Feral ports Tropico 3: Gold Edition to Mac

Combination city-builder and simulator

For those who have always yearned to "get in touch with their inner dictator," Feral Interactive has ported over the third instalment in the Tropico city-simulator game series, Tropico 3: Gold Edition for the Mac. Originally developed by PopTop Games, the series is now handled by Haemimont Games and Kalypso Media for Windows and Xbox. The third entry is a "re-imagining" on a grander scale of the economic, political, construction and management simulator.

The Mac edition includes the expansion pack that added to the game following its initial release in 2009, and gameplay centers around the player's character of El Presidente, who can choose to run his or her "banana republic" island nation as a tourist paradise, strategic power, or ruthless regime. Players will manage city planning and construction, keep competing political factions at bay, oversee the economy and amass wealth.

The game requires a 2.0GHz or higher Intel Mac processor with at least 2GB of RAM and a 256MB or better graphics card and OS X 10.6.8. Intel video chipsets are not supported, but the game does run on Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics cards or better. The ATI Radeon X1xxx, Nvidia 7xxx are also not supported.

The game is available now for download from Feral Interactive and the Mac App Store. The program sells for $35

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