TransGaming has announced an agreement with video game developer
BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts, to enable Jade Empire Special
Edition, for the Mac. TransGaming’s digital distribution portal,
GameTree Online (, will make the title
available immediately to the Mac community for purchase via direct

Jade Empire Special Edition is set in an ancient and mysterious world
where players can choose to act as a noble hero or treacherous
villain by following the path of the “Open Palm” or the “Closed
Fist.” Players will face powerful human and supernatural foes, learn
magical martial arts and weapons styles, and discover the darkest
secrets of the world. Jade Empire Special Edition engages users with
its rich story line and optimizes the gaming experience with
graphical upgrades, enhanced resolution and exclusive content.

Jade Empire Special Edition for Mac was made possible using
TransGaming’s CiderT Portability Engine, that acts as a “wrapper”
around the game software, enabling it to run on Intel-based Macs.
The partnership extends TransGaming’s publishing and developer
network and offers both parties a revenue-sharing model related to
Mac game sales.

“The addition of Jade Empire Special Edition to GameTree Online
illustrates the commitment TransGaming and leading developers like
BioWare have in serving the Mac gaming community with high quality
games,” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “Our
Cider technology allows us to rapidly enable and deploy high quality
games and Jade Empire Special Edition is another example of the
exceptional calibre of games we are pleased to be delivering to the
ever growing Mac gaming community.”

Jade Empire Special Edition is rated “M” for Mature. To download and
play the Mac version today, visit