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Wednesday, June 28, 2000

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GameSpy has posted an interview with Lionhead Studio's Jamie Durrant about his latest work on the upcoming god-game Black & White. While it should be noted that there haven't been any official announcements about a Mac version, the Lionhead team has mentioned many times they were interested, and we are extremely confident that there will be a Mac release at some point.

The game is currently in late alpha status, meaning all of the major features have been added, and it's mostly playable. In the chat, Durrant notes that they are moving towards beta now, and still on target for a release this September. Here's a bit more on their progress:

GameSpy: What are some of the next goals prior to beta? Can you give us your target date?

Jamie Durrant: Well, we're still setting our targets on Sept 23rd [PC] release date. Between now and beta we have to work on polishing the game as it stands, refining some of the graphics, making the game run as smoothly as possible, adding all the sound effects and music missing from the alpha version, correcting any bugs that become apparent.

For those that don't know what Black and White is all about, imagine a god-game like you've never played before, where moral choices affect not only the outcome of the game but the entire landscape and climate. As a wizard striving against foes for control of a gorgeous landscape, you must raise a "Titan" to do your bidding in the material world and gather worshippers to praise you. A complex gestural system lets you cast spells, punish or praise your Titan, and manipulate Eden towards your own ends. For more, check out the Lionhead B&W website (warning, heavy flash usage). We will keep digging, and let you know if any new word on a Mac version arises.

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