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Thursday, June 28, 2007
TransGaming's Vikas Gupta Discusses Cider
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macworld's Game Room has posted a new interview with TransGaming CEO Vikas Gupta about the company's Cider emulation software. Gupta discussses the company's early need to prove the viability of Cider, it's current partnerships, and the future of Cider based gaming on the Mac platform.

“We’ve been steadily ramping up. We have one of the best development teams in the world,” said Gupta proudly. “Kudos to them that they’ve been able to pull together what they have in this timeframe.”

“In the game industry, unless you come from an existing studio it takes a long time to build up your reputation. We’ve been demonstrating incremental successes along the way,” said Gupta.

EA has been “very supportive” of TransGaming’s efforts, said Gupta. “They identified a number of titles that they felt were fantastic candidates for the Mac market. The message we got from them was ‘If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it right and in a big way.’”

Apple, likewise, has been a big help. “Apple and their OpenGL team have been working with us to find issues and challenges and helping us surmount them,” said Gupta. It helps that TransGaming is trying to provide users with as Mac-like an experience as possible.

“We have the flexibility to do Mac-specific things,” he said. “As an example, Mac users are used to having a drag-and-drop install, or using Apple-Q to quit.”
Follow the link below to read the rest of the interview.

Macworld's Game Room: TransGaming Interview

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