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IGF Finals: Gish, Dark Horizons, Weird Worlds
8:33 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

The finalists for the Independent Games Festival have been announced, and this year's entries contain a few Mac-friendly titles. The folks at GarageGames were pleased to announced two titles carried at their site, Gish and Dark Horizons: Lore, both made it into the open category.

Gish is the acclaimed platformer with realistic physics in which you control a tar blob through a series of complex levels. Dark Horizons: Lore is an online Mech game based on the Torque engine which is available across Mac, Windows and Linux.

Another game in the "web/downloadable" category is Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, the sequel to Digital Eel's Strange Adventures in Infinite Space. IMG's Matt Diamond has confirmed the title should be coming to the Mac as well, according to Digital Eel's Rich Carlson:

There will be a Mac version of Weird Worlds and it will follow shortly after the PC game has been released.
For more information on these titles, be sure to check out the IGF site, and also stay tuned to IMG for winners of the competition held next March.

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GarageGames Report on IGF Finalists
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IMG Store: Three New Games In Stock
2:37 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The IMG Store has three new games in stock including MacPlay's Lemonade Tycoon 2, Drop!, and MacSoft's Board Game Trio.

Lemonade Tycoon 2 juices up business simulation and takes to the streets of NYC! It's jam-packed with awesome graphics, tons of customer types, loads of equipment upgrades, and tons of equipment upgrades, and 19 different locations. It is available for $19.95.

DROP! is the ultimate arcade puzzle game. Continuously eliminate drops as they fall from the top of the game board. Line up three or more drops of the same color by swaping two drops on the board. Eliminate enough drops and move to the next level for even faster action. It is available for $18.88.

MacSoft's Board Game Trio includes 3 classics: Scrabble, Monopoly, and Risk II, all for Mac OS X. It is available for 38.

IMG Store: Lemonade Tycoon 2
IMG Store: Drop!
IMG Store: Board Game Trio


Apple Posts KnightShift Trailer
2:29 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Apple has posted a game trailer of KnightShift. Atari's KnightShift, brought to the Mac by Virtual Programming (distributed in the U.S. by Freeverse Software), offers the best of conventional RPG and RTS games in a mystic world, full of fantasy and imagination. The player takes control over heroes, real or magic characters and leads them to victory and honor.

To check out the trailer, please follow the link below.

Apple: KnightShift Trailer


Aspyr Updates Game Agent
2:16 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Aspyr has released version 1.0.1 of Aspyr Game Agent, the company's free utility that allows users to easily match their computer hardware with system requirements of various games. Users who have already downloaded the original Game Agent can get the update simply by running the application.

This version adds several updates, including detecting a broader range of video cards, fixing bugs on Macs with multiple video cards, and a new help system that answers many of users' most frequently asked questions about Game Agent.

If you haven't downloaded Aspyr Game Agent yet, head ove to Macgamefiles.com to download it.

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MGF: Aspyr Game Agent 1.0.1


Wings of Mercury Price Drop
2:09 PM | Christopher Martinez | Comment on this story

Pyramid Designs have dropped there price on Wings of Mercury, a Mercury rocket simulator for the Mac. A-OK! The Wings of Mercury is now priced at $29.95 (was $59.95) and $14.95 (was $29.95) for an upgrade from 2.x. A demo version, which can be upgraded to a full version right from the program, is available for download at the A-OK! WoM web site.

A-OK! The Wings of Mercury is a realistic simulation of the Mercury spacecraft. It features 3D graphics, fully functional control panels, networked simulations, and a complete manual. Not a game, A-OK! WoM is so realistic, you will use the actual checklists used by the astronauts. Orbital and Sub-Orbital missions can be simulated. A Mission Control Center simulator and special A-OK! Tools are available to registered users. Mac OS X only.

Ever wonder if you have 'The Right Stuff'? Give the demo a try and find out. Single user and site licenses available at the website.

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Demo Download of Wings of Mercury



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Custer is Doomed
8:33 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Brad Custer is back with another new Mac gaming desktop. This week's work features Aspyr's hotly anticipated shooter, Doom 3.

Custer explains his latest creation:

November, it's been a hot topic in my inbox. I think it's safe to say this game will be huge once it's released. :) I received a specific request the past week for a desktop just featuring the logo. I enjoy honoring emails like this, but of course I had to do it with my own style. In this week's feature I used flames and some satanic imagery to capture the feel of the game.
Custer also notes that Custer's Desktops won't be updated the next two weeks, so as to allow him time to celebrate the holidays. Be sure to check out his latest creation at the link below.

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DOOM 3
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Virtual Programming Seeks Beta Testers
8:33 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

A post in the Virtual Programming forum notes the company is looking for beta testers for their 2005 crop of games. Accepted testers would need to submit their machine information, sign an NDA and be able to give a reasonable amount of time to testing their titles.

A few of the announced upcoming games from the UK-based company include X2 - The Threat, Gangland and KnightShift. For more information on these titles, be sure to check out the Virtual Programming site.

If you're interested in becoming a tester, head over to their forums and see the instructions on what information to submit.

Virtual Programming: Beta testers Wanted!
Virtual Programming


Mac Games News for Thursday, December 16, 2004

Freeverse Ships Robin Hood, Updates Demo2:09 PM
MacSoft Releases Halo 1.5 Update1:25 PM
ToySight Gold Nears Release12:23 PM
Apple Posts An Incredible Feature12:15 PM
Oliver on Upcoming Jedi Academy MP Patch10:27 AM
Duke3D Screenshots Feature Fixed8:03 AM
Mac OS X 10.3.7 Fixes World of Warcraft Issues8:02 AM
WoW Euro Beta Info, Fansite Chat Log8:02 AM
 
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