GAMETAP LAUNCHES MAC VERSION
Intel Mac users gain access to hundreds of titles through TransGaming’s
ATLANTA, TORONTO — July 10, 2007 — GameTap, the first-of-its-kind
broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS,
Inc.) announced today that it is expanding its offerings to the Mac
community. Intel-based Mac users now have access to GameTap’s Lite Player,
which offers more than 500 titles to play from GameTap’s massive library of
new and classic video games, as well as more than 600 streaming videos of
original programming from GameTap TV.
“Mac users will now be able to enjoy hundreds of games that have never been
playable on a Mac before,” said Stuart Snyder, Turner’s executive vice
president and chief operating officer of Animation, Young Adults & Kids
Media. “GameTap’s expansion into the Mac community reflects our commitment
to being the premier destination for people who love to play games.”
This expansion to the Mac community comes on the heels of GameTap’s newly
launched, free-to-play, ad supported service that allows players to sample
a rotating selection of their favorite titles, and access to more than 600
streaming videos of original programming through GameTap TV.
Among the games that Mac users are now able to access are Metal Slug,
Street Fighter Alpha 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Invaders, Neo Turf
Masters, and King of Fighters ’95. In addition, gamers can watch exclusive
content from GameTap TV, including original streaming videos and interview
segments with My Chemical Romance, Akon, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, and
GameTap’s Digital Downlow, their popular daily news show.
The availability of GameTap for the Mac is made possible through the use of
TransGaming’s (TSX-V: TNG) Cider portability technology which enables PC
games to run on Intel-based Macs. With TransGaming’s Cider technology, all
of GameTap’s free and Gold level membership features will run on all
Intel-based Macs including Mac Books and Mac Minis.
“The availability of GameTap on Mac represents an amazing inflection point
for Mac gamers. GameTap is a great boon to the gaming world and it’s
wonderful that GameTap is making their content available to the thriving
Mac community,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. “We
worked with GameTap to bring Myst Online: Uru Live to Mac players and we’re
pleased to be working with GameTap on a larger scale to bring some of the
greatest video games to the Mac.”
Later this summer, Mac users will receive access to GameTap’s Deluxe
Player, which offers a richer game environment, with full-screen gameplay,
customizable control settings, the ability to download games while playing
another, and more. To experience GameTap for the Mac please visit
(http://www.gametap.com/), and your first month of a Gold level membership
is only 99 cents.
TransGaming is a leader in the development of unique software portability
products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games for one
system and deploy them across multiple platforms. Supported platforms range
from Linux, Mac to consoles and next generation systems. TransGaming is a
registered Microsoft Xbox developer and a licensed Sony PlayStation 2 and
PlayStation Portable developer. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto,
Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada.
More information about the company can be obtained at
GameTap (GameTap.com), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is
the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment.
Launched in 2005, GameTap delivers more than 900 authentic versions of the
greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and
exclusive episodic titles such as Myst Online: Uru Live, Sam & Max: Season
1, Galactic Command – Echo Squad, and American McGee’s Grimm. Visitors to
GameTap.com can play free games on its ad-supported website, purchase top
PC and catalog titles from its digital retail storefront, and tune into
GameTap TV’s original programming that includes Retrospective documentaries
and new Re\Visioned animated series. GameTap paid members receive unlimited
access to its massive library titles, community and multiplayer features,
original games, and content.