Daedalic Days offers plenty for Mac gamers

Published On February 26, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

I’m telling you, if Daedalic Days were held just a few thousand miles closer to me, I wouldn’t miss it. Until then, I guess I’m good with the Grape Jamboree.

Held yesterday in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic Days saw the publisher announce many new games and update us on some previously announced titles, the majority of which are Mac compatible.

Deponia Doomsday

I’ll say straight off I’m disappointed there was no update on The Devil’s Men, an adventure game I’ve been eagerly anticipating since getting a demo at E3 a couple years ago now. But the game is still featured on Daedalic’s website, so we’ll assume all’s well with that project.

As for what they did discuss, we’ll let the press release do the talking.

Deponia Doomsday

Highlight of the event is the much anticipated fourth instalment of the adventure saga about Rufus and garbage planet Deponia. As a special surprise for the fans, Deponia Doomsday will be digitally released for PC and Mac, only one week after the event. Retail and console versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow later this year.

Crazy Machines 3

Daedalic Entertainment and FAKT Software announce Crazy Machines 3, the newest instalment of the award-winning physics puzzle series. Crazy Machines 3 is based on the successful Crazy Machines 2, with brand new gameplay and community features. Hyper realistic simulation makes it the most advanced and comprehensive Rube Goldberg style puzzle and physics game of all times. Crazy Machines 3 will be released in 2016 for PC, Mac and Linux.

Candle

Together with the Spanish developer Teku Studios, Daedalic Entertainment will release the puzzle adventure game Candle. Candle offers challenging puzzles and traps. The adventure’s most special feature however, is its unique graphic style: all characters and backgrounds are based on hand painted aquarelles, who give the game a unique atmosphere. Candle will be released for PC, Mac and Linux in Q2 2016.

Caravan

With Caravan, Daedalic Entertainment ads another independent game to its publishing line-up. Caravan is developed by it Matter Games, a Berlin based studio that belongs to the remote control group. Caravan will be released in Q2, for PC, Mac and Linux.

The Long Journey Home

Already announced is the space exploration RPG The Long Journey Home, developed by Daedalic Entertainment West under the creative direction of Andreas Suika. In this unique genre blend, the player has to find his long way home through many and entirely procedurally generated star systems, with little help from friendly (and not so friendly) alien races and scarce resources, save for his wits.

It all looks pretty sweet, an we’ll take individual looks at these titles as development progresses and more details are released. You won’t have to wait long for Deponia Doomsday, however; it’s scheduled for release on March 1st.

For more information on these and other great Mac-friendly Daedalic releases, visit www.daedalic.de/en/. Be sure to check out Bounty Train while you’re there; we had a very fun demo of that one, too.

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