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Wednesday, July 18, 2001
 
Apple Profiles Destineer, Bold
10:57 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Even as they blow the minds of Macintosh users at the expo, Apple has taken a few minutes to post yet another addition to their gaming pages; a profile of Destineer, the company formed by former Bungie member Peter Tamte with the goal of both bringing Microsoft titles to the Mac as well as creating original games for multiple platforms. Destineer's Mac titles will be published under the label "Bold." The Apple profile includes numerous quotes from the Destineer staff, as well as mini-previews of such titles as Age of Empires II, Flight Simulator and more. There are also some extremely vague hints about future titles Destineer will be creating. Here's an excerpt:

Not only will Destineer release ports of games available for other platforms, but it will also be creating original content that is currently under tighter wraps than the Star Wars prequels and Matrix sequels combined.


  “We are developing our own technology from the ground up,” Tamte affirms, “and, although this technology will run on a variety of machines, it will be especially good at delivering visually astounding experiences on a Power Mac G4 with NVIDIA GeForce 3 graphics.”


Destineer currently employs 12 people to handle the conversion work (most of which is being handled by Westlake Interactive (Age of Empires II) and Green Dragon Creations (Links LS 2002)) and develop new content, but Tamte expects that number to grow to 40 next year and likely hit 80 within two years, which is good news for anyone wondering what kind of resources the company will have to draw from for Mac games.

For more information and glimpses of Destineer's future releases, check out the article.

Apple Profiles Destineer


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