|[9:00 AM] Mac Gaming News - Terminus Released For Mac, PC, & Linux Simultaneously
by Cory Harrison
Today, Vatical Entertainment and Vicarious Visions released Terminus for Macintosh, PC, and Linux. Terminus is a space oriented shoot-em-up game. This title deserves special attention due to its comprehensive cross-platform compatibility, as well as its status as a simultaneous release for all three platforms in one box. Not many companies treat Mac and Linux with the same respect as the PC version. The game was over 3 long years in development, and boasts some impressive features:
- Vast online multiplayer action
- Single player campaign
- Persistent universe and real-time economy
- Available on Macintosh, Windows, and Linux all in one box
- Gameranger support on Macintosh
According to Vatical Entertainment:
It had been thirty years since we first discovered the alien technology. Centered on the Jovian moon Callisto, it fell like mana from heaven. Eagerly, we sought out the alien plans and copied them, revolutionizing intra-solar travel. A new age of prosperity dawnedor so it seemed. Who could have realized what would happen, afterwards?
Outer colonies formed, commercial stations were built and the solar economy thrived. The United Earth League [UEL] struggled to control its colonies, but ties to Earth became less important. Pirates hidden in the Asteroid Belt attacked more and more and friction between the UEL and the now powerful Mars Consortium hit an all-time high.
A trigger, a spark, was all that was required to plunge us into bitter war...
For more information on Terminus, head to the Terminus Web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: Mac gamers who are into this kind of game need to go out and buy it! They also need to register as Mac users so that the company knows where some of their money is coming from. Vicarious Visions worked very hard to make this a simultaneous release, and it is up to us to show them we want their product! It can never be overstated that the best way to get more Mac games is support Mac gaming companies.