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Friday, March 8, 2002
Australian DoD Picks Harpoon 3
1:57 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

In a remarkable piece of news, Advanced Gaming Systems Inc. has announced a new licensing deal with the Australian Department of Defense for Harpoon3. The acclaimed naval warfare simulator was recently ported from the Mac to the PC by Harpoon3's author, Jesse Spears.

Here's the press release with more info:

On March 2, 2002 AGSI completed an arrangement to license the ADOD source code for Harpoon3 PC product.

This license allows ADOD to use the Harpoon3 code for educational and technical evaluation purposes.

Don Gilman, AGSI's President, said, "We are pleased that the many years of effort put forth by the original Harpoon II programmers has been recognized not just by the players, but by military professionals in an official capacity.

"This also says quite a lot about the dedication of our players and how that led to Jesse Spears' work to create the Harpoon3 product lines."

This is not the first military use of Harpoon, according to Gilman:
This actually continues the official use of the computer Harpoon family. The original Harpoon was considered an educational product by the US Naval Institute and was carried in their catalog for some years. It was also used at the Brazilian Naval War College.  Harpoon II was used by the US Air Force Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base.
Check out the Harpoon3 web site for more details. The game's Mac OS X beta version recently received yet another major update (to 3.4.2b4), available at our sister site, MacGameFiles.

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