updated 10:45 am EDT, Fri July 18, 2008
Balance goes Mac beta
Kampo Interactive has released a public beta of its new Balance Mac Beta, an accelerometer controlled puzzle game. The game, reminiscent of the wooden board game Labyrinth, tests users' mouse-control abilities. Gamers nudge playfields up and down to guide balls to targets and through obstacles. It offers over 75 levels, with community records available. Kampo has promised an iPhone version in the future. The Mac beta requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, with a 350MHz G3 or higher (including Intel), 128MB RAM and a 3D graphics card. After the beta period the software will be available for $20.
The public beta period runs through July 31. Kampo is offering a 50-percent discount off the shipping price for all beta testers, and free licenses to the Mac players with the top ten scores.