So, to keep track of what's what, what's hot, (and what's not), here's the list. Please add to it. In no particular order....
1) Pillars of Eternity ('Project Eternity' on Kickstarter). The IWD/Planescape Torment/Fallout guys. Should be big. Bigger than the biggest thing you can imagine right now. March 2015. http://eternity.obsidian.net
2) Torment - Tides of Numenera. The 'spiritual successor' to Planescape Torment (- which is available nicely wrapped for OS X on GoG. Give it a go if you haven't already). Scheduled for a late 2015 release. https://torment.inxi...tertainment.com
3) Seven Dragon Saga. From TSI. It promises 'characters touched by the winds of chaos'. It's got a newsletter. What more do you want? http://www.tsi-games...saga-tsi-games/ . Kickstarter cancelled!
4) Lords of Xulima. An unknown quantity from a Spanish development house. The (PC) beta is available on Steam, Mac version imminent. http://www.lordsofxulima.com
5) Serpent in the Staglands.'Early 2015' - the premise is inspired by Bronze Age Transylvania. http://serpentinthestaglands.com
Already out there: You probably already know about these games, but if not, you have no excuse now. Not one. Trent Oster and pals have released enhanced editions of the Infinity Engine classics Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II and Icewind Dale. What's enhanced about them, you say? I'm glad you asked. The games work with modern versions of OS X (10.6.8 or later). The GUIs have been spruced up, bugs (mostly) squished, and the resolution bumped up. The sprites, and other art assets are unchanged. New player character kits are available for IWD fans (blackguards, totemic druids, wizard slayers, that kind of jazz). Triffic.
Divinity: Original Sin. From Larian Studios. Don't know much about this one, didn't play Divine Divinity back in the day. But people seem to like it. Anyone?
Jeff Vogel is beavering away and continuing to refresh his 90's-tastic Exile games. Avernum 2: Crystal Souls is the latest. These are properly meaty, properly wordy, story-driven turn-based tactical role-players. The presentation is a little primitive, but they promise - and deliver - hundreds of hours of gaming.
Doubtless I've missed a bunch of games. If I've omitted your favourite please dive in and add it. I'm excited about what's coming.