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    Kickstarter for Amiga/Atari Game Player

    I wanted to share a new Kickstarter campaign with you all.

    The goal is to re-release classic video games from the 80ís and 90ís via a player that works on mobile phones, tablets, and smart TVs. This includes 100s of popular games from Amiga, Atari and others.

    You can learn more about it on the Kickstarter website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...nfinity-player

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    Thanks for letting me know, but do you honestly think this will be funded?

    100.000$ in 14 days, with 10 backers so far, I seriously doubt that.

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    This is making all the mistakes in the book. Obviously an attempt at a moneygrab with hardly any research made. The video is aimed at a non-existent market using a Nascar sponsorship to tempt with free tickets for high pledges. When 98% of the target demographic is European. And at the same time it insults the existing market by saying "who owns a Commodore these days?" in a tone that suggests it's ridiculous that anyone does. Only just about anyone who'd be interested in this.

    Go back to the drawing board. Work with the existing community, not against it.

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    One more time the aim is make money, you didn't look to the community to see who supports Commodore or Amiga. Bad homework
    You will not get any support from a true fan.
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    Who else instantly thought.. "Retro Infinity Player!" = WinUAE/UAE code based emulator hidden inside app installers with the original game ADFs? Basically the same as .exe packaged self executing game packages.

    No mention of licensing the games for use or where the code has been created to emulate them.

    As everyone else has said, this is a very poor attempt to make some cash out of the retro community. A community that is more clued up than most and already know they can emulate most Amiga games for free on their mobile devices.

    Do some homework and you will discover that a large percentage of Amiga games are still owned and copyrighted. LucusArt based games are a great example of this as they will get whole projects closed down if their IP is found to be used. You have been warned.

    Basically, give up now.

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    Amiga games inc owns lots of rights to games already. 250 plus and some were on the ill fated Blackberry Playbook. Still going to fail though.

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    But really, who owns a Commodore computer these days?

    I do .

    I wonder who the current backers are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Coates View Post
    I wonder who the current backers are.
    I can see that the first comment is posted by a guy from Finland, the scene was/is still quite big there, f.ex. Tony Wilen

    But he also mentioned that "But really, who owns a Commodore computer these days?" sentence straight away, although I don't know why he eventually pledged?

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    Probably just to watch the trainwreck. When you've pledged you get progress updates.

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    This whole project is a complete mess.

    If you go to http://www.amigagamesinc.com/ it contains a nice boing ball animation, but little else. Their Facebook and twitter links go to broken pages.

    Now if you go to http://www.retroinfinity.com/ it all looks very similar, with the same about us message, the same contact form and the same broken links to Facebook and twitter.

    And the only information both sites state is:

    "On Aug 19, 2013, Amiga Games Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Writersí Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) a Los Angeles-based content distribution company."

    Neither site has been updated since 2013. So doesn't look good for a kickstarter project just launched. If they can't update their sites in 3 years how long would it take them to produce anything for this project if they ever got the backing, which they won't.

    Also have any of you visited http://www.amiga.com ?

    That really made me laugh. What a mess. The front page still shows Blackberry based Amiga games and nothing else, so it hasn't been updated in a long time, especially considering how long ago the Playbook failed. And the rest of the site still refers to "amiga anywhere" which I never understood what it really was other than whoever purchased amiga.com attempting to cash in on the Amiga name and their links are just for American sport sites. Another page goes to the Blackberry store site, and other parts of the site are just completely broken with server errors.

    This is meant to be the site behind this project and Amiga.inc. The company this kickcstarter project claims they have the Amiga rights from. Oh dear.

    They also state they own the "rights" to most Amiga games. We know they don't actually "own" the licenses to most of the games they mention because many of the IPs are still being used by their original developers. Think Worms or Alien Breed for example. Or HD remakes have recently been launched, such as Speedball 2, Superfrog etc. So what do they actually own rights to? They state for cross platform on mobile devices, as well as game consoles and PC. If this were true the original IP owners would be asking a fair amount for such a re-release of their software cross platform. And if they have had the money to buy rights to so many games, why do they now have the need to raise this money via kickstarter? I'm wondering if they only original licenses games for use on Blackberry devices and the real reason behind this project is to raise money to reapply for licensing for other platforms.

    Finally they state they have obtained rights to hardware and software. Interesting statement considering no one really knows whom owned what these days, other than Cloanto. I might contact Cloanto and ask them about the legality of the "licensing" Amiga.inc have to use the kickstart files in this project. Would be an interesting answer I'm sure. I personally thought Amiga.inc went bust some time ago and all they owned was some rights to Amiga OS. I think originally they had some idea to make Amiga OS into some sort of mobile OS platform.

    What a complete mess this is.
    Last edited by Harrison; 25th September 2015 at 15:41.

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