Focus Home Interactive now offers a Mac OS X edition of Space Run, reminding us we
may not have mentioned the Windows release of the indie space strategy game a
couple of weeks ago. You can purchase the game through the
PASSTECHgames website, where they
offer a discovery trailer.
Here's a bit on the game:
A Space Runner doesn't just deliver goods from
one end of the galaxy to the other - you'll need a large dose of ingenuity,
intuition and ability to react if you want to complete the various missions you
are offered. But although your main task is to make intergalactic deliveries as
fast as possible while keeping your merchandise (and your vessel) intact,
countless external elements will come to hamper your progress: asteroid belts,
fleets of pursuing pirates and particularly nasty interstellar corsairs. the
threats are everywhere!
Load your cargo, charge up your laser cannons, shields and reactors and set out
on the missions that have been assigned to you. The construction phase of your
vessel will form the core of the gameplay: find the right balance of speed,
defense and firepower! The more successful you are, the higher your reputation
will soar, and this will be reflected in your bank account. This will enable you
to unlock new modules for your ship and additional upgrades to increase your
tactical options, either to embark on new and more dangerous missions or to
replay a mission to improve your score!
I really enjoyed this game. Put about 20 hours into it to complete it. It's not as deep as, say, Defense Grid, and it doesn't have a lot of replay value once you're done, but 20 fun hours for $12 or whatever it was... I'm happy. If you like tower defense you'll like this game.