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Mac, The Final Frontier - Star Trek Online Available Now
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 10 comments

Perfect World Entertainment, Cryptic Studios, and TransGaming have announced that the Star Trek Online free-to-play MMORPG is now live on Mac. Players can choose their destiny and play as Federation, Klingon, or Romulan factions before setting forth to explore the galaxy, captain a starship, and engage in epic space and ground battles.

"Star Trek fans have been asking for Star Trek Online on Mac since we launched in 2010. Thanks to the tremendous success we’ve had with the game, we're excited to be expanding the galaxy again." said Cryptic Studios CTO & Executive Producer, Stephen D’Angelo. "We know there’s a large gaming community that thrives on Mac and we’re thrilled to finally be able to let them experience Star Trek Online. It simply looks amazing on Mac widescreens."

"Perfect World has created Star Trek Online to be the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG, providing players with a rich and vibrant world true to the Star Trek franchise and we are thrilled to have it join the catalog of AAA games our technology has brought to Mac gamers globally," said Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “The richness and depth of the game are a direct result of the sophistication of the underlying code base and engine by Cryptic Studios, as well as the incredible amount of time that was invested in development. By utilizing TransGaming’s Cider technology to enable Star Trek Online, Perfect World has very effectively leveraged their investment to transcend platform boundaries and monetize the game on Mac without the need for any redevelopment.”

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. With its latest expansion, Legacy of Romulus, players can work to rebuild the Romulan legacy as a member of the Romulan Republic. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, and for more information about the Mac client, visit the official website at the link below.

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Cities In Motion Sale Now At MGS
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Mac Game Store, for a limited time, is offering a 50% discount on game titles in the Cities in Motion series from Paradox Interactive. Cities in Motion, Cities in Motion 2, and its various add-ons give players the chance to take charge of transit-planning for a variety of cities and situations.

Cities in Motion for $9.97! Normally $19.95.
Cities in Motion 2: Lofty Landmarks for $1.49! Normally $2.99.
Cities In Motion Complete Collection for $24.97! Normally $49.95.
Cities In Motion Design Classics DLC for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion Design Dreams DLC for $1.99! Normally $3.99.
Cities in Motion II for $9.99! Normally $19.99.
Cities in Motion II: Bus Mania for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion II: Metro Madness for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion II: Trekking Trolleys for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion II: Wending Waterbuses for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities In Motion Metro Stations DLC for $1.47! Normally $2.95.
Cities In Motion Tokyo for $4.97! Normally $9.95.
Cities in Motion: Design Marvels DLC for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities In Motion: Design Quirks for $1.49! Normally $2.99.
Cities in Motion: German Cities for $3.49! Normally $6.99.
Cities in Motion: London for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion: US Cities for $2.99! Normally $5.99.
Cities in Motion: St. Petersburg for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion: Paris for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Cities in Motion: Ulm for $0.99! Normally $1.99.
Cities In Motion Design Now DLC for $2.49! Normally $4.99.
Check out the link below for more information about the sale.

Cities In Motion Sale



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Find The Loot In 1954 Alcatraz
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1954 Alcatraz from Daedalic Entertainment is available for purchase and download now at Mac Game Store. The adventure game allows players to control the story of Joe and Christine, a gangster couple whose loyalty to one another will be tested by Joe's incarceration and the loot he left hidden before his arrest.

The cash is out there. But who will get it?

Joe's doing 40 years on Alcatraz for a heist on an armored truck. The loot is still hidden out there, but only Joe knows where it is. In the streets of San Francisco, Joe's ex-accomplices and his wife are eager to find the stolen money. Who will get their hands on the dough?

In this interactive Point & Click adventure by Daedalic Entertainment and Irresponsible Games - the team of Gene Mocsy - Joe and his wife Christine will be playable characters. Players will decide between love, treachery, life and death: will Christine assist Joe during his prison break? Will they recover the fortune together? Or will they succumb to greed? Will Christine deceive her husband, taking revenge for all the disappointments and a marriage that brought her nothing but hardship? Will she just turn her back on Joe and hit the road with his former accomplices? Or will Joe gain everything in the end?

1954: Alcatraz offers all what makes a great adventure: challenging puzzles, a mature crime story with a dynamic plot and various possible outcomes, and a whole bunch of shady characters: brutal felons, making life on The Rock even harder for Joe, while outside not only his partners-in-crime but also snoops and cops are after the money and Christine. The cinematic San Francisco of the 1950s, caught in a gritty comic style is a harsh place. But it's also a place where 1954: Alcatraz can also pay homage to history and zeitgeist, in form of the Beatnik culture and other contemporary themes.

Features:

  • Two playable characters: the gangster couple Joe and Christine
  • More than 20 additional 3D animated characters
  • More than 60 hand drawn backdrops, based on original footage of San Francisco, North Beach and Alcatraz
  • Challenging puzzles and exciting dialogues by Gene Mocsy, co-writer of Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island
  • Atmospheric Beat and Jazz soundtrack by Pedro Macedo Camacho (Fairytale Fights, Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, A Vampyre Story, Audiosurf)
  • In-game decisions extensively influence the plot and lead to various endings
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 4 GB RAM
1954 Alcatraz is available now for $19.99 (USD).

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Enjoy European Cities In Cities In Motion 2
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Mac Game Store has added Paradox Interactive's European Cities, a new expansion for Cities in Motion 2, the transit-planning strategy game. The addition includes a new campaign with six scenarios, 3 new maps inspired by the European cities of Liverpool, Düsseldorf, and Prague, and 34 new structures to add to the environment.

This entirely new expansion gives you control of a new setting with an old world feeling. A campaign inspired by bustling metropolitan areas leads you on an adventure tackling the transportation conundrums in cities inspired by Liverpool, Prague and Düsseldorf. So hop on and keep Europe moving!

Inspired by Liverpool
This city takes you to the riverside and its exciting coastline. Besides catering to vast opportunities to your waterlines, the city is well-known for being at the forefront of transport innovation. How can you use the water areas to your advantage?

Get excited about Düsseldorf
The international business and financial center in Düsseldorf, Germany, is renowned for its jaw dropping office buildings and financial institutions. Major companies have their headquarters by the beautiful river which meanders through the city. Find out if you can create a network that even the most finicky of business people can appreciate!

Influenced by Prague
Prague is a city etched in history and a hotbed for cultural renaissance. The city has one of the highest rates of public transportation in the world and was our choice to inspire the biggest city of these 3 maps. Are you ready to take on the challenge?

Features:

  • A whole new campaign with 6 new scenarios expands the gameplay by 6 to 10 hours.
  • 3 new maps inspired by European cities: Liverpool, Düsseldorf and Prague.
  • 34 striking new structures add an air of authentic European flavor to your game.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 2 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
  • Video:
    • ATI Radeon HD 4670
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
    • Intel HD Graphics
  • Requires Cities in Motion II to play
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Cities in Motion 2: European Cities is available now for $12.99 (USD).

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