October 16, 2009 in Gaming (F)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Dingo Games has announced the Mac release of their swashbuckling epic The Three Musketeers: The Game. Available exclusively online, the game closely follows the plot of the original Three Musketeers novel. The classic adventure story and the rarely used setting of 17th century France make this game a unique experience.
Players take on the role of the young gentleman d'Artagnan as he sets off for Paris in hopes of becoming a Musketeer. Soon after arriving, d'Artagnan finds himself in duels with each of the famous three Musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. By fighting alongside them, he is able to prove that he has the heart of a Musketeer and is accepted by them as a friend. When the evil Cardinal Richelieu launches a plot to disgrace the queen, only d'Artagnan and his three friends can defend her honor.
Created by independent developer Dingo Games, the game features an old school top-down perspective with hand drawn 2d graphics. Players gather loot, duel enemies, fire flintlocks, and play mini-games as they make their way through the main story. In addition, numerous side-quests exist for players who want to explore the entire game.
It took 165 years, but this classic tale has finally been faithfully adapted into a video game. The Windows version is currently in beta and will be released shortly. A free demo is available at the Dingo Games website.
Dingo Games is an independent game developer located in Vancouver, Canada. Originally started by programmer James Sayer, Dingo Games became a husband and wife team when he married artist Kristin Wilson (now Kristin Sayer). The two met at a fencing club and through their mutual love of the sport they ended up developing the swashbuckling epic The Three Musketeers: The Game.