Amiga Games Incorporated and the rights to redistribute over 300 classic IPs have been purchased by a Los Angeles distribution company for a cool half million, who plan to re-release some of our favourite games on "smartphones, modern game consoles, PCs, and tablets."
As a dyed-in-the-wool Amiga fanboy, I'm more than a little excited about this.
"AGI builds on the "Amiga" brand and technology to create new revenue from publisher's dormant game libraries," reads a statement from the Writer's Group Film Corporation sent to us today. "AGI resurrects classic Amiga games and other classic titles, by giving them new life on today's gaming platforms: smartphones, PCs, consoles, and tablets. Older gamers can replay favorites from the past, while a new generation of gamers can experience these excellent titles as fresh content."
"The 300+ gaming titles to be distributed by Amiga Games are available to the company under existing licensing agreements with various intellectual property owners."
Writers' Group plans to make some more specific announcements about their new acquisition over the coming weeks, presumably once they've waded through a few more legal shenanigans with copyright holders (as we understand it, AGI has distribution rights but doesn't actually own the IPs in question). We really, really want some compilations please... though I daresay that iOS port jobs will probably be the first port (heh) of call. More as we hear it.
What classic Amiga titles would you like to play again? Personally, I hope that K240, Walker and Uridium 2 make the cut.