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  Cinemaware announces one-of-a-kind Amiga & PC distribution agreement with GOG.com
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09/05/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Cinemaware today announced a digital distribution agreement with GOG.com, the leading source of DRM-free games. Under the agreement, GOG.com will offer a selection of Cinemaware’s classic games, starting with Defender of the Crown®! All Cinemaware games will come with original manual scans, box art, music files and when possible other bonus content available at the time of their original release. Best of all, the original, graphically superior Amiga versions of these games will be sold with the DOS version!

Defender of the Crown, the first Cinemaware title to launch on GOG.com, is a strategy game originally launched on the Commodore Amiga in 1986, as it set a high bar for stunning graphical presentation and innovative gameplay for the time. Eventually ported to a variety of systems, Defender of the Crown brought the Saxon struggle to fight off the hordes of Normans to life in a colorful and memorable fashion that endeared it to fans of strategy gaming around the globe.

Wolfric The Wild, spokesperson for Cinemaware, said “We are really proud to be working with GOG.com in bringing our classic games into wider distribution so that many more gamers can enjoy the classic gameplay of Cinemaware’s games. Cinemaware had a great influence in the golden age of videogames and a new generation of gamers will now be able to enjoy them!”

Guillaume Rambourg, managing director of GOG.com, said, “We started GOG.com as a store that sold only classic games; and many of us at the office have fond memories playing Cinemaware’s titles on Amiga when we were kids. These games had a cinema-like flavour and universe of their own. It’s a real pleasure for us to bring back to life some of their classic titles in a DRM-free fashion, for nostalgic and young gamers alike!"