Jesse Spears on Westlake, Future
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Italian site Games4Mac has posted an in-depth interview with Jesse Spears, a longtime Mac game author and (for a time) Westlake Interactive employee. During his time at Westlate he ported Escape from Monkey Island; however he has recently left that company to work on his own projects.
The Games4Mac interview (available both in English and Italian) covers a wide breadth of topics and is an entertaining read. Here's an excerpt about Spears' future plans:
G4M: Why you decided to leave Westlake? Will continue you the programmator job?As always you can find the latest information at Jesse's frequently-updated web site. Read the rest of the interview for more details, and thanks to Games4Mac for the update.
JS: I left Westlake to pursue a long term goal.
I've been trying to reach a point in my career that I can work on my own games: design them _and_ program them. An opportunity came up that gives me a good chance at realizing this goal, but in order to do so, I had to leave Westlake, and I had to do it _now_.
So....right now, I'm working full-time on Harpoon3 for DOS (it should work work just fine on Win95/98/ME...I'm not sure about NT/2K/XP yet).
If all goes as planned, this project will enable me to start working on my own new and original game designs in the next 6 months. Initially for MacOS/MacOSX and the various Win32 platforms (but also leaving open the possibility of ports to various consoles and handhelds).
Jesse Spears Interview at Games4Mac (Italian)
Jesse Spears Interview at Games4Mac (English)
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