Amiga Games today announced that it is planning to re-release some of its classic games for iOS later this year, "in time for the 2013 holiday season."
Originally introduced in the late 1980s, the Commodore Amiga PC offered a variety of 16-bit games. ranging from Captain Planet and Lemmings to Shadow of the Beast.
Amiga Games will customize its classic Amiga titles for Apple’s iOS, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices, and will support Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 game controllers. Amiga Games plans to release its titles for iOS in time for the 2013 holiday season.
Amiga Games does not specify which titles it will revive beyond a note suggesting the games will be customized for iOS, but the company’s titles will include support for iOS 7 game controllers.
First introduced via an API at WWDC, Apple’s upcoming Made for iPhone (MFi) controllers are expected to debut before the end of the year. Currently, multiple games have begun offering support for the controllers, and two potential prototypes have surfaced from Logitech and GameCase.
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Oddly, the new President of Amiga happens to be one of my oldest and best friends, and I can attest, he is THE most hardcore Commodores/Amiga enthusiast I have ever met. He use to go on for hours how the technology in Commodores/Amiga are years ahead of anything else (especially multithreading, Amiga DOS, the SID chip, et al), and how someday Amiga would take over the world!
And though I remember him being fairly resistant to porting his own Symbian app to iOS when Apple first opened the app store, I'm glad he now sees the light and I am pretty sure he will do everything possible to champion all Amiga titles that he can onto iOS.
Incidentally that is how Pat Roberts and I first met in the early 1990s; we installed Video Toaster systems at a local music store in Los Angeles called Goodman Music (which later became West LA Music.)
Wow, and in the same thread, someone has to bring up Marble Madness, made by the guy who eventually became my Boss back when I worked at Universal Interactive Studios. What a day of nostalgia for me... ;)
The Amiga. It pretty much beat the everliving hell out of every other computer in its day.
...and I say this as an old Atari ST owner.
I had an Amiga 500. A friend had an Atari ST and another had a Mac. You only get one guess which one was the best computer in its day.