October 6, 2011
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Today I’m going to write about a website that is solely about public domain (PD) games for the Amiga. It was launched about a year ago on the 21st of October 2010. Since then the website has grown from strength to strength.
According to the guy behind the website, the aim of the project is simply to showcase the best of the best when it comes to Amiga PD games (shareware and freeware games are also included). As far as I know, this website is the only one on the Internet that covers this aspect of Amiga gaming.
There’s a lot of cool stuff to be found on AmigaPD. Not only are there plenty of games available for download, but you can read interviews with authors of public domain games as well! You got people like Lee Bamber (author of the Relics of Deldroneye), Mattis Folkestad (he made the adventure game Madhouse) and Edgar Vigdal (Deluxe Galaga and Warblade) telling you all you want to know about their classic games. Isn’t that cool? There are also tons of reviews to be found with in-game video footage, top ten lists of games and of course the usual cheats if you want to take a short-cut while playing.
The AmigaPD website. Here you can find everything related to old-school Amiga public domain games. (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)
As you can see, there’s a lot of interesting stuff to be found at the AmigaPD website. I haven’t played that many public domain games on the Amiga in the past, so it was very interesting to dig through the various titles on the site. I found a game called Wibble World Giddy that I’m definitely going to try out. There were also a few point and click adventure games that looked tempting.. Maybe you’ll find some games to try as well?