Pangea Software, makers of Enigmo, Nanosaur, Bugdom and many other Mac games, has announced the development of Pangea Arcade, a new collection of arcade-style games that it says will be released this fall. It will cost $19.99, and a free demo will be available.
Pangea Arcade combines three games — Nucleus, Warheads, and Firefall. All three games are variations on classic coin-op arcade games — Nucleus is an homage to Asteroids, Warheads evokes Missile Command and Firefall, Centipede. The games each make use of modern OpenGL graphics effects and shading technology to be “blinged-out,” as Pangea put it.
The preliminary screen shots posted to Pangea’s Web site depict dynamic and dramatic looking action-oriented games rich with 3D graphics, particle effects and other technology to keep the games looking up to date with modern game players’ tastes. In fact, Firefall is a remake of a Pangea original, first produced in 1993.
“After doing adventure games and puzzle games for the last several years, we really wanted to do a hardcore twitch game with tons of action, explosions and firepower, and Pangea Arcade has all that and more,” said Brian Greenstone, Pangea Software president.
Pangea has also added stereographic 3D support to the game using red-cyan anaglyph glasses — the kind you find for some 3D movies and comic books. It’s a technique Pangea has used in its games since the release of Nanosaur 2.
System requirements are still to be determined, but Pangea has preliminary identified them as Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, G4/1GHz or better, or any Intel Mac, 512MB RAM and an OpenGL-compliant graphics card with at least 64MB VRAM.