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Announcement   Announcement : IncaGold and Hyperion enter into comprehensive license agreement
   posted by Anonymous on 18-Apr-2003 19:54:34 (9979 reads)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leuven, Belgium. April 18, 2003.

IncaGold GmbH and Hyperion Entertainment VOF announced today that they entered into a comprehensive license agreement which will see many of IncaGold's current and future entertainment software titles converted for the Amiga, Linux and Macintosh platforms.



Hyperion's first target for conversion is "Midnight Racing" which offers players the excitement of realistic night driving using a state of the art 3D engine.

"We are understandably very pleased with this agreement as signing with IncaGold will allow us to bring IncaGold's outstanding and ever-growing portfolio of games to our target audiences", said Ben Hermans, managing partner of Hyperion Entertainment.

Daniel Aurell, Director at IncaGold, added, "We are pleased to have found such a competent partner in this field to take our PC entertainment products to other home computing platforms. We are looking forward to together with Hyperion bringing many of our titles to the Amiga, Linux and Mac systems in the coming months."

About Hyperion Entertainment VOF
Hyperion Entertainment (www.hyperion-entertainment.com) is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in March of 1999. The company specialises in 3D graphics and the conversion of top-quality entertainment software from Windows to niche-platforms including Amiga, Linux (x86,PPC) and MacOS (OS 9/X). Hyperion Entertainment has undertaken contract-work in the field of 3D graphics for companies such as Monolith and has developed a mature, fast, small foot-print technology to bring 3D graphics to low power digital devices such as PDA's and STB's. Hyperion is currently working on AmigaOS 4.0, a vastly enhanced PPC native incarnation of the groundbreaking multimedia OS introduced by Commodore in 1985.

About IncaGold
IncaGold (www.incagold.com) is a world-wide leader in the development and publishing of casual gaming entertainment on PC CD-ROM. Founded in 1996, the company operates sales and development offices in Brazil, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
    

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No.

Schweeeeeet!


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I reckon the poster has inside info
But i like the idea of the racing game!

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Great news!


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Midnight racing pics and a demo can be found HERE


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You know...

Something has been bugging me ever since the nintendo 64 was released.

It's called 3d.

I am so sick of polygons, i could just puke.

What happened to the wonderful 2d side scrollers like shadow of the beast, or mario world?

I am so very sad to see 3d games being pushed down our throats by every game maker that is living and breathing.

This is not to say anything evil of Hyperion and the way it does buisness.

After all...
They are only doing what everyone else is doing.

3d.

Everything is always the same with these games.
It is so limited in gameplay, that it's not even worth reading about.

Where are the genuine game builders?
Where are the original thinkers?

It is good to see Hyperion trying to gain support for AmigaOS4, but it is starting to look like the new Amiga is just going to be another PC.

That goes for MorphOS also.

If AmigaOS is going to succeed...
It will be because it is "different".

If buying Amiga means buying another pc....

I'll stick with windows 2000.


Just a note...

I don't know which way Hyperion and Amiga Inc. are going with the new amiga platform because we don't hear anything relating to this from either side.

But I will say this.

I don't care about windows compatibility.
I don't care about windows like games. (except for Diablo) which is the best game ever created.

I loved my Amiga because it was different.
It had a certain feel about it.
It had class.
It was unlike anything else before it and after it.

I hope that the new Amiga can be similar.



Don't emulate... Be original

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Yippie! Another corker coming from Hyperion!

Keep up the excellent work guys.

@ Mountain_Myst

Some games under development including Warblade (Deluxe Galaga) and Hurrican (Turrican) are very similar to the original Amiga classics with lots of additional enhancements/refinements. The PD developers of both titles are interested in developing for the Amiga platform. Hopefully such titles will find their way onto the Amiga platform.

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Yep, great news! First the real3d deal, then the scitech deal, and now this!

But I wonder do the guys at Hyperion ever sleep .

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Yeah wicked news - more OS4 support :)
Now all we need is Lightwave and we`re back in business

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The 3D thing was actually started in 1995 by a small, relatively unknown system called Playstation.

3D is not so bad, but I do see you`re point. But do 2D games have a future??


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..its the evolution and progress of games and technology.

there ARE some great 2D games being released...and they are rare enough to be refreshing. Anyone with a Dreamcast knows of some of these 'Treasures' - the GameCube is also getting some of them.

you are not alone. some of us also still want 2D games that are detailed, fantastically playable etc.

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3D is not so bad, but I do see you`re point. But do 2D games have a future??


Considering the amazing game sales for Gameboys, I would say: "Absolutely!". However mainly for smaller portable devices including handheld gaming consoles, cellphones and PDAs.

Many 3D games don't work well on smaller screens, unlike most 2D games. Personally I simply love the demos of Hurrican and Warblade currently only available for Windows.

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It will be because it is "different".


Actually, I oppose being different for difference's sake. I think that the Amiga should be different as long as this difference serves a purpose, not because we have to try and be diverse.

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Everything is always the same with these games.
It is so limited in gameplay, that it's not even worth reading about.


That is simply not true. Gameplay does not have the least to do with graphics. It is true that a 2D game can be much more enjoyable than a 3D game, but if it is, then this is a merit of the game, and not a merit of the perspective it chose. There is a whole lot of 3D games that I would prefer to "Shadow of the Beast" in an instant.

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I don't care about windows like games. (except for Diablo) which is the best game ever created.


What does "windows like games" mean (and why make a difference with Diablo)? Windows is practically the only platform (apart from consoles) where games are released.

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Don't emulate... Be original


That's all very nice, but original content takes time. Unfortunately the Amiga's time is running out, unless we buy it some more.

You (and everyone else) is very welcome to do so. But this is outside Hyperion's means for the time being.

 
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As for the 2d/3d thing, I found that games that were originally done in 2d and then given a 3d makeover just weren`t the same and were worse off for it....r-type/monkey island series being 2 that spring to mind.

I don`t mind 3d at all, I love UT and other fps. I also love the 2d adventure games, monkey island etc.

Gameplay is more important than the GFX in my opinion. (I STILL play Megaball)


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@Mountain_Myst

I agree but remember that there are a hell of alot more 2D games on the Amiga already,yes old but still.

I would like to see some 3D games on the amiga to balance things out.
I dont have a PC or a games console.

Once we get a good few amiga 3D ports i would like to see some new 2D games in the future.

Rembember that hyperion for the moment mostly port games and ATM there are not many new 2D games to port from the other platforms.

If Amiga can make 2d&3d games have an equal share on the platform then that my give us an egde as 2d should never be forgoten.

it seems that 2d games have become a nich on the desktop something to expliot & amiga is the master at it.

I think the amount of ppl running UAE just to play Amiga 2d games & MAME must be saying something.


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I was lamenting just the same thing recently.I miss the old games such as speedball and chaos engine.What would be a great solution, I think, would for them to be ported not so much directly to OS4, but to Amiga DE\Amywhere so that everyone could take advantage of them and help provide revenue and a larger customer base for the relevant companies


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What I argue about is that it is 2D that made these games great. It's the concept, the realization, the principle behind these games. The same thing in 3D wouldn't be any worse because it is 3D.

 
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What I argue about is that it is 2D that made these games great. It's the concept, the realization, the principle behind these games. The same thing in 3D wouldn't be any worse because it is 3D.


Oh yes isn't that true, some of the crappiest games ever made was 2D.

Note: IMHO nothing can touch Whichhaven (3D game) as the crappiest game ever made thought.

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Hi there!

A game i anticipate will make the 2d to 3d transition really well is Worms 3.

Thats something for Hyperion to nag Team 17 about. Worms 3 would be a happy return for the Amiga platform. Right?

-Anders :)

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Some of those games look really interesting, and some don't. But I still view this as good news. The racers looks good. And in the "Titles in Development" section JEAN LOUIS SCHLESSER'S ALL-TERRAIN RALLY looks like the car model and terrain are coming along nicely. That should be one to watch. And SLAMTILT RESURRECTION looks good too.

Now I'll be the first to tell you I love 3D games. But I still like to crank up the old school 2D games once in awhile too. I don't think 3D should "go away" in favor of 2D, as we can still have both. But there were plenty of really bad 2D games along the way as well.

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