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Classic Amiga Games Are Coming to the App Store With Full iOS 7 Game Controller Functionality

Classic Amiga Games Are Coming to the App Store With Full iOS 7 Game Controller Functionality

If you’re a classic game enthusiast, you have reason to celebrate, as Amiga Games has today announced they will be releasing their catalog of titles in time for the 2013 holiday season. And get this, they will all be compatible with iOS 7 gaming controllers.

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Customized for iOS, and with support for iOS 7 game controllers sounds like a winner to us. There’s nothing in the way of details at this point, but needless to say we’re pretty excited for launch day. Anyone else? Check out the full press release at the link below.

Patrick Roberts, President of Amiga Games was quoted as saying: “With support coming in iOS 7 for game controllers, Apple devices are perfect for our company’s classic gaming titles.”

While I’m not sure if Amiga Games has the rights to one of my favorite games, “Shadow of the Beast,” I wanted to show it to you. When compared to today’s games this might look a bit cheesy, but you have to remember, this game was released in 1989, when PC gaming consisted of 16 colors and some beeps and boops for music and sound efeccts. It was amazing that a home computer could do these effects without the help of expensive add-on cards.

The full news release can be seen below:

Amiga Games Inc., a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Writers Group Film Corp, Announces Distribution for iPhone and iPad Through Apple’s iTunes and App Store 

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 3, 2013) – Writers’ Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Amiga Games, Inc., a videogame publisher of classic games for a wide range of smartphones and mobile devices, announced today distribution through the Apple App Store. Amiga Games will customize its classic Amiga titles for Apple’s iOS, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices, and will support Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 game controllers. Amiga Games plans to release its titles for iOS in time for the 2013 holiday season.

“Apple app sales are on target to hit 18 billion dollars this year,” said Patrick Roberts, President of Amiga Games. “With support coming in iOS 7 for game controllers, Apple devices are perfect for our company’s classic gaming titles.” Apple’s smartphone and tablet users spend on average $43 per person per year on paid apps, roughly 4-times more than any other mobile platform. Though Apple only holds around 40% of the smartphone market, it controls 74% of all smartphone app revenue.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted by such forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those discussed in Writers’ Group Film Corp.’s latest 10-Q filed August 16, 2013. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, iTunes and related trademarks and names are the property of Apple Incorporated and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. Amiga is the registered trademark of Amiga, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories, Amiga Inc. Trademarks and Software have been licensed to Amiga Games, Inc. under a Software and Trademark License Agreement. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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