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Myst IV Revelation Demo Released
8:22 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

A demo of Myst IV Revelation has been released. The demo puts players in Atrus' room, which contains a number of objects, a trademark Myst puzzle, and an FMV flashback of Atrus' daughter. The demo can be downloaded from our sister site, Macgamefiles.com.

Myst IV Revelation sends players back to the story of the first game, where the evil brothers Sirrus and Achenar were imprisoned inside two books. Atrus, their father, was implored to release them, however, and in the process, his daughter Yeesha disappears. Players must search through four different ages, or worlds, to find Yeesha.

Here are the system requirements for the demo:

G4 933MHz or +
Disk Space ~200 MB
128 Mb Ram +
32 Mb video Card
Nvidia Geforce 2,4,FX
Ati 7500-9600
OSX 10.2.8 or OSX 10.3.3

Myst IV is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is scheduled for release in September.

To download the demo, head over to Macgamefiles.com.

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IMG Store: Victoria In Stock
9:30 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store is now shipping Virtual Programming's Victoria. The game is available for $29.95. If you're a MacGames DVD or IMG Pro subscriber, you can purchase it for $24.95.

Guide your nation from the era of the absolute monarchies of the early 19th century to evolve into a fully industrialized Great Power at the dawn of the 20th century! You must make sure that you stay ahead in wealth and strength, and skillfully manage the democratization process without disintegrating.

Victoria focuses on six different aspects, all interconnected, to provide a deep, yet easily accessible game-play; Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialization, Colonization, Technological Development and Political Simulation.

For more information on Victoria, follow the buy link below.

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Aspyr Announces True Crime: Streets of L.A.
8:37 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr Media today announced it will be publishing the Macintosh version of True Crime: Streets of L.A.. The title is being licensed from Activision and the Mac port is being done by Trihedron, a company founded by Nate Trost of Contraband Entertainment fame.

True Crime: Streets of L.A. combines the deepest fighting, shooting and driving elements ever seen in one game. Take on the role of Nick Kang, a no-holds-barred undercover operative fighting to bring down the crime syndicates of L.A. in driving missions, gunfights and martial arts showdowns across hundreds of square miles of the city.

Here's more from the press release:

A vicious crime wave forces players to drive, fight and shoot their way through 240 square miles of Los Angeles. Cruise the city taking down or harassing the scum of the streets. With stealth techniques, vicious martial arts moves and impressive new weapons, bust drug dealers and prostitutes, shakedown informants and confront gang members to get the job done.
True Crime: Streets of L.A. is scheduled to be released in November. For more information on the game, head over to Aspyr's official web site.

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Bud Redhead Released for OS X
8:27 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Shareware developer Phelios has released a new platformer for Mac OS X called Bud Redhead. Originally developed for the PC by developer Space Ewe, Bud Redhead was brought to the Mac via Phelios' cross-platform PTK engine.

Bud Redhead takes players through a variety of different settings and time periods, both on earth and in space. Here's a rundown of the game's features:

-4 different worlds: Forest, Egypt, Castle, Space Ship
-20 huge levels for exploring (5 levels in each world)
-Total game area of more than 1200 screens (average of more than 60 screens per level)
-Fun Big Boss level in shoot'em up style at the end
-Thousands of gold coins, jewels and fruits to collect
-Moving platforms, doors, levers, ropes, ladders and slippery surfaces
-Many secret areas in each level
-Beautiful hand-drawn high resolution graphics up to 3 background paralax planes
-Interesting story between worlds with unexpected ending
-Automatic saving of the game status after each completed level
-Manual saving of the game status at checkpoints within levels
-Joystick/gamepad support
-Localization: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Danish and Croatian
For more on the title, or to try out the demo, head over to Phelios' site.

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Mac Games News for Friday, August 6, 2004

IMG Posts Interview With iDevGames' Carlos Camacho10:01 AM
More Warcraft III Accounts Closed9:21 AM
Angel Frog Games Seeks Beta Testers9:00 AM
mp3.com on Doom 3 music9:00 AM
Apple Goes Behind the Scenes of CSI8:58 AM
Custer Swings In With A New Desktop7:57 AM
Feral Moves Chessmaster 9000 into Beta7:57 AM
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