Duke Nukem 3D and Apeiron Arrive on Mac OS X

Ryan Gordon has released a Mac OS X version of Duke Nukem 3D, the classic first person shooter game. The 20MB file will install the game from the CD from either MacSoftis Mac version of the game or the PC "Atomic Edition" version.

Duke Nukem 3D was originally released in 1996. While MacSoft no longer sells the game, the PC "Atomic Edition" version can still be purchased direct from 3DRealms, the original developer, for $19.95.

Gamers without the full version of Duke Nukem 3D can still download the OS X patch and play the free trial level of the game. The OS X update is also available from MacGameFiles.

Apeiron X

Ambrosia Software, meanwhile, has Apeiron X, a Mac OS X version of its shareware action/puzzle game from yesteryear.

"During a port through the looking glass, the mirror shatters and your ethereal energy (you know, the stuff that allows you to get up and go to work on a Monday morning...) is trapped within one of the crystal shards. Immediately, the residents of the mushroom patch sense your presence. Lead by the Pentipede, this motley crew of mushroom patch misfits relentlessly hunt the crystal ( You! ), intent upon sucking out the trapped energy. The Pentipede is a sinister creature that has the ability to divide. So, if you think your troubles are over when you shoot this sneakered psycho once, you are twice as wrong."

Along with Mac OS X compatibility, Apeiron X features updated 16-bit graphics and other tweaks. Apeiron X is $15 shareware; owners of the original Apeiron can upgrade for $5.