Industry "Names" Join Forces For New Mac Game Company

United Developers, a group dedicated to bringing quality games to the Macintosh platform, is finally starting to make waves in the development community. The company, consisting of former member of Ambrosia Software, Bungie, and others, is making progress on new titles and is currently seeking beta testers. According to United Developers:

United Developers, LLC has assembled a team of dynamic personalities and software industry veterans to build its coming Macintosh entertainment software empire. Most of this team is based in the Dallas, Texas office, and will work under United Developers CEO Ron Dimant.

David Joost is United Developersi Director of Sales. An expert in selling games through the retail channel, David joins United Developers from industry stalwart Bungie. His base of operations is in Chicago, Illinois.

Jason Whong comes to United Developers as Director of Marketing and Communications. Previously, he was involved with Mac game publishers Green Dragon Creations and Ambrosia Software. Jason can be found at the Dallas headquarters.

The two veterans join Matt Tremblay, Operations Manager, who spent several years at computer retail giant MicroCenter. In conjunction with industry partners, this team will work to fulfill UDis mission - bringing exciting games to Macintosh in timely fashion.

The status of United Developers, LLCis announced Macintosh entertainment software titles is as follows:

Majesty - The Macintosh development of this innovative strategy game is nearing completion. The ultimate fantasy kingdom simulator, developed and converted to Macintosh by Cyberlore, is now in Beta version 4. The original Windows version of the game recently garnered a 91 rating in FamilyPC and 4 stars in Computer Gaming World.

Sin - United Developers is certain that Colonel John R. Blade will be blasting his way past the unholy mutant army of SinTEK in time for the holiday season, now that the Mac version has hit its first beta release. The game was developed by Ritual Entertainment, and converted to Macintosh by Contraband Entertainment.

Wages of Sin - Thanks to the high quality of work on the Sin conversion by Contraband, this mission pack (which requires the full version of Sin to play) is now at release candidate 1. The extra weapons, enemies, and missions provide Mac users with even deadlier ways to sin.

Fighter Squadron: The Screamini Demons Over Europe - This ultra-realistic World War II flight combat simulator is somewhat earlier in its development schedule than the other announced projects. Originally developed by Parsoft Interactive, the Macintosh version of the game is slated to hit its first beta release fairly soon.

Macintosh gamers will have much to look forward to in the coming months. The first releases from United Developers are sure to satisfy the tastes of discriminating Mac gamers everywhere.

We are also currently seeking testers for several titles:

  • Sin/Wages of Sin - United Developers needs testers to help test this exciting action game, as well as its mission pack. System requirements are still to be determined, but any Macintosh with a G3 processor should be sufficient for the test.
  • Majesty - Testers with a yen for strategy games will love this game. System requirements for Majesty are also yet to be determined, but may be slightly more relaxed.

    The ideal tester will possess good writing skills, as well as a love of gaming. Additionally, a high-speed connection to the Internet is mandatory, due to the large file size of the products United Developers is testing. Of course, a Macintosh computer is required for the testing. Diligent testers will be rewarded with a copy of the shipping game.

    Macintosh gamers interested in testing are encouraged to write a few paragraphs explaining why theyid like to be a tester, as well as basic information on the computer hardware they will be using for the test, to United Developers labs at beta_testing@udgames.com. Testers will be selected from the pool of submissions based on their ability to write clearly, and the configurations of the computers they intend to test software upon.

You can find more information at the United Developers web site.

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