Gathering of Developers Mac Update
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Gathering of Developers has sent out a new press release detailing their amazing commitment to the Mac with seven A-list games to be released within the next six months. They reveal that Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 and 4x4 Evolution should be out this Friday, Rune will be available by November 15th, and even mention that Oni will be released in January, confirming that date once and for all.
Here are more details from the press release:
Gathering of Developers (www.godgames.com) is making heavenly contributions to the Macintosh. The developer-drivenIt is great to have such strong support from a publisher. We look forward to seeing 4x4 and FAKK2 soon, and many great titles to come. Would it be too forward to say that we seem to have GoD on our side?
GoD Games Web Site
computer and video game publisher is supporting the Macintosh with the upcoming release of three titles and the development of four more games for 2001. This year, Gathering will publish Macintosh versions of third-person action/adventure title Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K2, 3D action/adventure Viking game Rune, and fast-paced, 4x4 off-road simulation, 4x4 EVO. In 2001, Gathering will release Oni, a third-person action/adventure title followed by Tropico, a 3D building, strategy/simulation game, FLY! 2001, the sequel to the technologically-advanced general aviation simulation FLY! and Shadowbane, a massively multiplayer, role-playing and large-scale strategy game. 4x4 EVO and Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 will be released simultaneously on October 27th while Rune will ship to stores on November 15th. Take-Two Interactive's Jack of All Games will distribute
all seven games in North America.
"We continue to support the Macintosh with several of our triple-A
titles including Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, 4x4 EVO, Rune and Tropico," said Harry Miller, president of The Gathering.
Terminal Reality's FLY! 2001 is the sequel to the
technologically-advanced general aviation simulation FLY! FLY! 2001 expands upon FLY!'s top features and includes new and expanded 3D models, aircraft, scenery, new elevation scenes and higher resolution images. Like its predecessor, FLY! 2001 will feature a global flight area, worldwide digital elevation terrain model, true satellite terrain imagery, and ultra-realistic cockpit and avionics systems, detailed to each aircraft's original configuration. FLY! 2001 will also include more points of interest, improved visual effects, dynamic environments and thorough tutorials, instructions and assistance for beginners. FLY! 2001 will land in stores in March 2001.
Oni is a third-person 3D action/adventure game developed by Bungie
Software. Oni tells the story of Konoko, an elite cop and one-woman SWAT team whose approach to fighting crime is a devastating combination of rational calculation and fighting fury. She is also a woman divided and haunted by oni ('ghosts' or 'demons' in Japanese). Oni seamlessly blends hand-to-hand martial arts combat and gunplay into a single, new full contact 3D-action hybrid. Oni will be available in January 2001.
Wolfpack Studios' Shadowbane is a massively multiplayer game, designed to allow up to tens of thousands of gamers to gather online and play simultaneously. Shadowbane's persistent, immersive world combines role-playing and large-scale strategy gameplay. In Shadowbane, players are challenged to carve out their destiny in a world blanketed by political unrest and torn apart by storms, disease, starvation and an endless war. Brutal warlords have assumed control of the land and a dark age has descended upon mankind. Shadowbane's design adds a large-scale warfare system to the completely functional role-playing game, allowing players to unite, form armies, build kingdoms and conquer virtual territories. This twist gives rise to a new realm of gameplay - guild politics and siege warfare. Shadowbane will be released in May 2001.
PopTop Software's Tropico is a 3D building, strategy/simulation game
coupled with Latin American political intrigue. In Tropico, players take on the role of a newly instated dictator of a remote Caribbean island and are challenged to build a path of progress for a nation mired in poverty, civil unrest and infighting. Based on their economic vision, gamers build hotels, mines, factories, and over 100 other structures. Diplomacy and politics will factor heavily in Tropico, as players must pacify various internal factions and external threats. If the island's growth is well planned, the player will have plenty of money to buy the peoples' favor and ensure prosperity. If growth is poorly planned and the economy falters, the population may revolt, forcing the player to institute martial law. Tropico will be released in March 2001.
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