As Mac OS updated to X Lion, the number of Mac developers has grown in the recent years. This change is also reflected in the games world. It looks as if more and more developers have started to realize the importance of Mac games in the market, especially for mobile platforms such as iPhone and iPad. Here’s a roundup of 10 awesome games in the Mac app store.
If you haven’t bombed the pigs with those cute birds, you need to have a try immediately. It is more than just a game; it is a fashion trend. There are so many by-products such as Angry Birds T-shirts, Angry Birds stuffed toys and etc. You are going to have fun when you bomb those pigs.
It is a game to guarantee the survival of birds. You are going to destroy those green pigs who have stolen the eggs with angry birds with different destructive powers. It is a test of your strategy and aim.
Plants vs. Zombies
This is a funny and addictive game that has achieved huge sales in the app store. The early stage of the game is simple: you must plant seeds, collect sunlight and tend a garden which is your only defensive wall against waves of zombies. You have to decide which plants to use to fight with the undead from different directions.
As the game moves on, it gets crazy. Countless zombies from brain-eaters to pole-vaulters and even Michael Jackson lookalikes begin to swarm around you; you can choose sunflowers to accelerate sunlight production or use other plants to shoot, chomp, freeze and block them. It is an addictive tower-defense game to play.
The Incident is a fast-paced, retro-style action game. Run, dodge and jump your way to safety as an angry rain of just about everything in the world falls and builds a mountain of platforms for you to climb up, up… up to the source of it all.
It is easy to pick up but hard to master. It’s very addictive and a totally new game play concept. It’s loaded with power-ups, power-downs and collectables. Try to beat the game, and then try to unlock all the achievements. No one said getting 500 coins would be easy.
Braid is played by solving physical puzzles in a standard platform game environment. It combines original time-bending puzzles with thoughtful music and a beautifully unique visual style that stands out in the gaming world.
You jump and stomp to defeat the enemies in each level, and can collect keys to unlock doors or operate levers to trigger platforms. Your unlimited ability to reverse time and “rewind” actions, even after dying. The game is divided into six worlds, which are experienced sequentially and can be entered from different rooms of your house; you can return to any world previously visited to attempt to solve puzzles.
This is one of the most interesting and funny games you will ever play. Hedgewars is a turn based strategy game but the real buzz is from watching the devastation caused by those pesky hedgehogs with their fantastic weapons – sneaky little blighters with a bad attitude!
Chopper 2 is one of the best selling games in the Mac App Store. Chopper 2 features 36 action packed missions over 12 unique and beautiful locations. It has a completely re-written 3D game engine, all new enemies, weapons, graphics, and missions, while still retaining the classic side scrolling game-play.
You have to defend a train from enemies emerging from underground mines. Use your laser sight to line up enemies emerging from stairwells in the city. Chase down lines of enemy tanks and choppers while avoiding heat seeking missiles, gunfire and bird strike. Help your allies defend against advancing armies, and rescue stranded civilians, all while trying to complete your mission as fast as possible for the highest score.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Have you dreamed of being a racing car driver? Try this game to experience the ultimate speed. It is a thrilling car racing adventure without any traffic concerns. All you need is to drive as fast as possible. You can drive on the tracks in LA, Tokyo, Bahamas and etc.
Most importantly, there are gorgeous cars for you to choose, from BMW M6 to Audi R8, from Lamborghini to Aston Martin. You can collect them in your garage and change their appearance as you like. The game has 11 leagues with 55 matches. You can play online or offline with 6 people maximum. Are you the fastest driver?
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
This is one of the most fascinating war and shooting games. It is a shooting game with a tense storyline.
Your enemy is a Russian who takes control and tries to start a military coup in the Middle East. Your duty is to stop this international destroying plot. What attracts most is you can try different roles with different weapons. It puts you into the battle like never before, just as if you are involved into a real modern battle.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars is one of the most popular games among users. It has a memorable story background: hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen into battle against the ruthless Sith; You play as a Republic soldier who’s ship has been attacked by the Sith and you have had to make a crash landing on the planet Taris.
As you desperately try to find Bastila, the faithful Jedi destined to destroy the Sith, you need to get off this rock and eventually face the evils that afflict the entire universe. But your destiny isn’t just laid out in front of you. You decide whether to become a dark Sith or noble Jedi, and this depends on what choices you make within the game.
Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization
Civilization 4: Colonization is part of the Civ4 strategy series, in this version you play as one of four European nations determined to explore, colonize, and conquer the New World.
Civilization games offer complex strategy and warfare options and endless hours of entertainment. It is a must have strategic game.
The above are some of the best Mac games in the App Store. For Mac developers, games are a huge market to demonstrate their talents. Essentially speaking, games are an interaction of animation. With the fast development of HTML5, it is beneficial for Mac developers to have conversion tools like SWF Decompiler for Mac. Those kinds of tools are both helpful in flash to HTML5 conversion and decompiling SWF to source files.