has announced that it has acquired SuperCard from IncWell DMG. An application authoring system described as “HyperCard on steroids,” SuperCard will be readied for Mac OS X, according to its new owner.
SuperCard product manager Scott Simon explained that Solutions Etcetera personnel have been responsible for SuperCard’s development since June, 1998. “It is only natural that we take the product in house before releasing what we think is our best version ever,” said Simon. That new version is headed for a summer release, according to the company.
Lead engineer Mark Lucas said that SuperCard 4.0 would put the software “once again at the cutting edge of Macintosh authoring tools by harnessing Apple’s latest technologies in a development environment powerful enough for the professional but easy and friendly enough for a child.”
SuperCard can be used to create just about any type of application, according to its developers — games, teaching aides, utilities, productivity software, automation tools, kiosks and more.