It’s a veritable trifecta for U.K.-based Mac game publisher
Virtual Programming Ltd. The company on Wednesday released three previously announced games: Hearts of Iron, MindRover and Player Manager 2003.
Hearts of Iron is a strategy game set in the dark days of World War II. Players take to a global map circa 1936 – 1946 as they wage war against each other, manage foreign and domestic politics, and interact with simulated generals and political leaders modeled after their historical counterparts. Hearts of Iron also features multiplayer gaming over the Internet through Valkyrienet, a proprietary match-making service. System requirements call for a G3/333MHz or faster; Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 or later; 128MB RAM.
MindRover — The Europa Project is billed as “a 3D strategy programming” game. Players travel to a research station on the Jovian satellite Europa where they construct robotic Rovers that compete with each other in various challenges. Players must optimize their Rovers for the task at hand, whether it’s a race, sport game, battle or puzzle. MindRover features OpenGL-based graphics and an object-oriented programming language called ICE. System requirements call for a G3/300MHz or faster; Mac OS X v10.1.2 or Mac OS 9.2.1 or later; OpenGL-accelerated graphics card with 16MB VRAM or more; QuickTime 5 or later.
Player Manager 2003 takes players to the exciting world of European professional football (soccer), where they can take the role of the management of a football team. You have to recruit, train and manage players (and their agents), make sure to keep fan ratings on your players and team high, select squads, design tactics, manage finances, stay up-to-date with what’s happening throughout the league, and watch your team play the competition on Match Day using a 3D graphics engine. System requirements call for a G3/333MHz or faster; Mac OS X v10.1 or Mac OS 9.0 or later; 64MB RAM; OpenGL 3D graphics acceleration.
More details, screenshots and ordering information can be found online.