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Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Westlake Co-founders Join MacSoft
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MacSoft has announced that Westlake Interactive's President Phil Sulak and co-founder Ken Cobb have joined MacSoft in senior engineering roles. The pair will remain in Austin, TX and will work exclusively on MacSoft's ports to the Mac.

Here's more from the press release:

With twenty-nine titles released during his fifteen-year career, Phil Sulak has worked for many of the games industry's most influential companies. As president of Westlake, Phil helped code many of the Macintosh platform's biggest titles, including Halo: Combat Evolved, The Sims, Rise of Nations, Dungeon Siege, and Total Annihilation. Three of his titles at Westlake have earned Macworld magazine's prestigious “Eddy” Award.

"I've worked with Peter Tamte and Al Schilling on and off for almost eight years,” said Sulak. “The people at MacSoft care very much about the games they release, and Ken and I are very enthusiastic about the future of Destineer and MacSoft."

Although his degree is in Biomedical Engineering, Ken Cobb has worked as a software developer for his entire professional life, including adapting computers for use by the severely handicapped. As one of the co-founders of Westlake, Cobb has worked on many games for the Mac, including Unreal, Tomb Raider, Halo: Combat Evolved and Rise of Nations. "It's great to be working for MacSoft now,” said Cobb. “They're a good group of people, they have some super projects coming up, and I’m happy to be part of it."

"This puts an exclamation point on our continued dedication to Mac gaming," said MacSoft General Manager, Al Schilling. “Especially during the coming period of technical transition in the Macintosh platform, having some of the Mac industry's most talented engineers gives us extra ability to make our Mac games great."

IMG would like to wish Phil Sulak and Ken Cobb good fortune and good ports!


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