Apple has just posted some new games related content to its Web site. The new content relates both to forthcoming games and next month’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco, where Apple will be sponsoring a games area.
Brad Cook has taken a close look at
Myth III: The Wolf Age, the forthcoming game which will soon be published by MacSoft. Myth III was developed by MumboJumbo Games and is the latest title in the ongoing squad-level real-time strategy game series originally developed by Bungie Software. It’s currently in late development for the Mac specifically. The game is set in the same world as Myth and Myth II, only a thousand years earlier. It tells the tale of Connacht the Wolf, the greatest hero, who saved mankind from destruction at the hands of the Mykridia and the Trow. Apple quotes the game’s executive producer as saying that Myth III “truly shines” under Mac OS X.
Cook also takes a look at
Survivor: The Interactive Game. It’s another soon to be released game coming from MacSoft. As you may have gleaned from the title, it’s based on the blockbuster television series that pits individuals against each other in a harsh wilderness as they fight for their survival. Just like in the TV show, you play out 13 different episodes divided into five segments, survival periods, a reward period, a challenge period and ultimately, the Tribal Council. Apple noted that Survivor: The Interactive Game will be OS X compatible, as well.
Finally, Apple has published a Web page with details for its
Macintosh Gaming Area at next month’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Apple is sponsoring a dedicated Games Area where showgoers can get their hands on Mac OS X-compatible games running on the best Mac hardware available. Vendors of various Macintosh game titles will also be gathered to show off their latest wares.
Among the titles Apple expects to see highlight at the show are Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Spider-Man; Giants: Citizen Kabuto; Age of Empires II Gold Edition; and many others.
As with past shows, Apple will also sponsor the Apple Games Theater, a showcase area where Expo showgoers will be able to sit down and watch presentations from companies like GraphSim, Aspyr, MacSoft, Destineer and MacPlay as they show off hot new games for the Mac.
If a trip to Macworld Expo isn’t in the cards for you, fret not — Apple also plans to present Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Wheel of Fortune 2nd Edition beginning in selected Apple stores on Friday nights, beginning December 7th. The schedule hadn’t been posted online as we went to press with this article, but it will be — keep checking Apple’s
Retail Stores Theater Schedule Web page for more details.
If you haven’t already, also make sure to check out Apple’s latest game trailers — accessible from links in the left margin of this page.