Bringing a Slice of Gaming Heaven to the Macintosh
of Developers to Publish Seven Mac Titles
TX, October 25, 2000 – Gathering of Developers (www.godgames.com) is making
heavenly contributions to the Macintosh. The developer-driven computer and
video game publisher is supporting the Macintosh with the upcoming release of
three titles and the development of four more games for 2001. This year,
Gathering will publish Macintosh versions of third-person action/adventure
title Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K2, 3D action/adventure Viking game Rune, and
fast-paced, 4×4 off-road simulation, 4×4 EVO. In 2001, Gathering will release
Oni, a third-person action/adventure title followed by Tropico, a 3D building,
strategy/simulation game, FLY! 2001, the sequel to the
technologically-advanced general aviation simulation FLY! and Shadowbane, a
massively multiplayer, role-playing and large-scale strategy game. 4×4 EVO and
Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 will be released simultaneously on October 27th while
Rune will ship to stores on November 15th. Take-Two Interactive?s Jack of All
Games will distribute all seven games in North America.
continue to support the Macintosh with several of our triple-A titles
including Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, 4×4 EVO, Rune and Tropico, said Harry
president of The Gathering.
of Developers’ Mac Titles:
Reality’s 4×4 EVO, a fast-paced, 4×4 off-road simulation, puts virtual drivers
behind the wheel of their favorite real-world SUV and/or light truck. 4×4 EVO
takes gamers for a rough off-road ride through a total of 15 courses, each
with its own distinctive design, music score and difficulty level. In addition
to contending with the other vehicles, players will be challenged by a
collection of variables such as gates, trees, and tractors in junkyards or
on-coming traffic in construction zones. 4×4 EVO will utilize both the new
Sega.com network and GameSpy?s ?peer-to-peer? technology to support Internet
multi-player options between three platforms – Sega Dreamcast, PC, and Mac.
The Mac version will support up to eight players over the Internet or a LAN.
Reality?s FLY! 2001 is the sequel to the technologically-advanced general
aviation simulation FLY! FLY! 2001 expands upon FLY!’s top features and
includes new and expanded 3D models, aircraft, scenery, new elevation scenes
and higher resolution images. Like its predecessor, FLY! 2001 will feature a
global flight area, worldwide digital elevation terrain model, true satellite
terrain imagery, and ultra-realistic cockpit and avionics systems, detailed to
each aircraft’s original configuration. FLY! 2001 will also include more
points of interest, improved visual effects, dynamic environments and thorough
tutorials, instructions and assistance for beginners. FLY! 2001 will land in
stores in March 2001.
Metal: F.A.K.K. 2
Entertainment’s Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 (Federation Assigned Ketogenic Killzone)
is a third-person 3D action/adventure game based on the sequel to the
explosive and groundbreaking animated film, Heavy Metal. Featuring artwork and
music from Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal 2000 movie, the game is set in the
Melting Pot Universe thirty years after the movie leaves off. The player
controls Julie, also known as the StarStrider, as she fights to defend her
Eden2 from the marauding Gith Industries despoilers. Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2
combines Tomb Raider-esque exploration and puzzles with a unique fighting-game
style combat system.
is a third-person 3D action/adventure game developed by Bungie Software. Oni
tells the story of Konoko, an elite cop and one-woman SWAT team whose approach
to fighting crime is a devastating combination of rational calculation and
fighting fury. She is also a woman divided and haunted by oni (‘ghosts’ or
‘demons’ in Japanese). Oni seamlessly blends hand-to-hand martial arts combat
and gunplay into a single, new full contact 3D-action hybrid. Oni will be
available in January 2001.
is a 3D game of intense action and adventure, steeped in a blend of Norse
mythology and high-fantasy. Developed by Human Head Studios, Rune transports
gamers into the Dark Ages, when the Vikings were the conquerors of a cold,
dismal world and paganism ruled all of the northern lands. Taking on the role
of Ragnar, a rugged young Viking warrior, players are challenged to fight off
Nordic creatures and uncover an evil perpetrator who is annihilating the
Viking population. Rune combines combat and exploration, with a colossal story
line and an active environment, to recreate a period in history characterized
by savagery and the sword. Rune is based on Epic Games Unreal Tournament game
engine and is being co-developed with Mac specialists, Westlake Interactive.
Studios’ Shadowbane is a massively multiplayer game, designed to allow up to
tens of thousands of gamers to gather online and play simultaneously.
Shadowbane’s persistent, immersive world combines role-playing and large-scale
strategy gameplay. In Shadowbane, players are challenged to carve out their
destiny in a world blanketed by political unrest and torn apart by storms,
disease, starvation and an endless war. Brutal warlords have assumed control
of the land and a dark age has descended upon mankind. Shadowbane’s design
adds a large-scale warfare system to the completely functional role-playing
game, allowing players to unite, form armies, build kingdoms and conquer
virtual territories. This twist gives rise to a new realm of gameplay – guild
politics and siege warfare. Shadowbane will be released in May 2001.
Software’s Tropico is a 3D building, strategy/simulation game coupled with
Latin American political intrigue. In Tropico, players take on the role of
newly instated dictator of a remote Caribbean island and are challenged to
build a path of progress for a nation mired in poverty, civil unrest and infighting. Based on their economic vision, gamers build hotels, mines,
factories, and over 100 other structures. Diplomacy and politics will factor
in Tropico, as players must pacify various internal factions and external
threats. If the island?s growth is well planned, the player will have plenty
of money to buy the peoples? favor and ensure prosperity. If growth is poorly
planned and the economy falters, the population may revolt, forcing the
to institute martial law. Tropico will be released in March 2001.
Gathering of Developers
in Dallas, TX in January 1998, Gathering of Developers is a developer-driven
computer and video game publishing company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ: TTWO). The company’s mission is
to be the worldwide leader in the development and delivery of commercially
successful computer and video game software designed for a range of platforms.
The company’s pioneering partners are industry leaders and proven hit makers
3D Realms, Epic Games, PopTop Software, Ritual Entertainment, Terminal Reality
Inc and Edge of Reality. For more information visit Gathering of Developers
Web site at http://www.godgames.com.