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Introducing Ronja, code name BlackRose: A computer hacker with a penchant for exposing unscrupulous organisations for what they really are. But Ronja gets more than she bargains for when she sets her sights on the notoriously secretive Osiris corporation. The further she digs, the murkier things become...learn the clandestine secrets of Ronja's past in this retro 1st person shooter.

Features:

  • Action-packed gameplay requiring a combination of stealth and brute force;
  • Cunning enemy AI;
  • The ability to dodge enemy bullets with acrobatic manoeuvres;
  • Levels that incorporate artwork more...

What's New

Version 1.0.4:

Please Note: The commercial version of this application is at 1.0.3 and is available through the Mac App Store via the 'Buy' link above. The demo version -- available through the 'Download Now' link -- is at 1.0.4.

  • "Buy Now" button now links you back to the Mac App Store
  • Sandboxing enabled

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.6

*Previously available here

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Herzelozde Member IconReview+2
Herzelozde
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For those who don't like reading, I'll say upfront that I really like this game! You can stop reading here if you like...

For those like me who like details, I must say this game feels really unique. The music is a nice combination of ethnic instruments with pulsating electronic beats, and it goes a long way in creating atmosphere and adding to the intensity of the game. The gameplay is fluid, and the enemies are actually pretty smart. I like how the story unfolds, and I think Patient X is a pretty cool bad guy too! Thumbs up from me

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babooshka Member IconReview+1
babooshka
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As far as tangible real world concepts go, the story behind BlackRose seems pretty crazy...but when you look at what's going on in the world today, I find it actually rings pretty true.

It's a first person shooter, but it's quite different from other shooters because it avoids the current trend of uncanny realism instead taking the user back in time to when playability was king. And in this regard, I can definitely say the gameplay is very much fun! Ronja (the main character) isn't mega sexy like Lara Croft, but she's no plain jane like (the original) Joanna Dark either...in the end, I actually came to quite like her style and attitude. She has all the standard moves you'd expect from this kind of game, but an extra ability I haven't seen in first person shooters before is Ronja's ability to dodge enemy fire with frontal and back flips. The camera switches to the 3rd person and pans around her when she does a flip giving you a nice view of her surroundings, then always rotates back to being directly behind her so the switch back to first person isn't disorientating. And the enemies are fun to play against - they surrender if you catch them by surprise, and even occasionally shoot one another. There is also a distinct difference in gameplay when you play stealthily and when you just spray bullets (I personally prefer the latter) which was enough to make the second play through a different experience than the first.

The dialogue is very good and well thought out, but there are no fancy voice-overs; all subtitles. I don't see that as a down-side though, but maybe others might. The music score is also very cool and adds to the intensity of the gameplay. Overall I'd say BlackRose is very much worth the price and maybe a bit more.

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Downloads 410
Version Downloads 35
Type Games / Action
License Demo
Date 09 Feb 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $2.99