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Tasty Planet: Back For Seconds Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Dingo Games recently announced Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds, the sequel to the original Tasty Planet. In the game players will take control of a tiny ball of grey goo with the unique ability to eat anything smaller than itself and grow larger with each meal. Back for Seconds will feature the ability to grow as large as a galaxy within a single level, a two player cooperative campaign mode, and an increased number of object to ingest.

Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds expands upon the original Tasty Planet in almost every way. Players can now grow from the size of an amoeba to the size a galaxy - all seamlessly within a single level. The game adds a true two player cooperative campaign mode in which each player controls their own goo. The number of different objects has also increased dramatically - each time period features its own unique set of objects to eat.

Comic strips throughout the game tell the story of the two scientists who accidentally create the grey goo. Made out of nanotechnology, the grey goo has the ability to consume anything smaller than itself. The goo starts traveling through time after it eats the scientists' newly created time machine.

The development of Tasty Planet: Back for Seconds is nearly complete and Dingo Games aims to have it released by the end of August. The game will be released on Windows and Mac. Dingo Games is also looking for publishers interested in bringing the game to other platforms.
As mentioned above, the game will be released before the end of this month. For more information follow the links below.

Dingo Games
Tasty Planet: Back For Seconds



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Supreme Commander 2 Shipping Soon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 11 comments

In a recent Facebook posting, Virtual Programming revealed that Supreme Commander 2 for Mac will soon be shipping. Gas Powered Games' real time strategy game drops players into the middle of a war between three galactic empires and gives them the chance to command enormous armies comprised of a host of customizable units.

Set 25 years after the events of the original game, Supreme Commander 2 begins with the assassination of the newly elected president of the Colonial Defense Coalition. The CDC members ? the United Earth Federation, the Order of the Illuminate, and the Cybran Nation ? deny involvement, blame each other and galactic war ensues...

Features:
  • A deep and powerful story element adds a personal, human aspect to a storyline previously focused on warring factions and the politics that fuel them. The single player campaign features three character-driven storylines set 25 years after the events of Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • Command enormous armies made up of customizable land, air and naval units. Each of the three diverse factions ? The United Earth Federation (UEF), the Cybran Nation and the Illuminate ? have been completely redesigned from the original game, with many units
  • Experimental units returning with new designs and greatly enhanced looks...and some new tricks that can be unlocked through research
  • New Supreme Commander Gameplay Experience: players now have the ability to research new technologies and units and deploy them instantly on the battlefield, allowing them to upgrade a base-level tank to a high-powered, multi-barreled, AA-sporting monster by the end of a given game
  • Strategic Mode UI: the redesigned UI that is faster, takes up less screen real-estate and gives better player feedback
  • New rendering technology that allows us to create visually spectacular environments
Check out the links below for more information.

Gas Powered Games
Virtual Programming
Supreme Commander 2
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Torchlight II Later Mac Version, Cross Platform Play 'Maybe'
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

iGame Radio has reported that Runic Games will be releasing the Mac version of the upcoming action RPG sequel, Torchlight II, sometime after the release of the PC version, and that it was too early to tell if cross platform play would be a possibility. In addition to a variety of monster types to slay and items to gather the sequel will introduce cooperative multiplayer action, a new user interface, and random dungeons.

There will be a Mac version, but disappointingly it will not be released at the same time as the PC version. In fact, the date will not be determined until after the PC version is released!

Regarding multiplayer, they can’t commit to PC/Mac multiplayer co-op play yet…it’s still too early to tell.
Visit the pages below for more information.

iGame Radio: Torchlight II Mac Version
Runic Games
Torchlight II


The Secret Of Monkey Island SE Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac|Life has posted a new review of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition from LucasArts and Aspyr Media. The game is a "reimagining" of the original 1990 title, updated with contemporary art, remastered music, full voiceover, and a new hint system. Mac|Life gave The Secret of Monkey Island: SE a score of 4.5 out of five.

From the review:

As an overhaul of a classic, this Special Edition succeeds. Updated graphics catch the eye, while top-notch vocal and audio works add to the bright, friendly atmosphere. Plus, the interface is easy to master, and the game begins to feel intuitive after the first hour of play. We saw rock-solid system performance under Mac OS 10.6.3, and the game never froze or crashed during test play.

The game is designed around a series of puzzles. To solve them, you’ll need to talk to everyone, pick up whatever items you can, examine anything that catches your eye, and try everything--if an idea seems stupid, odds are it’s part of the solution to the puzzle that’s been driving you nuts. A three-level hint system (if you’re stuck, press H) lends a hand and will actually tell you where to go and what to do if need be. Unfortunately, the game’s tutorial doesn’t point out the hint system as clearly as we’d like.
The full article is available at the website linked below.

Mac|Life: The Secret Of Monkey Island SE Review
Aspyr Media
The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Avadon: The Black Fortress Second Dev Diary Available6:00 AM
Din's Curse Updated, New Screenshots Available6:00 AM
Star Shipping Coming Soon To Macs6:00 AM
Valve Software And Steam For Mac Discussed6:00 AM
 
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