Beenox Inc. and Ambrosia Software have announced the development of a new role playing game for the Macintosh based on Beenox’s Coldstone RPG game development engine. The new title is called Pillars of Garendall, and it’s currently in beta testing.
Pillars of Garendall is described as “a huge (200MB+) epic fantasy role playing game.” In development at Beenox and to be published by Ambrosia once completed, the game is an action-oriented role playing title. You’re called upon by Queen Adriana to save the kingdom of Garendall from an assault of invading monsters.
The game features more than 60 different non-player characters and monsters animated in 16-bit color. It also features 3D rendered cut scenes, a real time battle engine, and much more.
Beenox indicates that system requirements will include a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 8.1 or later; 50MB RAM; and 200MB of free hard disk space. The game is being developed for Mac OS, Windows and Mac OS X.
Pillars of Garendall will be a showcase for Coldstone, which is also in development as a standalone product designed to enable enterprising game makers to create their own adventure game. Coldstone is billed as a “role playing game construction kit” that provides game designers with the basic framework they need to create their own role-playing titles.
More info about Pillars of Garendall are available from Beenox’s Web site. For more info about the game’s development progress, visit Ambrosia’s Web site.