Video game publisher PlayFirst today launched the Macintosh version of its breakout hit downloadable PC game, Diner Dash. Originally created to target middle-aged female casual gamers, the title has exhibited universal appeal, at one time becoming the most downloaded game at major online game sites.
Developed by gameLab, Diner Dash is a puzzle game that has players assume the role of a former stock broker named Flo as she quits her day job and grows a fledgling roadside diner into a five-star restaurant.
Diner Dash represents a new generation of popular downloadable games and is a perfect fit for the creative and inventive community of Mac owners,” says Edelman. “Mac users can now experience the original animation, fast-paced gameplay and compelling storyline that have made Diner Dash a number one hit.”
The game was ported for Mac using Apples new Mac OS X Tiger, which, according to Ron Okamoto, Apple’s VP of worldwide developer relations, is being increasingly adopted by game designers because of its advanced graphics capability, ease of use, OpenGL performance and Xcode development tools.
Available on more than 250 sites and in 10 countries worldwide, PlayFirst games can also be found through channel partners such as Big Fish Games, Boonty, iWin, MSN Games, Oberon Media, RealArcade, Shockwave.com, Trymedia Systems and Yahoo! Games.
Diner Dash, compatible with Macintosh computers running OS X 10.3 and above, is available now from PlayFirst’s website at www.playfirst.com. All PlayFirst games are available for a free trial before purchase and a full version of the game can be downloaded for $20.