News from Mac game publisher
Aspyr Media Inc.
today: A demo version of Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is now available for download, and The Sims Superstar is in duplication and expected to hit store shelves next week. What’s more, updates to previously released games have been released as well.
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is the latest extreme sports game to hit the store shelves from Aspyr Media. Published for video game consoles by Activision — the makers of the Tony Hawk series and other games that Aspyr has licensed for the Mac — it puts you on a surfboard in championship competitions, along with Kelly Slater and other real-world pro surfers.
As with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 and other recent releases, Aspyr Media is publishing both Mac and PC versions of the game. Both versions were released at the same time.
Mac system requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.3 or later; G4/700MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; 520MB hard disk space; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or faster 3D graphics acceleration with at least 32MB of video RAM.
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer cost US$39.99. The 88MB demo is available for download now from
In related news, Aspyr announced on Tuesday that its Mac-only conversion of The Sims Superstar is now in duplication. The company expects to see the game hit store shelves by Wednesday, October 22, 2003.
The Sims Superstar is the latest Mac conversion of expansion packs for the enormously popular gaming franchise, The Sims. The game puts you in control of virtual people called Sims as they go about their lives, having careers, making friends, having relationships, taking vacations and more.
This latest add-on enables your Sims to go into show business and become rock stars, movie stars and supermodels. Sims mingle with the rich and famous, compete for a Simmy award, and get the attention of obsessed fans, groupies and paparazzi. It’s available for pre-order for $29.99.
If that wasn’t enough already, three updates to previously released Aspyr Mac titles were also released yesterday: Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Clone Campaigns v1.1.1, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon v1.0.3.
The Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds updates fix Jaguar-related issues, improve performance, fix bugs and more. The Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon update corrects multiplayer gaming issues related to GameRanger, the Mac-only online game matching service — including GameRanger 3.4’s recent change for Premium members to support voice communication. You can download the updates from