September saw the release of two more consumer titles, Risk 2 and Wheel Read the rest of this article for more details on Westlake's amazing year. Be sure and enjoy the fruits of their labor!
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
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!