Virtual Programming Ltd. is developing a version of "MindRover-The Europa Project" for the Mac platform. MindRover is a strategy/simulator where users create intelligent robotic vehicles and then test the design in battle. The game features 3D first person gameplay and an extensive choice of custom parameters for the robots. According to Virtual Programming:
Virtual Programming Ltd are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Cognitoy
to bring their highly acclaimed "Intelligent Robot Simulation/3D strategy game" MindRover - The Europa Project" to the Mac.
This is a new genre that encompasses the depth of play found in strategy games with a new concept in player control. You get to program the intelligence of robotic vehicles.
Once you have chosen a challenge, equip your vehicle (hovercraft, wheeled or treaded) with various sensors, movement components, and weapons. Then program the behavior of your vehicle in a graphical interface where you wire the components together and set their properties. Then let it go in the arena and watch how it does. You can stop the competition and tweak your vehicle at any time until you really like what it does!
You can find more information about the "MindRover-The Europa Project" development at the Virtual Programming Ltd. Web site. MindRover will be available in Q4.