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Thursday, February 28, 2013

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GearCity Developer Gauging Desire For Mac Beta
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Visual Entertainment and Technologies has revealed that their upcoming automobile manufacturing business simulator, GearCity, will enter open beta for Windows on March 28. To gauge the desire for a Mac OS X beta (the final release is already guaranteed to be available for Macs) the company is hosting a poll on its forums. Among other things GearCity gives players the chance to design a vehicle and see how it fares against the offerings of 300 AI competitors.

While we are supporting OSX for the retail release the beta is currently not built for these systems.

Building GearCity in OSX would take approximately a week. Time devoted to early native builds would reduce progress on the core game. As such we need to gauge demand for a OSX beta client.

GearCity 0.8 Beta works perfectly fine in WINE 1.5.24-1, with libopenal installed.

On the top of the page is a poll. Please register on the forums and vote if you would like a GearCity 0.8 Beta port to your OS. We need at least 100 votes before considering beta builds on OSX.

More about GearCity:

The game revolves around your office. From your office, you are able to control all aspects of your company. The first thing you have to do is design a chassis, an engine, and a transmission. The component design system is made to be simple while allowing a high degree of customization. After you have created these components and have hired employees to research them, you'll need to design a car. GearCity has over 300 body designs, 100 accessories, and over 7000 customization morphs. The options are limitless. After designing a car, you have to start production in factories and set up branches to sell to various dealerships. All while 300 AI companies try to do the same.

The world's economy and historical events have been accurately modeled
between 1900-2010, which makes for a realistic experience.

Read more and check out a new trailer at the links below.

GearCity Mac Beta Poll
GearCity Open Beta Trailer

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