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Monument Builders Bundle Available For A Limited Time At MGS
4:21 PM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Mac Game Store is now offering, for a limited time, a special Monument Builders Bundle. Fans of time management and history can pick up seven Anuman Interactive Monument Builders titles for $19.95, a savings of nearly $50.

Monument builders: Eiffel Tower
    Have you dreamed of traveling to Paris to build the Eiffel Tower?
Monument Builders: Titanic
    Relive the great moments of the creation of the legendary Titanic and be a part of its incredible story in Monument Builders: Titanic.
Monument Builders: Statue of Liberty
    Have you ever dreamed of traveling to new York to build the Statue of Liberty?
Monument Builders: Notre Dame
    Manage the construction of the Notre-Dame Cathedral!
Monument Builders: Colosseum
    The Colosseum of Rome is now more fun than ever!
Monument Builders: Empire State Building
    The Empire State Building is now more exciting than ever!
Monument Builders - Great Wall of China
    Learn the details of the design and participate in making history in Monument Builders – Great Wall of China.
Head over to the link below to learn more, and be sure to check out the store's other specials as well.

Monument Builders Bundle
MGS Specials



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Find Out About Love, Hate and the other ones
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Black Pants Game Studio recently announced the Mac release of About Love, Hate and the other ones. The puzzle adventure gives players the task of helping Love and Hate find their way back home. About Love, Hate and the other ones features 80 levels, 4 worlds, and Retina graphics.

Love and Hate have finally arrived on the Mac! You can now experience 80 levels across 4 different settings on the big screen. Help Love and Hate get back home by taking them to the mysterious red button. Along your way you will encounter numerous other ones that will either block your way or help you reach the button. Talk to them with Love or Hate and see how they react!
  • Retina graphics to nicely match your iMac-, Macbook- and Cinema Display
  • handmade graphics and sound
  • 80 levels
  • 6 other ones
  • 4 worlds
About Love, Hate and the other ones is available now for $4.99.

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Mac Gamer HQ Reviews F1 2013
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mac Gamer HQ has posted a new review of F1 2013, the Mac version of Codemasters' racing sim. Brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive, the game offers the chance to experience "all the thrills of the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP" and, for the first time in Codemasters’ series, race classic cars on iconic circuits in a new game mode called F1 Classics.

In this latest iteration of the F1 franchise, realism is taken to another level and hence you’re on the edge of your seat all the time. No longer can you pin the throttle coming out of the corners, even with all the assists switched on, the cars will slide. Fortunately the game gives you enough time to apply some opposite lock. The physics give you a taste of what a real formula 1 driver might feel but cuts you enough slack to let you have some fun.

The brake assist has an additional mode to help you get used to the mechanics too. Along with the full braking assist mode, there’s a halfway version to help you ease into playing without any braking assist at all. Do keep in mind that even with the full brake assist, you still have to watch out as you may overshoot your braking point. One thing is for sure, arcade racing fans will probably not enjoy this sim gameplay style (at least you could still convert F1 2012 into an arcade racing game with all the assists turned on).

Read the full review at the link below.

Mac Gamer HQ: F1 2013 Review
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The Red Solstice Seeking A Martian Kickstart
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

An IMG reader recently emailed us about a Kickstarter campaign to fund The Red Solstice. Ironward's new title is described as a squad based coop sci-fi strategy/RPG with a planned epic single player campaign. Set on Mars the game puts players in control of an elite marine task force sent to uncover the fate of a Martian colony. Currently planned for release on Windows machines, the developer hopes to offer Mac support at a later time if the funding campaign is successful.

About the game

The Red Solstice is a tactical 8 player co-op survival game set on Mars in the distant future. The game features hardcore survival and player interaction in dark science fiction setting. You will be able to select from one of the 8 classes, equip your marine out with your weapons of choice and co-operate with your team using advanced tactics to stay ahead of the enemy.

The game is real time with a top-down perspective and features randomized map features (items, missions, monsters) allowing for good replayability for every mission playthrough which may last up to an hour or less depending on your team's capabilities.

This is a tactical game that involves a lot of action and shooting at the same time but tread carefully, ammunition and medical supplies are not unlimited and lacking either will get you killed quickly, so you must constantly manage you resources and scavenge more if you have long term survival plans.

As you play through your mission, the enemy swarms will get larger and harder to the point where you will be overwhelmed if you don’t deal with them. You must constantly be on the move looking to accomplish your main and side objectives, as doing so successfully will reward you with ranks and medals.

Single player campaign

Besides the 8-player coop core campaign in TRS we currently do have fundamental development and setup done for narrative focused single player campaign as well. It will definetly be a part of the game but we do need more funds to develop it as we originally intended, with enough details, emotion and flavor. If we manage to hit the needed stretch goals we will have enough to invest into developing a rich and epic story based single player campaign with great cutscenes.

Story

In the year 2060 the Earth was ravaged by a virus pandemic of a magnitude greater than the Bubonic plague. The virus spread quickly, those who were infected became something less human, willing carriers of the modern-day plague. Government action came too late, and as the chaos escalated corporate agencies rushed space programs in a desperate bid to evacuate the planet, since a cure could not be found. The fledgling colonies of Mars became humanity's last bastion, and since no traces of the virus was found among the lucky few who boarded the space vessels bound for the Red Planet, it was believed the danger had been averted.

It is now the year 117 AE (After Earth) terraforming is well under way, however during an exceptionally violent storm dubbed The Red Solstice, communication lines between Tharsis, the colony referred to as The Capital and the remaining human settlements of Mars are disrupted. The Elysium Corporation deploys its elite marine task force to investigate what happened to the colony.

Ironward is hoping to gather at least $50,000 before the Kickstarter campaign ends on April 20.

Learn more at the link below.

The Red Solstice Kickstarter
The Red Solstice



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Next Stop Mac Game Store
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Mac Game Store has added Next Stop from Ladia Group to its list of titles available for pre-order. The game will challenge players to take charge of a struggling railroad. To succeed they will need to repair damage and build up new infrastructure to generate enough funds to create a thriving business.

Next Stop is a game that will send you on a trip down a railroad, which needs to be pulled up from dilapidation and defended against a bank that wants to lay hands on it to offset its debts. By making a lot of stops, you can repair and build up all damaged parts of the railroad, but you need to ensure that you have enough resources. Trade and train passage on your reviving railroad will bring you a substantial income.

Features:

  • 40 exciting levels;
  • Excellent graphics;
  • Individual strategies for completing tasks;
  • Fascinating story;
  • Relaxed mode: play without a timer.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Next Stop is available to pre-order now for $6.99 (USD). It is scheduled to release on April 24.

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Prepare To Build An Empire In Settlement: Colossus
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Alawar Entertainment' s Settlement: Colossus is now available for pre-order at Mac Game Store. Scheduled for an April 9 release, the game challenges gamers to build an empire from the ground up. Settlement: Colossus features 62 locations to explore, 30 types of resources to gather, and more than 100 upgrades to purchase.

Build an empire out of its grass hut roots! Take the role of a 300-year old emperor cursed to live without his true love until he appeases his god for a grievous offense. Gather resources, research new tools and build bigger and better accommodations as you care for your people and attract new citizens to your fold. Featuring outstanding graphics and a breathtaking score, Settlement: Colossus is as epic as it is thrilling!

Features:

  • 7,000 items to find
  • 30 types of resources
  • 62 locations to explore
  • More than 50 mini-games
  • More than 100 upgrades
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 900 Mhz Processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 600 MB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Settlement: Colossus can be pre-ordered now for $6.99 (USD).

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Mac Games News for Thursday, April 3, 2014

CCE Reviews D3: Reaper Of Souls, BI: Burial At Sea Episode 26:31 AM
EVE Online: Caldari Explorer Starter Pack Comes To MGS6:31 AM
Grab Aspyr Games For Up To 50% Off At Mac Game Store6:31 AM
Moebius: Empire Rising Pre-Order & Early Demo6:31 AM
Pre-Order The Elder Scrolls Online - Imperial Edition6:31 AM
 
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