Each week MacCentral posts game-related news as part of its regular coverage. When Sunday rolls around, we roll out the Week in Games to let you know about the rest of the stuff we didn’t get a chance to report on.
Cosmic Encounter Online adds the Vacuum
Cosmic Encounter Online has added The Vacuum, its 27th alien. The Vacuum has the power to suck the lifeblood from its opponents. This brings the total number of combinations in Cosmic Encounter Online to 17,550. It’s a Flash-based game based on the popular board game.
GSC Breakthrough coming
P-Edge media is working on a
Game Server Configulator for Medal of Honor: Breakthrough, the forthcoming expansion pack from Aspyr Media. It allows users to change over 25 configurable options when hosting Breakthrough games.
Hangman Pro 1.0.5 released
Ken Winograd and Space-Time Associates has released Hangman Pro v1.0.5, a word guessing game. The new version adds a Cosmology category, and improves the Astronomy category.
HaloMods.com has added
MacHaloMods for players of MacSoft’s popular first person shooter Halo who want to extend their gaming experience beyond what’s included with the game.
Neverwinter Nights 1.62 patch released
A final version of the 1.62 patch
is now available for Neverwinter Nights, the role-playing game developed by Bioware and published by MacSoft. Various fixes and changes have been applied.
Pop-Pop 1.0.4 released
Ambrosia Software has updated
Pop-Pop to version 1.0.4. The new release of Pop-Pop fixes problems, enables its license code to work on all users of a Mac OS X-equipped system, and more.
Rally Shift v1.0.1 released
CodeBlender Software has released
Rally Shift v1.0.1, an update to their 3D auto racing game. The new version adds mouse steering, improves steering capability on hard braking and more.
The Sims Makin’ Magic ships
Aspyr Media Inc. notes that its conversion of The Sims Makin’ Magic is now done and will hit store shelves by March 4, 2004. Makin’ Magic lets your Sims cast magic spells and more.
Star Destroyer map available for Jedi Academy
Aspyr Media has released a free add-on map for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy that you can download
from Macgamefiles.com. The add-on map features a Mac-specific installer made by Aspyr’s own Brad Oliver, so you don’t have to figure out for yourself where files go.
Stunt Copter reborn as Java app
Antell Software has resurrected Duane Blehm’s classic Mac game from 1987, Stunt Copter. The new version of this old classic requires Java 1.4.1. They’ve also released a new version of High Voltage 2 that makes use of java 1.4.1 as well.
Sveerz Deluxe gets music nomination
Skunk Studios’ Sveerz Deluxe puzzle game has been nominated as a finalist in the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) Awards for Best Interactive Score. The awards take place on March 25, 2004.
Trisection 1.2 released
Stick Software has released a new version of its Tetris-like puzzle game Trisection. The new release, v1.2, adds localization for Dutch and French.
Trisection is a $15 shareware game.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has reviewed
Kelly Slater Pro Surfer from Aspyr Media. Inside Mac Games has posted a review of
Hard Rock Casino from MacPlay. Apple’s
games site has links to the latest game demos and trailers.
Closer to home
This week MacCentral’s own game news included tidbits like how
Nanosaur 2 works with 3D glasses.
Feral Interactive offered info about its upcoming games Chessmaster 9000, Worms 3D and XIII. MacSoft has posted details about
Unreal Tournament 2004 on its Web site. Bigger Planet has released its
Starbase Defender, an homage to classic arcade games like Missile Command and Rip Off. Freeverse Software is shipping
Northland, a new real-time strategy game.
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