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IMG Reviews Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
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Inside Mac Games' Ted Bade has posted a new review of Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure from Big Finish Games. In the game players take the role of a private investigator in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco, once again searching for clues, solving puzzles, and investigating crimes.

Here's an excerpt:

The video interactions and interviews that were created for this game are top notch full screen, and well done. Real people play the parts in these videos. In some cases, the video is simply a short movie providing information as you watch Tex interact with the character. Other times, Tex needs to ask specific questions. Here you as the player need to choose one of three different responses available to Tex. Each response is given a brief description that hints more at what Tex’s attitude will be than what he will say. When you select one, the Tex character is shown asking his question along with the response.

It is likely that your selection of Tex’s replies direct some future actions of how the game progresses and maybe how he gains certain pieces of information. In at least two situations, I chose to stay true to Tex’s current girlfriend, rather then to follow the floozie spy in one case or to stay true to a previous girlfriend Tex thinks might still be alive after being attacked and “killed” 7 years ago. Doing this was followed by Tex gaining some useful information from his current girlfriend, and in one case, a rather interesting although glossed over night….
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Tesla Effect, A Tex Murphy Adventure
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
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Sid Meier's Colonization Returns
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Sid Meier's Colonization from Tommo is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. The game gives players the chance to take charge of the French, English, Dutch, or Spanish colonial powers in the struggle to control the New World.

Discover the New World and fulfill your Manifest Destiny!

The New World lies before you with all its peril, promise, and infinite possibility: your colonists anxiously follow you to shore and the treasures of an entire continent await you. But beware of your enemies! Angry natives and rival powers can encroach upon your territory. You'll have to overcome your foes with superior military strategy and wily diplomacy. Only then can you launch your revolution and declare your independence.

Players control either English, French, Dutch, or Spanish colonists in the New World. This New World can be the historically accurate Americas (North and South) or a randomly generated world with varying resources and challenges. Overseeing economic, military, and political growth, you strive to establish independence from the mother country while competing with other colonies for control of the New World.

Plant a foothold in the New World and establish your independence in Sid Meier’s Colonization!


  • Play either the French, English, Dutch, or Spanish colonial powers, each with distinct characteristics and political situations.
  • Customize your games and choose your own level of difficulty so you never play the same game twice.
  • Designed by Sid Meier, who brought you Alpha Centauri and Civilization!
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 GH HD Space
Sid Meier's Colonization is available now for $5.99 (USD).

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Enjoy Creation In Bridge Constructor Playground
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Bridge Constructor Playground from Merge Games is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Like Bridge Constructor, Playground gives players the chance to take the role of bridge engineer and architect, with the added benefits of an extensive tutorial, no fixed budget, and few limitations on building materials.

Bridge Constructor Playground offers people of all ages an introduction to the topic of “bridge building”. This game gives you the freedom to let your creative side run riot – nothing is impossible. Across 30 innovative levels you have to build bridges over deep valleys, canals or rivers. Following this your bridges will be subjected to a stress test to see whether they can support the weight of the cars and/or trucks which drive across them.

In comparison to the #1 hit Bridge Constructor, Bridge Constructor Playground offers an even easier entry to the game including an extensive tutorial. With no fixed budget, and next to no limitations on building materials, there are almost no limits: you can build and construct to your heart’s desire. Here you are free to do as you please and let the time fly by with creative bridge building. Experienced players will enjoy the challenges of the new badge system: for every bridge there are 5 badges to be won for which you must fulfill certain requirements. For example, building a bridge that can carry no more than a certain load limit. All of this, paired with a bright and friendly look, makes Bridge Constructor Playground an exciting and also educational experience for the whole family, offering hours of gaming fun.


  • 32 Levels
  • 5 Settings: City, Canyon, Beach, Mountains, Rolling hills
  • Survey map with unlocked worlds / levels
  • Extensive tutorial for easy entry to the game
  • New badge system for beginners and pros
  • 4 different building materials: wood, steel, steel cable, concrete piles
  • Percentages and colored visualization of building material’s stress loads
  • Two different stress levels: car and truck
  • High score per Level
  • Steam Achievements and Leaderboards
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 1.8 Ghz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play
Bridge Constructor Playground is available now for $9.99 (USD).

Bridge Constructor Playground
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Sanctum 2 Brings The Battle To Macs
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Coffee Stain Studios' Sanctum 2 has made its way to Mac and Linux gamers. Like the original the title offers a unique combination of first person shooter and tower defense, giving players the chance to directly join the action. Among other things Sanctum 2 features a new and extensive character customization system for the four playable character classes.

Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game! Pick from four unique character classes and take up the mission of protecting the Cores from hordes of mysterious aliens. In Sanctum 2 you play your character exactly the way you want through the new and extensive customization system. Pick your own loadout of towers, weapons and perks, and pick well, because you are humanity’s last defense against the hordes set out to destroy it.

Sanctum 2 is not just a simple upgrade of the Steam hit that was Sanctum 1, it’s a new game completely rebuilt from the ground up using community feedback and outside-of-the-box indie game design to really push the bar of what an indie-studio can do.

Intense action – Deep strategy

In Sanctum 2, you will have to utilize elements of multiple gameplay genres to succeed. Build towers and walls during the building phase before the enemies attack, then jump into the fray and help your towers blast everything to pieces in FPS-mode. You can progress through the single player campaign yourself, or play up to 4-player co-op with your friends to discover the secrets of the planet LOEK III and why the aliens are so set on destroying the Cores you are sworn to protect.


  • Tower defense – Design complex mazes and build powerful towers to stop the enemies from destroying the Core
  • First Person Shooter – Don’t just sit back and watch, jump into the action yourself!
  • 4 playable character classes – Each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Vast customization system – pick perks, or make the game crazy hard by adding Feats of Strength.
  • In-game visual novel – Unlock a comic-book page for every map you beat to discover the secrets of LOEK III
  • Progression system – Increase your rank and unlock new weapons, towers and perks!
  • 4 player co-op – Progress through the storyline yourself or team up with other players whenever you want!
Learn more at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Monday, August 18, 2014

Cities: Skylines Announced6:00 AM
Pirates! Gold Plus Sails The Seas At MGS6:00 AM
Save With Feral's Future Tense Sale6:00 AM
WoW: Warlords Of Draenor Debuts November 136:00 AM
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