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Wednesday, August 9, 2000

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Dimant on Mac FAKK2, Sin
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The Corporation has posted an interview with Ritual Entertainment's CEO Rob Dimant covering a variety of topics, including news on their recent release, Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2. A few other interesting tangents are followed in the Q&A , such as Dimant's opinion of Bungie/Microsoft, and the status of the Mac versions of FAKK2 and first-person shooter Sin. Here's a clip from Dimant about Sin:

What kind of reaction do you think the Mac community will have, seeing Sins age?

You know, Sin is a pretty good game. And my own background- I started a company in Texas called FASA - wed also written flight simulator games for the Mac. The guys I teamed up with had previously written Hellcats Over The Pacific and finally Fighter Squadron. When I came to Ritual two years ago, Ritual had Sin and Wages of Sin and we had Fighter Squadron and these were games that people had been asking us to put out on the Macintosh. Id like to say there were hundreds of thousands of people that were sending us emails to get it out onto the Macintosh, but there werent. But there were still enough people that we knew it would be worthwhile to do it. And the real reason we can do that is because we have daytime jobs as game developers.

Contraband Entertainment is currently working on both FAKK2 and Sin. According to the interview, the Mac version of FAKK2 is literally only a couple of days behind the PC version, codewise. But we've learned from Andrew Meggs that publishing issues will most likely delay the Mac port a few weeks; we expect to have Mac FAKK2 by the end of the month.

Sin is also doing well, having entered the beta testing phase now, and is due to be released later this Fall. Dimant is also head of United Developers, a group of publishers (currently only Logicware and Contraband) forming to publish Mac ports of current and older PC games. As Dimant indicated, he's doing this because he wants to -- while being on the receiving end of charity may be galling to some, we don't turn our noses up at anything that results in more Mac games. For more from Dimant, check out our video interview with him conducted at last month's Macworld Expo New York.

Video Interview with Ron Dimant
Contraband Entertainment Web Site
The Corporation Ritual Interview
Gathering of Developers
Ritual Entertainment
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2

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