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Monday, November 19, 2001
Coldstone Update; PoG Review, Expansion
6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Dee Brown of Beenox recently made a post to the official Coldstone Game Engine progress logs at partner Ambrosia Software. It seems the powerful RPG engine is closing its final beta phase now, with just a few minor tweaks necessary before release. This means would-be game makers will soon have a chance to create their own titles which run on Windows as well as Mac OS 8/9/X.

Coldstone will be released to the public once the Windows version of Pillars of Garendall is made available. This action/RPG is the first to use the engine. Here's Brown with more:

When will it be released?

After Pillars of Garendall is released on Windows. While Pillars of Garendall is a really cool game, it's also a showcase of Coldstone abilities and a way for us to test every part of Coldstone on both platforms. It won't be logical to release Coldstone while a game made with it has platform specific bugs. Don't fear though, we are currently working days and nights to deliver a final candidate of PoG Windows as well as the update of PoG Macintosh

Brown also notes a new expansion called Trinity will be out soon for PoG fans. The free add-on will give you three new player classes, along with a host of new items and weapons. Seven exclusive screen shots of Trinity are posted on Ambrosia's web site; head over now for a look.

In related news, IMG last week posted a review by Chris Barylick of Pillars of Garendall. Here's a brief taste:

For as long as I can remember, Iíve wanted to be a brave warrior in medieval times (the treasure, the groupies, the profit sharing...) Yes, Iíd pull my strong yet flexible armor over my rippling muscles, don my fearsome weaponry and go slay hideous dragons to rescue beautiful maidens in varying degrees of distress.

Unfortunately, this hasnít panned out as well as I hoped it would.

Read our full review at the link below, and stay tuned to IMG for more info as Coldstone and Trinity become available.

Download Pillars of Garendall Demo (30MB)
IMG Review: Pillars of Garendall
Trinity Expansion Screen Shots
Coldstone Progress Log
Ambrosia Software
Pillars of Garendall

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