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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Amiga Games Video

I’ve put together a slideshow of some of the greatest Amiga 500 games [WMV]. The Amiga (“without a doubt one of the most revolutionary and greatest computers ever”, some say) was released in 1985 and became popular in the years following. The games shown here are from the 80s and early 90s, created by a variety of programmers, graphic artists, and musicians. Even though the Amiga arguably had the greatest graphics of its time, games didn’t rely on impressive visuals alone; back in the days of 2D, playability was a necessary focus. And because the medium of video games was still in its infancy it saw more creative ideas than it might ever again see.

The games appearing in the video are (in chronological order):

The music for the clip was taken from Thought Pyramid: Impression and Kid Dumonceau: Future Legend, both licensed under Creative Commons.

Also see more Amiga games on video.


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