Want to program Mac games for a living? Mac game conversion studio
is looking for help. If you know C and C++ and are familiar with Windows APIs, you might have what it takes to make the cut.
Today the company sadly noted the departure of Jesse Spears, a programmer who helped the company though the Mac conversion of Aspyr Media’s Escape from Monkey Island, released earlier this year. Spears is also known to Macintosh game enthusiasts for his work with Harpoon3, a naval warfare simulation that he has worked on continuously for quite a while. Spears is going off to work on his own projects, according to Westlake.
“While we do not expect Jesse’s leaving to cause any significant impact to our schedule beyond what has already announced, his departure does leave us with an opening for another programmer,” said the Mac game conversion company.
Westlake’s recent work has been primarily with Mac game publishers Aspyr Media and MacSoft, although the company has worked to bring other games to the Mac in the past with publishers like Gathering of Developers and Simon & Schuster Interactive. Some of the Mac game market’s biggest hits are developed for the platform by Westlake — the company averages a dozen or more releases a year.
Westlake business coordinator Suellen Adams said that her company will be accepting and reviewing resumes from qualified programmers immediately. They’ve set up an e-mail address —
— expressly for the purpose.
“The ideal candidate will have experience with game programming and the Mac in particular. Knowledge of C and C++ required, familiarity with Windows APIs preferred. Our programmers are required to be very self-motivated and able to work independently,” said Westlake.