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IMG Interviews Jeff Vogel On 20 Years Of Spiderweb Software
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new interview with Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel about his company's twentieth anniversary. Among other things the veteran RPG developer discussed his games, the changes in the past two decades, the upcoming Avadon 2: The Corruption, and his views on Kickstarter.

When you consider the changes in the past 20 years: the growth of the internet, the ups and downs of Apple computer, the rise of social media, mobile gaming devices that seem to have come directly from Star Trek, etc. can you believe how much has happened in such a relatively short span of time?

JV: I can believe it's all happened, but it's still amazing. When I started out, the world wide web was barely a thing, it took me months to convince a bank to give me a credit card account because they didn't believe you could run a business on the internet, and Inside Mac Games was mailed to me on a plastic disc. A plastic disc!

A new class with associated unique abilities will be joining the roster in Avadon 2. What sort of role will the class fill?

JV: The new class will be the Tinkermage, a sort of cyberpunk magical engineer character. They're pretty cool.

Will a new NPC representing the class be a possible companion for players?

JV:Yes. His name is Alcander, and he's a hoot.

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Avoid Hazards On The Way To Bed In Sleepwalker's Journey
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11 Bit Studios's Sleepwalker's Journey is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The environment puzzle game challenges players to help drowsy Moonboy reach his bed safely. Sleepwalker's Journey features more than 55 levels of puzzle solving fun.

Meet drowsy Moonboy. Blown out of bed by a big lunar sneeze, he sleepwalks through dreams. Moonboy needs your help to reach his bed. Guide him safely through various traps, clear obstructions from his path, and shift his surroundings to create a safe passage to the cozy bed. Solve environment puzzles in a fantasy world, find multiple pathways through the game, and collect stars and crescents to experience the beauty of Sleepwalker’s Journey fairytale atmosphere.

You are Moonboy’s only guardian, and your imagination is the key that shapes the dream, as you lead the boy to his beloved bed. You are the dream creator.

Features:

  • Updated with two Winter Packs!
  • Over 55 dreams to explore (and more coming with updates)
  • Environment puzzles where you shape the dream: move obstacles, use elevators, interact with objects and more to clear Moonboy's way
  • Artistic design in a dream-like atmosphere from the Apple Design Award-winning developer, 11 bit studios. That means beautiful music too!
  • Quality design from Apple Design Award winning developer
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 250 MB HD Space
  • 256 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    • Intel HD Graphics 3000
Sleepwalker's Journey is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Summer Mahjong Now Available At MGS
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Mac Game Store recently added Summer Mahjong from Rokapublish to its list of game titles available for download and purchase. The tile matching game features 60 levels, colorful tilesets, and tricky minigames.

Summer Mahjong offers summer fun for the whole family! Sit down, grab a cool drink and get ready for 60 exciting levels packed with colorful mahjongg sets, diverse puzzles and tricky hidden pictures. Can you master them all?

Bright graphics and colorful backgrounds help tell a summery photo story about two island hoppers out to capture the prettiest spots on the island with their camera. Summer Mahjongg promises long-lasting puzzle fun for hot summer days. It’s easy to pick up and easy to play – but hard to stop.

Features:

  • 60 exciting levels
  • Colorful mahjongg sets
  • Tricky mini games
  • Diverse hidden picture puzzles
  • Motivational game progress and high replay value
  • Easy to pick up, easy to play – hard to stop!
  • Summer fun for the whole family
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1 GHz Intel Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 100 MB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
Summer Mahjong is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Game Store Offers Telltale Games Bundle
6:00 AM | IMG News | 9 comments

Mac Game Store has announced a new limited time bundle deal, this time showcasing six adventure games from Telltale Games. The bundle includes over $150 worth of Telltale's popular titles for only $19.99.

The Telltale Games Bundle includes the following:

Back to the Future: The Game
Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure.

Jurassic Park: The Game
Jurassic Park: The Game is an episodic adventure in five parts which is set during the events of the first film.

Puzzle Agent 2
Agent Nelson Tethers just solved the biggest case of his career. So why isn't he satisfied?

Tales of Monkey Island
His name is Guybrush Threepwood, and he's a Mighty Pirate! Join him in an all-new series that brings the intrigue, adventure, and rich, piratey goodness of Monkey Island to today's gamers.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
5 Games, 1 Price! Delivered monthly. Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in epic comedy saga over 5 monthly episodes.

Hector: Badge of Carnage Full Series
Hector: Badge of Carnage is a trilogy of point-and-click adventure games produced by Telltale Games.

Head over to the link below for more information.

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Control Command Escape Reviews Space Hulk
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Control Command Escape has posted a new review of Full Control's recently released Space Hulk. Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates "the classic claustrophobic board game experience."

Space Hulk then, is based on a very small corner of the universe. A Space Hulk is a derelict space craft (or collection of derelict space crafts). In the setting of the game, you control a squad of Space Marines (heavily armed and armoured genetically-modified super-soldiers) investigating a Space Hulk floating through deep space. It’s also home to a swarm of Genestealers though, who are a group of hive-mind creatures that are like a cross between the Zerg and Alien.

You must lead your squad through a series of missions, each time coming up against the Genestealers, trying to complete an objective (get everyone to a certain place, kill X number of enemies, and so on). The game takes place on a grid-based map, defined by doors and walls. Doors can be opened and closed (damaged doors can be smashed open, but there’s no way to seal a door yourself), and your marines can move, shoot, go into overwatch, defend, do a bunch of other weapon-related stuff and, er, trade (mission-specific) items with each other. Everything your marine does costs action point. Moving one square forwards will cost you an action point. Moving backwards costs you two action points. Turning costs you an action point. Special abilities like defending or going on overwatch will cost two. Then as you might expect, opening doors, shooting, unjamming your weapon and so on each cost you a point. The game is not very generous with action points either, with each of your squad each getting four points per turn each to spend. The twist then, is you get 1-6 command points per turn, which can be distributed between your squad members as you see fit to add to their pool for that turn.
Read more at the link below.

Control Command Escape: Space Hulk Review
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Mac Games News for Friday, August 16, 2013

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition For Sale Once Again6:00 AM
Crossing Over: Analyzing Wineskin6:00 AM
The Arms Deal Begins For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive6:00 AM
The Wolf Among Us Trailer Unveiled6:00 AM
 
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