Months ago Mac game publisher
parent company Infogrames announced plans to produce
a new game series
based on the enormously popular television series Survivor. At the time, the company mentioned that it had licensed the Mac rights to the game, although it didn’t specifically announce a Mac version. Today the Infogrames confirmed those plans — it and CBS Consumer Products today announced that MacSoft will be publishing the title this fall. (Infogrames’ value products division WizardWorks will publish the PC version.)
If you’ve somehow managed to bypass the Survivor phenomenon, it’s a game show of sorts that puts players together in a remote location where they must do what’s necessary to survive. Their actions and the way they interact with their fellow players determine how well they do — ultimately each player is eliminated from the game until only one player remains.
The Survivor computer game will feature the same style of gameplay that folks who watch the TV show are already familiar with — character interactions, immunity challenges, tribal councils and more. The game is currently in development at the studios of Monmouth, Ill.-based Magic Lantern Playware, a creative business unit of Gold Greek Technology.
Players will be able to choose any of the cast members from the show’s first two seasons, and they can create their own character too. Creating a character requires players to spread points across 10 different skill categories, like strength, cooking, communication, swimming, aggression and intelligence. Each player then chooses a role or task to complete — your ability to complete these successfully will affect your outcome with the tribal council. Players will also need to maintain alliances with other characters, and can participate in challenges for rewards and immunity.