MacPlay today announced plans to publish Giants:Giants is sure to be one of those 'killer apps' that helps drive new gamers to Apple's next-generation OS. We're certainly excited to see it coming to OS X, and look for more very soon from IMG on the game.
Citizen Kabuto exclusively for Apple's next generation operating system, Mac
OS X. MacPlay retained the services of the Omni Group to develop the title
in time for a release by this summer.
Giants: Citizen Kabuto, the single and multi-player masterpiece, is played
in real-time 3D. Battle ensues on a massive fragment of shattered planet
consisting of 30 separate islands. Gamers will play three very original
creatures, the Sea Reapers, the Meccaryn and the giant, Kabuto. All are
fighting for control of the beautiful 3D world. Originally published by
Interplay Entertainment, and developed by Planet Moon Studios, Giants
features innovative 3D gameplay. The game was declared one of the top five
games of 2000 by Voodoo Extreme, and was also Game Guru's Game of the Year
and Action Game of the Year.
"MacPlay is excited to bring such a critically acclaimed, award-winning game
to the Mac with Apple's next generation operating system," said MacPlay
President Diane Zammit. "Giants: Citizen Kabuto's cutting-edge engineering
will be complemented by Mac OS X’s powerful foundation and the superior
development tools available for the new OS, allowing us to significantly cut
our time to market."
"Mac OS X features state-of-the-art graphics technologies, including OpenGL,
to provide spectacular 3D graphics capabilities for gaming enthusiasts and
developers," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. "MacPlay's Giants will definitely be one of the year's
most compelling games for Mac OS X and we're delighted to see MacPlay's
commitment to providing Mac customers with the ultimate gaming experience."
Giants: Citizen Kabuto for Mac OS X will make extensive use of OpenGL for
stunning 3D graphics, and will gain a noticeable performance boost on
systems equipped with premium graphics adapters. Giants is the first game
for Macintosh to support the pixel and vertex shader capabilities of
NVIDIA's new GeForce 3 GPU, for the ultimate Macintosh gaming experience.
"NVIDIA is pleased that this version of Giants will take advantage of the
unprecedented visual realism that is achievable with GeForce3," said Dan
Vivoli, vice president of marketing, NVIDIA Corporation. "GeForce3's OpenGL
capabilities on the Macintosh platform are a perfect match for this title,
allowing the end user to appreciate the ultimate 3D experience."