Mac Tropico to Face Delay?
11:01 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
If you include PC news sites as part of your daily surfing routine, you might have noted the passing of Doug Myres, one of the founding members and senior staff members of Mac-friendly publisher Gathering of Developers. His tragic death at a very young age has been mourned by many members of the industry, both competitors and co-workers.
One of the projects the Gathering is currently working on for the Mac platform is the port of Tropico, a simulation of third-world dictatorship set on a tropical isle. Just released for the PC, this title from Pop Top has won praise from many a reviewer and previewer, and we're certain many of you are looking forward to the Mac port as well. This was initially scheduled to be released approximately a month after the PC version shipped. However IMG has learned from a prospective beta tester for the Mac port that testing for the game is expected to be delayed by about three weeks, as Gathering rearranges their staff and operations.
Gathering of Developers
Obviously no one should begrudge Gathering or Pop Top this delay, as the premature passing of Myres has obviously caused a major disruption for the company. We'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the Gathering staff and Myres' family -- as one of the few PC companies willing to consistently "risk" development for the Mac platform, all Mac gamers owe Gathering of Developers a serious debt. We'll let you know when work on Mac Tropico resumes, and bring you more concrete details from E3 late next week.
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