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Drox Operative Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Soldak Entertainment has announced the release of Drox Operative, its new starship action RPG. The game puts players in the role of an elite starship captain and features warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operatives were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.

Thousands of years later, the Drox are extinct, but the secretive Drox Operative guild lives on. They have learned their lesson though: loyalty to any one race is foolish. They now work for whoever can pay. And pay they do! Empires might span hundreds of planets and thousands of ships, but when a critical task arises, they still turn to an Operative.

In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.

As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe. Not many screw with an Operative captaining a Dreadnaught!


  • Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
  • Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different "monsters", ship components, quests, and even races
  • Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
  • Battle hundreds of different enemy starships
  • Build the coolest and deadliest starship in the galaxy
  • Outfit your ship with thousands of components and crew
  • Adventure with your friends with co-op multiplayer
Learn more at the links below.

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Royal Envoy 2 Now At MGS
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Royal Envoy 2 is now available for download and purchase from Mac Game Store. Playrix's kingdom building simulation once again teams players up with Cedric, this time to repair the poorly managed land of Middleshire. The game features 63 levels, more than 60 achievements to unlock, and two new game modes.

Team up with Cedric once again, for another exciting adventure! The King turns once more to you, his trusted city planner, to travel to the faraway land of Middleshire devasted due to the poor management and negligence of its rulers. Here you will be greeted by a host of zany new characters, and meet a few old favorites. Explore ancient caves and forgotten mines, meet mystical nymphs and leprechauns, engage in snowball fights in the frigid arctic, and rescue the people of Middleshire from the fires of a terrible volcano. With you as their guide, the people will build a veritable paradise -- while you win prizes for your speed and quick wit!


  • 63 unique levels
  • Over 60 achievements to unlock
  • Lots of all-new quests
  • New game modes (night and fog)
  • An exciting story with zany characters
  • Take the Kingís challenge again!
  • Intel Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Royal Envoy 2 is available now for $6.99 (USD).

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GunSwords Mac Beta Coming Soon
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

One Button Studio recently announced the beta launch of the Windows version of GunSwords, a free-to-play online squad-based, turn-based strategy game for Mac and Windows PCs. The Mac beta is planned for release next week. In the game players create customized squads of soldiers and then join in battle against enemy squads in hex-grid arenas.

"Today is a very exciting day for One Button Studio with the launch of our first free-to-play online game in beta", said Dmitry Mikhalev, CEO of One Button Studio. "Our team has dedicated countless hours of hard work to the development of this game, and we hope that fans of the TBS genre enjoy playing GunSwords as much as we have enjoyed creating, designing, and testing it".

In GunSwords, players must build and customize squads consisting of three specialized classes of armed tin soldiers: Swordsmen, Gunners, and Mages, each uniformed in a different armour style and possessing unique combat abilities. Once a squad is complete the player can battle opposing squads in a variety of hex-grid playing arenas. Featuring a unique art style with 3D graphics and a variety of weapons and spells for players to choose from, GunSwords offers challenging gameplay with endless possibilities for gamers to personalize squads and optimize play strategy. GunSwords beta is available today on Windows and online at:, where it can be played with either a PC or Mac. The Mac version of Gunswords beta will be available in the coming week.

About GunSwords:
In GunSwords players must build a squad using available equipment and fight other players in special arenas. By winning battles, gamers can gain ranks and ultimately become champions. The combat system in GunSwords is a powerful fusion of core turn-based features, such as a hex grid, Fog of War, fighter classes with unique roles, fine action point management, power-ups and more. These features were picked, designed and balanced to provide the best possible player versus player (PvP) gameplay experience.

Players begin building a squad by choosing recruits from three different classes of fighters: Swordsmen, Gunners and Mages. A choice of 17 weapons and spells are also available - each upgradeable to 10 level - including swords, chainsaws, shotguns, miniguns, rocket launchers, railguns, etc. Using these weapons and their newly-formed squads, players can challenge other players to turn-based battles to gain points, currency to buy and upgrade weapons and fighters and prestige in the online leaderboard.

About One Button Studio:
One Button Studio was founded in 2010 in Moscow, Russia. Based on years of experience working with and harnessing the strong pool of development talent located in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, One Button Studio has an established database of talent to draw from and can turnaround projects quickly and efficiently. One Button Studio is dedicated to creating deep and engaging games enjoyed by core and strategic.

Check out the link below for more information, screenshots, and a trailer,


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The Music Of World Of Warcraft
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Instance has posted a new podcast interview with Blizzard Entertainment's Russell Brower. The director of audio for the company's fantasy MMO, World of Warcraft, discussed a variety of topics about the game's music and how he came to work for Blizzard.

In this very special episode of the Instance, Scott interviews the man behind the music of Blizzard, Russell Brower. This interview turns out to be quite a bit more than just music, itís a personal story about how these very creative people get to where they are. Worth the listen, indeed.
Listen to the podcast at the link below.

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Mac Games News for Friday, November 30, 2012

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