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IT TOOK A COUPLE OF DAYS, but The INQUIRER has the full list of the Amiga game titles that have been licensed for release on Android and Apple iOS devices.
We reported earlier this week that an outfit called Writers' Group Film Corp had spent half a million dollars on the rights to 300 Amiga games.
"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 didn't know what games the company might have licensed the rights to port to Android and iOS. We have since been sent the list of the 300 Amiga titles, and it is a walk down games memory lane.
The Bitmap Brothers are reprepresentd, as we anticipated, and we should expect to see versions of their Xenon and Speedball games, both of which inspired sequels. Their Chaos and God games are also on the list.
Also licensed are titles from Electronic Arts including the first Fifa International Soccer, Desert Strike and John Madden Football.
Some titles on the list are highlighted and we are checking to see what this means in relation to their mobile release. One highlighted title, for example, is Road Rash, a game that has already been rejuvenated through a Kickstarter project.
Zool and Switchblade are also named, as are a fleet of titles from Gremlin Graphics, including Nigel Mansell's World Championship and Premier Manager. Also highlighted, in grey as opposed to Road Rash's yellow, are the Worms titles. µ
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