Virtual Programming has announced a clutch of Mac games ports.

The company is preparing to release Virtual Grand Prix 2 for the Mac this month. It's also preparing Player Manager 2003; Another War; Europa Universalis II; Project Nomads; and Fuel. Most of the games are scheduled for release in the first quarter of this year, with Project Nomads slated for later in the year.

Virtual Grand Prix 2 for the Mac is a port of a state-of-the art game of that name originally released in France. It combines both arcade and full-simulation modes. A demo is available for download from the company's Web site.

Player Manager 2003 is a football-management game built on a new 3D engine set in the UK football divisions. Managers have to deal with player's abilities and temperaments in a game which combines sporting action with in-team relationships.

Adventure game Another War takes place during World War 2 in Nazi-occupied Europe. The game offers an elaborate, Catch 22-inspired story line as the lead character works to rescue his friend from the Nazi horde. The game offers a Baldur's Gate-like interface with 2D graphics. Uniforms, weapons and equipment are all historically accurate. The game offers atmospheric sounds and effects, the company claims.

Strategy and conquest title, Europa Universalis is a historical strategy game simulating world history from 1492 to 1792. Players adopt the role of one of the major nations of the era, controlling diplomacy, economy, warfare, exploration and colonization.

Originally released for X-box, Fuel has been described as the "motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon". It is a racing game offering five different vehicles and eight different characters in a wide variety of environments and terrains.

Project Nomads details are scarce. It is described as "a unique 3D game set in a fantatic world in the sky".