Mac game conversion company
recently passed a milestone of its own when publisher Aspyr Media announced yesterday that
The Sims: Hot Date
is shipping. Westlake announced today that Hot Date marks the 50th game title the company has seen shipped since it was founded in 1997.
Westlake’s roots go back to 1997, when the company’s founders banded together to bring PC game conversions to the Mac. Over the years Westlake has grown to include eight full-time programmers.
The company has worked with most of the big names in Mac game publishing, and has even done some PlayStation 2 work on the side (the well-received PlayStation 2 conversion of Deus Ex, called Deus Ex: The Conspiracy was also a Westlake production).
Game titles Westlake have brought to the Mac include The Sims, Unreal Tournament, the entire Tomb Raider series, Civilization III, and future efforts like Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Max Payne, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and others.
Westlake vice president Phil Sulak explained that the company couldn’t have gotten to where it is without the formidable talent of its programmers. “We’ve got some of the best programming talent in the industry working for us,” said Sulak.
Westlake president Glenda Adams said that the Mac gaming market is doing very well, and her company is excited about the games they’re working on. “Mac gamers should see some huge announcements from us over the coming months, it’s definitely going to a fun time to be a Mac gamer,” said Adams.
Interested in wearing Westlake colors? The company has
opened an e-store
where you can order clothes and merchandise emblazoned with the Westlake logo, including T-shirts, baseball jerseys and more.