Rapture Technologies, Inc.
Two Top 7th
Level Development Managers Leave to Form Rapture Technologies Company
Develops a Next Generation Content Delivery System
Dallas, TX (February
5, 1998)—Today Rapture Technologies, Inc. announced the formation of the
six-month old company by its two partners, Doug Gillespie and Jeff
English, whose innovative products have won more than 100 awards. The
talented team, former Vice President of Research and Development and
Office of the
President and former Director of System Technologies at 7th
Level, Inc., was the original architects of the highly acclaimed
multimedia engine, TopGun . Their technology provided the basis for all
7th Level products and was utilized in the creation of products for
Microsoft, Disney Interactive, Bandai Digital Entertainment and other
Since its formation,
Rapture Technologies has been architecting and developing a next
generation media content delivery system that will be used to provide
solutions to multimedia developers and other emerging technology .
"The creation of this engine is in line with our strategy to provide
superior system technology to strategic partners who want to develop
CD-ROMs, leverage the Internet or have other technology needs," said
Doug Gillespie, President and CEO. "Our system is designed for
flexibility and customer growth."
offers its clients three levels of service: analysis, design and
implementation. It supplements existing R&D groups or functions
entirely as a client’s development group. Additionally the company
provides leadership and management services for an existing development
team. "Our goal is to build custom
solutions for clients," stated Mr. Gillespie. "Our company is an
excellent source for companies who need to evaluate current directions,
develop new strategies, architect and design new versions of existing
products or design entirely new products."
"Doug and I
have worked together for more than eight years and understand, in this
fast moving technology industry, the importance of having a well-architected
system," said Jeff English, Executive Vice President of Research and
Development. "We build products designed for years of growth that
leverage new and evolving technologies."
The experience of
Rapture Technologies’ team speaks for itself. This team has consistently
completed quality products for industry giants on time and within budget.
Among other projects at 7th Level, they managed and architected Microsoft
and Lyrick Studios’ four Barney ActiMates titles, Bandai Digital
Entertainment’s Tamagotchi CD-ROM and Disney Interactive’s Timon &
Pumbaa’s Jungle Games and The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Games.
Technologies, Inc., based in Richardson, Texas, is a privately owned
developer of multimedia products and technology for a variety of hardware
and software platforms. Founded in 1997 by a team of veteran executives,
Rapture Technologies forms strategic relationships to produce products and
technologies for emerging .
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