TopWare's Assets Purchased
9:34 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
TopWare is not a familiar name to Mac gamers, but it was set to become one, as developer e.p.i.c. Interactive has plans to bring almost the entire catalog of their games to the Mac OS, starting with Earth 2140 and moving to Gorky 17, Knights and Merchants, and Earth 2150. In early February we brought you the news that TopWare had shut down due to financial troubles. Now it seems another publisher has taken over the reins, with the odd name of Zuxxez Entertainment.
A report on The Adrenaline Vault confirms that Zuxxez Entertainment has purchased the rights to several of TopWare's games and a 51 percent interest in their Polish development team. They also took over various titles that have yet to be published, including World War III: BLACK GOLD, the fourth title in the series begun by Earth 2140.
Earth 2140 Demo
At this time it is unclear how this might affect e.p.i.c.'s plans to bring older TopWare titles to the Mac OS; we have contacted both teams for more information. e.p.i.c had previously indicated that the shutdown of TopWare had caused problems for some of those ports, specifically the port of Gorky 17, so hopefully this purchase will allow them to negotiate the contracts previously put on hold. The article also reveals that TopWare was working on sequels to both Knights and Merchants and Earth 2150, so hopefully these will be added to the list of titles that e.p.i.c is working to port to the Mac OS. If you'd like to check out Earth 2140 for Mac, be sure to grab the demo from MacGameFiles.
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