Apple Posts Giants-Sized Preview
9:07 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Apple has posted a preview of the first major game release that will be OS X-only, the unique RTS/action title Giants: Citizen Kabuto. Of course Apple is quite proud of this showcase title for OS X gaming technologies, and they have also posted a preview trailer in QuickTime for you to download in addition to the preview. The article includes quotes from publisher MacPlay, porting house OmniGroup, and even the original developers PlanetMoon. Here's a clip that echoes our previous discussions with OmniGroup about this title:
According to Omni Group technical lead Tim Wood, who worked with fellow employee Corwin Light-Williams on the conversion to Mac OS X, MacPlay’s call was “a great decision. You’ll want a powerful Mac to play this game, and anyone who has really cool new hardware, like one of the dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4s, is very likely to be an adopter of OS X.” The preview also offers a quick overview of Giants and the three major races in the game. Also be sure to check out the preview trailer, as it contains in-game footage to give you an idea of what actual gameplay is like.
Apple Preview of Giants
Adds Omni Group president Wil Shipley: “[Giants] is the first game port ever to take a single-threaded game and rewrite it to be multi-threaded, so that it can take advantage of symmetric multi-processing under Mac OS X.”
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