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Friday, July 28, 2000

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United Developers Interview
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Our colleagues at MacGaming have interviewed Ron Dimant about the recently-created company, United Developers. As in IMG's video interview, Dimant explains that United Developers isn't a official company, but more of a union, bringing together all developers that want to work on porting 10- to 18-month-old PC games to Mac.

Dimant is also the CEO of Ritual Entertainment, which is finishing off their upcoming game Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2. United Developer's initial projects include Mac ports of the RTS Majesty (shown in the screen shot) and the first-person shooter Sin, as well as its expansion pack. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

The most important thing to understand is that United Developers isn't a company," said Dimant. "It's an initiative by a number of developers to enable through a collaborative effort to do things that we wouldn't be able to do otherwise.

As developers ourselves we have very close relationships with the people who are making the games, and we're making a big push on co-development to make sure that the Mac versions of games we bring to market are as closely behind the PC products as possible -- preferably simultaneously. Even within a few weeks would be great.

Read the rest of this interview for more details on this exciting development in the field of Mac gaming.

MW Video: Ron Dimant on United Developers
MacGaming Interviews Ron Dimant

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