Destineer, Inc. was an American umbrella company covering a holding company, a video game publisher, and a video game developer that was based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The company was founded by Peter Tamte, former executive vice-president of Bungie, in 2001. It developed some original titles and also ported games from Windows to Macs under a number of different brands, including MacSoft and Bold Games.[1][2]

Destineer, Inc.
IndustryVideo games
Founded2001; 21 years ago (2001)
FounderPeter Tamte
DefunctMay 2011 (2011-05)
Area served
North America
Key people
Paul Rinde (CEO)
  • Destineer Holdings, Inc.
  • Destineer Publishing Corp.
  • Destineer Studios, Inc.

In May 2011, the company silently shut down, together with all of its divisions and subsidiaries.


  • MacSoft: On January 30, 2003, Infogrames Inc. announced it had sold MacSoft to Destineer, Inc.[3]
  • Atomic Games, Inc.: On May 6, 2005, Destineer announced acquisition of Atomic Games, Inc.[4]
  • Bold Games: A publishing label for Microsoft video games ported to Mac OS. The brand stopped publishing Mac OS games following MacSoft's acquisition.[5]

Published gamesEdit


  1. ^ Cohen, Peter (April 28, 2006). "Securing new funding, Destineer promises more Mac games". Macworld. IDG. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Phillips, Michael (August 26, 2002). "Interview: Destineer's Peter Tamte". IMG. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Destineer acquires MacSoft
  4. ^ "Destineer Announces Acquisition of Pioneering GAMES Developer, Atomic Games". Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved February 7, 2006.
  5. ^ The Destineer-MacSoft Deal

External linksEdit

  • Official website