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Wakfu History, Screenshots Posted
8:49 AM | Cord Kruse | 5 comments

Worthplaying recently posted few new screenshots and a brief history for Wakfu, an upcoming tactical MMORPG from the creators of Dofus. Taking place in the same world of the flash based Dofus, although far in the future from the events of the original game, Wakfu will feature a cartoon based visual style and an environment which responds to player actions.

The story of Wakfu takes place a long time after that of DOFUS. An ogre named Ogrest gathered all the six Dofus and gained boundless powers. The ogre offered his beloved the dragon eggs. But she turned down the present though worthy of the gods themselves, and Ogrest started shedding tears of rage and pique. The tears of the ogre made the ocean level increase so much that parts of the World are now submerged to the inhabitants' great displeasure. Now gods and heroes of the World are starting a new adventure before reaching Ogrest and confront him in an ultimate fight!

Bright graphics and a fantasy universe are also part of this project even though the Ankama Games team will be adding many innovations to the tactical gameplay it's famous for!

In Wakfu, the player will discover a vast world inhabited by all sorts of surprising creatures. Game servers will be able to host up to 25,000 players simultaneously.
Those interested in participating in a beta test of Wakfu can sign up for more information at the official website. A trailer for Wakfu is also available on the site.

Click over to the site below to read more and check out the screenshots.

Worthplaying: Wakfu Info, Screens
Ankama Studio

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IMG Podcast Episode 12 Released
6:13 PM | Michael Yaroshinsky | 24 comments

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the Inside Mac Games Podcast, the official podcast of Mac gaming. Each week we'll be covering all the news in Mac gaming in one tight package. This week features Mike Yaroshinsky, Jarrod Nettles, and Stefan Langford.

This Weeks News

  • Blizzard Unveils The Armory
  • EA Game Music On iTunes
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V Ships
  • Ms. Pac-Man for Video iPod Released

    To listen to the Inside Mac Games Podcast, select your podcast flavor by clicking a button below.

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    Inside Mac Games Reviews Connect Four Cities
    2:54 PM | Tuncer Deniz | 1 comment

    Inside Mac Games has posted a review of PlayFirst's Connect Four Cities. Here's a clip from the review:

    With Connect Four Cities, you can either play the juiced up version, which builds on the original game with special pieces and board configurations, or you can enjoy a well executed version of the original game against a computer player with a plain seven-by-six grid, standard playing discs and three levels of difficulty. PlayFirst’s game also includes a multiplayer option that allows you to link up with other Connect Four Cities players online. At the time of this review, there were no players available online to try this feature. Nevertheless, as the game takes hold in the player community, multiplayer opportunities could greatly expand the fun of this game.
    To check out the full game review, please follow the link below.

    Inside Mac Games Review: Connect Four Cities
    Connect Four Cities
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    Armado Gets A Small Update
    2:38 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

    Tricky Software has released a small update to Armado, bringing it up to version 1.2.8. In the game, you assume the role of Armado, the armadillo, and embark upon a great adventure to free the Queen of the land.

    The new version fixes a number of bug fixes including a scoreboard syncing crash as well as various collision bugs. To download the new version, head over to the official web site.

    Tricky Software

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    Ambrosia Updates SketchFighter 4000 Alpha
    2:15 PM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

    Ambrosia Software today announced the release of SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.0.1, which includes a number of enhancements and improvements.

    SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.0.1 features the following changes/

    • Added menu and shortcut to toggle fullscreen mode
    • Added options to adjust turning and acceleration sensitivity
    • Detect a conflict with "Secure Keyboard Entry" and post a
    warning if other software (Terminal, Quicken, BBEdit) left this enabled
    • Various bug fixes and enhancements to both the game and editor
    SketchFighter 4000 Alpha costs $19, requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later,
    and is a Universal Binary application. To download SketchFighter 4000 Alpha, please follow the link below.

    Macgamefiles: SketchFighter 4000 Alpha 1.0.1
    Ambrosia Software
    SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

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    The Burning Crusade Reviewed
    8:49 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Macworld's Game Room has posted a review of The Burning Crusade, the recently released first expansion for Blizzard's successful World of Warcraft. Crusade introduces a higher level cap, a new continent to explore, and a hoard of new content. The Game Room gave the game a score of 4.5 mice out of a possible 5.

    From the review:

    Another new aspect to the game is something that should ring familiar with fans of another, older Blizzard game: Diablo II. The concept is “socketed” items—weapons and other objects whose attributes can be enhanced by placing a gem or other precious item in an available socket. Placing items in sockets may enhance the user’s health, for example, or improve a magic user’s intellect to make spells more efficient; they can also improve the attack power of some weapons.

    Outland is an entirely new continent you can explore, provided you have a high enough level character. (Don’t even think about it unless you’re into your upper 50s.) This continent, actually a fragment of the orc’s homeworld accessible through a dimensional portal, provides experienced users with a playground of their own. It’s rife with new dungeons, player vs. player (PVP) arenas and quests to participate in. It’s also the land of Wyverns—flying mounts that those with enough experience (and enough gold) can take and fly wherever they wish. You can’t, for example, drop bombs from your Wyvern, but it makes for quite a dramatic entrance, and it’s a heck of a status symbol.
    Check out the full review at the link provided below.

    Macworld Game Room: Burning Crusade Review
    Blizzard Entertainment
    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
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    Healing For Profit In The Broken Hourglass
    8:49 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Planewalker Games has released another informational tidbit for its upcoming RPG, The Broken Hourglass. This time readers gain some insight into the character of Sanelon, one of the companions players might choose to add to their party. The game will feature a rich storyline, several NPC companions (each with a unique personality) to choose from, and a variety of character creation options.

    For our monthly gameworld update on The Broken Hourglass, we have updated the Planewalker Games website with a glimpse of Sanelon, a man with formidable magical abilities to conquer disease and alleviate suffering--gifts he typically employs to provide information and services to his underworld organization.
    Head over to the Planewalker site below to learn more about Sanelon.

    The Broken Hourglass: Sanelon- A Cure, At a Price
    The Broken Hourglass

    Mac Games News for Monday, March 5, 2007

    Macgamestore: Heroes of Might & Magic V In Stock2:28 PM
    Engima Games Releases Solved! Jigsaw Puzzle Game2:20 PM
    Tux Strikes Back Adds More Levels For SuperTux2:06 PM
    ArchMage Action-Arcade Game Released8:13 AM
    Nethergate: Resurrection Announcement Coming Soon8:13 AM
    Penny Arcade Adventures To Use Torque Engine8:13 AM
    Prey Reviewed8:13 AM
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