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Wednesday, July 12, 2000

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Mac Simon 3D Clarification
10:41 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Yesterday we reported that Simon the Sorcerer 3D was not being made within Headfirst studios; instead it is being handed off to a German software developer named Epic. We were curious why they weren't taking advantage of the NetImmerse engine (which Headfirst used to create the game), since one of this engine's features is cross-platform compatibility. Headfirst was nice enough to provide a little clarification on the issue:

Epic are actually doing both games [Simon 3D and Simon the Sorcerer II], we've got some sort of licensing agreement going on which means they can release some of the StS games on the Mac (not sure of the fine details though).

There is indeed a Mac version of NetImmerse, but Epic decided to write their own rather than paying the licensing fee to use the engine - good for them I say!

Very interesting indeed. So we can expect to see both Simon II and Simon 3D in the future! Unfortunately for Mac users, since the ports are not being done in-house, it means the games will be delayed for some time after the PC version is released. We will keep in touch with both Headfirst and Epic and let you know once more information is available.

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