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Bridge Project Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Application Systems Group recently released Bridge Project for Macs. The successor to the original Bridge Builder simulation offers improved gameplay "subject to much tweeking and development with new up to date materials, exciting scenarios, and a variety of tasks waiting to be solved."

Build stable bridges in a variety of highly detailed landscapes with some amazing scenery and back drops. Take on the task of constructing a huge variety of different bridges: truss, suspension, folding, stone, steel, wood, car or railway bridges.

Whilst you enjoy the enhanced graphics and the new, improved physics engine you can design and build the most spectacular bridges and then test them with stress tests. Download free levels from the global Bridge Builder 2 community, share your challenges and participate in competitions.

Features Highlights:

  • All-new in-game graphics with a variety of detailed 3D objects
  • New user interface for easy operation
  • Additional materials such as wood and concrete
  • In addition to trains, cars and ships you can now test vehicles such as buses and tanks
  • Extended weight and stability testing of different vehicles, or natural events such as storms or earthquakes
  • 48 varied and challenging levels: different towns, canyons, rural areas
  • Set the design tasks to different modes - single or expert.
  • Editor feature - build your own levels and share them with other players
  • Compare your technical skills with other players in the global online ranking
  • Take part in competitions, improve your own record
System Requirements:
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
  • 2GB HDD
  • 2048MB RAM
  • GeForce 8600/Radeon HD2400/Intel HD
Bridge Project is available now for $24.99 (USD).

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IMG Reviews Defender's Quest
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Level Up Labs' Defender's Quest: Valley of The Forgotten. The title blends elements of tower defense games with tactical role playing adventures. It features casual missions for those looking for a quick play session as well as more difficult missions for those seeking a more demanding experience.

Here's an excerpt:

This is one of the first points where Defender's Quest succeeds as a game - it recontextualizes all of the elements of a traditional Tower Defense game in such a way that they effectively serve the narrative; the game mechanic both serves and scaffolds the front and center establishment of the gameplay, as opposed to being an arbitrary mechanic onto which a game has been grafted. Here, the monsters appear to follow a set, predetermined path because they exist within an alternative realm between life and death, a place where coincidentally, Azra can actually fight them. However, lacking any combat skills of her own, she can summon the other survivors that she meets throughout the course of the game to fight for – and eventually with – her. Here, the towers are more than just inanimate artillery pieces or faceless structures, but actual characters that have importance to the plot; you even see the development of relationships and character arcs among them and with Azra which lead to implications further down the road in terms of gameplay and plot development.
Check out the full review at the page linked below.

IMG Review: Defender's Quest
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Iron Sky: Invasion Coming December 12
6:00 AM | IMG News | 2 comments

TopWare Interactive's Iron Sky: Invasion is available for pre-order now from Mac Game Store. Scheduled for a December 12 release the new game is based on sci-fi comedy film Iron Sky. In the game players will fight against the invaders as one of Earth's defenders.

In the near future, mankind faces the greatest threat to its posterity ever in recorded history: an invading Nazi horde, reborn in the depths of space!

An armada of Fourth Reich ships, built in secret at a hidden base on the moon, descends upon the Earth to rain terror and destruction. But this is not done without resistance. A cadre of crack space pilots have stepped forth to defend our Mother Earth from becoming the new Fatherland of this twisted regime. A lone pilot, entering the hangar to see three state-of-the-art, prototypes ships awaiting him, knows he is the only one who can save Planet Earth. It is up to him and his brothers in arms alone to ensure that humanity stays free of the yolk of Nazism for good and all...

Set during the main conflict of the movie, “Iron Sky: Invasion” puts players in the cockpit of an advanced new starfighter, to test his or her might, flight and dogfighting skills against the forthcoming Blitzkrieg-on-high. The main objectives are to defend Earth and its space installations from enemy attacks, blast as many Nazi ships into oblivion as humanly possible, collect and skillfully manage necessary resources, and make it alive to the final confrontation… where the ultimate secret weapon of the Fourth Reich awaits those foolishly brave enough to take up the hammer and chisel of heroism and attempt to carve their names onto the tablets of history.

Blind Spot Pictures, the film making masterminds behind the hit movie “Iron Sky”, have teamed up with Reality Pump, the game development studio responsible for multiple blockbuster game franchises (such as the “Earth” series and the “Two Worlds” games) to deliver the next big thing in space combat simulation - “Iron Sky: Invasion”.

Features:

  • Unique, genre-busting gameplay - space flight and combat simulation, with elements of RTS
  • Breathtaking 3-D universe filled with awe-inspiring effects to match those of the film, courtesy of the powerful GRACE 2 engine
  • Avant-garde game structure: with no division into single missions, “Iron Sky: Invasion” is one giant, open-world battle
  • Innovative energy management: players can transfer the ship’s power between engines, shields and weapons, depending on the needs of the moment
  • Non-stop action of spectacular ship-to-ship dogfights to rival even the greatest space battles of science fiction lore
  • Resource management: players can scavenge parts from destroyed spaceships, collecting precious elements for enhancements
  • Multiple weapons: lasers, homing missiles, and even tactical nukes are just a few examples of the vast arsenal at players’ disposal
  • Enhanced combat technology allows players to deploy satellites and drones for offense, and to defend themselves with flares and anti-missile arrays
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence to challenge even the most crackshot pilot
  • Multiple classes of ships: Fighter, Heavy Bomber, and Gunboat
  • Massive upgrades: home station docking opens a user-friendly game economy allowing players to access hundreds of ship upgrades
  • Numerous enemy ship classes, from Valkyrie to the fearful Götterdämmerung
  • Diverse enemy attack fleets demand adaptable, dynamic strategies
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X10.6
  • Intel Mac Only
  • 2 GHz CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.5 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 4670
    Video (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
Iron Sky: Invasion is available now for $39.99 (USD).

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