Delta Tao Software

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Delta Tao Software
Basic Information
Basic Information
Company Type
Mac games
Computer and video game industry
Key People
Tim Cotter and Joe Williams (Joedelta)

Delta Tao Software is a small software developer and publisher focusing on games for Macintosh, though some of its more popular products have been ported to Windows, Linux, and other platforms.

History[edit | edit source]

Delta Tao was founded in 1990 by Joe Williams and Tim Cotter, who had developed Color MacCheese, a paint program notable for being the first to use 24-bit color and for its $49 price tag at a time when its nearest competitor, PixelPaint, was $399.[1] Delta Tao hosted a booth at Mac World Boston in 1990, featuring Color MacCheese and Polly MacBeep.[2] Its early products included several innovative graphics programs for Macintosh, including Zeus and Monet, but within a few years the company had shifted almost entirely to games, usually geared for network play.

Delta Tao uses minimalist software packaging, which has earned them recognition as an eco-friendly software company.[3] A demo version of the company's Eric's Ultimate Solitaire program was shipped with each Macintosh at one point.[4]

Products[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Andres, Clay (1992-01-13). "Painting Renaissance For Less Than $300". MacWeek. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. Engst, Adam C. (1990-08-13). "Macworld Impressions". TidBITS. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  3. Anbinder, Mark H. (1993-12-13). Ultimate Responsibility. TidBITS. Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  4. Schwarz, Eric (2001-08-23). Back to School Games. Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  5. Dione, Alexandria (1999-01-08). Dealer's Choice. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  6. Cohen, Peter (2008-05-06). Return to Dark Castle. Macworld. Retrieved on 2009-12-24
  7. McManus, Neil (1992-05-25). "WonderPrint improves image output: utility adds speed, halftone abilities.". MacWeek. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 

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