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Pre-Order XCOM: Enemy Within
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Feral Interactive's XCOM: Enemy Within, an upcoming expansion pack for the award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is available to pre-order now at Mac Game Store. Developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K for PC and consoles, XCOM: Enemy Within adds a variety of new content to previously purchased copies of XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Edition.

XCOM: Enemy Within is the explosive expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, adding a cutting edge array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to the award-winning strategy game.
  • Defend Earth from a deadly new organization, EXALT, and new alien types including the Mechtoid.
  • Build a Genetics Lab to enhance your operatives’ abilities by augmenting their chest, brain, eyes, skin and legs.
  • Construct new weapons and armor including the Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit (MEC), which can be upgraded with a grenade launcher and flamethrower.
  • Find and secure Meld, a valuable alien resource, to unlock new research projects and advanced upgrades.
  • Cloak-and-dagger and intelligence operations provide new tactical challenges on over 40 new battlefields.
  • Create your own multiplayer squad from a wider array of units and abilities.
XCOM: Enemy Within is available to pre-order now for $29.99 (USD).

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The 7th Guest 3: The Collector Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Trilobyte Games has announced the final episode in the studio’s puzzle franchise which started with The 7th Guest and continued in 11th Hour. The 7th Guest 3: The Collector is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign which the developers hope will gather at least $435,000. The game will feature 20 puzzles designed to "test wits--and scare even the most jaded gamers," and will reveal the "final, dreadful secret of that brilliant madman, Henry Stauf."

The 7th Guest was released in 1993. At the time, Bill Gates called it: "…the new standard in interactive entertainment." The title sold over 2 million copies and drove hardware sales. The sequel, The 11th Hour, was released in the fall of 1995.

“We’ve been waiting to make The 7th Guest: 3 for a long time,” said Rob Landeros, co-founder, creative director and CEO of Trilobyte Games. “The team’s in place; new puzzles are in development, and the most notorious villain in all gaming, Henry Stauf, is poised to return and finish the story that begin in The 7th Guest. With the launch of our Kickstarter campaign, we’re turning to our fans and the gaming community to provide the only remaining ingredient, development and production funding.”

In The 7th Guest: 3, Stauf's house is filled with 20 devilishly clever puzzles that will test wits--and scare even the most jaded gamers. The house is not only filled with puzzles, it is a puzzle; one gigantic, mechanical mind-bender. To complete the game and the story, players must solve every puzzle in the house and the puzzle of the house itself. Only then will the final, dreadful secret of that brilliant madman, Henry Stauf, be revealed.

While the gameplay of T7G3 will fairly closely follow that of The 7th Guest and 11th Hour, Trilobyte plans to thoroughly leverage touch-screen, mobile technology, and modern standards in video-game presentation to bring players the 7th Guest of their fondest dreams (and nightmares)! “We are committed to staying true to the spirit of the original 7th Guest,” said Landeros.

The new Stauf mansion will be rendered in beautiful high-definition, extensively renovated and furnished with hundreds of interesting new items. The house's remodelers won’t stint on redecoration. The grand, revamped edifice will be something of an historical museum.

“We estimate development and production time of approximately one year to finish this final episode,” said Landeros. “Our team is already working and we’re the kind of studio that delivers on its promises, so be ready.” Company officials note that the price of the new game is not yet set, but is anticipated to be in the $29.95 per copy range for PCs and Macs.

Kickstarter is all about rewards. And Team Trilobyte has cooked up some creative incentives to motivate its target funders. “How’d you like to be immortalized in a blockbuster game?” asked Landeros. “At the highest donor levels, we reward backers with portraits and busts of their likeness at prominent points in the mansion – as well as a producer’s credit on the title. True fans may secure, with a major donation, an invitation to dine with Stauf in costume, party with the team, and tour the actual mansion modeled in the game.”

Head over to the pages below for more information.

The 7th Guest 3 Kickstarter
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Journey Of A Roach Crawls Onto MGS
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Journey of a Roach from Daedalic Entertainment and Koboldgames is now available to purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The 2D point-and-click adventure game drops players into a post-apocalyptic world where they guide Roach Jim and his sidekick Bud from a deserted vault to the Earth's surface. Since the protagonists are roaches the game has no written or spoken dialog, instead offering humorous non-verbal communication.

Nuclear war, post apocalypse, barren and lifeless wastelands.
Lifeless? Not so much!

Mutated insects have made their home in a bomb shelter and they're set on exploring the world.

Let this point & click adventure welcome you to a hilariously bizarre end time world and join the roaches Jim and Bud on their journey to the surface.

Journey of a Roach tells the story of two roach-buddies, who want nothing but see the surface world.

On their way up, they meet all kinds of bizarre and ludicrous insects inhabiting the post-apocalyptic earth. In atmospheric 3D point&click adventure style you'll take control of Jim the roach through the bomb shelter, effortlessly crawling your way along walls and ceilings. This innovative and dynamic game mechanic creates opportunities for a wholly new puzzle design. Fondly designed speechballoons offer an unconventional new dialogue experience and the soundtrack delivers and atmospheric, post-apocalyptic mood.

Features:

  • Point & click Adventure in a unique environment
  • Crawl along walls and ceilings, exploring secret underground
  • Innovative controls create dynamic game mechanics
  • Atmospheric 3D comic style world
  • Two charming, memorable protagonists with humorous, nonverbal means of communication
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2.5 GB HD Space
Journey of a Roach is available now for $13.49 (USD), 10% off the regular price.

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Pahelika: Revelations Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

IronCode Gaming recently announced the Mac release of Pahelika: Revelations. The casual adventure game draws inspiration from the classic Myst putting players in the role of Sudesh, a novice adventurer who finds his dreams turned to nightmares when he returns home for some rest and relaxation.

The game lets the player adventure as Sudesh Budkoti, intrepid adventurer and current holder of the magic book, Pahelika. Explore the game world in first person, taking in the beautiful sights, solving puzzles and turning with care into the gloomy corners and the dark corridors. Realistic graphics give the game a unique aesthetic.

After 'acquiring' the magic book Pahelika, Sudesh returns to his ancestral home for a spell of rest and peace. Almost immediately, he starts having nightmares and is unable to sleep at night. One such night he revisits the store room in his home. A surprising discovery follows!

Stepping into his shoes, you explore the game world in first person, taking in the beautiful sights, solving puzzles and turning with care into the gloomy corners and the dark corridors. Realistic graphics give the game a unique aesthetic that fits in well with the gameplay. The art is well complemented by an excellent background score. All this combined makes the game very immersive, something often noted in the reviews.

Rather than hand hold you through a fairy tale story, Pahelika: Revelations plants you in its fantasy universe and leaves you to your own devices. You can take the easy way out by using the hint button, or you can put your thinking cap on and tough it out - entirely up to you.

The gameplay of Pahelika: Revelations is similar to the venerable Myst, being based upon exploration and puzzle solving. While exploring the world of Pahelika: Revelations, eventually the player will come up against obstacles or puzzles. To get past the obstacles, the player will have to piece together clues from his/her environment. The clues may come from observation, logic, or by simply talking to other individuals.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 202 MB
Check out the links below for more information.

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