German Mac and Linux game publisher RuneSoft announced Thursday that its Mac conversion of
Cold War has gone “Gold Master,” the last step before a game goes into production. It expects Cold War to start hitting store shelves in about 10 days.
Cold War, developed by Mindware Studios, and already released for the PC and Xbox, goes back in time 20 years to the mid-1980s, when the United States and the Soviet Union were still in the depths of the Cold War, but are taking tentative steps forward. It’s an action/adventure game with an emphasis on stealth-oriented gameplay, similar to the popular Splinter Cell series.
A fundamentalist faction within the Soviet government doesn’t want the conflict to end, however — led by the head of the Soviet security agency, the KGB, they’ll do whatever they can to return the U.S.S.R. to hardline communism. You play an American journalist who’s uncovered the plot and unwittingly gotten himself into the middle of it.
Along the way, you’ll visit real locations like Chernobyl, Lenin’s Mausoleum, The Kremlin, and the infamous Lubyanka Prison, using technology like an X-Ray camera and devices you’ll “Macguyver” together based on the pieces and parts you’ll have on-hand.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3 or later, G4 1.6GHz or faster (Intel Macs are supported; this is a Universal Binary); 256MB RAM; 64MB VRAM and DVD drive.