January 28, 2013
Cinemaware in cooperation with Hyperion Entertainment are proud to announce the re-distribution of its classic Amiga 68K Cinemaware titles. Through the magic of emulation and genuine Amiga ROMs, you can once again play titles such as Defender of the Crown® on PowerPC-based AmigaOS systems with a simple double click of the mouse. Everything you need to run these classic Cinemaware games is already included in AmigaOS 4.1. There is even an option for using an original joystick via the Catweasel joystick driver for a truly nostalgic experience.
All registered AmigaOS owners now have access to these Cinemaware games at www.hyperion-entertainment.biz in the downloads section. Customers can simply choose the games they are interested in and click download. Manuals are also included for a majority of the games.
AmigaOS has evolved from its humble beginnings on those original 68k systems and so has Cinemaware. Cinemaware not only has a brand new web site at www.cinemaware.com, but Cinemaware titles are also available for iOS such as Defender of the Crown® and the upcoming The King of Chicago™. You can expect many more classic Cinemaware titles to be available on a portable device near you soon! Also keep an eye out for Cinemaware Kickstarter projects which will reboot your favorite titles with HD graphics and new gameplay content!
Hyperion Entertainment is offering these games as a free bonus for all its AmigaOS customers, and is distributing these games with the full cooperation of Cinemaware. Issues may be posted at support.amigaos.net where we will do our best to help you.
AmigaOS dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the landmark Amiga 1000. Today, under the guidance and control of Hyperion Entertainment, AmigaOS has evolved into a modern-day operating system without losing that intrinsic "Amiga" look and feel. More information about AmigaOS can be found at www.amigaos.net including information on where to buy brand new hardware.
About Hyperion Entertainment
Since November of 2001, Hyperion has been actively developing AmigaOS 4.x, an almost complete rewrite for modern times of the legendary Amiga operating system which launched the multimedia computing revolution in 1987. Originally developed by Commodore for its line of Amiga computers, AmigaOS 4.x now runs on several PowerPC based hardware platforms including original Amigas with PowerPC accelerator cards, and the stand-alone AmigaOne, Sam and Pegasos II platforms.
Originally founded in 1985, Cinemaware became an innovative force in interactive entertainment across multiple platforms of computers, consoles and mobile devices. With its titles rooted in classic movie genres and renowned for their Hollywood-caliber production values, Cinemaware titles delivered immersive storytelling and innovative gameplay. The company rocketed to the top of the gaming world with its inaugural 1986 release, Defender of the Crown®, which was followed up by several other dazzling titles including S.D.I.™, The King of Chicago™, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon™, Rocket Ranger™, The Three Stooges®, Lords of the Rising Sun™, It Came From the Desert™, Wings™ and the TV Sports™ series of sports titles. At a later stage, the company released a major console project in the form of Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown™ and several Game Boy Advance titles. Cinemaware titles still reside among numerous "Best Games of All Time" lists, having collectively sold millions of units across multiple platforms, and are considered some of the best, most innovative and most influential games ever created.