From Bungie Software, the makers of Pathways Into Darkness

Somewhere in the heavens...they are waiting.

BOSTON-August 2, 1994-Bungie Software, makers of the most advanced computer
game on the Macintosh, Pathways into Darkness, today unveils its new
action-adventure game, Marathon, which features the fastest, most realistic
playing environment on the Macintosh.  Like Pathways before it, Marathon has
been written native to the Power Macintosh, and will ship as a "fat app",
providing optimal performance for both 68k Macintosh and RISC-based Power
Macintosh computers.

To take advantage of the Power Mac's capabilities, the technology in Marathon
is state-of-the-art. Textures cover all surfaces in the Marathon world: walls,
floors, ceilings and objects. Unlike traditional 3-D game designs that employ
polygon graphics, Marathon's real-time texture mapping, dynamic lighting
effects and active panning stereo sound create a startlingly life-like physical
setting. An original, digital soundtrack heightens the intensity of play in
more than 45 levels, and Marathon's automapping feature tracks your every move.
Up to 8 people can play together over a LocalTalk, Ethernet or ARA network.

Marathon is set far in the future on a colony ship in outer space. A science
officer on the mission, you are the last hope for defending the ship as hostile
and intelligent aliens prepare to destroy every living thing. Marathon provides
the player with amazing futuristic weaponry, introduces a multitude of
horrifying creatures and traverses hundreds of miles of terrain over multiple
elevations, all depicted in high resolution graphics. The Marathon engine is
sophisticated enough to create non-orthogonal spaces, resulting in
arbitrarily-shaped rooms. In another breakthrough, the aliens utilize a
dynamic-sensing artificial intelligence that makes them fiendishly clever
adversaries. The game's surreal environment stimulates all the senses,
enveloping the player in situations that reek of evil.

The game is designed to run on an 8-Bit (256 color) Macintosh with system
6.0.5 or better, 3 megabytes of RAM and a hard drive. Among its features are a
functionally-designed interface and a special "performance mode" to make the
game run faster on slower computers. Marathon has a retail price of $69.99 and
will be available this summer at most local retail stores or through mail order

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