Now free for iOS, web for a limited time
One of the classic computer games, the first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D, is celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a new browser-based version of the game as well as a promotional giveaway of the iOS version of the original game for a limited time. While the original Castle Wolfenstein first appeared on an Apple II computer in 1981, Wolfenstein 3D (the more familiar version of the game) debuted on DOS in 1992.
GameTree Mac accepting pre-orders
Cider port house TransGaming's download service GameTreeMac is now accepting pre-orders for The Darkness II, a first-person shooter released earlier this month for Windows and consoles originally from 2K Games, TheLoop reports. The Mac version is expected in March, and the sequel is based on the same comic book series that inspired the original game, which was released in 2007. The game, when released, will be available via Steam.
Mac version offers extra equipment, missions
Based on the original game by Bethesda Softworks and iD Software, Aspyr has ported the first-person shooter Rage to the Mac in a "Campaign Edition" that features bonus equipment and missions formerly exclusive to the Rage: Anarchy Edition for the PC and Xbox. The Mad Max-style post-apocalypse adventure uses the iD Tech 5 OpenGL engine and represents the first entry in the Rage franchise for the Mac.
Quake Live for Mac
Following its promise to expand Quake Live to new platforms, id Software is ready to launch the Mac and Linux versions on August 18th. The game follows the same concept as the first-person shooter Quake III Arena, although played through a browser instead of a dedicated installation. The company admitted in May that the Mac and Linux versions proved to be more difficult than initially expected.
Duke Nukem 3D for iPhone
MachineWorks Northwest has brought the first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D to the iPhone and iPod touch. The game follows the same story as the original 3D Realms release from the late '90s. Players take the role of Duke as he battles an alien invasion in Los Angeles. The game features a variety of mutants and aliens, along with a wide range of available weapons.
Call to Duty 4 ships soon
Aspyr Media has announced it will ship Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare beginning September 15. The first-person shooter warfare game features new story lines with multiple plot twists, and the game's special effects stress photo-realism, using new depth-of-field and shading effects to heighten the visual immersion in the game.
Freeverse demos Neon Tango
Freeverse on Monday announced Neon Tango, a new original game for the Mac. The company said that a fully playable version of the game will be shown at Macworld Expo ((Booth #1243, South Hall) this week; the final version is expected to ship on February 5th. Neon Tango is described as "a psychedelic arcade shooter with thrilling action, eye-popping visuals, and a spoonful of retro sprinkled on top." According to the company, the title is "conceived with a gorgeous minimalism ... Neon Tango licks the shoot-em-up genre down to its chewy abstract center." Neon Tango will be available for $25 and will run as a Universal Binary on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. A G4-, G5-, or Intel-based Mac (800MHz or faster) is required.