would like to thank a lot of people and companies for just
giving a helping hand or giving us a permision that allows
us to have this large amount of software for download on
is one of biggest and oldest software publishers/distributors
(founded in 1979!) in the world. Activision highlights are Pitfall
(1981), Zork (1983) and Little Computer People (1987).
Thanks to Wolfram "Wolle" von Eichborn.
company which is owned by Paul Huckstepp developed two award
winning puzzle games for the Amiga. Now the company is producing
shareware games and applications for the PC.
British company produced two full price games for the Amiga
which were very popular (Death Mask and Super Methane Bros.).
Now the company is out of business.
Thanks to Patricia Curits (project manager and an assistant
programmer at Apache Softw.) and Mark Page (programmer at Apache
The Artech Studios are the most important software developer
in Canada. They did River Raid for Activision as well as Desert
Fox and Ace of Aces for Accolade. They also developed games
for Hasbro Interactive, Sony, Electronic Arts, Atari, Viacom
Interactive, Corel and Sega. Artech is part of Astral Media
Canada’s largest provider of pay-per-view and specialty television
Thanks to Chris Gray.
of great Amiga Games. The Company itself does no longer exist
but the former owner is now running a new company called Inca
Thanks to Richard M. Holmes.
company of Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux - the genius - was founded
in 1987. They wrote computer history when they published the
"god game" Populous in 1989. Bullfrog published only
a few games for the Amiga ... but only masterpieces of software.
1994 they published a second milestone of computer gaming history:
Magic Carpet - which is to me the most inovating game ever.
Bullfrog was acquired by Electronic
Arts in 1995. Molyneux left Bullfrog 1997 to found a new
company together with Steve Jackson called Lionhead
Studios which is now developing Black
young German software development company focused on the production
of shareware games.
Thanks to Oliver Pape.
sports label of Electronic Arts.
The Canadian's had never a real chance to proove their skill's
on the Amiga ... sad but true ...
professional game company founded by former Thalion members.
Eclipse produced the cult game Iron Soldier for Atari Jaguar
and the long awaited Iron Soldier 2 for Jaguar CD. A third part
of the game for Sony Playstation is currently in the pipeline
and should be in stores soon.
Thanks to Marc Rosocha.
biggest game software company worldwide was founded by W. M.
"Trip" Hawkins in 1982. In the end of the same year
the name was changed from Amazin Software to Electronic Arts.
1983 was the first game published: Archon. The unforgetable
Deluxe Paint followed in 1985. The financial year 1990 ended
with a 100 million dollar earning. EA aquired Origin
in 1992, Bullfrog in 1995,
Vision in 1996, Maxis in
1997 and Westwood in 1998
... more to come ... maybe Eidos ;-)
Thanks to Dr. Florin and Nick for making it possible ...
Crafters is a little "strange" company to me. They
produced only one game in their intire history: The Adventure
of Maddog Williams in the Dungeos of Duridian. Most people think
that this game is probably the best adventure game on the Amiga
was well known for their good games. Unfortunately they are
no longer exsisting.
Software is the manufacturer of the most popular file manager
Directory Opus for the Amiga. There is still an Amiga
section on the GP site. Also there is now a fantastic new
version of Directory Opus for the PC. Click on the GP Software
logo for further information and a free trial version.
Thanks to Dr. Greg Perry.
is a company specialized in business software. Their most popular
program is called Steuerfuchs (English: Tax Fox) and is available
for the Apple Macintosh. Earlier the company produced some award
winning programs for the CBM Amiga.
Thanks to Ralf A. Tetzel and Rainer Wolf of Arktis.
was formerly called Tiger Media and was one of the first companies
which produced adventures on CD-Rom's. Their games were very
successful and their title "Case of the cautious Condor"
was 'game of the year 1989' in Japan. Now the company is specialized
in settop boxes for which they code software too. Their innovative
project is called Net4TV.
Thanks to Brian C. Bock.
are the pioneers of the adventure for the computer. Not many
other games like Zork have been played so often in the early
eighties. Years ago the company has been integrated in Activision.
Interacitve is a well known software developer which has so
far coded some music programme bestsellers for the Sony Playstation.
The company is now owning the copyrights of the Graftgold Amiga
Thanks to the company's markeding director Clark Evans.
was a very important software distributor. In their startup
times their where publisher of cool Amiga and C=64 software.
Kingsoft became part of Electronic
Arts Germany on the 1.5.00. Thanks to Gerd Severin.
source of cool simulation but nomore in software business. They
are now involved in steel building and mechanical engineering
... something that completely differs to their past ...
famous company of Will Wright that brought us all the cool games
that have this little "sim" in their title. You can
play Sim City on nearly every computer system in the world.
Maxis was focused on the MacOS from the start. Their games are
well known by millions of people. Electronic
Arts aquired Maxis in 1997. The last game we saw on our
favorite computer was Sim City 2000 ...
firm which used to publish educational software is now designing
interactive children books and reading software for schools.
Thanks to Thorwald Espensen
biggest software distributor in Poland. They also develop their
own games and localize products for the Polish market. Their
latest project that gained a lot of publicity was Mortyr
- an ego shooter. Thanks to Lecho Buszczynski.
famous company founded by Richard Gariott and his brother Robert
in 1983. Origin is known for mainly high quality fantasy and
RPG games. Their success came along with games series like Ultima,
Wing Commander and their awardwinning WWII flight sims. Now
they're producing online games only.
Origin was acquired by Electronic
Arts in 1992.
Software was one of the first companies which developed and
published software for the Amiga. The company is still doing
business, but there is no Internet site.
Thanks to Dr. Janko Mrsic-Flogel.
is the developer of Independence War better known as I-War.
Everyone was excited about the FMV sequences and the in-game
graphics. Does anyone remember Evasive Action? Thanks to Michael
this US company only existed until the late 80's. I would say
that they were some of the pioneers on the US software market
since they had already quite early lots of good games to sell.
The former owner, Mark Pelczarski, maintains now an informative
webpage about the history of his firm.
Bopf is pilot and programmed the popular Airbus A320 simulation
series for the Amiga. Now he is still coding realistic flight
simulations for the PC.
Thanks to Rainer Bopf.
company rocks! Their first title was Alien vs. Predators on
the Atari Jaguar - a mega cult game. After a few other Jag games
(Checkered Flag ...) they made Alien vs. Predators for the PC
They also did Rainbow Six for PSX and Mission Impossible for
GameBoy ... Thanks to Jason Kingsley.
one man company that did the unforgettable Ports of Call - the
game I played for weeks. It was my first game on the Amiga and
I really loved it. Mr. Klein seems to be a wonderboy ... look
on his project page ...
Stars programmed some good Amiga games for the Polish market.
The company does no longer develop games but they are now creating
multimedia applications. Unfortunately there is currently no
Thanks to Piotr Kulikiewicz.
is Aaron Fothergill's company who was also involved in the development
of the AMOS programming language. In the early 90's there were
some good licenceware games from the firm. Later there were
another two games called "Jetstrike" and "Base
Jumpers" which got very good reviews in the press.
Thanks to Aaron Fothergill.
Italian company that programmed lots of games for our beloved
Amiga. Now they are mainly in multimedia productions - cd-roms
and television. They worked for Nestle, RAI (biggest Italian
TV station) and Fiat-Lancia. They also produced interactive
cd-rom like Moses and a multimedia encyclopedia ... Thanks to
the company owner Francesco Carla.
Birds is a company which produces mainly football managers.
Their most wellknown products are "Football Tactician"
and "Tactical Manager". Their latest game is the Windows
version of "Tactical Manager 2". For more information
about football and their soccer online games visit Soccer
Thanks to Camy Maertens.
of my favourites ... a company from my hometown Gütersloh.
Thalion was founded by Eric Simon and Holger Flöttmann
(who founded Ascon, later renamed to Ascaron)
in 1988. Thalion published first class software like Lion Heart
and wrote Amiga history with roleplaying games like Amberstar.
The Thalion Crew broke up but most of them were hired by Blue
Byte. Thanks to Karsten Köper and Marc Rosocha.
is a big Swedish game developer founded in 1993. The 39 members
UDS worked for 21th Century (well known by owers of Amiga
Computers), Virgin Interactive, Mattel und Codemasters. Currently
they doing localisation for Paradox Games and a Snowborder
for FOX interactive.
Software is a software developer team from New Zealand which
programmed some good Amiga games. Their most well known product
is probably the helicopter shooter "Seek and Destroy".
Some people of the Vision-team are still active but there is
currently no Internet page.
Thanks to Paul Andrews.
- founded 1994 - is well known for high quality games like Valhalla,
Tiny Troops, JetPilot, Burnout, The Final Qdyssee or Genetic
1998 they made the turn to the PC market.
company owned by Dana Dominiak contributed the Amiga games of
Image Tech. Webfoot Technologies is now creating fantastic 3D
games for various platforms. There are also remakes of classics
like "Super Huey".
many Amiga programmers and graphic artists have contributed.
Our thanks go to:
James M. Bardeen
Patrick J. Simmons
go to the following friends and contributors who helped us
over the years:
...and many more we can't remember at the moment