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Mac Game Store Indie Bundle Offers 10 Games For $20
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Mac Game Store has announced the Indie Mac Bundle, a one-of-a-kind compilation of 10 amazing Indie Mac games (developed by independant game developers) for just $19.95. The bundle, available exclusively at Macgamestore.com begins Friday, December 27th and ends January 5th, 2014. Bought seperately, the 10 games would cost over $100 but through the bundle, users can save over 80 percent off the regular price. The Indie Mac Bundle requires a Macintosh computer with 10.6 or later.

The bundle includes the following games:

  1. Lilly Looking Through
    Help Lilly through a variety of enchanting environments, as she seeks to rewrite the past, change the present, and unlock the ultimate mystery. An animated point-and-click adventure for all ages.

  2. Type:Rider
    Immerse yourself in this fascinating and unique experience to uncover the history and secrets of Fonts & Characters!

  3. Journey of a Roach
    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.

  4. Knock-Knock
    There is an unusual cabin deep in the woods. It had served as a laboratory and a dwelling for three generations of Lodgers.

  5. PixelJunk Monsters
    The critically acclaimed Tower Defence classic from the PixelJunk series. Take on the role of Tikiman and defend the babies!

  6. BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
    A whimsical and exciting auto-running platformer with incredible style and killer soundtrack.

  7. Doorways
    Doorways is an episodic survival horror game, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere.

  8. Luxuria Superbia
    Luxuria Superbia is a colorful, musical journey made to fill you with joy. Exciting designs explode from your touch as you glide through playful stylized flowers.

  9. The Few
    Indie RTS about the Battle of Britain. Lead brave pilots in their spiffing Spitfires against the dreadful Luftwaffe!

  10. Avadon
    Spiderweb Software brings you Avadon: The Black Fortress, the first chapter in a new, epic fantasy saga.

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Baldur's Gate Enhanced Series On Sale
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Overhaul Games and Beamdog have announced a new sale on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Continuing until January 2 BGEE will be available for 25% off and BG2EE will be available for 20% off the regular price.

Since its initial release in 1998, Baldur's Gate has entertained millions of fans around the globe and has received countless awards. This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons™ computer roleplaying games ever since.

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition™ includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition contains the following enhancements:

  • New Adventure: The Black Pits
  • New Character: Dorn Il-Khan
  • New Character: Neera the Wild Mage
  • New Character: Rasaad yn Bashir
  • A new collection of player character voice sets
  • Native support for high-resolution widescreen displays
  • Over 400 improvements to the original game
  • Improved multiplayer support with connectivity between all platforms
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition combines both Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. Bundled with the game on PC and Mac, and available as DLC on iPad and Android, are four diverse new characters, each with their own epic quest. Venture to the distant sands of Zakhara with your new companions, or lead them in a raid upon the home of the gods.
    The Final Chapter - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition includes Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, the epic conclusion of the Bhaalspawn saga.
    Four New Party Members - Bundled with the PC and Mac versions and available as DLC for iPad and Android, four new characters can join you on your journey. At the behest of his dark patron, Dorn Il-Khan plunders and defiles the Sword Coast. Hunted by Red Wizards, Neera the Wild Mage evades and disrupts the Thayans at every turn. Exercising his growing combat mastery, the monk Rasaad yn Bashir leaves his former allies to hunt the dark figure that corrupted his brother. A mysterious thief in service to mysterious master seeks powerful artifacts from across the globe. Recruit them, use their powers, and uncover over 30 new locations.
    The Black Pits 2: Gladiators of Thay - Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Undermine your captors and prey upon their weaknesses while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and Githyanki.
    Easy Multiplayer - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition makes it easy to find, list, and join multiplayer games, even while behind a firewall.
    Widescreen and More - Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition features full widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of other interface and gameplay improvements.
While the sale lasts Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is available for $14.99 and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition is availble for $19.99.

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Beast Boxing Turbo Throwing Punches At MGS
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Beast Boxing Turbo from Goodhustle Studios is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game puts players in the role of a human boxer going up against a roster of unusual beasts in challenging prize fights.

Punches will come at you with turbo speed, and you'll need to conserve your energy and hit back with devastating combos at the slightest opening. Learn to flow smoothly between attack and defense. Laptops, keyboard & mouse, and gamepads are all supported!

Earn money by prize fighting, and spend it on nearly endless character upgrades and beastly boxing gear. Will you spend all your winnings becoming the fastest fighter in Beasthalla? Try to build up the ultimate defensive armor set? Wear a chicken totem for fun? It's all up to you!

Beast Boxing might be simple to understand, but it's not easy. Getting your bearings as a human going up against huge beasts is gonna be tough... so don't expect it to be a cakewalk! Unlock tutorial sessions as you play to learn how to optimize your combos, read your opponent's guard, and throw the right punches to survive!

Features:

  • Punch a Turkey in the Face
  • Retro-style Challenge
  • 35+ Pieces of Unique Boxing Gear
  • Upgrade your six skills to level 99
  • NewGame Plus for the masochistic
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 675 MB HD Space
Beast Boxing Turbo is available now for $4.99 (USD).

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Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Launches March 25
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a March 25 release for the first Diablo III expansion. Reaper of Souls will challenge players to defeat Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, who seeks to seize control of the Black Soulstone. The new expansion will also offer a new hero: The Crusader, a new level 70 experience cap, new spells and abilities for existing classes, greater emphasis on randomized environments, a reworked Paragon progression, as well as two new game modes: Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials.

“In Reaper of Souls, the five original heroes from Diablo III—Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard—are joined by a new champion: the Crusader. Clad head to toe in battle-scarred armor, the Crusader is an unstoppable force of righteous destruction who channels the power of divine wrath to visit retribution upon his demonic quarry.

Players will embark on a dark and perilous journey across a challenging new act, venturing through terrifying landscapes; visiting the legendary city of Westmarch; and slaying countless minions, each hell-bent on bringing their quest to a grisly end. The adventure culminates in a climactic confrontation with Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, an otherworldly entity of unfathomable power whose twisted designs spell ruin for the innocent people of Sanctuary.

“With Reaper of Souls, we’re taking Diablo III back to its darker, deadlier roots and also giving players a new way to experience the game,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to adding a new character class, a new act, and tons of fully randomized new content, we’re opening up the world so players are free to explore the game as they see fit, whether it’s following along with the story line or charting their own course across Sanctuary.”

Prior to the launch of Reaper of Souls, a free update to Diablo III on Windows and Mac will bring a host of new game features, including a major revamp of the game’s loot system; an expanded Paragon progression system for max-level characters; and expanded social tools in the form of Clans and Communities. When Reaper of Souls is released on March 25, it will introduce an array of game-changing features and highly replayable content for Diablo III players who purchase the expansion, including:

  • Act V: A dark and terrifying chapter sending players on a final confrontation with death itself
  • The Crusader: A new playable hero—a veritable war machine made human
  • Level Cap to 70: Formidable new spells and abilities that take players to new heights of power
  • Adventure Mode: A new game mode that gives players the freedom to go anywhere and slay anything
  • Bounties: Randomized objectives that reward players in new ways for exploring Sanctuary
  • Nephalem Rifts: Fully randomized dungeons offering endless replayability and heaps of loot
  • The Mystic: A powerful new artisan who provides heroes with loot-customization options
All of this new content comes with the Reaper of Souls Standard Edition (available in physical and digital versions), which players can prepurchase at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Players also have the option to upgrade their prepurchase to the Digital Deluxe Edition (SRP $59.99), which contains a wealth of in-game bonuses:
  • Exclusive helm- and weapon-transmogrification recipes for players to distinguish their characters among the champions of Sanctuary
  • A Spectral Hound minion players can summon to keep their adventurers company on their epic journey
  • Three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes
  • A World of Warcraft® in-game companion pet, the Treasure Goblin, ready to compete in Pet Battles
  • A set of StarCraft® II Crusader-themed Battle.net® portraits and Malthael-themed decals
The Reaper of Souls retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition comes fully-equipped with all of the bonus items from the Digital Deluxe Edition and also includes a gorgeous full-color hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, and a mouse pad bearing the impenetrable visage of Malthael, the Angel of Death. The Collector’s Edition is available at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $79.99. Players should check their local retailer for details and availability and be sure to lock in their preorder, as supplies are limited and expected to sell out quickly.
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Eldritch: Mountains of Madness Free Expansion Released
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Minor Key Games has announced the release of a free expansion for Eldritch. Mountains of Madness features new monsters, weapons, powers, tools, and a new 10 level dungeon. Inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H.P. Lovecraft, Eldritch challenges players to find their way to freedom while unearthing ancient secrets, fighting unusual foes, and invoking mystical powers.

Mountains of Madness Features:
  • Explore a 10-story dungeon beneath the mountains of Antarctica!
  • Face frightening new monsters!
  • Wield new weapons, powers, and tools!
  • Uncover grave secrets in the depths and live to tell the tale!
What is Eldritch?
Eldritch is a first-person action game inspired by roguelikes, immersive sims, and H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Unearth ancient secrets and find your way to freedom!
  • Sneak, fight, and explore strange worlds!
  • Invoke mystical powers to augment your play style!
  • Randomly generated levels provide fresh challenges and opportunities!
  • Unlock shortcuts to jump directly to deeper dungeons!
Eldritch: Mountains of Madness now for free to anyone who owns the main game.

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Get Early Access To Overgrowth
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Wolfire Games has announced that its upcoming 3D third person action game Overgrowth is now available for early access on Steam. The spiritual successor to the 3D martial arts action title, Lugaru, will pick up where the original left off: in a world of anthropomorphic rabbits and wolves who use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle.

Overgrowth is a third-person 3D action game that allows you to leap and climb through sprawling levels as a ninja rabbit, and engage in intricate and brutal combat with a variety of weapons and enemies. It is still very much in development, so while the mechanics and features are mostly in place, there is no campaign, and players mostly experiment with the easy-to-use modding tools, and fighting in the arena.

Mac System Requirements Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OS 10.6 or later
  • Processor: Passmark CPU 1000 or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Passmark GPU 200 or better with OpenGL 2.0 support
  • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
Overgrowth is available now for $24.99, 17% off the regular price.

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Insurgency Gameplay Video Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

New World Interactive recently unveiled a new gameplay trailer showcasing the developer's progress in creating Insurgency, its upcoming tactical first-person shooter for Mac and Windows PCs. The team based multiplayer shooter features cross-platform play, close quarters combat, a variety of weapons, multiple game modes, and support for up to 32 players.

About the Game

Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.

Features

  • Over 20 weapons with numerous attachments, no crosshair, and a focus on realistic weapon behavior including a free-aim system and intense suppression effects.
  • 12 multiplayer and cooperative maps that take place in 6 distinctive environments ranging from Iraq to Afghanistan to Somalia.
  • 5 multiplayer game modes supporting up to 32 players, with a focus on territorial control, destroying weapon caches and escorting high value targets.
  • 2 cooperative game modes where you and your friends team up to complete mission-based objectives or defend an outpost against waves of swarming enemy.
  • Squad system built upon role-based player classes, which are customizable and asymmetrical based on what team you are on.
  • Squad-based communication system which includes 3D VOIP, allowing friendly and enemy players within proximity to hear you.
  • Overhead map detailing objective and teammate locations.
  • Accumulate supply to customize and upgrade your gear, affecting your weight, stamina, and movement speed.
  • Simplified HUD and UI for a clean, immersive user experience focused on the action and environments.
  • Highly immersive particle FX and audio to intensify the game experience.
  • Create custom maps and content using the Insurgency SDK and scripting system.
  • Playable on both PC and Mac OSX and supports multiplayer cross-compatibility.
  • Dedicated Server Support for PC and Linux.
Multiplayer Game Modes:
    Skirmish --- Five objectives that can be secured to prolong your team’s survival. Each objective that is secured provides your team with an additional reinforcement wave. However, each team has a weapons cache objective that when destroyed will cut off this reinforcement gain. Matches often become an epic tug of war as both teams struggle to gain control of objective areas and cut the opposing team’s supplies. The balance of momentum easily shifts based upon a team’s strategy, where a crucial flanking maneuver can lead your team to a swift victory.

    VIP --- One team must escort their VIP player to the extraction point. Both teams only have one life per round, so coordination is paramount. The VIP is only armed with a silenced pistol, but can pick up a weapon from a fallen enemy or teammate.

    Strike --- This attack and defend mode has three weapons caches that must be discovered and destroyed. Blowing up a cache brings additional reinforcement and time for the attackers, while the defenders lose a reinforcement wave.

    Search & Destroy --- Identical to Strike’s objectives, however both teams only respawn when a cache is destroyed.

    Firefight --- Three territorial objectives, one for each team, plus one neutral. A team only respawns when an objective is secured. A skilled team can win a match by eliminating their opponent in less than one minute, so every life counts.

Cooperative Game Modes

    Checkpoint --- Complete mission-based objectives in sequence against AI enemy. Each successful objective will respawn anyone who was eliminated along the way.

    Outpost --- Survive endless waves of swarming enemy attacking your team’s location.

Classic Game Modes
    The popular modes Push and Battle are featured on ported versions of the original mod’s maps, including Buhriz and others in progress.
Mac System Requirements
  • OS:MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 2400 or better / NVidia 8600M or better
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
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Mac Game Store 2013 Holiday Sale Under Way
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Mac Game Store has begun its 2013 Holiday Sale event, offering large discounts on a variety of titles. Each day the store will be offering new additions, new promotions, and more.

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New Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect Trailer & Screens Unveiled
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Big Finish Games has released a new trailer and screenshots for Tesla Effect. The game is the first installment in the Tex Murphy adventure game series since it was brought back to life in a successful Kickstarter campaign. Players will take the role of the private investigator in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, once again searching for clues, solving puzzles, and investigating crimes.

Tex Murphy is the last of the hard-boiled gumshoe detectives living in dystopian post-World War III San Francisco in the 2040s. Tex is an honest and good-natured private investigator with a penchant for bourbon, cigarettes and getting himself into trouble. He runs his P.I. (and dance instructor) business from his apartment/office on the top floor of the Ritz Hotel, located on Chandler Avenue in Old San Francisco. In stark contrast to the sparkling, futuristic New San Francisco, Old San Francisco is a run-down part of town known for its high concentration of Mutants – a section of the population disfigured by post-war nuclear fallout. Tex has found several friends and allies among the Mutants on Chandler Avenue. His talents as a detective are matched only by his knack for putting his foot in his mouth and bumbling his way into the path of danger. However, using his wits, creativity and a bit of luck, Tex has managed to save the world on several occasions.

Tex Murphy first appeared in the game Mean Streets in 1989. Developer Access Software broke new ground with gaming technology, followed shortly afterwards by Martian Memorandum in 1991. In 1994, Tex Murphy had a profound effect on the computer gaming industry with the release of Under a Killing Moon. Dubbed an "Interactive Movie," the multi-award winning Under a Killing Moon was a trailblazing accomplishment, introducing full motion video and real actors into a game environment. Access Software's proprietary "Virtual World" engine also enabled full freedom of movement in a completely explorable 3D world. This same groundbreaking technology would be used in 1996's The Pandora Directive. Another multi-award winner, The Pandora Directive is often regarded as one of the finest adventure games of all time. In 1998, Overseer was the last title released featuring our favorite gumshoe detective...until now!

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Tex is back and ready for his next big adventure: Tesla Effect. Building on a history of over 20 years of pioneering game design, Tesla Effect is set to redefine expectations of what is possible in a game. By taking full advantage of technological advancements in both gaming and film production, Tesla Effect will deliver a truly cinematic gaming experience that will leave you speechless.

Check out the trailer and screens at the site below.

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Quickfire Kickstarting Wild Season
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Quickfire Games recently sent us an email about a new Kickstarter campaign to fund Wild Season. Inspired by games like Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, and Animal Crossing, Wild Season is a farming simulation with a greater focus on depth and character-driven storytelling. Players take the role of the new owner of a small farm who must repair, build, and expand it while dealing with a wide range of issues like heartbreak, drinking problems, and crazy exes.

Wild Season is a Farming Simulation Game, inspired by the likes of Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, Rune Factory and Thousand Arms. Although it shares many of the same concepts and mechanics, Wild Season differentiates itself in its approach to these same ideas.

The game revolves around the main character (You), suddenly coming into posession of a farm in a far away town, and the story of how you repair, build and expand it. However along the way you will experience the many distractions, including friends, enemies, love, heartbreak, marriage, winning, losing, discover some mysteries, and perhaps even discover the meaning of true evil.

Features:

  •  A detailed and intricately crafted world that you can explore, experience and enjoy.
  • Play as a male or female character!
  • 8 Bachelors and/or bachelorettes for you to woo, romance and marry.
  • Same sex relationships.
  • Build relationships with characters that you can believe. make friends, and loved ones, or enemies and crazy exes with our custom built relationship engine: The Friend-Zone Engine.
  • Turn your newly acquired decrepit farm into one of the region's top farm.
  • Grow crops, raise animals, and sell their produce.
  • Multiple story-lines, relationships and choices for you to explore, ranging from a mature emotional roller coaster, to downright slapstick.
  • Make choices that change the world around you. Make your way into the town council and make decisions about where to take your town.
  • Participate or simply attend the many festivals that occur throughout the year, including fairs, competition, races, mystic sacrifices and more!
  • Discover the deep dark secret of your town, why it will cause worlds to collide, and decide what you will do with that knowledge.
  • Take part in part-time jobs to help build relationships, and fill your wallet in the early days.
  • Stop for a drink at the bar after a long day's work to socialize. Who knows what you might learn! ( Especially on quiz-night!)
  • Initial Animal List: Cows, Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Ostriches, Penguins, Llama, Horses & dogs
  • Fishing!
  • Cooking & Baking variety. Lots of recipe's and way's to make a dish. Compete locally, regionally and nationally to become the nations best cook/baker!
What makes Wild Season Different from other similar games?
  • Character driven story-telling approach. Each character has a history, internal conflicts, issues and distinct personalities.
  • A more mature undertone: Unlike other games of this genre, we want characters to be deep, compelling and relatable. As such we have decided to take a slightly more mature approach with our storytelling, with characters having to deal with a range of issues, ranging from drinking problems to crisis of concience.
  • Its not just about making friends: Its not about achieving the highest level of friendship with everyone in the town to achieve rewards. If you just dont like a particular character you can make them your enemy!
  • Off-Duty Activities: Whilst running and mantaining the farm is important, we are also focusing strongly on activities available to the player when not on the farm, including activities (like dating, mystery solving, spying, learning to cook), jobs, entertainment & more social options. (with farm automation options later in the game to make it easier for those who get bored with the same routine after a few years).
  • Contextual relationship building: NPC's will notice when you come out for drinks in the evening, if you're antisocial, or when you barge into their houses and rooms at odd hours off the night (and when you do it too much!), or begin to stalk them.
  • Political System: Join the town council and help shape the direction of your town.
  • Use of technology. Use evolving technologies (tv/ cellphones, etc) to help manage and automate your farms & relationships.
  • Dog & Horse racing. Breed Dogs & Horses for races (yes more than one).
The main character (You) lives in the big city! However due to some unfortunate circumstances you have lost your home and most of your possessions to the mafia. On your way home you pass by a realtor, and you see an amazing deal on an old farm not too far away. With no home and little chance to find somewhere else in the city you see this as a fresh start! An opportunity to get away from it all. You empty out your bank account, sell what remaining possessions you need to, and you buy the farm!
 
The sales associate gives you keys and directions, and before you know it you're home, packing what you have left into your car (before the Mafia throw you out!), and you drive out to the farm!

However its not all smiles and roses, getting to the farm is not as easy as it seems, and when you arrive, the townsfolk are friendly but distant, the town seems to hide a secret, there is a dark feeling coming from the forest...

Quickfire is hoping to gather £22,500 before the Kickstarter campaign ends on December 27.

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Save A Kingdom In Northern Tale
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Northern Tale from Realore Studios is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. In the game players assist a Viking King named Ragnar in his quest to save his family and cleanse his kingdom of evil. Northern Tale features 47 levels, three unlockable bonus levels, and several difficulty modes.

A beautiful legend filled with magic, bravery and amazing adventures!

The story of Northern Tale begins in the lands of the mighty Viking king Ragnar. He returns home and finds his kingdom cursed and his sorceress-daughters stolen by the wicked witch. Ragnar embarks on a journey to save his family and cleanse his kingdom of evil.

In his journey Viking king is assisted by his brave companions: fearless Druid and cunning Exorcist. Together they will face countless dangers. In her rage the witch stole all the colors from the lands, inhabited forests with fierce beasts and her undead guards. Use your wisdom, magic and might to restore the balance and defeat the evil!

Travel across beautiful forests filled with mythical creatures! Find Ragnar’s daughters and defeat the witch!

Features:

  • Features 47 beautifully crafted levels
  • Three bonus levels which users can unlock
  • Several difficulty modes: Normal, multiclick and a relaxed mode
  • Coloring the black and white world
  • Controlling three different characters
  • Detailed graphics and visual effects
  • Time management/strategy gameplay
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 1.1 GHz Intel Mac
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 214 MB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Northern Tale is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Solve Puzzles In The Magical World Of Violett
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Forever Entertainment's Violett is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The 2.5D point-and-click adventure game puts players in the role of Violett, a rebellious teenage girl who ends up transported to a magical realm where only her wits and newfound telekinetic powers will help her survive and escape.

Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do. But what she cannot imagine, is that in just few moments, she'll have the adventure of her life.

A spark of light from the nearby mouse hole catches her attention, she reaches inside and in a blink of an eye she's in a completely different place. So familiar, yet so distant. So magnificent, and yet dangerous. A place where frogs singing operas are daily occurrence, garden gnomes are emissaries from another dimension and power of telekinesis is not freaking anyone out. Now only your wit and luck can help her unite with her parents.

Rack your brain on intricate puzzles that will allow you to move forward. Use the power of telekinesis to get you out of your troubles. Fight the evil spider queen that wants to make you her new trophy. Use your touch to roam the beautiful and psychedelic world, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Dali and other great works. Immerse yourself in the soothing sound track.

Features:

  • Fantastic 2.5D point-and-click adventure game
  • Unique world inside the 'rabbit-hole'
  • Multitude of puzzles and riddles
  • A spooky atmosphere of mystery and uneasiness
  • Evil Spider Queen who's trying to prevent you from ever coming back
  • Paranormal forces to manipulate objects
  • Beautiful hand-painted graphics full of quirkiness and style
  • Full parallel reality inspired by Alice in the Wonderland and other great works
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 500 MB VRAM
Violett is available now for $6.99 (USD), 22% off the regular price.

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The Banner Saga Pre-Order Begins
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Stoic has partnered with Versus Evil to offer pre-orders for the upcoming RPG strategy game, The Banner Saga. The pre-order includes the Insane Viking Pack which offers an exclusive character, item, and three tracks from the game’s original score. Kickstarter backers will get the Insane Viking Pack automatically with their copy of the game.

Buy now to get the PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVE - the ‘Insane Viking’ pack! Pre-order includes the exclusive Tryggvi character (spearman class) plus a necklace that grants a +10% extra damage in combat. It also includes three exclusive tracks created by Grammy nominated composer Austin Wintory.

The pre-order exclusive “Insane Viking” pack includes:

  • Tryggvi character (spearman class)
  • Tryggvi’s necklace (grants +10 % CHANCE TO DO 2X STR DAM in combat)
  • 3 exclusive tracks by Grammy nominated composer Austin Wintory
  • Special pre-order price
Character Description:
    Tryggvi is a well-known character in his town where he is mostly avoided due to his raucous nature. However, there’s no denying his weight in combat as a skilled spearman, and you’re a wise man to engage his services to fight on your side. His necklace, with matching full and half-moon symbols, is made of pearl and he believes they align to give him luck.
The pre-order for The Banner Saga is available now for $19.99, 20% off the release price. The game is scheduled to release January 14.

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