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Magic Stones Update Adds Challenging New Quest
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In celebration of five years in indie games Winter Wolves Software has updated Magic Stones. The update brings the game to version 1.2.7 and introduces some changes to the combat system as well as a new quest featuring three challenging opponents.

To celebrate my 5 years into indie games, I've made an update to Magic Stones game. It includes a small new free quest called "Three Challenges", and several fix/improvements.

The new quest will see your druid face against 3 opponents only, but really powerful ones. You'll have to use all your skills to defeat them!

Other changes were made on the combat system, which now relies more on math calculations and less on random numbers.

You'll now be able to see an estimate damage before attacking each opponent. Now are also displayed the hit chance and the critical strike chance (expressed in percentages).

The hit chance is calculated based on avatar defense and speed, adding new value to quick avatars and another tactical element to take into consideration.
Click over to the site below for more information about the game.

MGF: Magic Stones 1.2.7
Magic Stones
Winter Wolves

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Secrets Of The Lost Cavern Demo Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Coladia has released the demo version of Secret of the Lost Cavern, its prehistoric adventure game for Mac OS X. The game plunges players into an inspiring adventure that takes place during the Paleolithic period in prehistoric time, 15,000 years B.C, and features photo-realistic graphics and environments including rivers, troglodyte caves, and green valleys.

More about the game:

Delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a Stone Age quest filled with puzzles and mystery. Use your wits and powers of observation to survive the vast wilderness as your journey leads you to one of mankind's forgotten wonders.

Experience your adventure through the eyes of Arok and meet many fascinating characters. Contend with the wild world where fishing, hunting, gathering, and mysterious shaman ceremonies are all part of the struggle for survival as you follow the path of your mentor and work with him to recreate the paintings of the renowned Lascaux Cave.

Also featured is an integrated encyclopedia filled with historically accurate data on the Paleolithic period, and the Lascaux Cave is represented in 3D for the 1st time in a video game. Pristine photo-realistic graphics and environments including rivers, troglodyte caves, and green valleys, will take players back to the dawn of human existence.
Secret of the Lost Cavern will be released as a Universal application and will cost $39.90 (USD). It will be available for purchase in October in retail stores and on legal download platforms.

Secrets Of The Lost Cavern
Coladia Games

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5th Annual Luxtoberfest Starts Tomorrow
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

October marks the beginning of Sillysoft's annual Luxtoberfest event. Throughout the month the company will be hosting tournaments in celebration of its strategy based world domination game, Lux. The contests enlist players to face off against one another in a war to win prizes for best maps, strategies, videos and more.

October hosts the 5th annual Luxtoberfest. The month long festival is full of online tournaments, a video contest, and the 2008 Lux Awards vote. You are hereby invited to consider your favorite maps of the year, compete in contests, and have a happy Luxtober.

Map of the Year awards: submit votes for your favorite maps of 2008. See all the categories and eligible maps at the website.

Lux Video Contest: Create a movie featuring Lux gameplay and win fabulous prizes.

Enjoy Luxtoberfest! Have fun, play games and send in your votes!

PS: Sillysoft will have an exciting iPhone related announcement in the near future...
Head over to the links below for more information.

Luxtoberfest 08 Map Of The Year Entries
Luxtoberfest 08 Lux Video Contest
Luxtoberfest 08
Lux Delux
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Deliver2Mac Adds Dream Pinball
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

The Deliver2Mac download service recently added Dream Pinball 3D to its list of downloadable titles. Runesoft's pinball game requires an Intel based Mac and features 6 themed tables, pinballs made of 6 materials with unique ballistic characteristics, up to 3 balls on the table at once, and a four person multiplayer mode.

A great pinball game should not only be amazing from the start, but should continue to be entertaining every time you play it.

This was the thinking behind the development of the newest pinball sensation - Dream Pinball 3D - with its’ 6 cutting edge tables that are beckoning you to try your luck.

We did not skimp on the technology with this game as there are six different style balls, made of different materials, that not only look different, but whose ballistic characteristics will affect the very rolling behaviour of each one of them.

Add to that incredible acoustics, state of the art particle technology, HDRI and multilayer 3D sound, realistic tilt function and motion blur effects, and you have the best pinball experience.
• 6 tables with various themes
• Balls made out of 6 materials (steel, two kinds of wood, marble, ivory, gold) with various ballistic characteristics
• Multi-ball with up to 3 balls at once
• Supports state of the art particle effects
• Motion-blur-effects
• Brilliant lightning because of HDRI-textures
• Individual sounds and music for each table
• Multiplayer mode for up to 4 gamers
• 6 dynamic and one fixed camera position
• Individual graphic settings for less powerful systems
• MacOS 10.4.11 or higher
• Intel with 1.66 GHz or faster
• 512 MB RAM
• 3D graphic card like ATI X1600 or better or GeForce7300 or better with 64 MB or better
• Internet access for product registration
The game costs $29.95. Follow the Deliver2Mac link below for more information.

Deliver2Mac: Dream Pinball
Dream Pinball 3D
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Mac Games News for Monday, September 29, 2008

Alice Greenfingers 2 Released6:00 AM
Lugaru Sequel Overgrowth Announced6:00 AM
New Kivi's Underworld Screenshots6:00 AM
Vendetta Online Updated6:00 AM
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