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Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Mac Gaming Personalities Interviewed
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Unlike the PC gaming field, where there are too many developers to put a face to them all, the Mac gaming community is small enough that we tend to have a more personal relationship with our developers. Recent interviews at MacGamer and MacGamez highlight two particular developers who both have long and enduring relationships with the Mac gaming platform.

Lane Roathe, the man who dresses like a Guns and Roses roadie yet has been behind some of the most interesting Mac projects that have come to market, has participated in MacGamer's "The Gaming Den." More of a test of free-association than an interview, Lane offers his reactions to various titles from the history of gaming -- including several Logicware titles he participated in. Here's a sample, with the game name and Lane's reaction:

Redneck Rampage (Ideas From The Deep)

Not my personal cup of tea, but I have cousins (ages 9-14) who love it and can not get enough, I'd say that the designers did a great job of aiming at the younger gaming audience. Whether that was their intent or not is up for questioning :)

Halo (Bungie)

What can you say, there hasn't been so much hype about a non-shipping game since Daikatana! The previews really looked good way back when, but I'm just not excited anymore about this title. Plus, I'd be surprised if it ships for anything but X-Box in the first year following its release.

Meanwhile MacGamez has interviewed Mark Adams -- developer, shareware author, occasional columnist and all-around nice guy. Probably the most-interviewed member of the Mac gaming community ever, Mark never runs out of interesting things to say. As head of Westlake Interactive and developer of more than 30 game ports to our OS, he's got a lock on Mac gaming. The interview covers such topics as Mark's current projects, his Mac gaming rig and which next-generation console he is looking forward to. Check out both interviews for a look at the personalities behind Mac game development.

Mark Adams Interview at MacGamez
The Gaming Den Welcomes Lane Roathe at MacGamer

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