Westlake isn’t the only game conversion company that keeps a public Web page of its secret projects.
Contraband Entertainment maintains a Products page off of its Web site’s Games section, where it lists projects in development and completed. Recently it just added a new product in development for Mac OS called “Heroin 4 U.”
Contraband Entertainment is headed by former Logicware founder Bill “Burger” Heineman and comprised of some former developers from the now-defunct California offices of Myth III: The Wolf Age developer MumboJumbo Games. The company creates original content (most notably its current 3D survival horror style game Abducted) as well as game conversions. Contraband maintains presences in several markets beside the Mac, too — it also produces software for Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Windows and other platforms.
Among Contraband’s other recent projects are the Mac ports to Hexen II and Heretic II, two new “Value Series” titles to be released soon by Mac game publisher MacPlay. Contraband has also been contracted by Ambrosia Software to handle the Windows conversion of Ambrosia’s enormously popular space action/adventure game Escape Velocity: Nova.
“Heroin 4 U” joins another secret Contraband Mac project called “Madonna.” Contraband has not identified the publisher of “Heroin 4 U,” and has not specified the release date either. All it’s saying for the moment is that the game is still in early development.