition started
Petitions rarely evoke results, but what the heck — you’ve nothing to lose. Daniel Olson is coordinating
to let Linux game software producer Loki Software, Sierra On-Line and Dynamix know that OS X users want Tribes 2, the recently released team-oriented 3D action game. Loki is in charge of making the Linux port of the game.
Elsewhere on the Web
Inside Mac Games posted a feature called
Music in Computer Games, talking about the effect of … you guessed it … music in computer games. Meanwhile, MacGamer has posted
of Gathering of Developers’ third-person action game Rune, penned by Samantha Craggs of GamesMania fame. Apple’s Brad Cook
takes a look
at Legacy Interactive’s newest Emergency Room game, while
talks with Westlake Interactive president Mark Adams.
Closer to home
Right here on MacCentral this week, we featured a fair amount of game news too. Just yesterday we posted
the heartbreaking news
that science fiction author (and Starship Titanic game creator) Douglas Adams died of a heart attack. This reporter also had a chance to talk with Presto Studios CEO and
Myst III executive producer
Michel Kriplani about his recent efforts. Westlake Interactive has added
a new secret project called ‘Peroxide’
to their roster, and readers are buzzing with questions about what it might be.
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Escape from Monkey Island
was updated to fix a serious bug. MacSoft
announced a far reaching deal
with Take-Two Interactive Software to publish A-list games from their roster.
And that only takes us up through Thursday. For more, check out our
page. As always, we encourage you to
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if you have game products you’d like us to feature on MacCentral or if you have ideas for ways we can improve our coverage. Thanks, and keep reading!