May 25th, 2000
BEENOX STUDIOS inc. is proud to announce a new major release of its role-playing game creation software for Macintosh: the Coldstone Game Engine. This new version takes the creator to a higher step in game design with the introduction of a new feature, NEVER BEFORE SEEN in a game or scenario development tool on the Macintosh: a multi layer graphic system in the map engine allowing the creation of breath taking environments. The user can add realistic nature elements like trees, rocks, lakes and mountains as well as 3D rendered houses and furniture. The 32×32 pixels grid worlds are over! Like always, the map editor comes with all the flexibility you need to quickly understand and master this new feature: sample maps and stamp pictures, updated contextual help and user manual. A new stand-alone tutorial game is also available to download from our web site if you want to see what Coldstone can do by yourself. It includes a demonstration of the map engine and the mouse navigation engine. Note that there is a full demonstration game (with a bunch of new graphics, maps as well a story line) in development at Beenox that will be released this summer.
Take a look at the new map editor with layer support:
Here is some screenshots of the tutorial game:
Who said Macintosh is not a gaming platform? Make your own killer game, now.
– “ColdStone is a very cool tool for the Mac gaming market. There are so many creative people using Macs and a tool like this really opens the market up to smaller developers who do not have the resources to develop a game engine of their own, but have everything needed to create a very exciting game.” – MacObserver ((http://www.macobserver.com/)http://www.macobserver.com/)
– “Coldstone…WOW! […] After hearing about Coldstone I was instantly excited. You will not be disapointed!” – MGSN-Mac Game Shareware News
– “Now you can make that killer RPG that has been bouncing around in your head with little or no working knowledge of programming. Introducing the ColdStone Game Engine. Welcome to a new world.” -www.HappyPuppy.com
5 cows out of 5 – Tucows Network (www.tucows.com)
5 stars out of 5 – Version Tracker (www.versiontracker.com)
5 joysticks out of 5 – MacGameFiles (www.macgamefiles.com)
The pre-release price has been fixed to as low as 30 US$ for one license.
Related links (please note the change of the documentation link):
Beenox web site: (http://www.beenox.com/)http://www.beenox.com/
Coldstone Game Engine Download: (http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/cgepack.sit)http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/cgepack.sit
Coldstone Tutorial Game (stand-alone macintosh game): (http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/cgetutorial.sit)http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/cgetutorial.sit
English Documentation: (http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/coldstone_doc_en.sit)http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/coldstone_doc_en.sit
French Documentation: (http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/coldstone_doc_fr.sit)http://www.beenox.com/Images/download/coldstone_doc_fr.sit
Lead Programmer, Beenox inc.