MacPlay today announced the return of Diane Zammit as its new president. Prior to her current position, Zammit was Apple’s manager of worldwide third party relations. The company also used this week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco to show off its latest title in development.
This marks an interesting turn of events: MacPlay was recently reincarnated under new ownership — before that, MacPlay was a division of Interplay Entertainment Corp. During that time Zammit was MacPlay’s director, and she launched titles including Descent, Virtual Pool, Conquest of the New World, Star Trek Starfleet Academy and Fallout.
MacPlay has released two titles since its return in fall of 2000. The company’s first two releases are Sin Gold, a first-person action game, and Majesty, a realtime strategy game set in a medieval fantasy world. The company has announced several other forthcoming titles: Fighter Squadron: Screamin’ Demons Over Europe, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Iceland Dale, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Sacrifice, and Starfleet Command Volume II: Empires at War.
MacPlay’s next release will be Fighter Squadron, a World War II-era aircraft combat game. The game was originally created by A-10 Attack developer Parsoft Interactive and published for the PC by Activision. MacPlay is demonstrating the game in its booth and at the Apple Game Theater at Macworld Expo this week. MacPlay is also showing Expo attendees an in-game video of Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, a role-playing game based in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons world of Forgotten Realms.
MacPlay is also selling various products to showgoers this week, including several Mac games published by Gathering of Developers — 4×4 Evolution, Heavy Metal: FAKK 2, Rune, and Fly! 2000. The company also has copies of Pangea Software’s new kart racing game, Cro-Mag Rally, available for sale.