Mac game conversion company
recently updated their Web site project status page with details on two new game show titles they’ve converted to the Mac for
According to Westlake, both Wheel of Fortune Second Edition and Jeopardy Second Edition have gone gold master — one of the final steps before a game goes into production and reaches store shelves. Each game is an updated version of titles that MacSoft and Westlake had previously worked together to bring to the Macintosh.
Each title mirrors the television game show which it’s based: Jeopardy is a quiz-based game where players have to provide questions to answers of various mock dollar value. In Wheel of Fortune, players have to guess popular phrases, titles and other trivia while spinning a wheel for mock cash and prizes.
Wheel of Fortune Second Edition builds on the original game with 2,500 new puzzles, the ability to take a “sample” contestant exam, new bonus rounds, the ability to unlock bonus interviews with the show’s real-life co-host, Vanna White and more. Jeopardy Second Edition likewise sports more than 4,200 new answers, bonus interviews with the real show’s host, Alex Trebek, new Video Daily Doubles and much more.
In related news, Westlake also recently noted that its Mac conversion of the strategy game Civilization III has reached “First Playable” status — this title will likewise be published by MacSoft upon completion. The “First Playable” milestone signifies that the game has reached the point where it can actually run on the Mac, even though many features may still not be working as anticipated or may function at all. Still, that’s great news for folks who are looking forward to the new civilization-building game shepherded by legendary game designer Sid Meier.
Also, Westlake has posted rough details on a new still-secret project which they’ve code-named “Morphine.” Few details are available about this project, except that it’s in early development — the time frame and publisher are still secrets. Westlake has a track record of giving their secret projects code-names that are somehow related to the actual game’s title.