Trine 3 beta for Mac, Linux now available

Published On October 5, 2015 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Frozenbyte’s Trine series has produced some of the most gorgeous and engaging Mac games we’ve seen over the past few years, and Trine 3 appears to be no different. The original Trine got an A rating from me back at that old place at which I worked, as did its sequel, Trine 2. Trine 3, however, was met with some derision upon its initial release due to its deviation from the 2D puzzle/platformer heritage and its apparently short length.

But is that fair?

I’ll find out soon enough, as there’s no way I’m missing Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power, despite all the negative Nancys out there. However, I’m not going to do it right away. You can, if you want, because the beta is available now via Steam for $21.99. There’s no time like the present to sink your gaming teeth into the online and local co-op play, some apparently ridiculous puzzles via The Lost Pages collectibles, and the newly 3D setting that looks to really bring the gorgeous Trine landscapes to vibrant life. Kind of like this:

Trine 3

Click on that. Make it big. Check it out.

I’m eager to get back into that world, but I’m going to hold off for a while; not because of the beta status, but because I’m pretty sure Apple will be announcing the 21.5″ Retina iMacs this month, and I’ll be getting one. I’d rather hold on starting up new games until I have a machine that can handle them better than my current 8-year-old iMac which is giving me too disk integrity errors to want to do much of anything on it.

If you, however, are going to play the beta (or have played it on another platform), I’d love to hear what you think.

For more information on Trine 3, visit www.trine3.com.

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