Read All About It
by John Haley
Since The Ambrosia Times is written, edited and formatted by Ambrosia Software, it
may be slightly biased as to how good our software is. So we would like to take this
opportunity to point out what some other people are saying about us. Although none
of these folks are on our payroll (honest) they seem to be equally enthusiastic about what
we are doing. If you know of an Ambrosia article or reference, positive or negative,
please bring it to our attention. We will mention it here good or bad.
Included are some of the older articles mentioned, just to provide the most complete
- Mac Home Journal , February 1995
Mac Home Journal announced the winners of their Readers Choice Awards. Maelstrom
won the Arcade Style Game category pulling in 25% of the votes. Wolfenstein 3D came
in a distant second place with 8% of the votes. Mac Home Home Journal found it interesting that a shareware title beat out several commercial titles. Maelstrom also placed
second in the shareware category. Other winners were industry giants such as Apple,
HP and Myst. Thanks for the votes folks.
- Macworld , February 1995
Snapz has been reviewed in the February issue in the new products section. Macworld will also be including Ambrosia's shareware products in Macworld's online software
libraries on both eWorld and AOL.
- Macworld, January 1995
Ambrosia and its products are mentioned in three separate places in the 1995 premier
issue of Macworld. On page 25 a reader complains that he is spending as much time
explaining new features to Micro Word 5 as he did playing Maelstrom. Although I am
sure Word is a very capable program, Maelstrom is a lot more fun.
On page 136 ColorSwitch is plugged as a handy solution to the problem of switching
color depth on a monitor. If you know ColorSwitch you know this is true.
And on page 142 our freebie Discolour is suggested as an easy way to modify disk icons
on your desktop.
- MacWeek, December 5th 1994
Usually MacWeek does not mention games, but since it is the holiday season they bent
this rule a bit. Chiral received a very nice quarter page article. The screenshot
of our shareware program looked right at home next to those expensive CD-ROM games.
- The Joy of Mac
Recently Chiral was named runner up for best shareware game by this Australian Macintosh
users magazine. Do not bother to check your local news stand unless you are down
- MacValley Voice, November 1994
This MUG located in Burbank California featured Snapz on their disk of the month and
included a very nice review. Thanks guys. Local user groups can really add to the
fun and productivity you experience with your Mac.
- MacWeek , October 10th 1994
We were very excited to see an article on Snapz in MacWeek. Usually our game software
hogs the limelight, it was good for some of our more sedate software to reach stardom.
- ZiffNet Threads , October 1994
Maelstrom and Chiral both receive favorable mention in teh article "Shareware Authors
favorite Shareware." This recognition by our peers really lets us know that we are
doing something right.
- The CIDER Press , October 1994
This user group newsletter based in Rochester N.Y. included a write up on Snapz in
their feature article on shareware utilities. Thanks folks, nice to here from the
home town fans.
- MacUser , October '94, Page 136
This is a short blurb about Chiral winning the ZiffNet/MacUser shareware of the year
award. We had some tough competition and I am sure it was a close call, but we won
for the second year in a row.
- Computer Player , August '94, Page 63
Maelstrom received a ten out of ten, and was given the recommendation
stamp. This made Maelstrom the top rated game in four pages of capsule reviews. Thanks
- Computer Player , August '94, Page 63
Chiral was given an eight out of ten, putting it on the same score level as SimCity
Enhanced CD-ROM . Wow, must be that dollar value factor working.
- MacHome Journal , August '94, Page 74
Chiral has been given a three and a half apple rating. Here Chiral shares the same
review space with Return to Zork . We were impressed to be keeping such dignified
- ZiffNet/Mac Threads , July 1994, Page 2
An interview with Andrew Welch. Here he talks about Ambrosia in general and spills
the beans about Apeiron in particular.
- BMUG Newsletter , Fall 1994, Page 378
From the outside this is certainly one of the most impressive user group newsletters
that I have come across. It is actually a bound book with a color graphic cover.
I was disappointed in the quality of the content though. Maelstrom's review, although
positive, was riddled with errors. Most importantly were an incorrect e-mail address
and the statement "it's not available in color, unfortunately". Maelstrom is, and
has always been, available only in 256 color. A quick addition of BMUG to our press
release mailing list should fix this in the future.