This is a discussion on Mac Games Here: within the Mac Games forums, part of the Mac Software category; Following the successful iOS release of Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar Games has announced Max Payne will be coming to iOS on April 12.
Following the successful iOS release of Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar Games has announced Max Payne will be coming to iOS on April 12.
The full classic Max Payne PC experience, Max Payne Mobile has been optimized for both iOS and Android devices and features HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity and user-customizable controls.
The game, originally published in 2001, is a third-person shooter focused on fugitive DEA agent Max Payne. Payne becomes a one-man vigilante, going after the mob, drug dealers and many others after his wife and daughter are murdered. The game uses graphic novels with voiceovers as cutscenes and was the first game to feature bullet time effects from The Matrix.
Max Payne Mobile on iOS supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad. Rockstar has not released pricing information as of yet.
Earth is under siege by the Strogg, a barbaric alien race moving through the universe consuming, recycling and annihilating any civilization in their path. In a desperate attempt to survive, an armada of Earth’s finest warriors is sent to take the battle to the Strogg home planet.
More importantly, unlike some older games that have recently been released as a campaign edition, without the multiplayer component, Quake 4 has full cross-platform multiplayer support, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Tourney, Capture the Flag, Arena CTF and DeadZone.
The game requires an Intel processor but has a generous list of supported video cards.
Gameloft released a teaser video for the upcoming N.O.V.A. 3 game which is rumored to be powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. This is the third installment in the N.O.V.A. franchise, which stands for Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, and picks up with Kal Wardin crash-landing towards Earth. Gameloft has been known for their console-quality mobile games and N.O.V.A. 3 doesn’t look to disappoint.
Not much else has been revealed about the game other than the fact that it will be coming “soon” to Android and iOS. Many mobile gamers are hoping Gameloft doesn’t decide to go freemium and completely ruin the franchise as they did with Dungeon Hunter. I guess we’ll have to just wait and see. Until then, enjoy the epicness of the N.O.V.A. 3 trailer below.
The screenshot above might look like the typical UI mess of an Android phone, but it’s actually an iOS reflex game called Slide To Unlock, in which the only goal of the game is to eponymously unlock slider after slider in all directions — up, down, left and right — but not through multiple dimensions, like time and space. It’s like a lock screen Simon.
Here’s a video of it in action:
If this looks like your speed, there’s not much to lose, short of $0.99 over at the App Store.
Coming Soon: Snacksss The First iOS Game By Dev Behind Everquest And Unreal Tournamet
I’m expecting some really cool iOS/Android stuff to pop out of indy dev First Post. The year-and-a-half-old startup is run by Jacob Robinson, the former art director at Sony Online Entertainment (who had a hand in forming legendary titles like the EverQuest series, DC Universe, Star Wars Galaxies and Unreal Tournament). It’s also completely self-funded, “which is not an easy thing to do at all,” says Robinson.
First Post’s debut game, Snacksss, may not exactly be the stellar breakthrough title one might have hoped for; the cartoony, Sonoran Desert-themed iPhone game has lots of pretty artwork but needs help in the gameplay department, which has the player listlessly flicking a hungry snake at rabbits ad nauseam.
But that doesn’t really matter — Snacksss is just the first item on the menu. Robinson says there’ll be a handful of smaller titles (Snacksss being the first) First Post will put out before the Really Big Projects they’re working on right now, which will focus on social gaming, are finished. He was coy about revealing what those big titles were, but hinted that one was a social word game.
Along the way, First Post is also assisting companies like Marvel, THQ and none other than the Harlem Globetrotters on their own titles.
First Post built Snacksss with the Unity engine, and will likely do the same with other similar games, which means they can be easily exported to Android or other platforms. Will first post make a big splash on iOS and elsewhere? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, your snake can eat bunnies (not a euphamism).
Btw, you’ll notice there’s no link to the game — that’s because it wasn’t up at the App Store as this post went live; we’ll add a link when the game is live.
Those MADFINGER guys are at it again! After their blockbuster third person shooter SHADOWGUN essentially became the poster child for console quality gaming on mobile, they’ve gone ahead and teased us with their next project: DEAD TRIGGER. MADFINGER has worked hard at optimizing their games to showcase the graphical prowess of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor as well as supporting iOS’s new iPad, and DEAD TRIGGER is no different. Featuring:
Stunning graphics with advanced lighting and post-process effects
Full 3D characters and environments with an unprecedented level of detail
High quality 3D audio and a lively music soundtrack
Character animations recorded using high-end motion capture
Spectacular ragdoll effects
DEAD TRIGGER drops you smack dab in the middle of the Zombie Apocolypse (and no, the game doesn’t begin in Miami) thanks to a deadly virus released by the corrupt elite. Headshot your way through the city in this action packed FPS featuring:
Enjoy the zombie slaughter in many different ways: blast ‘em out of existence with lethal weapons, blow them up with powerful explosives or chop off their limbs and let them die slowly
Shoot away their heads, chop off their limbs… kill them with creativity
Evolving zombie AI will keep you entertained
Follow the story or enjoy unlimited random missions
Load your gun and save the Earth!
Equip yourself with splendid high-poly realistic weapons
Utilise powerful gadgets including a laser amputator, blade chopper, baits, mines, grenades, radar and more
New online service from MADFINGER Games
Receive free updates with new missions, weapons, gadgets, characters and more
Don’t keep it to yourself: collect Achievements and show off on the Leaderboards!
Watch how your country is performing, compare it with others and unite together to clean the world!
Share your progress with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
DEAD TRIGGER will be released sometime next month for both Android (with special Tegra versions) and iOS, but fear not, we have some gruesome trailers to get your blood pumping.