Brandon Boyer

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Mac gamers may have finally gotten their big break: indie developer Bit Blot has announced that its debut adventure game, Aquaria, has made the jump to the platform nearly a year after the release of the PC original. For those that may have already forgotten, the game took home the grand prize at the 2007 Independent Games Festival, a well deserved award, as Bit Blot put together one of indie gaming’s most ambitious works that year — a sprawling, gesture-controlled underwater adventure that felt warmly familiar to fans of Metroid‘s incrementally revealed worlds.

What’s more, Bit Blot says the Mac version isn’t just a simple port:

Aquaria for Mac includes nearly a year of work in new features, bug fixes and improvements – bringing the version number up from 1.0.3 to a big shiny 1.1.0. With new and beautiful wide screen support; a new world map system complete with progress recording, location names, user-created markers and beacons, user-friendly improvements to the cooking system, changes to make puzzles more intuitive, additional graphics, auto updates, a built-in help system – and more! Even some of the music tracks got a bit of polish.

They add that while all of the new features and updates will eventually be coming to the PC version, they’re not in a great rush to release a patch as “a small gift to our patient Mac fans who have waited many months.”

Aquaria 1.1.0 for Mac Released! [Bit Blot]

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