Enhanced Cinemaware Titles Ported To Mac

Some of our readers may recall Cinemaware, a well-known game company that appeared in the mid-80's, creating rather unique and wonderful games that pushed the run of the mill computer gaming scene of the time more towards a cinematic experience. Their first and most well known title was Defender of the Crown (see a fan page), first released for the Amiga.

Well, in what is a magnificent stroke of luck for Mac and PC users alike, Cinemaware is working with clickBOOM, a well known Amiga development house, to port Defender of the Crown as well as a number of other cinematic classics of the time to the Mac and PC platforms, to be sold at a value pricepoint of $14.99 - $19.99. The games will feature reworked, enhanced graphics and sound (based faithfully on the original) as well as portions of the games that were omitted from the final releases. See clickBOOM's artfully rendered press release on the subject. They have even placed a beta version of a browser-based Defender of the Crown online!

To those unfamiliar with these excellent games, this is a great opportunity to see some of the best games ever created, in a time when the word DOOM simply described the fate of most of the platforms that these games were originally developed for. To this day, I still play DOTC on my Amiga and Apple IIgs. Quite an experience.