MindRover for Mac
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UK-based Virtual Programming recently announced they are porting another acclaimed title to the Mac, MindRover - The Europa Project. This award-winning game from Cognitoy is dubbed an "intelligent robot simulation" in which players must equip and program their robots to complete various challenges. The title takes place in fully 3D gaming arenas set on a space station on Europa, a moon of Jupitor.
Here's more about the gameplay from the official MindRover web site:
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!Virtual Programming expects MindRover to be available for the Mac in Quarter 4 of this year. Much more information is up on the official MindRover site if you're interested.
IMG also chatted briefly with the company's Paul Lesurf about their other projects. He confirmed the historical strategy game Europa Universalis II would be available this year, maybe as early as October.
Payback, the game inspired from Grand Theft Auto, is very close to being done. They expect it to be Gold Master (meaning final and ready for duplication) this week and also will have a demo available for players to give the game a try.
TZAR: The Burden of the Crown, an empire-builder with multiplayer support and a map editor, hit just a few snags but should be ready sometime next month. For more on all of these titles, check out the Virtual Programming webpage.
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