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Multiwinia released for Mac

Last week I wrote a post about a great deal from Ambrosia Software, which has now sadly lapsed. But the the silver lining to that cloud is that with the end of the sale comes the release of an all-new Mac game: Multiwinia!

Multiwinia (Credit: CNET Networks)

Last week I wrote a post about a great deal from Ambrosia Software, which has now sadly lapsed. But the the silver lining to that cloud is that with the end of the sale comes the release of an all-new Mac game: Multiwinia!!

Multiwinia is a ferociously fun real-time strategy game with cool stylistic graphics and challenging gameplay. Those of you who have played Darwinia, also from Ambrosia, will recognize the scenery at once, but that's where the similarity ends.

Multiwinia

Make sure to run through the tutorials to find out how to select and maneuver your Multiwinians.

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Multiwinia is a geometrically-shaped 3-D land populated by the two-dimensional stick men from Darwinia, except now they're not fighting against a rampant computer virus; they're fighting each other in battles to control Multiwinia.

Your role is that of the General--tell soldiers where to go once they spawn, organize them into better-fighting, but slower-moving battalions, and zoom around the battlefield to plot your next move. There are six game types with more than 40 maps, and you can choose single player against the computer or go online and jump into any of a number of games against real players.

One of my favorite game types challenges you to move a giant statue back to your base.

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I should point out that people who have Windows have a head start with this game (released 9/19/2008), so make sure to get some practice in and jump on a server to show those guys who's boss! The free trial has some game types and maps disabled, but you'll be able to get a good feel for the action. The full game costs $19.

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