by Jason Whong
Maybe if I play Slithereens, I can get the music out of my head. And what a coincidence! The first thing I have to talk about is:
I was hoping to announce it in November, but I am not going to complain about a December release of this rockin' game. Slithereens is new, hot, and wild! A crazy game for 1 or 2 players, and it uses Apple's InputSprocket, so all of you USB iMac people can rejoice!
Downloads are brisk, and everyone's talking about the 12th Ambrosia game (Jesse Liesch's first title with Ambrosia). We announced the release on The Mac Show, and it was a lot of fun.
Oh, and one more thing - it comes in colors. Ambrosia CD 2 comes in blueberry, strawberry, tangerine, grape, and lime, much like the new iMac.
Pricing is the same as usual - $10 US, or $5 with registration. Unlike the iMac, you can't choose your color - it's the luck of the draw! We're working out details on special 5-pack pricing right now. Watch our website for details.
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Incidentally, if you've got a Unix box with 200 free MBs of space and a fast connection, you can join the Ambrosia mirror club. Drop a line to the boss man if you're interested.
Macworld placed us in their Game Hall of Fame for 1998, also for EV Override. Please join me in hailing Macworld for their exceptionally good taste. Hip-hip hooray!
Meanwhile, we're keeping very hush-hush about this other site. Oh, did I just mention that, and link it? Oops. Well, you heard it here first. We never said anything.
We've got a QuickTime movie that's just under 6MB which really shows off how cool the game is. Check it out, if you've got the bandwidth.
Recently entering its sixth beta release is Cythera, the sleek RPG written by Glenn Andreas. With each new refinement, the game gets better and better! Zach Dunham is currently addicted to it, which is a good sign. Unfortunately, he is also a student, so he has his share of school and homework. But somehow, he has managed to get addicted, even with perfect attendance and good grades.
We also have another interesting tidbit for you -- we're collaborating with the Andrew Campbell, the author of the highly popular game "Battle Girl", on an upcoming project. Stay tuned, and keep your joysticks well lubricated.
That's it for now. Keep reading for more of what's in store.