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Amiga games licensed for PCs and smartphones

Retro a-go-go
Tue Jul 09 2013, 10:36

SOME AS YET UNKNOWN Amiga video games will be remade for modern day PCs and smartphones.

We do not know what games are due back yet, nor whether they will be remakes, updates, or ports, but we do know that the firm that has paid for them is rather pleased with its lot.

It intends to slowly pour out information about upcoming titles and the hardware it will run on over the next few weeks.

Los Angeles based content distribution company Writers' Group Film Corp has announced the acquisition of Amiga Games Inc, and suggested it has a decent range of titles. It added that some 300 Amiga games are included and it spent $500,000 to acquire rights to them.

"We are pleased to be working with this well-managed game developer and distributor, and we are excited that we are participating in their growth story through this acquisition," said Eric Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Writers' Group. "We believe Amiga Games has an established value proposition that can enhance both revenues and returns to our bottom line."

We have asked Amiga Games Inc what titles are likely to resurface and are waiting for a response.

It is unclear from the firm's website what game titles it has the rights to, so we could only speculate on what titles might get released.

The Writers' Film Group was unhelpfully vague. "AGI builds on the 'Amiga' brand and technology to create new revenue from publisher's dormant game libraries. AGI resurrects classic Amiga games and other classic titles, by giving them new life on today's gaming platforms: smartphones, PCs, consoles, and tablets," it explained.

"Older gamers can replay favorites from the past, while a new generation of gamers can experience these excellent titles as fresh content."

Another company called Amiga Inc has already released a number of titles for Blackberry devices. These include the Bitmap Brothers' Xenon 1 and 2. µ


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