HGSE: Sequel To Hollow Ground Now Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments
Blackwight has announced the release of HGSE, a shareware arcade-style game that emphasizes observation and tactical skills. The game is a sequel to Hollow Ground, from the Swedish game maker Aescapia. The original game has been preserved in an entirely new and "highly extensible game engine." Three new boss monsters and 13 new maps have been added for this release, and Blackwight promises to add more content in the future.
Here are a few key features of the game:
• Flexible graphics allow a range from dark grunge to science fantasy. HGSE requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher and at least a 400 Mhz G3 or Intel processor. The demo version, offering 16 of the current 78 maps, is available at the website below. The full game is priced at $19 with registered users of the original Hollow Ground able to purchase a registration code for $4.99.
• Two players can play at once using joysticks or the keyboard. When parents and kids are playing, the gore can be deactivated.
• Tactical opportunities are common and not always obvious. HGSE does not underestimate the player.
• Quick and responsive control.
• Four mercenaries, sixteen weapons, eighteen temporary power-ups and fourteen permanent power-ups allow for creativity in perfecting the mercenary. The player must traverse 40 of the 78 maps chosen in a semi-random fashion to reach an ultimate goal.
• Players can contribute new maps using a separate editor which we plan to release free of charge in the summer of '08.
• A Live Update feature provides an ongoing stream of new material and player contributed maps, as well as minor repairs, should they be needed.
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