Aspyr has hired two former Westlake Mac programmers to work in its internal development division.

Both Mark Krenek and Brad Oliver, who are highly-experienced Mac game developers, will join Aspyr in the next few weeks.

The company's director of PC and Mac development Glenda Adams said: "Both Brad and Mark's qualifications and extensive experience made them ideal candidates for our internal development team."

Krenek has been a Mac developer since 1985. He has worked for several companies, including TechWorks, where he met Aspyr president Mike Rogers and Adams.

Krenek's most recent projects include Mac ports of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, and several expansion packs for The Sims. He has also done original software development.

Oliver has worked on 19 titles, nine of which were Aspyr games. His various other projects included an arcade emulator MacMAME, id/Raven Software's Heretic and the freeware version of Hexen 2. His first Mac experience was developing utilities to edit levels for LucasArts's Star Wars: Dark Forces.

Aspyr's Rogers said: "These guys are perfect additions to our development team. They both have done stellar work for us in the past, and we look forward to great things at Aspyr."