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Monday, December 18, 2000
 
Westlake's Year 2000 In Review
10:38 AM | Toby Allen | Comment on this story

Westlake Interactive has written a small article reviewing their busy year. They have ported many of the A-list PC games, and certainly are one of the main "movers and shakers" of the Mac gaming community. They have ported 14 games this year, including Deux Ex, Rune and The Sims, while expanding their staff to eight full-time employees. Here are some highlights:

September saw the release of two more consumer titles, Risk 2 and Wheel
of Fortune. Also in September, another programmer was added to Westlake's
staff when we hired Jesse Spears, a long time Mac game programmer who
worked on several of the Harpoon series.


What is October? That is the question answered by the release of
Jeopardy, the Mac version of the wildly popular game show. This month
also saw us finish up two hybrid simultaneous-release games for Hypnotix
(creators of Deer Avenger), when we shipped Bass Avenger and Daria's
Inferno.


In November, we gave action fans another treat with Star Trek: Voyager -
Elite Force. And just to keep the Sims players busy, we also released the
expansion pack Livin' Large.


To round out the year in December, our final game of 2000 was Rune, the
Viking hack & slash game based on the Unreal Tournament engine.


Westlake shipped fourteen games in 2000 (with a staff of eight!),
breaking our previous record of twelve games in 1999. Over the last three
years, Westlake has developed 31 Mac games, and we are looking forward to
continuing to bring the best games to the Mac.


2001 is already shaping up to be another banner year, as work has begun
on several new games - Escape From Monkey Island, Monopoly Casino, and
Tomb Raider: Chronicles, plus some unannounced secret projects!

Read the rest of this article for more details on Westlake's amazing year. Be sure and enjoy the fruits of their labor!

Westlake Interactive's Year 2000 Review
Westlake Interactive


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