Freeverse Software has announced the release of
Commander — Europe at War, a new turn-based strategy game for the Mac. It costs $44.95.
Commander — Europe at War was originally developed for the PC by Slitherine, with whom Freeverse previously collaborated on the Mac release of Legion Arena, a real-time strategy game set in the days of the Roman Empire. Commander is a decidedly different game, though — in both the era (World War II) and the style of play (hex-based, turn-based strategy).
The game requires you to master defenses at land, in the sea and in the air as you conquer or liberate Europe during World War II. Taking control of either the Axis or the Allies, you’ll engage six scenarios all with different starting points, modeled after historic battles, such as the Barbarossa campaign, D-Day, the Battle for France, or the entire second World War, from start to finish.
You research new technologies, utilize a dozen different unit types on the battlefield, and can participate in multiplayer battles by e-mail or over the Internet.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, 1.4GHz or faster, 512MB RAM and 300MB hard drive space. A demo is available.