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Glider... Fly a paper airplane through houses avoiding obstacles and collecting gold stars. Non-violent. A great game for children.

Note: The commercial version of Glider available in the MAS is an updated version of the classic Glider Pro application developed by John Calhoun. His classic version is still available for free and is linked to above as an alternate download.

What's New

Version 1.0.4:
  • Fixed an issue with the (pesky) grease

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Xenophile Member IconComment+693
Xenophile
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Another great game for children: fold a piece of paper into a paper airplane, and fly it around objects in the room!

It's also over 100x cheaper than this silly game.

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Version 1.0.4
Umaromc Member IconComment+722
Umaromc
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What I'm not getting is that this publisher's website, "softdorothy", doesn't mention the author's name and the AUTHOR'S website, http://homepage.mac.com/calhoun/Glider%20PRO.html states that Glider PRO is FREE with links to downloads for the OS X and OS 9 versions.

You can play for free online as well since one Mark Arenz teamed up with Calhoun, the game's owner after Cassidy & Greene went under, to create a FREE, Flash-based version; http://www.ridiculopathy.com/games.php?gamename=glider

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Version 1.0
Adreitz
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This game is not Glider Pro. I haven't tried it yet, but from the screenshot it looks like a reimagined version of the original black & white Glider 1.0 from the late 80's. I used to play that game on my dad's SE/30!

Adreitz
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Just forgot to mention that "Soft Dorothy Software" was the (fake) publisher's name that calhoun used in the about box of the original Glider program. I don't believe it was used in any of the later versions. Also, calhoun has always been very modest about publicizing himself, putting his name in lower case and generally being hard to find anything out about. (According to Wikipedia, he's also currently working for Apple, which might have something to do with it.)

Mac007
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The only link that works is the second one.

Noraa Member IconReview+57
Noraa
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It's alive! Perhaps not free anymore (but for $1.99 - can you really complain?), but works on Lion, has high-res graphics, and is just generally awesome. Ahh, nostalgia is wonderful

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Version 1.0
Mac007 Member IconReview+198
Mac007
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Nice little game from the past but it tends to run a little jerky on my Intel MacPro with OS 10.7.2 and 7GB's of memory. Since this is only version 1.0 I'm hopeful it will improve.

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Version 1.0
Neutralzone Member IconComment+180
Neutralzone
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Description is inaccurate...I remained addicted to this game long after childhood! :) Nice to see it back.

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Version 1.0
Misha Member IconReview+1789
Misha
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So cool to see this still running great under Mac OS X 10.6.4. A blast from the past!

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Version 1.1.0
MacUpdate-Trevor
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No longer running on Mac OS X 10.7 since it's PPC only, but word is that it's coming to iOS. I can't wait. This one was one of my favorite games as a kid.

MacHacker Member IconReview+1
MacHacker
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It makes me sad that Cassady and Greene needed to go bankrupt. They had Pieces of the best mac software EVER. And im just glad to see this again on my OSX - Even free!

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Version 4.0
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Anonymous
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cool game. i like it very much!

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Version 4.0
Nano Member IconComment+0
Nano
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Two different browsers reported a faulty link
& no download even started. The browsers were Safari & Internet Explorer.

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Version 4.0
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Anonymous
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I've been playing this since childhood, on an old LC II, but know it's for OSX! This is great guys, you should at least try it. (I still have the floppy discs from the old version!)

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Version 4.0
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Details

Downloads 47,514
Version Downloads 162
Type Games / Simulation
License Commercial
Date 22 Jun 2014
Platform OS Classic / Intel 64 / OS X
Price $0.99