Each week MacCentral brings readers the latest breaking news and info from the world of Mac gaming. There are always a few stories that don’t make it into our regular news, however. To make sure that gamers get their regular dose of this info, we’ve created this retrospective called The Week in Games.
Carrot Software gets a new home
Shareware game maker Carrot Software, makers of Mega Minesweeper and Shapes II, have moved to a new domain name. If you have them bookmarked, make sure to click on the link above and bookmark their new location.
Freeverse offers up some bargains
Freeverse Software has made available three different deals for gamers looking for cheap fun on their Macs. You can buy the Freeverse Demo CD for $5, the Risk-style strategy game Deathground for $5, or the Scrabble-like game CrossCards and the Demo CD for $9.95.
Galactic Core demo released
SpiderWeb Software and Chromite Software have teamed up to bring a new space-based strategy game to the Macintosh called Galactic Core. You can choose one of six different species locked in lethal warfare as you attempt to colonize new worlds. You can decide what to research, exploit resources, and decide what to build.
Harpoon 3.3.5 released
Jesse Spears noted another new release of Harpoon, the naval warfare simulator. The new version sports a minor bug fix involving a badly behaved cursor, and a major one which prevented Harpoon from implementing weather. Now it does.
Macosxgames.com for sale
Wanna start your own game site? The folks at Macosxgames.com are selling their domain. “… we thought that it would be better if someone, who had some more time on their hands to grab hold of this opportunity and make a real kick-ass site,” said the current owners.
Sheep demo available
A demo of the offbeat strategy game Sheep — converted to the Mac by U.K.-based Feral Interactive and distributed in North America by GraphSim — is available for download from Macgamefiles.com.
WarBirds III version 10.24.01 released
iEntertainment Network has released a new version of WarBirds III, their subscription-based World War II-era online aircraft dogfighting game. The new version sports various bug fixes and a few feature enhancements, too.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has posted a preview of No One Lives Forever, the game that was just announced by MacPlay. MacGamez.com continues to get mileage out of Aliens vs. Predator Gold Edition by posting a review. Inside Mac Games has posted a review of the iBook from a gamer’s perspective. Writing for Apple, Brad Cook takes a look at Red Faction, the new game from GraphSim. Karl Becker has reviewed the MacAlly iShock II game pad for Mac Game Database.
Closer to home
This week on MacCentral we brought you info about a patch for Aliens vs. Predator Gold Edition to fix a bug with Mac OS X 10.1. MacSoft sent a slew of screenshots for its forthcoming release of Myth III: The Wolf Age. Knowledge Adventure and Fisher-Price have teamed up for a couple of cool games for preschoolers, too — Power Wheels Off Road Adventure and Rescue Heroes Meteor Madness. A new shareware utility called GamePad Companion gives Mac OS X gamers the ability to use gamepads. MacPlay announced that it’s bringing No One Lives Forever to the Macintosh, as well.
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