One of the hottest indies of the year just gave us a pleasant surprise. Without any notice, Supergiant Games just released Pyre for Mac.

Supergiant Games may ring a bell. That’s because they’re the team behind Bastion and Transistor, two world-class indie games. Expectations surrounding their third game were high and everyone wondered how good it could be.

Pyre was finally released last week and critics were unanimous, it was great. And I was very upset that only Windows and Linux were supported. But Supergiant was secretly working on the Pyre for Mac, which was released on August 3rd!

I like how Engadget describes it:

Pyre is an awesome sports game masquerading as fantasy heroics.

In Pyre, your character was banished from civilization and the only way to come back is to win competitive matches in sacred courts. The same rule applies to all other outcasts and you’ll have to lead your party of three to victory.

Everything you need to know about the MacOS version

The game’s minimum system requirements are the following:

  • OS: 10.7.5
  • Processor: Dual Core 3.0ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB VRAM / OpenGL 2.1+ support
  • Storage: 7 GB available space

I had the chance to briefly play it on my 27-inch iMac and the game run without issues. The requirements aren’t that high, and as Supergiant clearly went for original aesthetics instead of super demanding, most modern Macs should be able to handle it.

I only suggest you make sure you have at least 1 GB of video RAM (even if your graphics card is integrated and not dedicated).

You can download Pyre on Steam.