Although the absence of most Mac game publishers at this week’s Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo put a damper on the usual slew of game-related announcements, Freeverse Software indicated that it will bring Airburst Extreme to the Macintosh this fall.
Airburst Extreme is the followup to Strange Flavour’s original game Airburst. In Airburst, players try to knock each other out of the sky by aiming bouncing projectiles at each other’s balloon-covered platforms as they hover miles above the surface of the planet.
Airburst Extreme adds six new playable characters each with their own “Extreme Power,” four story-games with animated cut-scenes, new game modes like “Revolution” and “Balloon Racing,” and hordes of new powerups including “Spike” and “Gravity.”
The game also features a new OpenGL-based graphics engine that sports particle effects, and a CD soundtrack featuring tracks from Deadbeat Radicals, Abdoujaparov and Jaffa Mountain.
Expect to see Airburst Extreme appear this autumn, for Mac OS X only.
In related news, Freeverse Software vice president Colin Lynch Smith told MacCentral that traffic to Freeverse’s booth at the show has been brisk all week, and the company has been pleased with the sales of its titles — particularly with its newest releases, Solace and Burning Monkey Solitaire 3. Freeverse is also offering MacSoft’s recently released Unreal Tournament 2003 for sale at its booth; the company is running show specials as well, so if you plan to drop by the Javits Center today, make sure to stop by.