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Snowdog v1.0

Very cool - realistic (falling) snow. A single-level map, more to show off the snow than anything else (though the map plays fine, as a bonus) - requires Aleph One. Check this out!

Team Warfare v1.0

6 levels (well, one, with 6 variations). Two teams of VacBobs (green and blue), and two health options (normal, and pretty weak). You can start as a neutral player (nobody hates you until you start killing, but the blues hate the greens, and vice-versa), or on a team - action gets pretty frenetic with the final couple of options. A few bugs, but quite playable... see how long you can stay alive on the VacBob levels (without hiding)!

The Craft v1.1

A 12-level romp. Mapmaking ranges from very good to acceptable. The storyline is pretty simple, and missing a term or two (I missed a couple) won't hurt you very much. Gameplay is good, old-fashioned carnage. Kill stuff... kill lots of stuff. There's plenty of ammo, and sometimes you have a bunch of bobs to help you... but lots of times it's just your job to kill stuff faster than it comes at you. It gets harder near the end, too... I'm looking forward to seeing John Sumner's vidmaster films of this one. It's bundled with an older version of Aleph One (for MacOS 9) - but I didn't have any major problems using the current version. (If you DO decide to use the bundled version, be aware that it's older than the 3D model code added a bit ago - if you have models in your Aleph One folder, the bundled app won't launch.)

The Legacy Sampler v1.0

Two and a half years ago, Hamish Sanderson released Trojan: Legacy, a rather odd but extremely interesting little project. Today, Raul Bonilla (the man behind the Marathon 1 to Aleph One project) releases the Legacy Sampler for Aleph One. There are a few differences (the overhead map works, the HUD is different, terminals are green, not blue, The knife from Trojan has been incorporated), but for the most part, this port is faithful to the original, and plays quite well. Give it a whirl... and then go back and play the original (which, unfortunately, no longer installs on MacOS > 9.0 - one of these days, I'll build a new installer for it). The maze section is brilliant.