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Title: Amiga Games Inc picked up by Writers’ Group Film Corp.
Post by: TL on July 09, 2013, 20:10:05 PM
[size=140]The Los Angeles-based distribution company has acquired Amiga Games Inc. with future distribution plans to be revealed over the coming weeks.[/size]

Retro game company Amiga Games Inc (AGI) has been purchased by Writers’ Group Film Corp, a distribution company based in Los Angeles.

The acquisition was announced in a press release on Marketwire. The deal sees Writers' Group Film Corp picking up over 300 games, although no specific titles were revealed in the announcement. AGI has a back-catalog including classics such as Alien Breed and Gods. Writers' Group plan to bring the titles to a whole new generation by publishing across smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Amiga Games distributed titles from Amiga Inc and re-published its games for smartphones, current-generation game consoles, PCs, and tablets.

Writers’ Group Film Corp purchased AGI for $500,000. The transaction granted the company all of AGI’s stock. Further announcements will be made by Writers’ Group Film Corp regarding the distribution of Amiga Games’ titles over the next few weeks.

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Title: Re: Amiga Games Inc picked up by Writers’ Group Film Corp.
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 09, 2013, 20:18:12 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
[size=140]The Los Angeles-based distribution company has acquired Amiga Games Inc. with future distribution plans to be revealed over the coming weeks.[/size]

Retro game company Amiga Games Inc (AGI) has been purchased by Writers’ Group Film Corp, a distribution company based in Los Angeles.

The acquisition was announced in a press release on Marketwire. The deal sees Writers' Group Film Corp picking up over 300 games, although no specific titles were revealed in the announcement. AGI has a back-catalog including classics such as Alien Breed and Gods. Writers' Group plan to bring the titles to a whole new generation by publishing across smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Amiga Games distributed titles from Amiga Inc and re-published its games for smartphones, current-generation game consoles, PCs, and tablets.

Writers’ Group Film Corp purchased AGI for $500,000. The transaction granted the company all of AGI’s stock. Further announcements will be made by Writers’ Group Film Corp regarding the distribution of Amiga Games’ titles over the next few weeks.

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See, i've read it's not quite as clear cut as that.Things like Alien Breed Team 17 still own, think Wings was another Amiga classic who's rights are owned elsewhere.so i'm curious to see which games do appear and in what way, if any enhanced.

Not overly taken by up coming version of Chaos Engine to be honest.
Title: Re: Amiga Games Inc picked up by Writers’ Group Film Corp.
Post by: Rogue Trooper on July 09, 2013, 20:31:43 PM
Plus, so many publishers now no more (psygnosis etc) or taken over by another publisher who in turn was taken over, plus are'nt likes of Gremlin already putting out Amiga games on iOs or is it just 8 Bit stuff? (i don't game on iOS so not clear).

Lucasarts are now Disney, Sensible Software now under Codemasters? Ubisoft already have Flashback HD coming, Team 17 Superfrog, Sony own's Lemmings? no idea who holds rights to Turrican, it's not Manfred M anymore...

Whole thing bit of a nightmare as to who owns what.
Title: Re: Amiga Games Inc picked up by Writers’ Group Film Corp.
Post by: zapiy on July 09, 2013, 20:39:04 PM
Yeah I have heard the same Amiga inc had licensing agreements rather than ownership of some of those games mentioned.
Title: Re: Amiga Games Inc picked up by Writers’ Group Film Corp.
Post by: AmigaJay on July 09, 2013, 22:41:44 PM
Could be good news to spread Amiga games further, atm only Blackberry as a portable platform have any official games, would be good to see ios and Android get them too.

License wise, I think as Zapiy said its just for the Amiga version not a remake or I.P ownership.