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Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Vortex: Next Generation Ships for X, OS 9
3:50 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Feline Entertainment has announced that their title Vortex Next Generation has shipped for Mac OS 9 and OS X. This OpenGL-powered take on classic arcade titles should be a thrill for any Arkanoid fan, and demonstrates the awesome potential of OpenGL on OS X to boot. A demo is available for downloading. Here is an excerpt from the press release:

Feline Entertainment announces the release
of Vortex Next Generation, the latest thrill ride for lovers of the breakout
genre of computer games.

Vortex NG, winner of the 2001 Independent Games Festival's Student
Showcase, is now available for download from our website. Probably best
described as a cross between Arkanoid and Tempest, Vortex NG breaks the
"paddle and walls" barrier by allowing the paddle to rotate 360 degrees
around the "blocks." Along with a slew of other features, it also supports
both local and networked cooperative multiplay - something sorely lacking in
other breakout-styled games.

The game incorporates the latest Mac gaming technologies, including support for MacAlly's upcoming force feedback iShock II. It also supports cooperative netplay via GameRanger, and will run even on a first-generation iMac. Grab the demo to try this title for yourself; registering the download version is $20, while a CD-ROM version of the game is $30, but you get two other Feline software titles as a bonus.

Vortex: Next Generation Demo (10 MB)
Feline Games
Vortex Next Generation

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