Kalypso Media’s Omerta – City of Gangsters is now available for Mac via Steam or the iTunes Mac Store.
The Mac version offers the player the opportunity for cross-platform multiplayer functionality between Windows PC and Mac, along with full support for Steam Cloud Saves on both platforms. Omerta- City of Gangsters drops players into Prohibition-era Atlantic City as they fight to take over the city through means both legal and illicit. Strategically conquer the city block-by-block by buying, building or bullying the competition, then pull off daring heists in turn-based tactical combat.
Omerta – City of Gangsters is a simulation game with tactical turn-based combat. Taking the role of a fresh-off-the-boat immigrant, with dreams of the big life, the player will work his way up the criminal hierarchy of 1920’s Atlantic City, New Jersey. Starting with small jobs, his character recruits a gang and expands his empire by taking territory from other gangsters. Eventually he establishes his own crime syndicate and becomes the de facto ruler of Atlantic City.
The player strategically manages his business and his minions in a real-time format, slowly but steadily increasing his influence over the city. The player sends his henchmen out on missions ranging from assassinating an informant, to raiding a warehouse, springing a friend from prison, robbing a bank or attacking a rival gang’s hideout. Nobody is above the law in Atlantic City, so it always helps to have a little cash handy to bribe a policeman or pay off a politician.
The turn-based combat in Omerta – City of Gangsters focuses on the tactical command of “The Boss” and his henchmen. Cover and stealth are essential parts of any shootout in the game. Finding the best vantage point to gun down an enemy, while taking cover from a hailstorm of bullets, can be just as satisfying as sneaking quietly behind a foe and taking him down.