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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:58 PM

Looking for OS-X-only games. Got any ideas?

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

Why exactly do they have to be "Mac exclusive" versus "available on the Mac" ?

You won't find any big names, but if you look for some indie companies such as Pangea Software (old) or Ambrosia software, you could probably find "Mac exclusive" games.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

I don't know of any major Mac exclusives, but like Wumpus  said you will certainly find Indie games exclusive to the Mac.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:36 PM

Do you mean games that are for OS X, but not for Windoze?  Or do you mean games for OS X and not any other platform?

For example, Airburst Extreme is a game that is OS X only, and no other platform.

Alternatively, Modern Combat: Domination is a game that is for OS X and PS3, but not for Windoze.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:40 AM

Marathon was a Mac exclusive back in the days.. 8)
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:18 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 09 June 2011 - 04:40 AM, said:

Marathon was a Mac exclusive back in the days.. 8)
Then Bungie went Rampant.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:26 AM

Yeah, Steve was so happy about that little Mac gem Halo back in '99...
That certainly could have had a happier ending...

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 10:28 AM


Yes by Mac-exclusive, I mean it can only be played on a Mac. It's pretty easy to play PC games and I'm sort of a rookie when it comes to Mac, so I'm looking for games that I won't find elsewhere. Indie games are fine as long as it's a good time consumer.

Although I am looking for titles that are a little more serious. Not those cartoony games. Anymore titles? With a bit more detail on the game if I may ask. Thanks guys.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:03 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 09 June 2011 - 07:18 AM, said:

Then Bungie went Rampant.
Are you saying that Bungie in fact, is an AI hidden away in some basement??
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:36 PM

View PostL4NC3, on 09 June 2011 - 10:28 AM, said:

It's pretty easy to play PC games and I'm sort of a rookie when it comes to Mac, so I'm looking for games that I won't find elsewhere.
Is there any particular reason for this?  A game is a game, pretty much.  Most games will be more or less identical whether Mac or PC versions.  You're going to have a hard time finding any Mac-exclusive games which aren't pretty old.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:52 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 09 June 2011 - 12:03 PM, said:

Are you saying that Bungie in fact, is an AI hidden away in some basement??
Hard to say.  I was their guest at an E3 way back when and they APPEARED to be human, but they could have been paid actors.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 12:56 PM


What I meant by PC games being easy to play is that I don't have any problems looking for games there. The reason is I just want to play games that I've never seen or heard of before. Since I'm fairly new on Mac, I've never played games that are or were made only for Mac. I could been missing out on a great game that was Mac-only for all I know.

Simply want a different flavor, that's all.


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:54 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 09 June 2011 - 12:52 PM, said:

Hard to say.  I was their guest at an E3 way back when and they APPEARED to be human, but they could have been paid actors.
Or replicants or androids or aliens in disguise. ;)
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:04 PM

Do the games entered into the OMG (Original Mac Games) competitions still run under Snow Leopard?
There is a collection of Mac exclusives if so. Might as well plug my own game while I'm at it.

Come to think of it, it would be kind of fun compiling a list of Mac only games and would come in handy if you see someone complain that the Mac only gets ports.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:12 PM

View PostSmoke_Tetsu, on 09 June 2011 - 04:54 PM, said:

Or replicants or androids or aliens in disguise. ;)
Of course!  Simulacrums!  They all had 3 toes and no genitals (there was quite an after-party at the hotel that last night), I should have known they were all assimulated!  I'm just glad nobody detonated, the way they all stuck together it would have been like that Popcorn BoB map with all the exploda-bobs in a pit.  

View PostCobra, on 09 June 2011 - 06:04 PM, said:

Might as well plug my own game while I'm at it.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:16 PM

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:43 PM


A list would definitely be great.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostL4NC3, on 09 June 2011 - 06:43 PM, said:


A list would definitely be great.

I'm sorry, you'll have to speak up.  A number of us on this board are of advancing years and don't hear so well anymore.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:35 PM


Get a hearing aid then.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

Don't be a twat. There is no reason to writw your posts in a sub default sized font.

On the original topic. The mac used to have exclusives but given that it has a small marketshare and you can easily writw game logic and even graphics in cross platform compatible code and then just UI and IO code nayive there is little reason not to go multiplatform even if you start the game as mac only.

In the olden days my windows using friends were mostly interested in seeing Marathon and Escape Velocity ported to little avail till years later.

Why do you care so much about seeing Mac exclusive games?

Anyone who could be making interesting mac exclusive games now a days is doing it for iOS. It's much more lucrative.