Another week has passed, and MacCentral has posted info from the world of Mac gaming as part of everyday news coverage. But, as always, there are a few items here and there that we didn’t have the opportunity to get to the first time around, and that’s why we keep posting this weekly retrospective every Sunday, called the Week in Games.
Evihcra.com gives away 5 copies of Myth2 Worlds
Evihcra.com has announced
another giveaway, through Friday, October 19. This time the site is raffling off five copies of Myth2 Worlds. The game is rated Mature 17+, so you can only win if you’re 17 years old or older. Billed as “The Definitive Myth II Collection,” Myth2 Worlds combines Myth II: Soulblighter with tons of total conversions and add-ons, on three CD-ROMs.
GraphSim takes orders for Red Faction
GraphSim Entertainment’s Mac conversion of Red Faction is nearing completion. It’s a hot new first person shooter that features the Geo-Mod engine, which features deformable terrain capabilities (that means you can blow craters in the ground, blow up walls and other structures, and so on). The game is already making its rounds on the PC and PlayStation2, and now it’s our turn. If you want to get your order in now, you can pre-order it from GraphSim’s Web site.
Harpoon 3 news
Jesse Spears has updated the
Harpoon 3 info site with more details about the distribution of his version of the naval warfare simulator. He’s raised the price of CD distribution, but he’s also offered a new way for people to buy the game and download it. Also, he said that when the OS X version is ready, it’ll be a free upgrade.
Jeopardy 2nd Edition now in beta
project status Web page was updated this past week with information about the company’s Mac conversion of Jeopardy 2nd Edition, a new version of the game based on the popular television quiz show. Westlake reports that the game has hit its beta milestone, an important point in the game’s development. From here on out, the team is working on bug fixes, performance optimizations and the like as they ready the game to be completed. Like its predecessor, Jeopardy 2nd Edition will be published by MacSoft when it’s finished.
Shapes II 1.1 released
Carrot Software has announced the release of Shapes II version 1.1, an update to its “next generation puzzle game.” The update brings to bear bug fixes, performances improvements, and interface enhancements, according to Carrot. It’s Carbonized for OS X and features a soundtrack composed by Jens Nilsson, whose credits include Nanosaur and Captain Bumper.
Tony Hawk profiled on Macworld
Andy Shalat got a chance to chat with pro skater extraordinaire Tony Hawk, and the interview has been posted to
Macworld.com. In addition to being the star and centerpiece of Aspyr Media’s popular action game Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, the professional skateboarding champion is also an avid Mac user. Make sure to check out the story.
Elsewhere on the Web
Apple’s Brad Cook took a look this week at kids’ software publisher Humongous Entertainment’s efforts to create sports games for kids with their
Backyard Sports series. It’s worth noting that the games are equally fun for adults! The folks at MacGamez have posted some
hints and tips if you want to master the Alien in MacPlay’s Aliens Vs. Predator. MacGamer has posted
part 2 of its interview with B-movie actress and Heavy Metal FAKK2 star Julie Strain, and has also started a
World Trade Center Relief Auction. Inside Mac Games has posted a look at
Myth III: The Wolf Age, the soon to be released strategy game from MumboJumbo Games. And make sure to stop by and check out a new site containing Mac game related news and info called
Closer to home
This past week has been outstanding for game news. On the pages of MacCentral this week, readers learned about Aspyr Media’s acceptance of
pre-orders for Otto Matic and iPuppet Presents: Colin’s Classic Cards, two soon-to-be-released games. Blizzard Entertainment
elucidated for us its plans for Mac OS X support for StarCraft. Disney Interactive has released
two new games for girls of different ages; Disney Girlfriends and Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle. Dreamcatcher Interactive has announced plans to publish a
3D racing game called Fuel for the PC, Mac, and Xbox — it features special enhancements for Nvidia GeForce3-equipped systems. Titan Computer has released a playable
demo of Alien Nations, a real time strategy game. Aspyr Media has announced that
Star Trek: Voyager — Elite Force Expansion Pack is done, and will work natively on Mac OS X. MacSoft has published a Mac conversion of
Q*bert, an updated version of the classic coin-op arcade hit from the ’80s. That only takes us to Wednesday — there’s still more, too. Check out MacCentral’s
News Archive page for more details about what happened in gaming last week.
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