The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

TMO at E3 - Heavy Duty Game Design Software Announced for Mac

by , 8:00 AM EDT, May 17th, 2005

Sawblade Software announced Tuesday Power Game Factory, its game design software suite for creating side scrolling action games for the Macintosh.

Requiring no programming, Power Game Factory is capable of producing high quality games featuring a polished graphical user interface. Power Game Factory applies the latest technologies to the proven 2D platformer game genre; games made with the software can combine high resolution sprite graphics and realistic physics with authentic old school gameplay.

Game projects may be extremely simple, or they may feature hundreds of huge levels and hours of gameplay. There are no restraints placed on the number of levels, characters, weapons, and items in a game. Completed game projects can be compiled into self-contained, fully functional applications which users may sell without royalties or limitations of any kind.

Due to arrive in the Spring of 2005, Power Game Factory will ship on a CD bundled with the Greenland Invasion game project, which demonstrates the capabilities of the software. An included 6-step beginner's tutorial will help users get started with their own game design projects, while an exhaustive 190 page user's manual provides a complete reference. Also included are collections of extra level background graphics and game music. In addition, customers will enjoy free Sawblade Software stickers and a Sawblade Software product order form offering discounts on merchandise.

The company has not announced final pricing of the product.

Recent Headlines - Updated September 2nd

Tue,5:33 PM
MGG 517: Random Access Gab
5:12 PM
Last Chance for 8 Award-Winning Mac Apps for $39.99
5:00 PM
Apple’s Deal with Major Credit Cards Companies Has Hidden Value
3:34 PM
Samsung Taps David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider, and Kit for Smart Home Ad
3:19 PM
Apple: Celebrity Photo Theft Due to Compromised Passwords, Not iCloud Security
1:03 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-09-02
11:22 AM
Analyst: New iPhones Coming, Maybe an iWatch, too
10:13 AM
Report Claims iWatch Still in Testing, No Sept 9 Unveiling
8:50 AM
Apple Lands Digital Wallet Deal with Amex, Visa, MasterCard
Mon,5:52 PM
Apple Fixes iCloud Security Gap, ‘Actively Investigates’ Celeb Photo Theft
8:00 AM
Happy Labor Day
Sun,5:23 PM
How to Use a FLIR Camera to Steal a PIN Code, and How to Stop It
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!