GOG.com supports Linux now. Yeah, I don’t care much either. I mean, I’m happy for Linux users—I like when people of all walks of life get to play the games—but I’m more interested in what GOG.com has to offer Mac gamers. This week, that offering is of particular interest to adventure games; from now through Tuesday, July 29th, GOG.com is offering up to 90% off select adventure games from Daedalic.
Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is an upcoming fantasy role-playing game for OS X, Windows, and Linux. Combining a variety of gameplay elements from RPGs, strategy, and roguelikes, it creates an exciting and frantic game revolving around automated combat.
Welcome to the shiny new Mac edition of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Yes, now the Mac crowd can play the newly reimagined version of this old ’90s chestnut. The premise is still the same—the wicked witch (Mizrabel) has captured Minnie and plans to drain her youth. Your job as Mickey is, of course, to rescue Minnie, so you better start running.
You’ve heard of Disney’s Marvel Comics, Disney’s Star Wars and Disney’s The Muppets, but have you ever heard of Disney’s Mickey Mouse? Dude, I’m totally serious! Disney has this cartoon mouse character, and this cartoon mouse character has a game called Castle of Illusion that Feral Interactive is releasing for OS X on Thursday, July 24th.
GhostControl, Inc. is a turn-based strategy and team management game where you hunt ghosts in London with high-tech gadgets. The game was recently updated to v2.0 with over 50 new features, and is available now on Steam for OS X, Windows, and Linux.
The Bridge is a little bit sketchbook, a little bit MC Escher, a little bit crazy. It’s sort of a sideways scroller, but there are two twists that make the game particularly notable. First, you don’t really control the character so much as you control the whole world. Second, the entire three dimensional world has been flattened into two impossible dimensions, leaving you to figure out how to navigate not only your character, but also manipulate objects both good and bad.
Deponia – The Complete Journey comprises Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia in one complete game experience for OS X, Windows, and Linux. One new addition is the graphic quest log, which will not only be a very helpful feature to point and click adventure newbies, but also gives new useful information for seasoned fans of Deponia.
Mina’s back and ready to take on Strix once more—even in his own lair. Tales From the Dragon Mountain 2: The Lair takes you through village and mountain to find Strix’s lair so you can take another try at ending the wrinkly old menace.
I’m not sure what’s better about the GOG Weekend Promo this time around, the fact that it’s all about indie RPGs, or the fact that so many of them are Mac compatible. From now through July 15th, GOG has 14 Mac compatible RPGs marked down 60%. And that’s just the old stuff. Want some new RPG goodness? How about Divinity: Original Sin? Or how about MouseCraft, both of which are now available for Mac and PC.
It’s not a bad idea to drop names like Fallout and Baldur’s Gate in the press release for your Kickstarter campaign. It’s unsettling to drop the name Richard Nixon. In this particular case, though, Richard Nixon is heading up Black Cloud Studios, an independent developer looking to reboot their old-school, open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG for PC, Mac and Linux: After Reset.
Whereas I’ve never understood why people would want to watch one guy take a thing and make it go faster than another guy’s thing, I do get the need to be one of those guys with the thing. Most of us can’t just take our Toyotas to the streets of Paris and Abu Dhabi for some intense racing action, however, which is why we rely on Feral Interactive to release games such as GRID 2 Reloaded Edition.
Karma. Incarnation 1 is described as a “classical 2D point-n-click psychedelic adventure, permeated with original humor and mind blowing puzzles.” It features Pip, a funny but brutal worm. Pip is naive and gradually learns about the laws of karma and the relativity of good and evil as he explores his surreal world.