By Ric Molina of Mac Gamer HQ
Sometimes, there are simply too many Mac games to cover! Believing that nothing is going on with Mac gaming because no one mentions anything would be a shame. To remedy that, here’s an overview of the most exciting Mac games I’ve discovered recently:
SteamWorld Dig 2 (coming Sept. 22): We might as well start with the one coming next. SteamWorld Dig 2 is a platform mining adventure about digging deep, gaining riches, and exploring an underworld filled with dangers.
Taking place between the first game and SteamWorld Heist, SteamWorld Dig 2 aims to improve a proven formula with key additions such as the ability to reassign cogs used to upgrade various gear, more fluid movements, more meaningful boss battles, and more.
Tannenberg (coming Nov. 16): From the creators of the first-person shooter Verdun, comes Tannenberg, another shooter set in WW1. Although this time the game takes place across the lakes, forests, and snowy plains of the Eastern Front – it was inspired by the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914, one of the most iconic encirclement battles in history.
Tannenberg will feature a fresh experience for new and veteran players alike, with new squads and weapons, open maps that give players tactical freedom, and a whole new 64 player game mode!
Tropico 6 (coming in 2018): From the creators of the beloved Crypt of the NecroDancer (one of the best Mac games out there) comes this building simulator set on Saturn’s moon.
In Industries of Titan, you get to design your own cities, build factories, and manage their economy. But you will also need to protect your cities by designing battleships and engage in tactical combat against hostiles. This game is an ambitious project and I’m glad to know it’s in good hands.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (coming in the first quarter of 2018): Remember how the original Pillars of Eternity broke records on Kickstarter raising close to $4 Million? Well, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire went with Fig instead of Kickstarter and raised nonetheless $4,4 Million. 400% of the initial goal.
It seems Pillars of Eternity 2 aims to improve and surpass everything the original did. Developer Obsidian promises amore reactive world (that will be influenced by your actions), new and returning companions, dynamic weather, and more. The original Pillars of Eternity is one of the best RPGs available on Mac and I can’t wait to see what Obsidian will deliver.
Sociable Soccer (coming — hopefully — by the end of 2017): Sociable Soccer is a new game from the creator of the super popular Sensible Soccer from the 90s. Sociable Soccer is a fusion of old-fashioned arcade playability and modern technology and aims to be fast, fun, easy to play.
This a really fast game where every second really counts. Now, we don’t know if Sociable Soccer will ultimately make it to macOS, but thanks to your efforts, it could.
Frostpunk (due by year’s end): “From the creators of the stellar This War of Mine comes Frostpunk, a city-survival game set in a frozen world. In Frostpunk, people have developed a steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold and it will be your job to create a city that can outlive it.
Frostpunk is about fighting the elements and facing tough ethical decisions as you form a society. The concept here sounds similar to This War of Mine’s, except Frostpunk will be a much bigger game. This War of Mine was built by 12 people; Frostpunk is being worked on by 60.”
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