Gangster sim brings prohibition-era Atlantic City to life on Mac

Ever watch HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and wonder what it would be like to run with Nucky Thompson and his crew? Now you can find out. Though it's not directly related to HBO's popular television series, Kalypso Media has announced the release of their turn-based strategy game Omerta: City of Gangsters for the Mac.

The game puts you in the role of an immigrant fresh off the boat, who finds himself in Atlantic City, NJ in the 1920s. You work your way up through the criminal underworld, becoming boss of your own gang and eventually leading your own crime syndicate as you work your way towards controlling the entire city.

The game was released earlier this year for Windows, but this marks its Mac debut. It was developed by Haemimont Games, whose credits include Tropico 4 (which recently saw a Mac release courtesy of Feral Interactive).

Kalypso claims the game features an historic accurate recreation of Atlantic City and its landmarks like the world-famous Boardwalk, spread across 20 maps. There are 15 different characters you can control and a role playing game-style system for developing characters and managing their equipment. In addition to the single player game, there's competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.

Peter Cohen

Managing Editor of iMore, Mac and gaming specialist and all-around technologist. Follow him on Twitter @flargh

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Gazoobee says:

Wow, does this look boring. Why would anyone want to role play this?