Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Mac

To the stars! Endless Space 2 now available for PC

Amplitude Studios’ space-based 4X strategy title Endless Space 2 has been released digitally for Mac and Windows PC. The sequel features eight civilizations for players to lead against a new AI in single player or against others in multiplayer. Newcomers as well as veterans will find a host of tutorials to get them up to speed, and to ensure that everyone eventually gets access to the planet-destroying end-game superweapon. Supported Steam features include achievements, cloud saving, and Workshop for mods.

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Shooter action-RPG hybrid Drifting Lands to launch June 5

Alkemi has released a new trailer for their shooter and role-playing hybrid Drifting Lands. Currently in Early Access, the full game is set to launch on June 5. At release, the game will feature three ship classes, 60 skills, 100 levels, and a story mode with generated enemy placement. Drifting Lands combines the mechanics of a shooter with the loot-grabbing, progression, and customization of an action-RPG.

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Retro-styled first-person shooter Strafe out now on Steam, PSN

Pixel Titans’ procedurally generated first-person shooter Strafe has been released for Mac, PC, and PS4. Published by Devolver Digital, the shooter, billed as “the much anticipated megahit video game from 1996,” features an arsenal of over 30 weapons, 20-plus enemy types, four zones, and compatibility with Oculus Rift. And pixelated gore. A lot of pixelated gore.

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Nameless One returns! Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition out

Beamdog has expanded their enhanced role-playing catalog with the release of Planescape: Torment. Developed in collaboration with Chris Avellone, lead designer of the original release, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition features an updated retelling of The Nameless One’s journey around the city of Sigil. Improvements include a revamped interface, tab highlighting, quick looting, area zooming, a combat log, and a remastered soundtrack. Added gameplay updates are also optional and can be turned off to revert the game back to its original release.

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Beamdog developing Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

Beamdog has announced that they are updating another classic PC role-playing game, Planescape: Torment. Longtime fans should also be happy to hear that the studio is also teaming up with Chris Avellone, the original title’s lead designer, for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition. The 50-hour-plus journey will be spruced up with a 4K interface, tab highlighting, quick looting, area zooming, a combat log, and a remastered soundtrack. Lingering bugs will also be addressed, and added gameplay updates will be optional for those that prefer the original release.

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Disgaea 2 PC hits Steam for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC

NIS’ tactical role-playing game Disgaea 2 PC has launched on Steam. The computer version features all of the content from the original PS2 release, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later enhanced PSP re-release, Dark Hero Days. In the campaign, players take on the role of Adell, a young man unaffected by a curse that’s turning Veldime into a Netherworld, wiping its citizens’ memories and transforming them into demons. In addition to the story, there is a mode to play as a has-been rockstar, Axel, a Stack Attack for deadlier attacks, an Item World to customize kit, and a Dark Court that punishes the good. The PC version features updated controls and three playable characters new to the West: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel.

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Retro-style shooter Strafe gets a bloody launch date reveal

Pixel Titans’ upcoming re-imagining of the old first-person shooter Strafe has been dated in a particularly gory trailer. The procedurally generated retro-style shooter is set to launch on March 28 for Mac and PC. Don’t let that last bit stop you from seeing a bunch of exploding pixel heads below, though.

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Time to fire up the ovens! Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2 now on GOG

Players are getting the chance to get back into the restaurant business with the release of quirky business sims Pizza Tycoon 1 and 2. Assemble Entertainment has released the titles, DRM free, for $5.99 each or together as a discounted bundle for $9.96. In addition to pushing pies to customers, players can also go into business with the mob and cause unfortunate accidents to happen at (and to) competing restaurants.

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The Elder Scrolls Online begins seasonal event The New Life Festival

The Elder Scrolls Online begins its year-end celebration today. The New Life Festival is being held throughout Tamriel, offering Double Experience mead and limited-time quests that reward successful adventurers with special items. The event will end at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4. To take part, players will need to meet Breda near Windhelm to initiate her quest, The New Life Festival. Afterwards, they will be able to work through up to nine daily quests, located throughout the various zones and themed for the different races.

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King Art’s tactical-RPG The Dwarves out for console, PC

THQ Nordic has released King Art’s latest strategy title The Dwarves for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Based on Markus Heitz’s first novel, aptly titled The Dwarves, players take on the role of Tungdil as he leads a party on a mission to save the realm of Girdlegard from evil. The game is said to offer “massive-scale, tactical battles in real-time and a brand new, physics-based ‘crowd combat system’,” with the latter highlighting the scale of combat when the heroes battle hundreds of smaller enemies. King Art funded the game via Kickstarter last year.

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