November 8, 2011 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] Louisville, Kentucky - An official client for the classic text-based MMORPG 'Alter Aeon' is now available in the Apple Mac App Store. This client sets a new standard for real-time text based gaming, with graphical maps and other GUI support in addition to the traditional command based interface. Keeping true to the genre, these graphical elements remain unobtrusive and do not compromise the text-based nature of the game.
"Solid support for multiplayer text based games has traditionally been lacking on the Mac platform," says Alter Aeon developer Dennis Towne. "While generic clients do exist, they often lack critical features or are of low quality. Our client finally brings the full Alter Aeon feature set to all Mac users."
The Alter Aeon game world is a realm of magic and monsters, with five character classes and over 250 spells and skills available to players. There are more than 300 quests which detail the world and provide paths for advancement, as well as single player areas for casual gamers and arenas for PvP combat.
Alter Aeon began as a single online server in early 1995, and has been under active development for more than 16 years. Originally designed with a purely text-based interface, it now features a graphical user interface when using the official client, but still retains a fully functional text-only interface for the blind and visually impaired. Freed from the need to produce a fully graphical world, the developers have focused on outstanding gameplay and storylines, creating an extremely large and detailed environment for players of all skill levels.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 1.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Alter Aeon 1.090 is free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.
Altered Aeon Productions originally started in 1997 as the ISP Dentinmud Internet Services, and in 1999 began focusing exclusively on development of the Alter Aeon MMO. Since then, the company has found a solid niche creating real-time games which both the blind and sighted can play, forming a bridge between two previously isolated gaming communities. Copyright (C) 1997-2011 Altered Aeon Productions. 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.