Pangea Software, makers of Bugdom, Enigmo and many other popular games for the Macintosh, on Tuesday released a new game called
Runic. A downloadable demo is available; it costs $14.95 to register.
Runic is a unique step for Pangea, which historically creates its own Mac-specific games. This game was originally developed for the PC by CodeTurbine — Pangea facilitated a Macintosh conversion. This is the first time Pangea has ported another company’s game.
Runic is a brickbashing game in the spirit of Breakout, Arkanoid and countless other similar titles — you maneuver a paddle at the bottom of the screen as a ball bounces around and destroys bricks for points. Runic features a swords and sorcery theme, where you hit special bricks to unlock powerups, collect potions to create magic spells, and go up against bosses. There are 100 levels, and Pangea says it’s suitable for all ages.
System requirements call for a PowerPC 400MHz or faster, Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, 256MB RAM and 32MB VRAM. Runic is a Universal binary.