Epic Interactive is getting the new year off to a rousing start by releasing two new games for Mac users this month. Last week
we reported that Epic released a demo of its Mac conversion of Earth 2140; this week we’ve learned that the company has completed a conversion of
Simon the Sorcerer 2.
Simon the Sorcerer 2 is a cartoon-style adventure game originally developed by Adventure Soft. It follows the story of a hapless young hero who is transported from our mundane existence to a land of magic and sorcery. Simon must recover a substance called “mucusade” to power his magic wardrobe’s return home. If you were a fan of Sierra Online’s legendary King’s Quest series of adventure games, you might be interested in Simon the Sorcerer 2, as well.
Simon the Sorcerer 2 features more than 80 different locations and sports more than 100 characters to interact with. The game includes hundreds of sound effects and more than 50,000 frames of animation. Developed originally for low-end PCs, Simon the Sorcerer sports a modest interface, according to Epic spokesperson Thomas Steiding.
“… the graphics are designed for a 320×240 display, which today is a little dated,” said Steiding.
That doesn’t detract from the gameplay, according to Steiding.
“It’s a nice little game with lovely hand-drawn graphics and is one of the funniest games I have ever played,” said Steiding.
The game is chock-full of irreverent humor, as evidenced by the information about the game on Epic’s Web site.
“This isn’t just any old ‘Child in fantasyland’ story. For starters, no other kids have to put up with useless old wizards, unattractive heroines, baddies that simply don’t know when to stay dead and being the last one in school to discover puberty. Armed with a pointy hat (stupid looking), a pony tail (even more stupid looking) and a tendency to irritate people twice his size, Simon returns in this action packed sequel which promises to be more entertaining, amusing and fun than any other adventure of it’s type (allegedly),” said the site.
No demo is available, unfortunately — one was not developed for the PC when the game was originally made, said Steiding.
Steiding also indicates that the latest chapter in Simon the Sorcerer, a 3D sequel, will come to the Mac later this year.
Epic Interactive is working on two additional Macintosh titles: Gorky 17, an action adventure game set in a secret Soviet city built during the darkest days of the Cold War; and Dafel: Bloodline, an action/role playing game. Gorky 17 is expected to be released later this spring, while Dafel: Bloodline’s release date is still to be determined. For more info about Simon the Sorcerer II and the company’s other projects, please visit
Epic Interactive’s Web site.