In 2007 Amiga Inc tried to acquire the publication rights to lots and lots of Amiga games *legally*.
Here is the letter that Bill McEwen sent to Thalion :
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Amiga is trying to reach members of the Thalion team. Any help that you could provide would be appreciated.
Let me explain what is happening.
1. Amiga has been very quiet for some time, and we will continue this for another few months. Once we start making noise we will be making a great deal of noise.
2. We are in the process of closing several distribution deals with Cable and Satellite companies who are looking for their customers to play Amiga games. We are creating an Amiga game player so that consumers can play Amiga games on several different hardware platforms. The opportunity for Thalion and the members of the team are two fold.
- We can use their existing games and make them available as they are through the game player on the supported hardware. So I am looking for any and all titles that they would like to make available, other for pay or for Free. For those titles where we make money we will pay a royalty of 25% and we handle all of the contracts, distribution, marketing and sales.
- We are going to also start porting and making Amiga titles available on other platforms where we are going to have to "port" them to the other device types. Amiga would need access to source code where available, or the ok to "clone" the titles and run them on the other platforms. Amiga would handle all of the technical details of porting as well an handle all of the sales and marketing of those titles and we pay a royalty of 12% for those "ported" titles.
I look forward to reading your reply.
Tel: 425.557.9600 x23
Before you all jump to conclusions and say *this is piracy bullshit* I think you should check your facts.
Amiga Games Inc do not appear to have ever said which games titles they had the rights to publish. It just says "300 Amiga titles".
That said I doubt the rights were transferable from Amiga Inc. to Amiga Games Inc? (Which I can confirm is a company by Bill McEwan)