Text-based adventures aren’t exactly top sellers today. They haven’t disappeared, however – a massive online community creates, plays and discusses these games. Unfortunately, when you download a game, it’s not immediately obvious what you’re supposed to do with it. Spatterlight is an attractive app that opens Inform, TADS and almost any other format of interactive fiction – all with the sort of typography the ’80s didn’t offer and that makes it an app that every interactive fiction fan should install.
Organize your favorite retro games in style – then play them. OpenEmu is a long-awaited Mac exclusive that combines emulation for a dozen systems into a single, slick program. It makes browsing your ROMs a delight, and can run most of your collection.
Linux gaming has recently seen an increase in popular titles, but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t have good games before the arrival of Steam. Nexuiz is one of several such titles that remains a popular game to play on Linux for both old and new users.
In the war between PC and console gaming, the former is just assumed to always be Windows. But what about Mac? Sure, there isn’t a huge number of games available for Apple’s desktop operating system, but it’s not completely bereft of titles.