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Monday, January 15, 2007
Will 2007 Be A Good Year For Mac Gaming?
8:44 AM | Cord Kruse | 11 comments

A recent Joystiq article offers comments from Mac game developers about the potential for game sales in 2007. With the fallout from the switch to Intel chips largely behind them and a growing number of Mac owners, some developers expressed optimism about the coming year. The article also delves into the possibility of popular Mac companies making games for the iPhone.

Ian Lynch Smith, president of Freeverse told us, "Everyone else in the industry ran for the hills. That's why there were very few releases last year versus the year before." His brother and vice president, Colin Lynch Smith, remained positive, saying, "2007 should be a great year for [Mac] games."

David Stephen, head of Feral Interactive, said the "outlook is decent" for this year. "We're benefiting from growth in Apple's installed base," he added. Stephen also looks forward to the thinner number of competitors, saying the few remaining game companies "[make] it a little less competitive."

All of the companies we spoke with are excited about the iPhone, but none think they'll be able to make iPhone games. Colin Lynch Smith said, "We know nothing. ... My guess is that it'll be a closed system. I hope it'll be an open system. ... We'd be very excited to write games for the iPhone."

Stephen echoed the statement saying, "The Macintosh is an open platform. The iPod isn't. I don't hold a great deal of hope that the [iPhone will] be an open platform."

Check out the full article at the link below.

Mac Joystiq: 2007 Games Rebound, iPhone Uncertainty

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