Payback Demo Released
2:25 PM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story
A helpful forum poster pointed out that German publisher Playmax has released a demo of their upcoming game, Payback. Payback was inspired by the older 2d-based Grand Theft Auto games, and plays somewhat like them. The Game is being brought to the Mac by Virtual Programming.
Here's a description of the game from Virtual Programming's Website:
If you'd always wondered what it would be like to be a master criminal, then Payback is the game for you. It's entirely non-linear - to complete a level you simply have to obtain a certain number of points - how you get those points is entirely up to you; you can do what the local kingpin tells you, uncover secret missions or just go on a mad killing spree. There are lots of hidden surprises to discover, so you'll have to play the game through several times to find all the extras. As you'll have probably guessed, the game is inspired by Grand Theft Auto, but every effort is being put in to make sure that Payback beats GTA in every way. The game engine supports perspective correct texture mapping, environment mapping (reflections), bump mapping, realistic shadows, alpha-channelling (lens flares, explosions and shockwaves), 12 channel 3D sound and realistic physics.No system requirements are listed on the game's website, but the game is not considered too hardware-intensive. For more information on the game, or to download the demo, follow the links below.
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