Aquaria finally sees release
We first saw the dreamlike underwater adventuring of Aquaria way back in January at Macworld, and now, finally, Ambrosia has released the game for the Mac. It got pretty rave reviews on the PC, and the concept sounds like some great fun: you play an underwater dweller who can swim around in 2D while casting spells, singing magical songs, and just generally exploring a vast underwater world full of secrets. The graphics are simple but lush and beautiful -- looks like one of those games you can play to cleanse your palate in between the gritty urban wars of Fallout 3 and Gears of War 2.
The game itself is $30US which, even though it's huge and comes with a level editor for even more playability, is a bit steep (especially with the glut of great games we're about to get this Fall and Winter). Fortunately, there is a 30-day free trial version available. And it's definitely the kind of thing we'd want to encourage anyway -- even though the port is coming a little (OK, more than a little) late, having innovative, well-done games like this on the Mac is good for all of us.
Deals of the Daymore deals
Software Updatesmore updates
- Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 available, bringing new characters, physics and more
- Agile Partners releases Lick of the Day 2.0
- Google announces new Hangout app to hit iOS today
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Update 14.3.4
- Pixelmator 2.2 available with over 100 new features and improvements
- DabKick for iPhone lets you share photos, watch videos and now listen to music in real-time