Tropico 5, the latest entry in the dictatorship simulation series you know and love, was officially released for Mac and SteamOS on September 19th. The game was developed by Haemimont Games and published by Kalypso Media.

Tropico 5 for Mac is packed with new gameplay features, artwork and the promise to take the experience to the next level. It also introduces cooperative and competitive multiplayer for the first time in the series’ history. While I liked Tropico 4, I felt it was missing some more depth to make it enjoyable in the long run. Will Tropico 5 change this? You will have to wait for our official review!

Kalypso Media announced the good news while also explaining that the PS4 version will be delayed until 2015.

Tropico 4 Mac

Embrace your inner dictator and begin your dynastic rule as El Presidente, carefully plotting, coercing and glad-handing your way to complete control of the Tropical Isle, all while laying the framework of continued rule through the Eras with the all-new Dynasty System.

As a side-note, I find it interesting that more and more developers are dealing with the Mac platform directly, instead of using porting companies such as Aspyr or Feral. In this case, Tropico 3 and 4 were both ported by Feral Interactive, while Tropico 5 was handled directly by the original developer.

This probably means less business for porting companies but on the upside, this could also mean more and more traditional developers realize the importance of MacOS and Linux ports. But could that be because of the promises of SteamOS? What’s your take?