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Interplay founded MacPlay in the early 1990s as the exclusive publisher of Interplay content for the Macintosh Platform.

Before Interplay exited the Macintosh gaming market in 1997, they dominated the platform by bringing a steady stream of award-winning franchises such as Castle Wolfenstein, Descent, VR Sports, Fallout and Dungeons and Dragons to the Macintosh.

The revered brand remained dormant through Apple's rebirth, and the launch of the iMac, which rejuvenated the entire Macintosh landscape.

In 2000, Apple's strong performance, and the re-energized Macintosh entertainment software market facilitated the return of MacPlay under the aegis of a new company, United Developers, led by software industry veteran Ron Dimant. United Developers licensed the MacPlay brand name from Interplay, and the legendary MacPlay lived once more.

MacPlay, as a wholly owned subsidiary of United Developers, is once again publishing high-caliber games for the Macintosh. Its team of industry veterans, and its partnerships with leading content providers assure a steady stream of critically acclaimed game titles. Its strong commitment to technical excellence and consistent delivery of blockbuster hits is propelling the company to the forefront of the Macintosh entertainment software publishing industry.

Credited on 72 Games from 1993 to 2006

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Bejeweled 2: Deluxe (2004 on Windows, PSP, Palm OS...)
Lemonade Tycoon 2: New York Edition (2004 on Windows, Macintosh)
Jewel Quest (2004 on Windows, J2ME, Xbox 360...)
Activision Anthology: Remix Edition (2003 on Windows, Macintosh)
Tron 2.0 (2003 on Windows, Xbox, Macintosh)
Kasparov Chessmate (2003 on Windows, Windows Mobile, Macintosh...)
Snowball Run (2003 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Emperor's Mahjong (2003 on Windows, Macintosh, Palm OS...)
Hard Rock Casino (2003 on Windows, Palm OS, Windows Mobile...)
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002 on Windows, Xbox, Macintosh)
Another War (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Birdie Shoot (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Freedom Force (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Worms Blast (2002 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance...)
Drop! (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Aliens Versus Predator 2 (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Operative: No One Lives Forever - Game of the Year Edition (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
Bejeweled & Alchemy (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
Giants: Citizen Kabuto (2000 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Macintosh)

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History +

July 18, 2001

MacPlay announces at the MacWorld Expo that it has signed a deal with Activision to publish three of the company's legacy titles; Heretic II, Hexen II, and Zork: Grand Inquisitor.

October 19, 2000

MacPlay resurfaces as a wholly owned subsidiary of United Developers when they license the MacPlay brand name from Interplay.


The Macintosh publisher disappears as Interplay retreats from the Macintosh gaming market.

Trivia +

MacPlay's web page used to be According to, as of July, 2008, that page now points to MumboJumbo's homepage.

The publisher currently called MacPlay uses the brand name under exclusive worldwide license from Interplay Entertainment Corp.

There was a time, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, when the trademark was not registered by any corporation: the trademark's registration was canceled May 9, 2002. It was not listed as registered again until Nov. 25, 2003.

Related Web Sites +

  • MacPlay
    official site
  • Interview: MacPlay's Mike Donges
    Inside Mac Games interviews Donges, Executive Producer for MacPlay, about the company's future, what sort of titles they publish, and their relationship with Apple (January 7th, 2001).
  • A Visit to MacPlay
    Feature article following MacPlay's 2000 rebirth (Dec, 2002).


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