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Shadowgate Returns August 21
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Nearly 30 years after the original Shadowgate was released Zojoi, in cooperation with Reverb Triple XP, has announced an August 21 release for the re-imagined Shadowgate. The result of a successful Kickstarter campaign the game gives players the chance to venture into the dark halls of Castle Shadowgate in an attempt to defeat the Warlock Lord within.

In Shadowgate, intrepid gamers step inside the dark halls of Castle Shadowgate as "The Seed of Prophecy," the only one who could hope to defeat the traitorous Warlock Lord that dwells within. Designed with compelling cut-scenes that greatly expand the original Shadowgate universe, gamers navigate from room to room via the classic first-person perspective, using their wits to survive dangerous traps, devious puzzles, and ruthless enemies. If successful, they can assemble the Staff of Ages, a powerful relic capable of keeping this ancient enemy from destroying the living castle and the world of Tyragon itself.
Shadowgate not only features a stunning level of detailed, hand-painted rooms but also tons of new, mind-bending puzzles from the makers of the original game. While there are more objects and new characters to interact with, there are also plenty of throwbacks to the original version, so veterans and newcomers alike will relish their journey through Castle Shadowgate… if they survive.

Shadowgate Features Include:

  • All-new and updated puzzles seamlessly expand on the original game
  • Multiple difficulty levels enable players to play on Master, the renowned difficulty of the original, or scale back the brutality with Apprentice (Easy) or Journeyman (Medium)
  • Players can take advantage of a bevy of objects, spells, an all-new mapping system and on-screen commands to aid them in their quest
  • Tons of hand-painted illustrated rooms feature both new and familiar locations
  • Gorgeous visuals complete with new environmental effects and unique animations offer an immersive experience
  • Bonus Retro Mode enables players to experience the game like it’s 1989! Choose Hiroyuki Masuno’s original NES score, turn the graphics into 8-bit, and more
  • Customize the experience with the classic or auto-hide control layout, tailored key binds for actions and objects, and/or lock commands for ease of use
  • Updated storytelling features dramatic cut-scenes, plus all the same great storytelling you'd expect from a Shadowgate adventure
  • A digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack and sound effects change based on gameplay
  • 50 in-game and Steam-based achievements to find and unlock
For more information, and a "side-by-side" trailer comparing the 1989 NES Shadowgate version with this year’s re-imagined game, visit the links below.

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Gods Will Be Watching You Point And Click
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Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital have released Gods Will Be Watching. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, the "minimalistic point and click thriller" challenges players to solve narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas in a story involving an intense interstellar conflict.

Gods Will Be Watching is a minimalistic "point and click thriller" centered on despair, commitment, and sacrifice as players face narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas that will affect both the lives of your team and the people you’re are sworn to protect. Set against the backdrop of an interstellar struggle, Gods Will Be Watching follows Sgt. Burden and his crew in six tense chapters from hostage situations and wilderness survival to biological weapon prevention and agonizing torture scenarios. Each decision is crucial and players will need to choose between the lives of their team and the saving the world from genocide. There's no good or evil, just decisions, with only you and the gods as a judge to your actions.

Features:

  • An innovative departure from the traditional point and click adventure taking place in six intimate, tension-filled scenarios linked together through an epic narrative of interstellar espionage.
  • Set morals aside as you navigate Sgt. Burden and his team through harrowing predicaments and make decisions that will either save your team or sacrifice their lives for the sake of the mission.
  • Solve a wide variety of narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas using your own wits and burden the consequences of your choices. Do you intimidate or comfort your hostages to maintain your tenuous control of the situation? Should you kill the weakest member of your party to save on food for the strong? What is one life worth in the face of annihilation?
  • Receive your judgment from the gods upon failure and compare your choices to all other players in the universe over time.
  • Over 1,500 beautifully designed sprites tell your story against 15 stunning backgrounds and an emotionally stirring orchestral soundtrack.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 200 MB HD Space
  • 512 MB VRAM
Gods Will Be Watching is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Save The Sky With The Help Of Three Demigods
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Realore Studios' Demigods is available now for purchase and download at Mac Game Store. Players take control of three heroes struggling to help the titans avoid dropping the sky. Along the way the heroes will encounter mythical creatures and famous characters.

The titans who hold the sky are about to drop it. A trio of heroes: beautiful and clever Leada, mighty Protus and nimble Adoris embark on a quest to help the giants. In their journey they will visit amazing landmarks of the ancient world, encounter beautiful mythical creatures and make friends with gods and epic heroes.

In this brand new time management game from Realore you can take control over three characters each with their special abilities. Use the power of gods to boost your progress through levels. Feast your eyes on the beautiful landscapes and set pieces.

Features:

  • Control three different characters,
  • Use their godly powers to progress through the level,
  • Enjoy the beautiful graphics,
  • Progress through the story set in the world of Greek legends,
  • Meet dozens of mythical creatures and other famous characters
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Demigods is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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Trine Enchanted Edition Coming To Macs
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Frozenbyte recently announced the release of The Trine Enchanted Edition for Windows PCs, promising OS X and Linux versions will be released as well. The updated edition of the original Trine will give players the chance to experience the game in a new mode using the more advanced Trine 2 engine. Other updates will include features like multiplayer support, updated visuals, and improved gameplay.

The Enchanted Edition is a free update for the owners of the PC version of Trine. There are added features, most importantly online multiplayer and mid-level saving. The updated version does not impact the original game. Instead, both versions are available and can be selected from the game’s launcher.

At the moment the Enchanted Edition is only available for Windows, but we will be adding the Mac and Linux versions afterwards. For now we can’t give a timetable for these yet, but we’ll let you know when it’s time!

More details can be found at the links below.

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Interloper Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Monogon Games recently announced Interloper, an upcoming real time strategy game. The game will give players the chance to take command of one of a number of tribes struggling to control a "peaceful, densely vegetated land." Interloper will feature both a single player campaign and online multiplayer conflict.

In the Interloper universe a peaceful, densely vegetated land turns into a volatile battlefield of territorial tug-of-war. Claiming domain provides strategic advantages for the power hungry tribes. Challenge other players in competitive online multiplayer matches to spread your tribe’s influence.

Features:

  • Gameplay focused on spatial tactics.
  • Competitive online multiplayer matches.
  • Extensive single-player campaign.
  • AI with various difficulty and behavior settings.
  • Unique visual style and dynamic soundtrack based on your tribe.
Head over to the page below for more information and an announcement trailer for the game.

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Battle Fleet 2 Now At MGS
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Capital j Media has announced the launch of Battle Fleet 2 for Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows, with cross platform multiplayer across all devices. In the game players select a fleet of warships, arm them with a variety of weapons, assign captains to each vessel, and set forth to destroy the enemy fleet.

Welcome to the Pacific Admiral! Your mission is to select a fleet of warships, arm them by selecting their weapons, assign captains and destroy the enemy fleet. You'll have complete control of this mission, all the way down to what angle and how much power should be put into each shot. Battle Fleet 2 is at your command, Admiral!

Battle Fleet 2 is the radically improved sequel to the original and has kept the “Worms” / “Scorched Earth” style angle+power mechanic, but now features full 3D modeling of terrain, ships, and ship hit locations. Hit the the engines and cripple the enemy's maneuverability, or aim for the command center and disable the ship for an entire turn. Ships are more realistic in which weapon compliments they can carry, and ship control is more intuitive. Battle Fleet 2 also now features Fog of War, allowing for stealth tactics and surprise attacks to be a viable strategy as well as adding the importance of using ships and aircraft for recon as well as attacks. With a full featured campaign and a variety of single play scenarios, Battle Fleet 2 will keep even the saltiest of sea-dogs satisfied.

View the trailer and find out more at http://www.BattleFleetGame.com

Features:

  • Build your fleet from 5 different ship classes each with different hardpoint locations for mounting different weapons, different mobility, and different hit locations.
  • Use small caliber guns to pinpoint your shot and switch to devastating salvo mode, forcing all available guns to fire at the same location.
  • Equip your ships with a wide variety of weapons including AA guns, torpedoes, and different caliber naval artillery.
  • Utilize or neutralize bombers and recon planes launched from island bases, aircraft carriers, or cruisers.
  • Assign captains to each ship to determine the ship's turn order.
  • Play the strategic campaign mode, random skirmish mode, full cross platform multiplayer, or even hotseat multiplayer.
  • Use recon to clear Fog of War and defeat enemy ground based airfields and coastal artillery.
  • Deploy Strategic Command Cards to surprise your enemies with special actions like deploying mines, sabotage, enhanced aiming, airstrikes and more!
  • Battle Fleet 2 features full 3D models of US and Japanese WW2 era ships.
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 500 MB HD Space
  • 128 MB VRAM
Battle Fleet 2 is available now for $7.49 (USD), 25% off the regular price.

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F18 Carrier Landing II Pro Takes Flight
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Rortos has announced the Mac release of F18 Carrier Landing II Pro. The flight sim sequel features graphics improvements, an improved flight engine, as well as a new and extended campaign. Players get the chance to take to the skies in ten unique aircraft for 30 missions spanning 5 settings.

A new release for a real experience, with new settings for a worldwide challenge. F18 Carrier Landing II by Rortos, the sequel to the most advanced landing simulator ever made, has finally arrived for OS X. The Ferrari of the flight has come back for a new landing experience. The graphic improvement has been realized by F18 Carrier Landing developer, a pilot, after having carefully listened to users requests.

The famous flight simulator, with over 20 million fans worldwide, is back with many new features on the iOS, Mac, Google and Amazon stores. Having reached the top of the charts all over the world, RORTOS has brought its simulator to a whole new level: with brand-new graphics and a greatly-improved flight engine, for a level of realism never seen before.

A new and extended game campaign, with over 30 missions in 5 incredible settings and 10 different planes to fly, will keep pilots involved for hours in electrifying challenges that go beyond the speed of sound. Takeoffs, landings, formation flying, sudden breakdowns, rescue missions, recon, extreme weather conditions, aerial refueling: these are just a few of the challenges required in order to successfully complete this exciting adventure.

The exhilaration of flight can be experienced over and over. Thanks to CINEMA view, pilots can replay each maneuver from different angles, save videos on their devices and share them on the web (iOS feature). For an even more thrilling experience, now two devices can be linked together to activate the multi-screen mode: with the first device displaying the instruments necessary to function as a remote system for the plane’s controls.

Landing on an aircraft carrier is one of the most difficult tasks a pilot has to execute. The flight deck is only 150 meters long, just enough to stop the aircraft. Accept the challenge, take on over thirty missions in the world's most dangerous and spectacular scenarios and join the best Top-Gun pilots. Take control, climb into the realistic 3D cockpits and fly the most famous military aircrafts, faithfully reproduced.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 236 MB
F18 Carrier Landing II Pro is available now for $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.

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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a new blog post Positech Games officially announced work on Gratuitous Space Battles 2. The original GSB space battle simulation focused on spectacular space battles, allowing players to design ships, arrange them into fleets, and jump into the action. The sequel will stay true to the formula, adding an improved engine, multiple monitor support, and 3 new classes of ship.

GSB2 is a continuation of my fantasy of making this come to life. There are various questions answered on the placeholder website here, but let me summarize. GSB2 will be bigger, bolder, better and have more cool effects than you can shake a laser gun at. It will have a truly gratuitous user-interface. it will lovingly embrace the possibilities of twin 2560 res monitors. It will have a super-cool feature I haven’t announced yet. It will be a PC-first game, pure and simple, and it will be in your hands either late 2014 or early 2015. And you can play it in London at the Eurogamer Expo in September.

GSB2 will be available on PC, MAc or Linux, but is not being targeted at IOS or other tablets, as first and foremost, this is a desktop experience ideal for people with gratuitously big monitors. The game is designed to support 5120 resolutions stretched over multiple monitors, regardless of video card. Our aim is for the game to scale down nicely to older PCs, but provide a suitable experience for PC enthusiasts with insane setups!

GSB2 will retain the same hands-off gameplay of the original title, with players designing fleets of ships to battle it out against vast alien fleets. The game will support the same challenge-based asynchronous online combat of the original. Like GSB1, the new game will be a 2D experience, but with a substantially improved engine that gives a much-more 3D and immersive feel.

Head over to the pages below for more information.

Cliffski's Blog: Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Announced
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