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Gods Will Be Watching You Point And Click
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Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital have released Gods Will Be Watching. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, the "minimalistic point and click thriller" challenges players to solve narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas in a story involving an intense interstellar conflict.

Gods Will Be Watching is a minimalistic "point and click thriller" centered on despair, commitment, and sacrifice as players face narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas that will affect both the lives of your team and the people you’re are sworn to protect. Set against the backdrop of an interstellar struggle, Gods Will Be Watching follows Sgt. Burden and his crew in six tense chapters from hostage situations and wilderness survival to biological weapon prevention and agonizing torture scenarios. Each decision is crucial and players will need to choose between the lives of their team and the saving the world from genocide. There's no good or evil, just decisions, with only you and the gods as a judge to your actions.

Features:

  • An innovative departure from the traditional point and click adventure taking place in six intimate, tension-filled scenarios linked together through an epic narrative of interstellar espionage.
  • Set morals aside as you navigate Sgt. Burden and his team through harrowing predicaments and make decisions that will either save your team or sacrifice their lives for the sake of the mission.
  • Solve a wide variety of narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas using your own wits and burden the consequences of your choices. Do you intimidate or comfort your hostages to maintain your tenuous control of the situation? Should you kill the weakest member of your party to save on food for the strong? What is one life worth in the face of annihilation?
  • Receive your judgment from the gods upon failure and compare your choices to all other players in the universe over time.
  • Over 1,500 beautifully designed sprites tell your story against 15 stunning backgrounds and an emotionally stirring orchestral soundtrack.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 200 MB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Gods Will Be Watching is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Restart Time In Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons
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Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons from Playrix is available now to purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game combines familiar solitaire card mechanics with an adventure. Players must solve puzzles and conquer a variety of solitaire levels to save the City of Magic Cards from its time locked state.

Time has stopped in the City of Magic Cards. This curse is the eery punishment, imposed by the wise Nature for greed and avidity of the city inhabitants. Now it is always Autumn in the rainy neighborhood of Spades. Clubs are frozen by the never-ending Winter. Hearts have stopped, waiting in vain for the flowers to blossom with endless Spring, and Diamonds pine away under the scalding Summer sun. You are the only one who can save the magic land! Try tons of different solitaire layouts, solve dozens of unique puzzles and make the Magic City clock work again!

FeaturesL

  • Over 100 different layouts
  • Two solitaire modes
  • Colorful hidden object scenes
  • Dozens of mini-games and brain-teasers
  • Fortunetelling room
  • Infinite game mode
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.9 or later
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 317 MB HD Space
Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Spend Some Majestic Nights Enjoying Conspiracy
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Epiphany Games has announced the debut season of its RPG series Majestic Nights will launch sometime later this year. The episodic role-playing-thriller is set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories, past and present, are true. Players help Cardholder and Cal unravel the secrets layered within a shadowy world of conspiracy.

“What people don’t understand about the moon landing is that all the conspiracy theorists are totally correct,” said Morgan Lean, CEO of Epiphany Games. “People walk around knowing all the facts and yet not seeing the Truth. So if the only way to package the actual reality of the situation is as entertainment, then it’s our responsibility to do exactly that!”

“We wanted to create a game that was simple to play and just let people dive into the story,” said Sam Jensen, lead designer. “The story and the world are the forefront of this game – they’re the star of the show and we want everything the game does to support that.”

You play as Cardholder: an intelligence operative who may or may not have been present at -- or even responsible for -- many of the biggest conspiracy events in history; and Cal, a humble Private Investigator whose own past is shrouded in secrets unknown even to herself.

With fast, light mechanics, the game has been developed to engross players in a shadowy world of conspiracy with an over-the-top 1980s aesthetic. Players will use wits, stealth and sometimes even a little force to investigate, explore, and acquire ever more clues for their big string-covered wall of conspiracies.

Season One of Majestic Nights takes place over six chapters, which work as a complete story or as standalone experiences. ‘Chapter Zero – Sunset After Dark’, a prologue to the series, will be made available for free. Each subsequent chapter of the core series will be paid, and season passes will also be available.

About Epiphany Games:

Epiphany Games was started in Sydney in 2004 by CEO Morgan Lean and CTO Damien Lee. It was established with the intention to be the best game and technology development studio in Australia, and eventually one of the best in the world. Ours is a highly talented and motivated team, with development capabilities on all platforms - PC, mobile and all consoles. We love what we do, and we do it very well. Its previous games have included Runic Rumble and Frozen Hearth.

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Halfway To Retaking The Ship
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Robotality has announced the release of Halfway. The turn-based strategy title for OS X, Linux, and Windows PCs puts players in command of a crew of survivors struggling to regain control of their space ship after an invasion. The game features tactical turn-based battles, unique characters, and a storyline which unfolds as the action progresses.

Halfway is a turn-based strategy RPG taking place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone…

In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back the control.

If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll have to fight, face your fears and outsmart the enemy!

Key Features:

  • Tactical turn-based battles are at the core of Halfway. Use cover, position, equipment and skills to your advantage in your battles.
  • Unique characters: Your team is formed of unique characters you pick up along the way. Each one of them brings their own story, skills and experiences to the journey.
  • Find yourself in the middle of an engrossing story-line. Step by step you’ll uncover the mysterious events that took place and what it means for you and all of humanity.
  • Mod support coming soon! Map and campaign editor soon to be released.
Check out the page below for more information about Halfway.

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Control Command Escape Reviews Castle Of Illusion
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Control Command Escape has posted a new review of Castle Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, scheduled for release today by Feral Interactive. The fairytale platforming game is a re-imagining of the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive game of the same name and gives players the chance to take the role of Mickey as he sets off to save the kidnapped Minnie Mouse from her captor, the evil witch Mizrabel.

The levels are 2.5D, and look absolutely stunning, but this does mean that occasionally you'll have to move Mickey along the depth axis. Although the controls are a little less fluid in these instances (as they always are when unexpectedly taken to the third dimension), it does give rise to some novel gameplay moments and some puzzle-solving. One particularly memorable moment for me was a brief sequence involving a magic mirror, and there were plenty of those moments where I was impressed by the imagination on show in one way or another.
Read more at the link below.

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Save The Sky With The Help Of Three Demigods
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Realore Studios' Demigods is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Players take control of three heroes struggling to help the titans avoid dropping the sky. Along the way the heroes will encounter mythical creatures and famous characters.

The titans who hold the sky are about to drop it. A trio of heroes: beautiful and clever Leada, mighty Protus and nimble Adoris embark on a quest to help the giants. In their journey they will visit amazing landmarks of the ancient world, encounter beautiful mythical creatures and make friends with gods and epic heroes.

In this brand new time management game from Realore you can take control over three characters each with their special abilities. Use the power of gods to boost your progress through levels. Feast your eyes on the beautiful landscapes and set pieces.

Features:

  • Control three different characters,
  • Use their godly powers to progress through the level,
  • Enjoy the beautiful graphics,
  • Progress through the story set in the world of Greek legends,
  • Meet dozens of mythical creatures and other famous characters
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Demigods is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Trine Enchanted Edition Coming To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Frozenbyte recently announced the release of The Trine Enchanted Edition for Windows PCs, promising OS X and Linux versions will be released as well. The updated edition of the original Trine will give players the chance to experience the game in a new mode using the more advanced Trine 2 engine. Other updates will include features like multiplayer support, updated visuals, and improved gameplay.

The Enchanted Edition is a free update for the owners of the PC version of Trine. There are added features, most importantly online multiplayer and mid-level saving. The updated version does not impact the original game. Instead, both versions are available and can be selected from the game’s launcher.

At the moment the Enchanted Edition is only available for Windows, but we will be adding the Mac and Linux versions afterwards. For now we can’t give a timetable for these yet, but we’ll let you know when it’s time!

More details can be found at the links below.

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Interloper Announced
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Monogon Games recently announced Interloper, an upcoming real time strategy game. The game will give players the chance to take command of one of a number of tribes struggling to control a "peaceful, densely vegetated land." Interloper will feature both a single player campaign and online multiplayer conflict.

In the Interloper universe a peaceful, densely vegetated land turns into a volatile battlefield of territorial tug-of-war. Claiming domain provides strategic advantages for the power hungry tribes. Challenge other players in competitive online multiplayer matches to spread your tribe’s influence.

Features:

  • Gameplay focused on spatial tactics.
  • Competitive online multiplayer matches.
  • Extensive single-player campaign.
  • AI with various difficulty and behavior settings.
  • Unique visual style and dynamic soundtrack based on your tribe.
Head over to the page below for more information and an announcement trailer for the game.

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