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Apple courting developers for Mac games

MysticGD, EA join Apple's Mac games crusade

The Mac continues to gain credibility as a gaming platform, with MysticGD this week introducing its EMotion FX game development software to the Mac.

The news comes as Apple actively courts new relationships with key names in games, with Electronic Arts (EA) now moving to ship Mac games directly, rather than through key partners.

EMotion FX is a widely used animation middleware tool for games developers. It was used, for instance, in the development of Mythic Entertainment's Warhammer Online and Sony's Vanguard - Saga of Heroes.

The software tool was released in response to the growing popularity of Apple’s computer platform, the deveopers behind EMotion FX explain. The Mac platform is getting more and more market share, while the Mac gaming sector is getting stronger, they claim.

"We are pleased to support PowerPC and Intel-based Macs and are looking forward to work closely together with more Mac developers," said John van der Burg, development director of MysticGD.


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