Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Mac

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap soundtrack out, dated for Linux, Mac

Linux and Mac gamers will be able to try their hands at Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap soon, when it goes live next week on July 18. DotEmu, the game’s publisher, also announced that they have released the game’s soundtrack on Bandcamp and Steam. PS Store should at it shortly, too. The $4.99 download ($3.99 when bundled with the game) features 89 tracks, of which 33 are main tracks featuring live musicians and 56 are bonuses comprising alternative versions and rejected material. A Collector edition is also set to launch alongside a Classic version. Collectors will receive the game, the soundtrack, 10 collectible cards, a 24-page retro-style manual, a poster, and reversible cover with the original artwork.

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Endless Space 2 update improves AI, adds heroes, planets, quests

Amplitude Studios has released a new update for Endless Space 2, Stellar Prisoner. The 4X grand strategy’s free download adds the Neutron Star battle arena, providing perks to those who hold the node, along with an associated quest involving a strange prisoner trapped within. Also included are new heroes, one Endless Virtual hero and a Cravers Prime hero, two unique planets, and improvements to the modding system for editing textures as well as story and hero visuals. The base game is also being improved with “numerous general performance and AI improvements.” The studio will be showcasing the update today at 10 a.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel.

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Gameplay trailer released for Cold War space-based thriller Outreach

Gambitious Digital has released the first gameplay trailer for Pixel Spill’s Outreach. Dubbed a “zero-gravity adventure game,” the story takes places near the end of the Cold War, as players take on the role of a cosmonaut as they search a Soviet space station for its missing crew. They will “explore the crippled remains of the installation, navigating an abandoned environment filled with historically accurate technology and objects from the 1980s.” A novel touch requires that players push off of surfaces to float to destinations.

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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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