UK-based Virtual Programming Ltd. has announced the release of two new Mac games that are available for download from their online store: Gangland, a fast-paced arcade game, and Crusader Kings, a strategy game set in medieval Europe. The company plans to release boxed versions of both games another week.
combines elements of real-time strategy, role playing games and simulation games, according to Virtual Programming — you’re a mob boss and it’s your job to set up extortion rackets, bribe, steal, kill, bootleg and do other nasty things to your enemies. The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes.
The game touts more than 20 unique characters, more than 500 non player characters with individual behavior, 26 different map locations and 26 different conquests and challenges. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later, G3/800MHz or faster, 256MB RAM and Nvidia GeForce2 MX or ATI Radeon 7500 or later. It’s available now for £24.95 (US$44.76). The boxed version will cost £29.95 (US$53.73). A downloadable demo is available.
puts you in the role of the leader of a feudal European kingdom, circa 1066 A.D. You must organize your home defense while creating an army that can rebuff the advances of other feudal warlords, building a great empire, amassing lands and treasure. Your goal is to create one of the most powerful dynasties of Europe — you can play as the Houses of Normandy, Gorm, Plantagenet, Rurik, Capet, Salian, Luxemburg, Navarre, Piast and the Ducas.
System requirements call for Mac OS X, G3/500MHz or faster, 256MB RAM. It also costs £24.95 and £29.95 for the downloadable and forthcoming boxed versions, respectively.