Every day on MacCentral readers get a dose of what’s happening in the Mac game business, but there are always a few articles that don’t make it onto our regular news pages. That’s why we have this weekly retrospective, called The Week In Games. It also gives us a chance to catch up with game-related news on other sites.
John Haney has released
CryptoQuote 1.1, an updated version of his word puzzle game. The game includes hundreds of quotes which you must guess, including Quotes of the Day you can grab from the Web site, or ones that you can paste in from another source. The update adds drag and drop support, undo/redo, online help, word search and more essential changes.
Escape Velocity Nova 1.0.6 now available
has released an update to their space adventure/action game Escape Velocity, bringing it to version 1.0.6 The new version makes dozens of changes both to the core engine and to the game’s scenarios — you can get details from the
Quake 3 Arena 1.32 updated
Id Software Mac guru
has posted a new version of Quake 3 Arena 1.32, the perennial FPS favorite, to the Id Software FTP server. The new version is for Jaguar or higher only, and introduces optimizations for G4 “Velocity Engine” and fixes for certain third-party sound cards. Visit the
Web site for details.
has released SuperTac 1.0.1, an update to their multiplayer tic-tac-toe style game in which you must get five in a row. The new version lets demo users play against each other.
Xenophaquinox 2 released
GoldfishSoft has released
Xenophaquinox 2, a major update to its OS X puzzle game. The new version gains interface enhancements, improved AI, better customizability and more. It requires 10.1 or higher.
X-Plane 7 at Release Candidate
Laminar Research has taken the latest major upgrade to its modular flight sim
to its Release Candidate milestone, and has offered a couple of updates already. X-Plane lets you fly a variety of civilian and military aircraft and many different airports around the globe, and even on the surface of Mars with optional scenery packs.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has reviewed
Cosmic Encounter Online. Inside Mac Games has posted a
preview of Zoo Tycoon, the upcoming game from Aspyr Media. GameSpy has posted a
Mac gaming article.
Closer to home
MacCentral reported this week that a
demo of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
is now available for download. What’s more, the full game is shipping, too. Freeverse Software is
shipping Solace, a Risk/Axis & Allies-style strategy game. Altec Lansing announced a
new 2.1 speaker system
this week. A
of Neverwinter Nights was posted by MacSoft this week, at long last.
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