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In a press release nearly exploding with enthusiasm, 'upstart' shareware developer Cortic has announced the release of Ernesto, a 2D asteroids game with network play and Mac OS X compatibility. Here are details from the release:
The wait is over. A new milleniumYou can grab the Ernesto demo at their web site; the full version is $20, and can be registered online.
brings a wonderful new game for Macintosh users. Today, Cortic Software is
proud to announce Ernesto, its shareware game that will redefine
two-dimensional gaming. Ernesto is an overhead perspective, sci-fi action
game that places players as space ship pilots in a dangerous asteroid
After a few delays, Cortic now has made Ernesto available for download from
its web site (http://cortic.icompute.com). The game is shareware; the
registration fee is $20, payable over the Internet. Registering users enjoy
the benefits of additional ships and levels and the elimination of some
undesirable delays that non-registered users encounter.
With a wide variety of weapons and ships, Ernesto offers gamers playing
alone endless action. Ernesto features enough missions and variety to have a
high replay value. Players have the ability to choose among over 7 ships
while blasting enemies with weapons such as missiles, space mines, ion
cannons and laser bolts. Each ship in the game features its own unique
statistics, and players can obtain powerups during play to further their
preferred battle strategy. In addition, players have the ability to command
space stations and other fighters as well as their own ship.
But the real draw of the game is the multiplayer feature, which separates it
from all other games that could be considered a part of this genre. Ernesto
allows players to compete over a LAN or the Internet through TCP/IP and
AppleTalk, in nearly limitlessly sized competitions.
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