IMG Archives
Archives  News  Airburst Postmortem Posted  

Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Airburst Postmortem Posted
12:40 PM | IMG News | Comment on this story

iDevGames has posted a "postmortem" on their site concerning the excellent Strange Flavour title, Airburst. This much-updated take on the classic Warlords is receiving very good comments from the Mac community, and author Aaron Fothergill goes into detail on how he went about programming the title. The article covers his design philosophy, how he works closely with his brother Adam (who created the graphics and sound), and the things that went right and wrong in the process. It's amazing to think the high-quality game was finished in just three months, but Fothergill attributes that to their pre-planning:

Fortunately, the careful planning at the start of the project paid off and we were able to concentrate on the game itself rather than solving basic design and code problems. The game was released on the same day as Steve Jobs' keynote at MacWorld New York (to catch the large number of web viewers anxiously scanning websites for news), although because of the slippage we were not able to get all of the extra bits and pieces (player skins, extra backgrounds, desktop pics etc.) onto the website for the launch. So far, user and press reviews have been very good and registration is going to plan.
Be sure to head over and have a read through the postmortem, as it gives a well-organized look at how games like this are put together. Also be sure to download the demo of Airburst from Macgamefiles if you haven't yet done so.

Download Airbust Demo (6.1MB)
Airbust Web Site
Airbust Postmortem at iDevGames

Other Mac Games News for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Bill Roper of Blizzard on 'The Mac Show'3:40 PM
WWII Online Q&A3:00 PM
• Airburst Postmortem Posted12:40 PM
IMG Reviews Monkey Shines 212:31 PM
MacMAME .53a Fixes Bugs, Updates OpenGL12:22 PM
Terminal Reality Drops Mac, PC Support?11:59 AM
English League Manager Released11:37 AM
MacPlay to Publish Aliens vs Predator10:46 AM
Post-Release Myst III Interview10:24 AM
Warcraft III Loses Four Heroes9:52 AM
Red Faction Image Gallery9:43 AM Server Status and Barbarian Bugs9:37 AM
MOO3 Devs Discuss UI9:19 AM
New Mac Hitchhiker Update, Site9:15 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, August 22, 2001 on one page

Mac Games News for Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Update on Mac V12 Engine1:39 PM
Diablo II/LoD 1.09 Patches Available for Download12:43 PM
Mac Red Faction Status Update12:03 PM
IMG Reviews Alice11:23 AM
Warcraft III's Bill Roper Interviewed10:30 AM
Elite Force Expansion, OS X Release Soon10:24 AM
Aspyr Project Status Updates10:08 AM
HomeLan Previews Red Faction Beta10:05 AM
Arcane Arena Enters Public Beta9:44 AM
Apple Relives WWII - On the Mac9:36 AM
Radeon 8500 Demos9:20 AM
This Weeks Custer's Desktop7:03 AM
View all of the Mac games news for Tuesday, August 21, 2001 on one page

Recent Mac Games News

Monday, August 20, 2001
Friday, August 17, 2001
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.

Archives  News  Airburst Postmortem Posted