Glider
Glider 1.0.1
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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 1.0.1:
  • Added a Quit button for those new to Mac OS apps.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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Umaromc commented on 01 Dec 2011
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
[Version 1.0]

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Adreitz replied on 01 Dec 2011
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!
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Adreitz replied on 01 Dec 2011
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.)
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Noraa reviewed on 01 Dec 2011
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
[Version 1.0]


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Mac007 reviewed on 01 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 1.0]


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Neutralzone commented on 01 Dec 2011
Description is inaccurate...I remained addicted to this game long after childhood! :) Nice to see it back.
[Version 1.0]


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Misha reviewed on 28 Jul 2010
So cool to see this still running great under Mac OS X 10.6.4. A blast from the past!
[Version 1.1.0]

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MacUpdate-Trevor replied on 27 Sep 2011
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.
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MacHacker reviewed on 16 Sep 2006
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!
[Version 4.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Sep 2005
cool game. i like it very much!
[Version 4.0]


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Nano commented on 02 Aug 2005
Two different browsers reported a faulty link
& no download even started. The browsers were Safari & Internet Explorer.
[Version 4.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
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!)
[Version 4.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
I love this game!
[Version 4.0]


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Version Downloads:627
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Commercial
Date:01 Feb 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price: $1.99
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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.


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