Freeverse Software has offered a status update on several games it has been working on for Mac users. The company is shipping one new title and getting close on two others.
3D Bridge Deluxe, Freeverse Software’s latest card game, is now available from Apple retail stores and select retailers. It can also be downloaded online and ordered through Freeverse’s online store. The game features a variety of bidding styles, voice recognition, 3D animated talking opponents, and support for 1 to 4 players. It runs on Mac OS X or Mac OS 8.6 or later.
Solace, Freeverse’s “Axis and Allies”-style strategy game, is now done (as MacCentral posted this article, the Freeverse Web site still listed the game in beta). The game is in duplication, according to Freeverse. Solace supports 1-6 players in a game that pits you as the ruler of a country seeking to expand the limits of your empire. It features OpenGL graphics, support for Freeverse’s own GameSmith online game matching service, and more.
If card and strategy games don’t strike your fancy but an arcade shoot-em-up sounds more your style, rejoice: Freeverse is currently beta-testing Active Lancer, a new vertical-scrolling shooter that features 15 levels of action culminating in five bosses. You can choose from three different pilots, each with their own strengths, and you can select from three different upgradable weapons types. Freeverse lists the game on its Web site as coming this summer; Freeverse vice president Colin Lynch Smith suggested that Active Lancer should be “wrapping up in the next couple of weeks.”