Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: OS X

Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension marches onto Steam

Dominions 4 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Illwinter’s fantastically flummoxing strategy game Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension is now available on Steam for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. The latest entry in the 15-year-old series tasks players with leading a faction to victory in one of three different periods by having their pretender god become the one deity worshipped across the lands. Thrones of Ascension adds more spells, units, and a co-op mode, Disciples. It’s a daunting game to be sure, but it features an exceptional system of layered mechanics—thumbs up from us.

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LEGO The Hobbit coming to consoles, handhelds, and PC in 2014

Lego The Hobbit Videogame (360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

LEGO and TT Games will be returning to Tolkien’s universe next year with LEGO The Hobbit. Based on Peter Jackson’s ongoing Hobbit trilogy, LEGO will feature Bilbo, the Dwarves, and Gandalf as they go through the storyline of the first two films, using their special abilities to make their way around roaming orcs and trolls. The gang will also venture through some of the films’ prominent locations, picking up treasure and solving puzzles along the way.

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Wasteland 1 – The Original Classic now available on GOG, Steam

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inXile has brought back Wasteland. Not the successful Kickstarter-funded sequel but the 1988 original, courtesy of digital distribution. Released last Friday as a backer reward for its Kickstarter campaign, Wasteland 1 – The Original Classic is now available for all via GOG.com and Steam. The $5.99 download takes players back to 2087, 89 years after a nuclear war has left Earth irradiated and nearly uninhabitable. As the leader of a band of Rangers, players will take to the wilds in order to battle bandits and mutated animals as they track down a new, even more dangerous threat. This latest version has been updated to run on modern systems and includes an expanded save function, new voice-over work, support for higher resolutions (with a choice of classic or smooth visuals), tracks from Wasteland 2, and text from the original pack-in book and manual.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition patch, BG2:EE screens released

Baldurs Gate 2 Shadows of Amn Extended Edition (PC) Oct Media Announcement 2 - Screenshot 1

Beamdog’s latest Baldur’s Gate re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, is launching later this week, and to get gamers prepared, new media has been released. Alongside the new screenshots posted below, there are music samples, more comparison shots, and more screens available at the official site. Beamdog also announced that patch 1.2 for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has gone live and is now available for download. The patch is said to include “a new interface and the launch of multiplayer matching, along with improved stability for customers with Intel and AMD graphics chipsets.”

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The Banner Saga to set out into the wilds next January

The Banner Saga, one of the more notable Kickstarter successes of last year, now has an official release date: January 14. A launch trailer was also released to celebrate the announcement, giving gamers a peak at the lovely visuals and turn-based combat that await them as one of the leaders of a Viking caravan making their way through harsh lands.

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Beware friend and foe in Avadon 2: The Corruption, out now for PC

Avadon 2 The Corruption (Mac, iOS, PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Spiderweb Software’s latest role-playing game has hit the download circuit. Avadon 2: The Corruption is now available for Mac and Windows PC on GOG.com, Steam, and the official website. Picking up where The Black Fortress left off, players must not only fight off invading foes after the fall of the fortress but also stave off an impending civil war in Avadon. In addition to new quests, weapons, and artifacts, The Corruption also adds a new class, the Tinkermage.

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Clockwork Empires calls players to manage a colony, battle Cthulhu

Dungeons of Dredmor developer Gaslamp Games has announced their next title, Clockwork Empires. Set for a spring 2014 release, the Linux, Mac, and Windows PC colony builder/management sim follows a Colonial Grade civil servant of the Empire sent to spread its reach and fortune in a new world. Players will have access to steam-powered machines, settlers with their own skills and ambitions, and the ability to go online and share powerful tech with other Imperial pioneers. Beware: progress too far and “Unthinkable Horrors” will arise to attack the colony (see: Cthulhu).

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The arena awaits! Action RPG Forced now available on Steam

Forced (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Indie developer BetaDwarf’s latest action RPG Forced has hit Steam for Mac, Linux, and Windows PC. In an arena with up to four players or solo in a single-player campaign, players will be able to choose one of four distinct gladiators to battle waves of enemies and navigate trap- and puzzle-filled arenas. Players can also mark their targets, allowing them to later consume the marks to activate skills or deal more damage.

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New Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition screens, wallpaper, music

Baldurs Gate 2 Shadows of Amn Extended Edition (PC) Oct Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Beamdog has released a slew of new material for Overhaul Games’ next Baldur’s Gate updated re-release, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. In addition to the dozen screens posted, the media section of the official site now hosts new 10 wallpapers and three new music samples.

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Metro: Last Light – Chronicles Pack launches for consoles, PC

Metro Last Light (360 PC PS3) Chronicles Pack DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 7

The final downloadable pack for Metro: Last Light, Chronicles Pack, has launched today for 360, PC, and PS3. The single-player pack includes three new missions that run parallel to Last Light’s story and feature characters that Artyom encountered along the way. Players will be able to see how Polis sniper Anna attempted to save Artyom from Reich forces, how Pavel broke free from the Bandit Lair under Venice, and how Khan and Ulman made it through the tunnels of Polyanka.

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