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Cythera_Installer.sit (6.73 MB)
MD5: 0738bbd05bd6d685af98c1f39f9f4a07
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

From Ambrosia Software's description page:

Cythera casts you as the legendary saviour of a violently divided nation. Sensing the impending downfall of the King, the ruling houses of Cythera struggle for political power in the ancient land. Some will stop at nothing to seize control.

While the houses labor to increase their own power, the neutral mages struggle for a higher consciousness and the betterment of humanity. They envision a world free from treachery and deceit. These students of the magick arts anxiously await the return of Alaric's mystical powers, as well as the end of the land's deadly slide toward chaos. But even they are unaware of the underlying tragedy which prepares to strike the land.

Registration details:

Name: HotSix
Copies: 6

Architecture: 68k PPC


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, February 17 - 6:48am

To me, this is one of the best RPGs for the classic Mac, period. It's Ultima VII in disguise. Too bad it wasn't as successful as it could have been, had they not continuously delayed the release until 1999.

Elyus's picture
by Elyus - 2018, July 8 - 8:44pm

I agree; it's so sad that Ambrosia has faded away. Back in their heyday, they were a pretty big part of classic Mac gaming.

Despite its age, Cythera retains a fairly active community of fans at the Cythera Web Board on Ambrosia's forums. Not to shamelessly self-promote Tongue, but I figure anyone looking into Cythera may also be interested in checking out Cythera Guides for a lot of other useful information.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2018, June 28 - 8:10am

Ambrosia Software used to publish some great RPGs. It's a pity they disappeared, almost overnight. Sad

Jormungandr's picture
by Jormungandr - 2013, July 2 - 1:57am

My favorite ppc mac ambrosia game