Sid Meier Stories January 19, 2015

Sid Meier’s Starships, a new interstellar strategy game, heads to Mac & iPad early this year

2K and developer Firaxis today announced Sid Meier’s Starships, a new interstellar strategy game arriving early this year on Mac, iPad and PC. The game extends the sci-fi universe introduced last year in Civilization: Beyond Earth, the latest title in Sid Meier’s Civilization series.

The Starships press release describes gameplay as taking “the role of a fleet commander after the age of the Seeding, and tasking them to lead their starships across the universe to defend planets against various enemies, grow their empire, and usher in a new age of peace in the galaxy.” That includes turn-based combat with customizable starships and dynamically generated missions.

Not only will Starships borrow from the universe of Civilization: Beyond Earth, but players with both games will also find integration between the two that 2K says “will enhance and expand the depth of both game experiences.”

“When designing Starships, I was intrigued by the idea of exploring the next chapter in the story of Civilization: Beyond Earth. What happens after we colonize our new home and eventually build starships to take to the stars? What has become of our long-lost brothers and sisters from the planet Earth?” said Sid Meier, director of creative development at Firaxis Games. “My goal was to create an experience that focuses on starship design and combat within a universe filled with interstellar adventure, diplomacy, and exploration.”

2K says the game will arrive sometime in early 2015 for Mac, PC and iPad. Screenshots are below:

Sid Meier Stories January 24, 2013

GOG adds 10 classic titles to Mac catalog including Fallout 2, Alpha Centauri, and Postal 2

In October 2012, online game retailer GOG.com announced it would bring a large portion of its classic game catalog to Macs starting with more than 50 titles. It has since added many more titles for Mac gamers, and it today announced the addition of 10 new Mac games including popular titles like Fallout 2, Sid Meier’s Colonization, and Postal 2.

This grouping of games has award-winning titles in practically every genre. For strategy games we see the works of industry legend Sid Meier’s in Alpha Centauri, and the hard to find expansion pack “Alien Crossfire”, as well as Sid Meier’s Colonization. Conquest of the New World, a historical strategy sim, is also added in today’s release. For fans of pulse-pounding action,Freespace, Terminal Velocity, and the controversial Postal 2 are sure to delight, while RPG lovers are well taken care of, with Fallout 2and Ultima 7 now fully supported for Mac operating systems.

A full list of new games is below:

GOG.com, the digital distributor of the best games in history for both PC and MAC, has added Alpha Centauri and the Alien Crossfire expansion,Fallout 2, Legend of Grimrock, Sid Meier’s Colonization, Postal 2, Ultima 7, Freespace 1,Terminal Velocity, Conquest of the New World, and the Blackwell Bundle are now officially supported by GOG.com, bringing the total of Mac games to just shy of 100.

Sid Meier Stories October 29, 2012

Gamer Bundle: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Civ V, four more, just $30

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Stack Social’s got a solid gamer bundle headed by two great Apps: Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare and Civ V.

The 6 Mac Games Include:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ($40)

Featuring a tense storyline, filled with plot twists, the title thrusts players into battle like never before. With amazing special effects, including rim-lighting, depth of field, texture streaming and character self-shadowing, players are enlisted into one of the most photo-realistic shooter experiences imaginable.

 

Civilization V ($50)

Sid Meier’s Civilization V Mac reinvigorates the classic turn-based strategy genre with an astonishing new engine built from the ground-up. Players are introduced to an entirely new combat system, deeper diplomatic interactions and a cavalcade of expanded features that deliver a fully immersive experience providing hours of entertainment as players build and defend their empire on their quest to become the greatest ruler the world has ever known.

 

Company of Heroes: Complete ($30)

Company of Heroes redefines real time strategy gaming by bringing the sacrifice of heroic soldiers, war-ravaged environments, and dynamic battlefields to life. Beginning with the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, players lead squads of Allied soldiers into battle against the German war machine through some of the most pivotal battles of WWII.

 

Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy ($55)

Battle for Normandy faithfully recreates the experience of tactical land warfare in Western France during World War Two. This is quite possibly the most versatile, genuinely accurate and powerful battlefield simulation to date.

 

And Yet It Moves ($10)

And Yet It Moves is set in a unique world, made of ripped paper. Within the paper collage, you can jump, run and last but certainly not least: rotate the world. Learn how to apply the physical consequences of rotation to master the many tricky situations you may encounter.

 

LIMBO ($10)

Created entirely in black and white, LIMBO has often been spoken of in terms of gaming art. Hauntingly beautiful, yet also philosophically provocative. LIMBO features a gameplay mechanic that has come to be known as “Trial by Death” in which the player must die in-game in order to discover the solutions to the puzzles set before him. In the event of this, the player spawns at the last save point and must use what he has learned if he hopes to find his sister and get closure on the events set before him.

 

…game on!

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