Time once again for The Week in Games, MacCentral’s weekly retrospective of Mac game news and related info that, for whatever reason, didn’t make it onto our regular news pages during the weekdays.
Actionsoft needs beta testers
is looking for beta testers for its upcoming game Midnight Mansion. Testers should “have a lot of free time, good writing skills, and an eye for detail.”
Aki Mahjong 1.0.2 released
Ambrosia Software has released an updated version of
Aki Mahjong, their tile-matching game. The new version, 1.0.2, sports several bug fixes and tweaks.
Bloxter 1.1.1 released
Norbyte has released
1.1.1, an updated version of their 3D falling blocks puzzle game. The new version adds a drop key reminder, enhances graphics and fixes a mouse input bug.
Ghost Recon Mod Enabler available
Flax Software has released
GhRME, or Ghost Recon Mod Enable. It’s a handy utility that enables Ghost Recon users to turn on and off mods — especially helpful for setting up online games.
Minions of Mirth coming
Minions of Mirth
is a new single player role playing game being developed by Prairie Games.
Neverball 1.3.6 released
is a puzzle action game in which you move a ball through a maze (think Super Monkey Ball or Marble Blast, except you’re moving the maze, not the ball). The latest version, 1.3.6, is now available for download in a Mac-friendly version thanks to the efforts of Mac programmer Derek Arndt.
Oolite designed to appeal to Elite fans
Elite is the legendary space simulation that’s been around for years. Giles Williams has created
to appeal to Elite fans, and it’s being offered for free under the BSD license. Version 1.10 is the latest release.
Elsewhere on the Web
MacGamer has posted a
review of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. Inside Mac Games has
posted an interview
with Aspyr VP Ted Staloch. Apple’s Games site has posted
a trailer of The Incredibles, the upcoming action game based on the forthcoming Pixar movie.
Closer to home
This week on the pages of MacCentral, we reported on
development of Bionicle for Mac (now at beta) and its release in the US of Republic: The Revolution, a new simulation game set in Eastern Europe. Epic Games programmer
offers details about his preliminary efforts to develop Unreal Engine 3 for Linux and Mac OS X, comments on Spider-Man 2, and talks about Apple’s efforts to develop OpenAL, a 3D positional audio sound technology. Aspyr Media said that
Knights of the Old Republic
is now at its beta development milestone.
Sim City 4: Rush Hour, an expansion pack for Sim City 4, is shipping in September. And
MTX: Mototrax, a motocross racing/freestyle game, is coming to Mac and PC in September. ATI released the
Mobility Radeon 9800, a powerful new graphics chip for laptops, with improvements to gaming performance its central focus.
is coming to the Mac this month. And
is back on the Mac, now for Mac OS X and available as a “preview” version.
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