MacPlay, a subsidiary of United Developers, has announced that its real-time strategy (RTS), role-playing (RPG) game Sacrifice for Mac OS X and OS 9 has officially gone gold master and is in production for a pre-holiday release.

Sacrifice provides a truly fresh approach in the 3D RTS genre, allowing players to act as both commander and combatant over huge, real-time generated landscapes in single or multiplayer modes. Sacrifice serves up over 50 of the most fantastic creatures ever seen in interactive combat scenarios and offers "versatile and imaginative spells" that can be cast throughout the course of the game.

"We are pleased to meet our commitment to the Macintosh community by bringing Sacrifice to the market in time for the holidays," stated Mark Cottam, president of MacPlay. "The game is an exciting and unique experience, and we are positive that it will be a hit with action, RPG, and RTS fans alike."