made its first impression on Mac gamers earlier this year when it published a long-awaited Mac conversion of Monolith’s first person game Shogo: Mobile Armor Division. Now the company has returned with a new offering — the Mac version of Alien Nations, a real-time strategy game that also contains elements of a “God” game. Alien Nations was originally developed for the PC by JoWooD Productions Software AG.
Alien Nations pits three different species against each other on the surface of an alien world — the short, bipedal Pimmons, human Amazons and insectoid Saijiki. Each race has different strengths and attributes, but the goal is the same — to build a thriving civilization by harvesting resources, researching new technologies, trade with neighboring civilizations and set up diplomatic channels, and, of course, raise armies to combat your foes.
Alien Nations incorporates 3D terrain with a zoom function that helps you zero in on the action. Players can research 100 technologies, create 75 different builds and develop 85 different professions. The game features campaigns with ten different missions per nation, as well as a multi-player option. It also has been localized for English, German, French, Spanish and Italian languages.
A demo version of Alien Nations is also available for download from
Macgamefiles.com. The demo enables players to engage a single campaign as the Pimmons. System requirements call for a 266MHz or faster Power Mac; 96MB RAM; a graphics card with 6MB of video RAM or more (for optional hardware acceleration; 3dfx cards not supported); 200MB Virtual Memory; QuickTime 4.1; GameSprockets 1.7.5. The game’s Mac OS X compatibility was not immediately available.
Titan Computer indicated that the game would be published in early November.
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