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Friday, May 18, 2001
E3: MOO3 Mac Dev Update, Promo Materials
11:25 AM | Patrick Leyden | Comment on this story

This week at E3, one of the games MacSoft is previewing is their upcoming
space strategy title, Master of Orion III. The title is being developed
simultaneously for Windows and Macintosh. MOO 3 builds upon the strengths of
the previous Master of Orion game while adding exciting new features.

Among the game play innovations of Master of Orion III is the concept of
Imperial focus. As the player gains influence over more system and worlds,
it becomes possible to control these worlds from a higher level. This, in
part, involves computer-controlled players taking command of certain
repetitive responsibilities with the players still being able override these

The experience of playing Master of Orion has also been significantly
enhanced. All the races in the game now have extensive back story timelines
that start before MOO and go beyond MOOIII. These alien creatures are also
fully animated with specialized dialogue and body language.

Quicksliver Software¹s Rantz Hosley describes the approach of designing
Master of Orion 3 as a ³layer of the onion approach² since ³how deep you
want to go [in playing the game] depends on you [the player].

Currently the game is a MacOS Classic application, but the developers are
monitoring the state of MacOS X development tools in an effort to make the
title a Carbon application. Master of Orion III is expect to be available in
the first quarter of 2002.

Also check out some new promotional materials at the offical Master of Orion III web site. Currently there is a poster available, though actual screen shots are promised sometime today.

'Cool Stuff' at Master of Orion III Web Site
MacSoft Web Site
Quicksilver Software
Master of Orion III
Buy Master of Orion III

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E3: Hardware Roundup From the Show Floor12:04 PM
IMG at E3, Day Two11:46 AM
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E3: New Unreal II Images, Previews10:25 AM
Apple Lays Out WWDC Game Track10:09 AM
Cro-Mag Rally Updates for OS X9:49 AM
E3: Saitek, Logitech Unleash Flood of Controllers9:30 AM
E3: Bungie Fanfest Reports, Q&A8:57 AM
E3: Report on Blizzard Titles, Release Dates8:47 AM
E3: World War II Online Update, June 6 Release8:35 AM
E3: Warcraft III Trailer, Movies8:31 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, May 18, 2001 on one page

Mac Games News for Thursday, May 17, 2001

E3: Return to Castle Wolfenstein Site Launched4:19 PM
MacGamer Previews Civilization III4:19 PM
E3: New Myth III Images Revealed [Update]3:24 PM
E3: Images From The Expo, Part One3:06 PM
E3: Disney Unveils Mac-Friendly Lineup2:39 PM
E3: Tentative MacSoft Release Dates1:29 PM
Blizzard Patches Diablo, Warcraft II BNE1:07 PM
E3: Civilization III Sneak Preview, More From MacSoft12:54 PM
Vortex NG Updated to 1.0.3, Fixes Bugs12:24 PM
Classic Gaming Updates for OS X11:37 AM
Westlake To Port Deus Ex to PS210:58 AM
E3: Star Wars Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II10:33 AM
E3: More Max Payne Movies, Images10:13 AM
Shadowbane Reveals Guild Halls10:02 AM
E3: Unreal II Preview and Interview9:58 AM
IMG Heads to E39:44 AM
Sound Blaster Update on UT, Deus Ex9:31 AM
Rune Multiplayer/Patch News9:27 AM
Westlake Lines Up the Releases9:25 AM
MacCentral Visits MacPlay8:52 AM
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