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Amiga DE Player

Amiga DE Player
Developer: Amiga Inc.
Launch: October 2001
Platform: Windows/Linux
Price:Pre-order - USD 14.95
          Normal     - 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 site.

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)

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