Each day MacCentral brings readers the latest news and headlines from the world of Mac games. There are some stories that don’t make it onto our regular news pages, which is why we have this weekly retrospective. It also gives us an opportunity to catch up with what other Mac Web sites are reporting from the Mac game biz.
Burning Monkey Game Show redubbed
recently noted that its forthcoming word game Burning Monkey Word Factory has been remonikered to Burning Monkey Game Show instead. The name better reflects the content, according to the company.
CryptoQuote 1.3.1 now available
John Haney has released another update to
CryptoQuote, his word-guessing game for Mac OS X. The new version includes a Reset Puzzle option, placeholder letters, and undo improvements. You can download CryptoQuote 1.3.1 from the Web site.
Glider Pro released for free
With Casady & Greene’s demise, the rights to the classic Mac OS game Glider Pro (also available for OS X) have reverted to its author, John Calhoun. Glider Pro puts you in control of a paper airplane that has to sail past obstacles and pick up bonuses. Calhoun has been kind enough to offer the game for free through his
.Mac Web page. Extra houses are available too.
Myth goes OS X
has released a Mac OS X update to Bungie’s classic Myth: The Fallen Lords, the first game in the Myth series. MythDevelopers has also worked on OS X updates to Myth II: Soulblighter and Myth III: The Wolf Age.
Warcraft III v1.1.2 now available
Blizzard Entertainment has released another update to Warcraft III to bring it to version 1.1.2. Your copy of Warcraft III will be updated automatically the next time you connect to Battle.net — Blizzard’s online gaming service — if it hasn’t been already. You can also visit the
Web site and download the standalone patch if you prefer.
World War II Online v1.9 now available
Playnet has posted an update to its massively multiplayer battlefield simulation,
World War II Online. New planes and vehicles have been added and numerous other improvements have been made too.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has posted a review of
Warcraft II: The Frozen Throne, the new expansion pack for Blizzard’s popular strategy game. Inside Mac Games has posted
a preview of Star Trek II Elite Force, coming to a Mac near you via Aspyr Media.
The Gamesome Mac
radio show will Webcast tomorrow night; the featured guest is Carlos Camacho of iDevGames, who will kick off uDevGame 2003, a game development competition. Apple’s Games site looks at
Europa Universalis II and Another War, from MacPlay. Joe Riedel has
posted a look
at the Abducted engine he’s currently developing at Contraband Entertainment.
Closer to home
This week MacCentral brought readers game news like word that MacSoft has
shipped Neverwinter Nights and updated Dungeon Siege. Aspyr Media plans to publish a Mac version of
X2: Wolverine’s Revenge. The company also noted that Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer and Star Trek II Elite Force
are almost done, along with some other news. What’s more,
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
is now in duplication. Microsoft has
settled a lawsuit
filed by force feedback technology maker Immersion Corp. and has also bought a stake in the company. SGI and the OpenGL ARB announced the
spec, which should make its way into graphics card drivers, operating systems and games later this year. Pangea Software announced the release of
Billy Frontier, a “space cowboy” game.
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