Each week MacCentral posts news related to gaming on the Mac, but there are sometimes stories that don’t make it onto our regular pages. That’s why we have the Week in Games, a weekly retrospective of other Mac game-related news.
‘Ballistic’ Myth III editor debuts
If you’re still playing Myth III: The Wolf Age and you’d like to create your own scenarios, Flying Flip Studios’ Ballistic can help. It’s a tag and world editor for Myth III and it works natively in Mac OS 9, 10.2 AND 10.3.
Barkanoid II released
e.p.i.c. interactive has released Barkanoid II, an Arkanoid-style arcade brickbashing game for Mac and Linux operating systems. It costs €14.99 (US$18.07).
Blades of Avernum 1.1 released
Spiderweb Software has released an update to Blades of Avernum, its role playing game for the Mac. The new version fixes bugs and enables play of scenarios made with the latest version of the editor. If you haven’t yet tried Blades of Avernum, a demo is also available for download.
Flip Words released
Red Marble Games has released Flip Words, a new word game in which players click on a grid of letters to find words to solve popular phrases. It includes 2000 phrases and shares high scores over the Internet. Flip Words costs $19.95, and a demo is available.
Hangman Bible 1.0.1 released
Ken Winograd and Space Time Associates have released Hangman Bible, a religious-themed word-guessing game based on the game Hangman. Categories include Apostles, Bible Stories, Books of the Old Testament, Books of the New Testament, Christmas, Jewish Months, Prophets in the Koran, and much more. It costs $25 to register.
Harry Potter Deluxe Edition ships
Though there’s no sign of a Mac version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban anywhere on the horizon, Aspyr Media noted that it’s shipping Harry Potter Deluxe Edition, a bundle combining previously released games based on The Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets movies and books. It costs $39.99.
Tron 2.0 ships
Following MacPlay’s announcement that its Mac conversion of Tron 2.0 has gone Gold Master, the company this week noted that Tron 2.0 is shipping. It’s the game sequel to the legendary Disney film, in which you’re sucked into a computer world and you have to fight using your identity disk to find a way out.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has updated MacGamer X. Inside Mac Games has posted a preview of Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition. Speaking of which, you can watch a new trailer for the game on Apple’s Web site.
Closer to home
On MacCentral this past week, you’ll find that ATI shipped its Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Special Edition graphics card, aimed specifically at G5s. Speaking of G5s, new ones were announced with speeds up to 2.5GHz. Strategy First announced plans to publish Vendetta Online, a massively multiplayer space game in the same vein as Elite or Escape Velocity. Aspyr released a demo of Space Colony, its new Sims-style strategy game/simulation. James Bond 007: Nightfire will hit store shelves by June 25.
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