Mac game publisher Feral Interactive had an exclusive trick up its sleeve for attendees of Macworld Expo—the company has been working on a Macintosh conversion of LucasArts’ Lego Star Wars II.
Located at booth 4129 in the Moscone Center’s North Hall, Feral Interactive is displaying many of the games in its current library, including new releases like The Movies, a strategy game with elements of The Sims that allows you to direct movies and run a movie studio; and Imperial Glory, a real-time strategy game set during the Napoleonic Era.
Lego Star Wars II is something of a surprise to see from Feral—the previous game in the series was published for the Macintosh by Aspyr Media. Lego Star Wars II is set in the Star Wars universe, and follows the events depicted in the “original” trilogy of films—A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Developed for the PC by Traveller’s Tales and made in cooperation with The Lego Group, the maker of children’s building block toys, Lego Star Wars II is a 3D action game that lets you play as the characters from the Star Wars films. It’s rated E10+ for Everyone 10 years old and older by the ESRB, and while it’s certainly kid-friendly, its appeal isn’t limited just to kids.
You navigate your way through scenes from the movies, such as helping Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca fight Imperial Stormtroopers on the Death Star, fighting through the forests of Endor as the Rebels attempt to lower the Imperial Shield Generator and more.
Feral told Macworld that the game is fairly along in development already—a good sign for a company that saw many delays getting its announced games out the door in 2006. Its Web site has not yet been updated with details about the game, nor has Feral announced final system requirements for the game, but we’ll post more details as they become available.