German Mac game publisher and developer Titan Computer has announced their Mac conversion of AlienNations is almost finished; as a result, Titan is accepting pre-orders for the game.
Originally developed by JoWood Productions, AlienNations is a real-time strategy game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The game’s premise involves three interplanetary storks that decide one day to go for a drink rather than deliver their packages; the result is that three very different species have to vie for the resources of the planet Lukkat.
You can assume the role of any of the three dominant species that occupy the planet. There’s the stocky and stout Pimmons, creatures that depend as much on magic as nature to get by; the resourceful Amazons; and the ravenous insectoid Saijiki. Raw materials are harvested and converted into useful materials. Structures are created. Specialized units are developed. Players can help their nation research technology, develop weaponry, maintain treaties with neighbors or go to war as the need fits. The game features a 3D terrain, detailed graphics and animation, and localized language support for English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Folks who are interested in AlienNations can pre-order the game from Titan’s Web site for US$34.99.
In related news, Titan has announced that they’ve chopped the price of their first release, the 3D action game Shogo: MAD. A first person shooter, the game is inspired by Japanese “mecha” style animé; you spend your time either on foot or inside the cockpits of giant robots. The game is now available for $19.99.