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Thursday, December 7, 2000

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Mac Rune Demo Released
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Following the announcement earlier this week that the Mac version of Rune was gold and set to ship, a demo of the game is now available at Macgamefiles. It's not for those without some mighty bandwidth, though, as the file weighs it at over 80MB. Since the game is based on the Unreal Tournament engine, you'll need roughly those same system requirements in order to play Rune. Here's a quick list:

  • PowerPC
  • 96 MB (185 MB total with Virtual Memory)
  • 3D video hardware
  • Supports cards that use the Glide and RAVE

As always, the more RAM you have, the better off you'll be with Rune (or any other UT-based game, for that matter). Luckily, with prices at an all-time low, an extra 128MB can be picked up for less than 50 cents/MB. If you're wondering what Rune is all about, here's a quick description:
In RUNE, players assume the role of Ragnar the Viking, mightiest warrior of a bygone age. In an age when might makes right, it is Ragnar who doles out justice on the blade of his massive battle-axe. Players will explore beautiful settings both above and below the mountains of the far north as Ragnar fights his way through several stunning and unique kingdoms to an ultimate confrontation with the Sark Amen, the shadowy warrior-masters of the netherworld.

RUNE is a third-person perspective game of intense action and adventure steeped in a blend of Norse mythology and high fantasy. Players will have to use their brains as well as their massive brawn to survive as they explore the fully 3D game world fighting off fantastic creatures from both Norse legend and the fertile minds of the Human Head staff with their array of swords, axes and magical devices.

For more on the game itself, check out IMG's preview of Rune. And we'll be sure to let you know once we hear reports of the game actually getting into the hands of lucky Mac gamers. Head on over to MGF now to start downloading the demo.

IMG Preview of Rune
Download Rune Demo
IMG News: Rune Ships for Mac
Gathering of Developers
Human Head Studios
Westlake Interactive

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