Duane Johnson Joins MacPlay/Mumbo Jumbo
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Mumbo Jumbo has sent word that they have just hired the man that ported Descent 3 and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force to Mac OS, Duane Johnson. He will work convert certain PC and console games to Mac OS 9 and OS X. Johnson had worked for various companies in the past such as 3dfx Interactive and NASA -- yes, an actual rocket scientist. Here are the details:
DALLAS, TX -- February 19, 2001 -- Mumbo Jumbo announced today the hiring ofMacPlay and Mumbo Jumbo are certainly creating a powerhouse team of developers, and we can't wait to see what they come up with. Future releases from MacPlay include Baldur's Gate II and Sacrifice.
Duane Johnson to its Macintosh conversion team. Johnson will reprogram
best-selling games written for Microsoft Windows and game consoles for play
on Apple's Classic Mac OS, and the forthcoming Mac OS X.
Prior to joining Mumbo Jumbo, Johnson was a Macintosh programmer at 3dfx
Interactive. Before 3dfx, Johnson was an aerospace engineer for 15 years at
NASA, where he designed astronaut training software, and helped create the
docking target for the first US docking mission with the Russian space
station, Mir. During his final two years at NASA, Johnson converted
industry-leading games to the Mac OS, including Descent 3, Baldur's Gate,
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, and Tales of the Sword Coast, an expansion
pack for Baldur's Gate.
Johnson joins Mumbo Jumbo's world class team of game programming experts led
by Mark Dochtermann, President of Mumbo Jumbo. The team is currently
porting the blockbuster hits scheduled for MacPlay's stellar 2001 lineup.
"Duane brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Mumbo Jumbo's Macintosh
programming team. His in depth Macintosh programming skills will enhance
the team's ability to bring high quality product to market to meet MacPlay's
aggressive publishing schedule." said Mark Dochtermann, President of Mumbo
Jumbo. "We're also confident that Duane will greatly enhance Mumbo Jumbo's
ability to deliver Mac OS X versions of MacPlay's 2001 releases."
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