We were taken in by the The Bureau earlier this year - not in the for-questioning sense, but in a four-stars-out-of-five-glowing-review way. As the always sharp-suited Ludwig put it, "The Bureau: XCOM Declassified feels immediate and inclusive as a strategy game, relying more closely on your rapid-fire commands than the bursts of your rifle. The odd hybrid is far from being fully evolved, but it's well suited to further study."
TransGaming Publishing and Distributing Sci-Fi Tactical Shooter from Renowned Game Franchise
TORONTO - Dec. 3, 2013 - TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V:TNG), a leader in global interactive digital media, in partnership with 2K, today announced The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, is now available for Mac. As an expansion of an ongoing partnership between TransGaming and 2K, TransGaming will publish and distribute the Mac version of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a daringly different blend of the strategy and action genres.
TransGaming utilized its industry-leading software translation technology, Cider, to bring the game to the Mac platform. Cider allows PC-developed games to be ported to Mac OS X platforms with minimal cost and development resources, and has been used to bring numerous AAA games to Mac that were only previously available on consoles and Windows PC platforms.
"We collaborated with 2K to deliver the same intensity that fans have come to expect from The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, now for the Mac platform," said Vikas Gupta, CEO of TransGaming. "With sole publishing and distribution rights for the title on Mac, TransGaming continues to solidify its position as the leader in the Mac gaming market with an impressive game portfolio and our innovative Cider technology."
Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified tells the origin story of the underground XCOM organization and its clandestine war against an imposing alien threat. As a third-person tactical shooter, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified delivers a new experience using the classic XCOM formula by taking players out of the familiar god-like view of strategy games and dropping them into the boots of special agent William Carter in the thick of combat. Using Carter's "Battle Focus" ability, players control squad mates and launch calculated attacks in order to advance and gain the upper edge. As the last line of defense, the player's every command can mean the difference between life and death for Carter, his squad and mankind.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is now available for purchase on the Mac App Store and will be available for Mac soon on Steam by Valve®. To download assets for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, click here.
About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world. From engineering essential technologies for the world's leading companies, to engaging audiences with truly immersive interactive experiences, TransGaming fuels disruptive innovation across the entire spectrum of consumer technology. TransGaming's core businesses span the digital distribution of games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes, and the connected living room, as well as technology licensing for cross-platform game enablement, software 3D graphics rendering and parallel computing. Visit us at http://transgaming.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K's stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier's Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.
*According to 2008 - 2013 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through October 2013.