There is no tutorial for Braid. There is no how-to, no walkthrough, and nothing more than a simple introduction of which keys to hit when you want to move. In fact, when you first start up the game it takes a few seconds to even figure out what you’re doing. How could a game like that be any fun?
The fact is, Braid is a blast to play, even though it breaks all of the rules. It’s also one of the more addictive games out there, and now it’s available on the Mac App Store. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s a great way to lose hours of your day, all while rolling time backwards.
Feeling lost yet? Don’t worry, we’ll explain after the jump.
It’s official: The Mac App Store is here, and with it has come a whole host of games for the Mac connoisseur. In the flurry of opening day, one game stood out to us as something that would be fun to try out, yet casual enough to pick up and play any time.
It’s called Garage Inc., and it’s the story of a nice guy in Chicago who decides he wants to open an automotive repair business. But then the mob gets involved and, well, we’ll tell you the rest after the break!
Hot on the heels of our recent roundup of blockbuster Mac games, I thought it would be interesting to see just how many of you do use your Mac for gaming on a regular basis.
In recent months, I’ve actually found my iPad to be the go-to choice for trying out new games and killing time. Although there are a vast array of games available for the Mac, I often find the high price point to be too much of a barrier. If I can instead pay $5 or $10 for a fun iPad game, I’m more likely to go for it.
Consoles certainly still rule the market when it comes to gaming, but more and more Mac users are finding that their machine is much better suited for gaming than they originally thought.
I’d love to hear what you think, so be sure to fill out our weekly poll and leave your own thoughts in the comments. Are you a regular Mac gamer, or do you prefer to stick to a dedicated console?
It used to be that if you wanted to buy a game for your Mac, you had to dig into the crates at your local CompUSA and find a version of Tetris that might work on OS 7. But now, Mac gamers are starting to be taken seriously, and there’s a whole world of to programs to buy.
If that wasn’t cool enough, we also have the Steam platform, making it simple to purchase games on the fly. But enough about that, let’s get into the good stuff. After the jump, check out some great, blockbuster games that are available to download and play on your Mac right now!
Steam, the popular PC gaming network from Valve, recently released a Mac client. Is this the beginning of the gaming revolution that Mac users have waited years to see or yet another disappointment? Read on to find out!
Today we’ll poke around the application a little, discuss how Steam for Mac performs relative to its PC counterpart and end with a brief look at a few of the games currently available.
With the recent release of Steam for the Mac, the platform is receiving some great press for becoming a far more usable gaming platform. But what if your Mac isn’t quite powerful enough to run the latest releases? Or maybe you don’t have the money to splash out on the latest blockbuster titles?
Today we’re rounding up over fifty games in a variety of genres, ranging from shooters to strategy. Best of all, they are all completely free. Who said the Mac wasn’t for playing games?
If you liked this be sure to check out our more recent roundups – 35 Hardcore Games for Hardcore Mac Gamers, 100 Mac Apps To Rule Them All, 50+ Free Mac Apps for 2012, as well as our new 2012 roundup of 30+ Great Free Games for Your Mac!
Gaming has come an awfully long way over the last decade, but many of us still have fond memories of the age of DOS based gameplay. Whether it’s to rekindle a sense of nostalgia, or enjoy some of the classic game story-lines, the ability to play DOS games on a modern Mac is something that many would find interesting.
Enter Boxer, a wonderfully designed OS X application for running these classic games on your Mac. Boxer is completely free, and takes away all the hassle of getting these old games to run. It even includes a few sample titles, and points you in the right direction to find more.
This how-to will walk you through the process of setting up Boxer, and explain where you can get your hands on a few classic titles to experiment with.
Who said that OS X isn’t a platform for gamers? Whilst we may still be a long way from being able to run all the latest game releases, a wide range of software with stunning graphics and compelling gameplay is available.
Today we’ll be taking a look at 50 fantastic games for OS X. Most of them are commercial (you’ll need to pay for them!), but together they showcase that the Mac is rapidly earning the reputation of a solid gaming machine. We’ve split them down into various categories so you can quickly see those that interest you most (action, puzzle, strategy etc).
Believe it or not, the Mac is catching up Windows as a platform for rich, immersive gaming. Whilst big budget games such as ToCA Race Driver 3 and Call of Duty 4 really push the envelope in Mac gaming, you don’t necessarily need to empty your wallet to enjoy an addictive game or two.
We’ll be taking a look at ten different games – each costing less than $20 – which can provide hours of entertainment. Apple create great tools for business, education and design – but there’s no harm in letting the big kid out now and then!