February 15, 2012 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - Independent game studio, Spaces of Play today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Spirits 1.0.1, their award-winning puzzle game title for Mac OS X. Spirits is available on the Mac App Store at an introductory price of $7.99 (USD) for the first two weeks. The regular price will be $9.99.
Players guide leaf-like spirits through the game by reshaping its world. Spirits can be transformed to blow wind, build stairs, dig away ground, or block wind. Each level allows different skill combinations, challenging players with constantly unique puzzles. With its soothing wind physics, beautiful graphics and orchestral soundtrack, Spirits has a calm and poetic atmosphere to it.
Spirits is a first-class citizen on the Mac. Rather than simply porting it over pixel-for-pixel from iOS, all 42 levels have been completely redrawn by hand. The game supports any resolution natively up to 25601440 pixels, making it look stunning both on a 11" MacBook Air and a 27" iMac alike. The controls offer multi-touch trackpad support for zooming, scrolling and panning.
The Mac version also lets players take screenshots of their own creative solutions and share it on Twitter. As on iOS, there are online ranks for each individual level and a global game rank. Following feedback from player reviews, we added a new fast forward feature that allows to speed up the game and quickly try out new solutions. The fast forward is visualized by a dazzling glow effect.
Praise and Awards for iOS Version:
"Art so beautiful it could have been lifted from a Miyazaki movie." - Kyle VanHemert, Wired
"When the wind physics start to do their thing, the experience is pretty magical." - Mike Schramm, TUAW
"There are a number of titles out there that really ooze that special 'indie magic', and Spirits is one of them." - Blake Patterson, Touch Arcade
"Winner of the IndieCade Best Aesthetics Award" Culver City, California, USA - 2010
"IGF Best Mobile Game - Honorable Mention" San Francisco, USA - 2011
"Indie Game Challenge Finalist" Las Vegas, USA - 2011
"Sense of Wonder Night Selection" Tokyo, Japan - 2010
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 83.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For the first two weeks, Spirits 1.0.1 is offered at the introductory price of only $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.
Spaces of Play is an independent game studio based in Berlin, Germany. The company creates games for Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with a strong focus on original ideas, gameplay and polish. Copyright (C) 2012 Spaces of Play. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.