Listen, robots, you’ve got three simple rules to follow. Three! Is that so hard? Apparently so, if Bad Bots is any evidence. Thankfully, we’ve got intense robot blasting action to remind them of just who built them, we’ve got the game on Steam for Mac and PC users to get the action started, and we’ve got it on sale for $7.50.
The Jagged Alliance series has been around since 1994 on a variety of platforms, and Full Control wants to reset the series to bring it back to its roots with Jagged Alliance: Flashback. They’re taking the second game as their inspiration, and based on what I’ve read, that’s a great game that unfortunately hasn’t been available to Mac gamers.
It’s been said (somewhere, maybe) that the only thing that can stop a good tower offense is a good tower defense. If you’d like to test that theory without annoying your neighbors by building your own towers and amassing your own army, a good way to go would be to check out Anomaly 2, the sequel to the award-winning Anomaly Warzone Earth.
FreeCiv, an Open Source 4X game based on the original Sid Meier’s Civilization, is now playable inside of HTML5-compatible browsers (such as Safari). In the game, you start with a single village and are charged with building it into a world-dominating nation through war, diplomacy, resource management and technological research.
These aren’t old games updated for new devices, mind you. They’re Mac OS Classic games updated for OS X in their original pixelated glory. You don’t just play them, you celebrate them! For these are the games that kept the Macintosh alive during the dark, dark ’90s, games about defending castles, blowing up marching bands, and looking for love in all the wrong places.
Telltale Games (Back to the Future, The Walking Dead) has just announced The Wolf Among Us, based on the comic book Fables by Bill Willingham. Set before the start of the series, it casts the player as Bigby “The Big Bad” Wolf, one of many characters from fairy tales who have escaped into the modern world and live secretly in New York.
It should be simple to be an evil overlord in retirement; you’re not bothering the general public (any more), so no one should bother you, right? Wrong. Your hordes of presumably ill-gotten gold have attracted legions of adventurers, and now you have to summon your minions to protect it in the forthcoming game Evilot by Syrenaica.
First, to stave off disappointment, it seems Daedalic Entertainment’s The Night of the Rabbit isn’t, in fact, a video game version of Night of the Lepus. Instead of answering the question, “What happened that night science made its gravest mistake?” The Night of the Rabbit is an adventure game for Mac and PC that asks “What if magic truly did exist?”
This June will mark the third time I’ve attended E3 on behalf of AppleTell. The first time was E3 2011, when I mostly went to assist GamerTell with their Nintendo coverage, and to dig up whatever OS X or iOS material I could find. This year, I may have to pull some of the GamerTell staff over to help me out.
My lack of interest in Star Wars is well documented, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time with it. I mean, I don’t like baseball or cottage cheese, either, but I would never interfere with your enjoyment of them…no matter how little sense it makes. And so, Star Wars fans, you should know that in honor of May the 4th, Aspyr has reduced the price of its Star Wars games by 60%, and is giving titles away throughout the day.