Mac game publisher
today announced news of import for gamers. The company announced that its Mac version of the Pop Top Software-developed strategy game Tropico is shipping, and also announced its future product lineup.
Tropico puts you in charge of a banana republic
Tropico is a 3D strategy simulation game that puts you in the role of dictator of a small caribbean island, in charge of building and developing every aspect of your fledgling nation. You can either suck resources dry and try to make yourself wealthy and powerful, or you can try to win the love and respect of your nation’s populace.
The game features more than 45 different characters with up to 50 separate attributes, eighty different kinds of buildings ranging from simple dwellings to sports arenas and airports, and various activities and political issues that will affect your ability to rule.
Tropico is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 or above, and it costs US$39.95.
Duke Nukem Forever, more coming soon
MacSoft also announced plans to bring a diverse portfolio of games to the Macintosh in the coming months. The company’s roster brings both hardcore and casual games to the Mac.
First on the list is Duke Nukem Forever, the sequel to Duke Nukem 3D (the game was one of MacSoft’s biggest hits when the company first transitioned into the A-list Mac game conversion market). It has been developed by 3D Realms, and utilizes the Unreal engine. In this installment of the popular first person shooter, wise-cracking Duke squares off against Dr. Proton.
The company also reiterated plans first revealed in May to bring 3D action game Max Payne, castle sim-building game Stronghold, Myth III: The Wolf Age, Sid Meier’s Civilization III and Master of Orion III to the Macintosh.
The company also has some offerings for so-called “casual” gamers, including Beach Head 2002 from Digital Fusion, Wheel of Fortune Second Edition, and Jeopardy Special Edition. Beach Head 2002 puts you in command of a bunker fortress as you repel a foreign army’s invasion, and Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy Second Edition are newly updated versions of the games based on the hit television game shows.
MacSoft marketing manager Cindy Swanson said that her company is excited to be bringing a diverse selection of games to the Mac market.
“From first person action to game show classics MacSoft is focusing its efforts on delivering the highest quality entertainment products for the marketplace,” said Swanson.
MacSoft is exhibiting at this week’s Macworld Expo in booth 2209. The company will be showing off Tropico, as well as other soon to be released games like Vampire: The Masquerade — Redemption and Fly II. The company will also be demonstrating forthcoming releases of updated classic arcade game hits like Pong, Centipede, Q*Bert and Breakout.