Pangea Software, makers of Bugdom, Otto Matic, and other Mac-first and Mac only games, announced the release of Enigmo, their latest title. The game is available for download and purchase now — released a day earlier than Pangea expected.
Enigmo is different from Pangea’s past 3D action/adventure games: This game is a 3D puzzler in which you manipulate streams of flowing liquid — oil, water and lava. As the streams fall from their droppers, they bounce off walls and other obstacles in a cascade.
It’s up to you to get the streams of liquid to where they need to go. To that end, Enigmo provides you with bumpers, sliders, accelerators and sponges, all of which you have to use to manipulate the streams and solve the puzzle.
Pangea President Brian Greenstone calls Enigmo “quite a departure” from Pangea’s past games. “Enigmo has a built-in level editor so users can create their own entire games, and the files are really small so they can easily email them to friends,” he said.
Greenstone hopes that Enigmo enthusiasts will have hundreds of additional levels distributed within the next few months; he encourages Enigmo players to submit their own custom levels to Pangea, which will link them from their Web site.
Like Pangea’s other game, Enigmo was developed on the Mac, for the Mac. It runs on Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, and requires a G3/400MHz or faster, 128MB RAM, 8MB VRAM and a RAGE 128 or better 3D graphics accelerator.
Look for screenshots and download links on Pangea’s Web site. Enigmo costs US$19.95 to register.