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Monday, April 23, 2001
OmniGroup Claims Alice Done, EF and FAKK2 Soon
6:00 AM | Lucian Fong | Comment on this story

Over the weekend, Rick Roe, a programmer for the OMNI Group, made a very interesting post concerning the status of that company's Cocoa ports of American McGee's Alice, Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force in the Quake3World forums. Omni is an unusual company in many respects, one of the very few companies willing to program in the Mac OS X-only Cocoa API and quite vocal in many areas in promoting this Apple-only technology. The news they reveal about American McGee's Alice in particular is quite shocking, as they claim to have been done with the Cocoa port of this game well before Westlake was able to complete their Carbon and Mac OS 9 ports of the same game.

Here is the juice:

We'll be finalizing FAKK2 (there's already a beta out) and releasing Elite Force soon. As for Alice -- we've had it done for many weeks now... the publisher is just waiting for Westlake to get done with the OS 9 version.
OMNI Group is building quite a reputation for themselves with the quick turnaround times for these ports. The release of these Mac OS X-native games should provide a solid foundation for the library of games that is sure to come in the future. The status of the Oni port, which is the other game Omni is working on which is not mentioned in his post, is unknown at this time. While the OS X version of FAKK2 may currently have some issues in its beta form, look for a new update soon. The final decision on when to release Elite Force and Alice will be up to Aspyr, the publisher for both titles. It is likely that these Carbon versions will be downloads from the Web rather than actual bundled applications for already-released titles.

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