It’s time for another installment of our Week in Games retrospective. This weekly feature brings you some of the details and info about new game releases, updates and other info that we didn’t have the opportunity to get to during our regular weekday coverage.
Anthology for OS X released
Mark Pazolli has released a collection of four casual games made for Mac OS X as
Anthology for Mac OS X. The collection includes a board game, a card game, a word game, and a version of the popular strategy game Daleks.
Mystery Island II for Carbon ships
Koingo Software has delivered on its promise to Carbonize
Mystery Island II
for Mac OS X. It’s a graphical adventure game.
Quake 3 Urban Terror 2.0 released
Silicon Ice Development has released
Quake 3 Urban Terror 2.0. It’s a new mod for Quake 3 Arena from Activision and Id Software.
Return to Dark Castle beta 4 available
Z Sculpt has released a new playable beta version of
Return to Dark Castle, which revisits the classic Mac arcade-style game. Delta Tao will publish the game upon release.
SMS+/Mac OS 0.9.7 released
Richard Bannister has updated his version of
for Mac OS to version 0.9.7. The software is a Sega Master System emulator for the Mac. The Sega Master System was a popular 8-bit video game console back in the day of the Nintendo Entertainment System. The new version corrects a sound problem and reduces memory requirements.
Temple Tantrum 1.0.2 released
Ground Zero Software has released a new update to
Temple Tantrum. The new version, 1.0.2, is ready for download. The game sports a variety of improvements and bug fixes. It’s an arcade-style exploration game featuring more than 100 levels.
Elsewhere on the Web
Madcap and irreverent Mac game site
has undergone a major face-lift this past week, so make sure to drop by. Two new Mac game sites have opened this week. One is called
FragMac, and it features some great enthusiasm and a solid effort to date. Another site is a bit more special interest, and definitely answers a need — it’s called
MacGameGirls. The site aims to present “a different take on the female gaming experience,” so check it out! MacGamer has posted an
interview with MacPlay president
Diane Zammit, who discusses her company’s recent efforts. Inside Mac Games has compared the
Radeon and GeForce2 MX
graphics cards. Apple’s Brad Cook takes a look at remakes of classic
arcade games on the Mac, partly thanks to the efforts of MacSoft to reach “casual” gamers on the platform.
Closer to home
There’s been plenty of games content on MacCentral as well.
Tales of the Sword Coast
supports GameRanger, the online multiplayer service for Mac; David Read has done an in-depth analysis of what
Mac OS X means for games; a PC Gamer columnist says there should be more Mac games because
Mac gamers stink; Ubi Soft says that Myst III: Exile has
sold more than 75,000 copies
in its first two weeks of distribution; MacCentral has posted an
in-depth look at Truform, the new 3D modeling technology from ATI; Aspyr Media says
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
is now shipping for Mac OS; there’s a new
Toy Story 2
kids’ game in distribution, and much more — check out the archives of MacCentral for even more details of game news that’s posted since the beginning of the week.
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if you have ideas for ways we can improve our games coverage, or if you have games news you’d like us to mention.