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Tuesday, January 9, 2001
 
MacPlay President Named
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In a move that is sure to bolster gamers' confidence in the newly-revitalized MacPlay brand name, the company announced today that Diane Zammit would become the president of this game porting and publishing company. The MacPlay name was acquired by Ron Dimant's startup United Developers earlier this Summer, which was followed by the announcement of an extremely aggressive and exciting release schedule which includes such A-list titles as Baldur's Gate II, Giants: Citizen Kabuto and Starfleet Command II.


Here are excerpts from the press release:

MacPlay was pleased to announce today the
appointment of Diane Zammit as its new President. Zammit is the latest
addition to the high caliber MacPlay team that has been created over the
past few months.


Previously, Zammit had spent the past two years as Manager of Worldwide
Third Party Distribution for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). In that role, Zammit
guided and assisted key Macintosh developers with strategic marketing,
distribution, and channel initiatives.


Prior to joining Apple, Zammit was paramount to the success of the former
MacPlay (the dedicated Macintosh division of Interplay Entertainment Corp.
(NASDAQ:IPLY)), and, as Director of Marketing, launched best selling
Macintosh titles such as Descent, Virtual Pool, Conquest of the New World,
Star Trek Star Fleet Academy and Fallout.


"Returning to MacPlay as President is a dream come true," said Zammit.
"Strong market conditions preceded MacPlay's resurrection, and now is the
perfect time to return." MacPlay's CEO, Ron Dimant, is equally pleased. "We
are so fortunate to have Diane joining us," a delighted Dimant enthused.
"This is the only role that would convince Diane to leave Apple."


Formerly the preeminent force in the Macintosh games industry, the MacPlay
brand returned to the platform in the Fall of 2000. The goal of the
resurrected MacPlay is to redefine the modern Macintosh gaming experience by
marrying high profile game content to such core Apple technologies as Mac OS
X.

Thrilling news, and not the last announcement we expect to receive from MacPlay today; after all, this is the first day of Macworld Expo SF! Stay tuned to IMG for more coverage from the Expo. For more on MacPlay, be sure to read our interview with Mike Donges.

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'Myth III' Screen Shots?12:45 PM
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MWSF: GoD Blesses Macs in 20018:38 AM
 
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