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IMG Interviews Mistborn Creator Brandon Sanderson
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Inside Mac Games has posted a new interview with Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn novels, about his collaboration with Little Orbit on the upcoming Mistborn: Birthright. Based on the fantasy series, the upcoming action role playing game will feature an original story from the author set hundreds of years before the first novel. Players will take the role of a young nobleman struggling to master his new found magic powers as he battles those seeking to destroy his family.

It is early in the development process, but I am sure you have some intentions as to what you want this game to be. If you could get everything you desire in this project, what type of game would it be? I assume you have played a few games yourself, would it be an RPG like Dragon Age or Two Worlds II, a graphical adventure like Monkey Island or Myst, or will it be more of an FPS like Bioshock?

Sanderson: We're definitely shooting for, on this game, Action RPG. A little less like Dragon Age in that it's a solo adventure with one personócertainly there are NPCs and things, but we're not talking about a party; we're talking about a Mistborn doing awesome stuff. That's what I wanted this game to be. There are so many different ways you could take a game like this; I would like to try different aspects.

One of my favorite games recently was Demon Souls, and its sequel Dark Souls. I like gameplay mechanics like that, for a game like this. But we have to mix it with something more like Infamous in its combat system; powers and things like that. A blend of those types of games is what I would be shooting for. Certainly with a stronger RPG element to it.

Check out the full interview at the page below.

IMG Interview: Brandon Sanderson
Little Orbit
Mistborn: Birthright

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TV Farm Now At MGS
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Macgamestore.com has increased its growing catalog of game titles available for download and purchase with the addition of TV Farm from Big Fish Games. The game challenges players to run a successful farm and become a well known reality TV show star.

Become the hero of the hit reality show TV Farm! Grow plants, sell products, and improve your farm in this fun game! Become a TV star and a cult hero to farmers all around the world. Learn new skills and try you hardest to find success. Can you run your very own farm as millions of people watch on? Find out in TV Farm!


  • Unique gameplay
  • Amazing moments
  • Run a TV Farm!
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
TV Farm is available now for $9.95 (USD).

TV Farm
TV Farm Demo
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The Race For The White House Begins At Macgamestore
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment

Eversim has brought the 2012 presidential election to Macgamestore.com with the store debut of The Race for the White House. The election sim lets players take the role of a real-world candidate, managing the intricacies of a presidential campaign.

Play as a real-world candidate and completely immerse yourself into the battle of the 2012 presidential election! Travel around the United States, try to woo voters across the country, create your own political agenda, skillfully manage your campaign budget... and perhaps you will be the next White House occupant!

A presidential election simulation game with realistic elements for political neophytes and serious political junkies!


  • Several game modes
  • Take on an opposing candidate controlled by the computer, or by another human player online with internet rankings
  • Realistic mode: Run for office with actual opinion polls and vote projections
  • Equal Start mode: All candidates start with equal poll results
  • Nearly 20 playable and customizable candidates
  • Features 3D animated faces and voice imitations of real political personalities
  • Hundreds of policy proposals and playable locations taken from actual political campaigns and agendas
  • Marketing campaign: TV spots, poster campaigns, Internet campaigns, and human billboards
  • Campaign budget management: establish HQs; organize rallies; gather donations from super PACs, lobbies, and other kinds of organizations...
  • Media involvement: televised debates, press events, TV shows, election night results...
  • Low blows: rumors, fraud, discrediting your opponent... that's politics, too!
  • Continuously appraise statistics and poll results on participating candidates on the game's website!
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.6 Ghz or better
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD
The Race for the White House is available now for $19.95 (USD).

The Race For The White House
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Telepath Tactics Single Player Campaign Mode Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Sinister Design has posted a new blog article about development on Telepath Tactics, this time revealing a single player campaign mode for the primarily multiplayer title. Set in the world of the Telepath RPG universe, the turn-based multiplayer tactics game will feature support for up to six players in hotseat mode, a new art style, redesigned UI, and a new combat engine.

Iíve focused on bug fixes and adding in a working campaign mode. Now, I know I said in the last update that a campaign mode was not a top priority, but Iíve gotten enough feedback since then demanding a campaign that Iíve decided it would be silly not to put one in the game. This has meant a few weeks away from coding the multiplayer, instead putting in things like a dialog system, cut scene support, and support for custom named characters. I hate to take so much time away from multiplayer, but itís hard to argue with the results.

Telepath Tactics needs a thorough in-game tutorial anyway, and as you can see, these single player systems are going to be very very helpful in making that happen.

In the interests of keeping development time down and allowing me to return to finishing up multiplayer, the campaign mode is going to be extremely linear, and probably not all that long. However, Iíve already added single player map support to the Map Editor, meaning that youíll be able to modify or extend the gameís campaign yourself! I am also considering the possibility of adding proper support for multiple custom campaigns to the game. Weíll see how it goes.

Click on the link below to check out a campaign mode gameplay video and learn more.

Sinister Design Blog: Single Player Campaign Mode
Telepath Tactics

Mac Games News for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Drox Operative Previewed6:00 AM
OOTP 13 Updated6:00 AM
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