||Matt Tingstrom writes us to say that his signature drive for bringing Babylon 5 to the Mac has hit the 1,500 mark. Matt is looking to bring that number even higher, so all Mac users who are interested in buying the game should head over to the Babylon 5 petition site and sign up! Matt's e-mail in full:
"Dear Mac Observer,
I am writing to inform you that the petition to bring SierraFX's upcoming 3D space sim "Babylon 5 Combat Sim" to the Macintosh has collected over 1,500 signatures. The site at http://members.tripod.com/mtingstrom/bab5.html makes it easy to sign the petition, has info on what will surely be one of the biggest games of 99, and has screenshots from SierraFX. It would be extremely helpful if you could mention the petition to your readers. This game is desperately needed on the Mac since there has been a drought of good space sims for the Mac for the last couple of years.
The Mac Observer Spin: As always in signing a petition to bring software titles to the Mac, only sign up if you really are interested in buying the product when it ships. When we sign a petition just to show our support for the Mac we dilute the value of future petitions when developers see that their Mac port doesn't sell despite all the signatures they received!
The reason why most PC oriented developers don't bring titles to the Mac is not because they hate us but because they don't believe they will profit from a Mac title. In order to reverse that situation, it is up to us as Mac users to buy the titles we are interested in and support those companies that support us! This is a two way road and when companies profit from Mac users, it will attract more companies to produce for the Mac market. Economics 101. Babylon 5 is an outstanding sim game that will be a blast to play when it comes out for the Mac, so go and show your interest and sign that petition! Be and sure and drop Matt a line telling him you saw this at The Mac Observer too!
Babylon 5 Petition