Amiga DE Player
|Developer: Amiga Inc.
Launch: October 2001
Price:Pre-order - USD 14.95
- USD 19.95
To build support for the Amiga DE, Amiga Inc. have launched a standalone application
that will allow Windows/Linux users to play Amiga DE games using their existing
operating system. The 'player' consists of a stripped down version of the developer
environment found on the Amiga SDK. Once installed, the user can try one of
the several games that are included, or purchase a new game on Amiga Inc's secure
The reaction to the DE Player launch was criticised by many Amiga users
who were expecting a major product for the DE. In particular, the price
point was considered to be expensive for such a product in comparison to
similar products by Real and Sun Microsystems (the RealPlayer and JVM are
freely distributed). In contrast to these companies, Amiga Inc. are
a small developer that do not have the cash reserves or developer channels
to finance such a 'gift'.
The Amiga press release demonstrates several of the games currently
available or being developed for the Amiga DE.
View Amiga Press release (August 2001)
View Amiga Press release (October 2001)
Last Update: 25/2/2002