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Thursday, July 26, 2001
 
Apple Features Freeverse Software
9:20 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

Apple's recent media coverage of several noted Mac game companies continues with this recent article devoted to independent publisher/developer Freeverse Software. Titled "Freeverse: A Royal Flush of Card Games for Your Mac," this article features Freeverse's own president Ian Lynch Smith and looks into the success of his comany as well as his future plans. For those unfamiliar with Freeverse, they are the makers of some of the most successful software card games in existence, with many of them featuring multiplayer online play straight through Freeverse's own servers.


Smith is quick to point out that the multiplayer aspect of Freeverse's games is the real secret to his success. To quote him: "Our secret is not that we can shuffle the cards better, but that we recognized from the beginning that social interaction is an essential part of the experience."


Currently on Freeverse's plate is iPuppet Classic Cards, a collection of card games that will allow players to create their own online graphical personas. Also in the works are two other titles: Wingnuts, an arcade game previewd at this year's MacWorld Expo, and Arcane Arena, an online MMORPG.


Some may scratch their heads at Arcane Arena, as this style of game is a huge departure from what Freeverse normally does. However, Smith notes that it is being done "in a very Freeverse fashion; there may even be a burning monkey or two in the game." An original tactically-oriented combat system and an elegant interface are also promised.


For those wondering if Freeverse is going to support OS X, fear not. Freeverse is "100 percent commited to X," and is currently Carbonizing several of their popular titles, including 3D Spade Deluxe and Burning Monkey Solitare 2.


For even more news, future plans, and background information on Freeverse, be sure to check out Apple's current feature spread.

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