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MWSF: GoD Blesses Macs in 2001
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Gathering of Developers have released a PR today, covering their impressive lineup of games for the Mac in 2001. Foremost among these is the annoucement of Myth III: The Wolf Age, which is being developed by Mumbo Jumbo and should be out in November. Also on this very diverse plate is Oni, everyone's anticipated full-contact action game out this month; Fly! II, a sequel to their very popular flight sim; Tropico, the new dictator-sim to be released this Spring; and Shadowbane, the first major MMORPG coming to the Mac this Summer. Here is the PR in full with more info:

Dallas, TX, January 9, 2001 Developer-driven computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers ( is continuing its support of the Macintosh in 2001 with the release of several triple A titles for the system, including Myth III: The Wolf Age, the third installment in the critically-acclaimed and highly-successful Myth PC game franchise. Gathering's Mac line-up also includes Oni, the highly-anticipated third-person action/adventure title; Tropico, a 3D building, strategy/simulation game; FLY! II, the sequel to the technologically advanced general aviation simulation FLY!; and Shadowbane, a massively multiplayer, role-playing and large-scale strategy game. 4x4 EVO and Oni currently support Mac OS X Public Beta and will support Mac OS X. Myth III: The Wolf Age, Tropico and FLY! II will also support Mac OS X in early 2001. All games will be distributed by Take Two Interactive.

"The Mac gaming community continues to be a priority market for Gathering," said Harry Miller, president and co-founder of Gathering of Developers. "We look forward to supplying quality content to Mac users and to developing for Apple's forthcoming release of Mac OS X."

"With blazingly fast hardware and an incredibly powerful graphics engine, the Mac is a great platform for hard-core and casual gamers alike," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Gathering of Developers has delivered outstanding games to the Mac since the company's inception in 1998, and we look forward to their developments for Mac OS X."

Gathering of Developers' 2001 Mac Line-up:

Myth III: The Wolf Age

Newly formed game developer Mumbo Jumbo is creating Myth III: The Wolf Age, a prequel to Bungie Software1s original Myth games. Set ten centuries prior to Myth: The Fallen Lords, the game will focus on the exploits of Connacht, the first emperor of human lands, who saved mankind from the vile Myrkridia and Trow races. The game will set new standards for 3D real-time strategy games through the use of true 3D characters, procedural foliage, deformable terrain, innovative network games, a powerful roster of units and an engrossing story. Myth III: The Wolf Age will be released in November.


Oni is a third-person 3D action/adventure game developed by Bungie Software. Oni tells the story of Konoko, an elite cop and one-woman SWAT team, whose approach to fighting crime is a devastating combination of rational calculation and fighting fury. She is also a woman divided and haunted by oni ("ghosts'" or "demons" in Japanese). Oni seamlessly blends hand-to-hand martial arts combat and gunplay into a single, new full contact 3D-action hybrid. Oni will be available later this month.


Terminal Reality1s FLY! II is the sequel to the technologically advanced general aviation simulation FLY! FLY! II expands upon FLY!'s top features and includes new and expanded 3D models, aircraft, scenery, new elevation scenes and higher resolution images. Like its predecessor, FLY! II will feature a global flight area, worldwide digital elevation terrain model, true satellite terrain imagery, and ultra-realistic cockpit and avionics systems, detailed to each aircraft's original configuration. FLY! II will also include more points of interest, improved visual effects, dynamic environments and thorough tutorials, instructions and assistance for beginners. FLY! II will land in stores in March.


PopTop Software's Tropico is a 3D building strategy/simulation game, coupled with Latin American political intrigue. In Tropico, players take on the role of a newly instated dictator of a remote Caribbean island and are challenged to build a path of progress for a nation mired in poverty, civil unrest and infighting. Based on their economic vision, gamers build hotels, mines, factories, and over 100 other structures. Diplomacy and politics will factor heavily in Tropico, as players must pacify various internal factions and external threats. If the island1s growth is well planned, the player will have plenty of money to buy the peoples1 favor and ensure prosperity. If growth is poorly planned and the economy falters, the population may revolt, forcing the player to institute martial law. Tropico will be released in April.


Wolfpack Studios' Shadowbane is a massively multiplayer game designed to allow up to tens of thousands of gamers to gather online and play simultaneously. Shadowbane's persistent, immersive world combines role-playing and large-scale strategy gameplay. In Shadowbane, players are challenged to carve out their destiny in a world blanketed by political unrest and torn apart by storms, disease, starvation and an endless war. Brutal warlords have assumed control of the land and a Dark Age has descended upon mankind. Shadowbane's design adds a large-scale warfare system to the completely functional role-playing game, allowing players to unite, form armies, build kingdoms and conquer virtual territories. This twist gives rise to a new realm of gameplay - guild politics and siege warfare. Shadowbane will be released this summer.

While 2000 proved to be a banner year for GoD, this year is in many ways even more exciting! You can bet we'll be bringing you much more information on each of these titles as they come closer to release.

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