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Tuesday, October 16, 2001
 
Apple Sacrifices For Its Games
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Apple has posted a preview Sacrifice, the upcoming RTS from MacPlay. This impressive 3D strategy title has huge, open environments, many different 'gods' to work for and even incorporates roleplaying elements as your work your way through the single-player campaign. This article talks with the original developers at Shiny as well as MacPlay's Mark Dochtermann. Of course, Apple is most proud of Sacrifice's ability to take full advantage of OS X, thanks to programmer Duane Johnson's hard work. Here's a clip from Shiny's Mark Teal on their design:

“We looked at the most popular RTS titles and then designed a game that removed most of the components that we felt hindered the playing experience, in a sense,” says Teal. “In effect, we wanted an RTS game with non-stop action.”


Sacrifice can be played in two different modes, multi-player and single-player. Multi-player allows you to duke it out with up to other wizards online via the free Mac-only service Game Ranger. The single-player game offers a campaign in which you must appease or infuriate each of the gods of Sacrifice in order to gain power. Make your way through nine missions in each of the worlds of five gods: Charnel, god of death; James, god of earth; Persephone, goddess of peace; Pyro, god of fire; and Stratos, god of weather.

Check out the second page for good gameplay tips, info on the five gods listed above and even some cheat codes. The only system requirements at the moment say a G3 with 128MB of RAM, though more specifics should be released by MacPlay when the game is closer to shipping.

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