NEW GAME "MARATHON" SUPPORTS POWER MACINTOSH 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 catalogs. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Power Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. PowerPC is a trademark of IBM Corp., used under license therefrom.