Prairie Games has released version 1.21 of its cross-platform role playing game Minions of Mirth. New to this release is Universal binary support for Intel and PowerPC-based Macs, and more. A free demo is available; registration costs $29.95.
Minions of Mirth contains both a single-player mode and a massively multiplayer online mode. The game is set in the fantasy world of Mirth, where the Elemental Lords are pitted in a struggle for domination against the Blight. Players align themselves either with the Fellowship of Light or the Minions of Darkness, creating characters of different races such as Dark Elves, Drakken, Dwarves, Elves, Gnomes, Goblins, Halflings, Humans, Ogres, Orcs, Titans and Trolls, and different classes such as Barbarians, Assassins, Clerics, Druids, Monks and more.
As players play on they go on quests which allow them to unlock new capabilities within the game; they can also “Craft” by combining items to create new items; enchant objects; join guilds and much more.
Unlike other MMORPG’s like Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft, Minions of Mirth doesn’t require a monthly fee to play — once you’ve paid your registration fee, you’re done. You can also host your own persistent world server, if you’d like, to allow your friends to play without having to depend on Minions of Mirth’s own online servers.
Besides Universal binary support, new features in the 1.21 release include a new item enchanting system for the Mage class, a “Friend” system for tracking friends online, private bank vaults which let you store up to 300 additional items per character, “Item Sets” that combine gear for bonuses, a lost password retrieval system and more. The complete list of changes has been posted online.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, G4, G5 or Intel processor, 256MB RAM, OpenGL 3D graphics with at least 64MB VRAM.