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Friday, August 3, 2001

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Simon 3D for Mac Official
9:31 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Thomas Stiedling of e.p.i.c. interactive has passed along official confirmation that they plan to publish a Mac OS version of the adventure game Simon the Sorcerer 3D. This game has been greatly delayed both on the PC and Mac platforms, but e.p.i.c. plans to have the Mac version complete in September.

The long delay for the PC version (which was declared "gold master" in November of 2000) seems to be due to the fact that the game was subsequently dropped by its US publisher Southpeak Interactive and put on hold by the UK publisher Hasbro. The delay obviously gave e.p.i.c. the chance to catch up with the PC version, as they plan on releasing the Mac version soon after the PC release.

Here's the update from e.p.i.c.:

e.p.i.c. has acquired a license from Headfirst Productions to bring Simon
The Sorcerer 3D to the Apple Mac. The PC version has not yet been released
but should come late this summer. The Mac version of Simon's adventures in 3D
are scheduled for a September release.

Once upon a time, there was a teenage Sorcerer called Simon . Little did he
know that they were all laughing at him behind his back, because he thought
that a pony tail, red cloak and pointy hat were dead cool. Anyway, it's now
the twenty-first century, and Simon has returned, this time in glorious
3D-o-vision. Tragically, he still thinks that sporting a pony tail, red
cloak and pointy hat is a cutting-edge fashion statement - a post-modernist
juxtaposition of form against function. The people still laugh at him.

You can find more info on Simonīs latest adventures in 3D in the projects
section. You can also check out the prequel Simon The Sorcerer II there.

Curiously enough, the PC version of Simon 3D was constructed with the cross-platform NetImmerse engine (which actually dropped Mac OS support last year) but according to past reports e.p.i.c. intends to re-create the title with their own 3D engine, thus avoiding engine licensing fees. For a trip down memory lane, be sure to check out our past articles on Simon 3D, as well as the e.p.i.c. web site and the official Simon 3D site.

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