This is the final Mac games post of my 3-part series (read parts 1 and 2). There’s a whole bunch of companies making games for the Mac who were demoing products at Macworld 08, and I wanted to mention just a few more.
Ambrosia is soon to release a really great-looking game called Aquaria that was described as an “ethereal action/adventure underwater fantasy game.” A guy not employed by Ambrosia had logged so many hours on their demo this week that they let him show me the game. It looked gorgeous. You play as a mermaid trying to reunite her people, who are scattered across what looks like a vast system of underwater caves. Can’t wait to play this game. Ambrosia is also putting out Multiwinia, a sequel to Darwinia, later this year.
Feral is the London-based company that brought the totally awesome Lego Star Wars II over to the Mac. They’ve also just release Tomb Raider Anniversary, a Mac version of the original Tomb Raider game. They’ve got top secret titles coming out this year that are going to be quite huge, they assure me.
Freeverse was demoing their yet-to-be-released title Neon Tango, which is pretty much Geometry Wars but with a boundary wall around the field of play that you can use to smite your foes with some sweet ricochet action. They were also demoing Hordes of Orcs, a tower defense game that was recently updated (you can download the update for free if you already own the game). Both were really simple to play and a lot of fun.
And last but not least:
DanLabGames was demoing a really fun game called Wacky Mini Golf. The title says it all with this one. I especially liked the fact that you play as a picture frame with arms and legs, because you can use your iSight camera to snap a picture of yourself to put in the frame.
Judging by Macworld 08, there will be no shortage of fun games to play on the Mac in 2008.