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Join or Die: Classic Cyclone Studios/3DO Uprising games go digital

Join or Die: Classic Cyclone Studios/3DO Uprising games go digital

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15, 2016) — RetroismTM , a leading publisher and distributor of classic and classically inspired games, and Prism Entertainment announced today a long term publishing and distribution agreement that will bring six classic 3DO games to a whole new generation of fans.  The first two games in the agreement will arrive on Good Old Games (GoG) on March 17th with Uprising: Join or Die and in late April, the sequel Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy. Also planned for Spring/Summer 2016 release, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Killing Time and Captain Quazar. Retroism’s plans for BattleTanx will be announced at a future date.Uprising_box art

“We’re very excited to have signed a digital distribution agreement with Retroism that will bring these classic Cyclone Studios and 3DO games to today’s gamers,“ said, Jamie Cook, CEO of Prism Entertainment. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Retroism and to showcase the pure passion for gaming that the development teams at Cyclone Studios and Studio 3DO shared,” added Cook.

“In full disclosure, Jamie and I spent a lot of years together at 3DO, back in the day, and we can attest to the fact that the gaming culture we both knew and loved is very much alive and well represented by these games,“ commented Michael Devine, Tommo’s VP of Business Development. “Retroism was created to bring back a lost generation of games and give consumers easy access to playing them on today’s interactive devices,” added Devine.

The first two Uprising games will have an MRP of $5.99 on GoG and will be on sale for the first week of release at 25% off.

Games Announced Today:
Uprising: Join or Die (1997) (Cyclone Studios)
Uprising: Lead and Destroy (1998) (Cyclone Studios)
Requiem: Avenging Angel (1997) (Cyclone Studios)
Killing Time (1996) (Studio 3DO)
Captain Quazar (1996) (Studio 3DO/Cyclone Studios)
BattleTanx (1998) (3DO)

For a pdf version of this press release, please download here.

About Prism Entertainment:
Prism Entertainment, Inc., based in Palo Alto, CA, holds the worldwide publishing rights to numerous video games and computer game properties that were originally published by The 3DO Company and its affiliates. Prism’s mission is to introduce today’s gamers to its classic games that put players right in the action without needing to master a manual.

BattleTanx, Captain Quazar, Cyclone Studios, Killing Time, Prism, Requiem: Avenging Angel, Uprising, and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of James Alan Cook in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

About Retroism:
Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

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Retroism Unleashes 22 Classics Spectrum ZX games

Retroism Unleashes 22 Classics Spectrum ZX games in one iOS App – Firebird Spectaculator

21 Firebird titles not seen in 25 years and a bonus – Accolades’ HardBall!

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 9, 2016) – Retroism announced today that the Firebird Spectaculator App will make its debut on iOS February 12th, featuring over 20 best-loved titles from the famous Spectrum ZX software publisher.

Official Firebird Spectaculator trailer: https://youtu.be/cpa6Hm_h5Tg

“The Firebird Spectaculator release is a tribute to both the Spectrum ZX that launched in 1982 and Firebird, maker of some of the most revered games on the system,” said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan (parent company of Retroism), “As a special bonus we’re also excited to be able give fans the rarest version of Hardball! (Accolade) ever – the Spectrum ZX edition”

Firebird Spectaculator has a MSRP of $1.99 with In App Purchases. The base game features:

Elite is an open ended space trading game with an element of combat.
Exodus is an arcade shoot-em-up where the player controls a patrolling starship.
Mr. Freeze is a platform game that involves all of the usual platform elements.
Run Baby Run is a maze ‘chase’ game, with the player’s car trying to out-run the pursuing police cars around a variety of different locations.
Terra Force is a shoot-em-up where you must destroy the alien at the top of the screen five times before the Earth or the Moon is destroyed.
The Wild Bunch is a strategy adventure game set in the Wild West.
Willow Pattern – Chang’s quest is to make his way through the beautiful and complex maze in search of Princess Koong-Shee.
Hardball (Bonus Game) – Step up to the plate and try to knock that ball out of the park. You can choose to bunt, steal a base. On Defense, you can control the type and location of the pitch as well as the fielders.

Additional games (14) may be purchased in App for $0.99 each or $1.99 for all fourteen.

These games are:

Buggy Blast is a maze-based arcade game.
Byte Bitten is a maze game with mini-quests and a sub-game where the player plays a horizontal scrolling arcade game.
Chimera is an isometric exploration game with a heavy adventure element.
Cholo is a wire-frame 3D exploration game.
Costa Capers is an example of a pixel-perfect platform game.
Crazy Caverns is an arcade game where the idea is to feed the monster on each level by pushing moveable blocks into its mouth.
Don’t Panic – Climbing into your Droid Loader, you leave the safety of your space cargo vessel to locate and return various radioactive items to the ship’s hold.
Gyron is a 3D maze game. The player controls a vehicle called the Hedroid, which can hover up and down the trenches in the maze.
Menace is a arcade game based in a school classroom. The premise is to tease the teacher and other pupils, while collecting items from the back of the classroom and depositing them.
Rasputin is an isometric puzzle game. You must destroy the jewel of the seven planets which is the power source of the spirit of Rasputin.
Runestone is a text entry adventure.
The Sentinel is a side scrolling action game.
Thunderbirds is a puzzle game. It seems that a group of Egyptologists have managed to get their selves trapped deep within an ancient tomb.
Viking Raiders is a turn-based strategy war game, which involves moving your boats, men and catapults to capture the castle of each opponent.

To celebrate the Release of Firebird Spectaculator, Retroism is offering a first week discount of 50% on the App to 99 cents.

For more information, screenshots, and additional features, please visit: http://retroism.com/firebird-spectaculator/

About Retroism

Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

Warlords Battlecry III and Nemesis of the Roman Empire make their way to Steam

Warlords Battlecry III and Nemesis of the Roman Empire make their way to Steam

Classic Enlight Software RTS titles Debut on Download Digital

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2016) – Retroism announced today two of the most highly acclaimed RTS titles from Enlight Software will make their digital download debut on Steam with the release of Warlords Battlecry III on January 22 and Nemesis of the Roman Empire on January 28.

Releasing on January 22, Warlords Battlecry III (2004), is a great follow-up to the award-winning I and II titles, the game adds new races, spells and features plus a fantastic new hero development system. You fight your way through rocky terrain, jungles, ruins and subterranean caverns on the planet Etheria where a massive war is underway.

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Game Features:

  • Persistent Heroes: 16 different races, 28 different classes
  • Full map editor: Random Maps, skirmish Mode
  • High quality soundtrack featuring thematic music, all at CD-Audio quality
  • 2004 Editor’s Choice Award: PC Gamer, Computer Gaming Magazine and Computer Gaming World
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Releasing on January 28, Nemesis of the Roman Empire (2004), is a real-time strategy game featuring 2 Massive Single Player Campaigns: The Romans and The Carthaginian.

Game Features:

  • Integration of character development and major battles
  • Large maps complete with neutral settlements and camps that present a threat to all players
  • Settlements have their own resources they can spend locally or transport elsewhere
  • Rituals performed in places of ancient worship that effect the entire world
  • Military units have the ability to capture resource caravans, outposts and even entire cities and Settlements
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Each game will be available on Steam at a MSRP of $9.99, as well as a 25% first-week discount.

About Retroism

Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

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Falcon Series Soars onto Steam

The Falcon Collection Soars into Retroism’s Steam Catalog

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Four Iconic Falcon series flight sims to debut on Steam on January 8

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 5, 2016) – Retroism today announced January 8 as the Steam release of three trailblazing flight sims in the Falcon series, as well as the Falcon Collection that bundles all three games and includes a bonus copy of Falcon 4.0.

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Releasing on January 8 are the following games and packages:

  • Falcon, the award-winning original that ushered in a new age of F-16 flight sims in the late 80s. (View this game on Steam)

  • Falcon A.T., which built on the success of its predecessor as one of the first flight sims to use EGA graphics. (View this game on Steam)

  • Falcon Gold, featuring the legendary Falcon 3.0, MiG-29, Operation: Fighting Tiger and an Art of the Kill dogfighting video, which set new standards for flight dynamics and avionics for the flight sim genre. (View this game on Steam)

  • The Falcon Collection includes all of the above, plus a bonus of Falcon 4.0 version 1.08, a game with a modding community still active for nearly two decades after its original release. (View this game on Steam)

“Among the almost 50 Classic titles Retroism has published since last year, Flight Sims have been among our most requested,” said Michael Devine, VP of Business Development for Retroism’s parent company Tommo, Inc. “The Falcon Collection is our most ambitious undertaking yet, providing hundreds of hours of gameplay, bonus materials and extras that make this a must have for fans of Falcon, flight sims, and classic retro gaming.”

The Falcon series will be available on Steam on January 8, and will debut with a first week discount of 25% off each $6.99 game, as well as a 25% first-week discount for the $9.99 Falcon Collection. As an added bonus for the Steam release of the Falcon series, Steam Trading Cards will be included with Falcon Gold.

About Retroism

Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

Bubsy Two-Fur Release Date Announced

Bubsy Two-Fur takes Steam by storm on December 17th after hugely successful Greenlight Campaign. What could possibly go wrong?

Retroism re-releases the notorious 90s platformer mascot with his first authorized revival in nearly 20 years

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 16, 2015) – Retroism today announced December 17, 2015 as the release of Bubsy Two-Fur, a compilation of 90s platformer Bubsy’s first two games, on Steam.

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Bubsy Two-Fur is the authorized digital download version of Bubsy’s first two games, and the first official Bubsy release since 1997.

The Bubsy Two-Fur features:

  • Faithful emulation of the SNES version of both games packaged together in a single executable, letting you relive the games in their original glory smoothly on modern machines.
  • Save anywhere, any time: 9 available save slots per game so you can make your own checkpoints any place or time you want, meaning no need to type in passwords to restore your progress.
  • Two controllers can be configured for keyboard or game pads for co-op and competitive local multiplayer in Bubsy II.
  • ‘Paws’ the emulation at any time to help you save or load the game at the exact frame you want.
  • Steam Trading Cards featuring exquisite Bubsy comic book art.

“We were overwhelmed and delighted by the huge response from fans to the Bubsy Two-Fur Steam Greenlight campaign,” said Jonathan Wan, CEO of Retroism’s parent company Tommo, Inc. “We’re thrilled to begin Bubsy’s revival by bringing his first two SNES platformers to Steam. We hope those with fond memories will find them even better than they remembered or expected.”

A small band of anti-Bubsy Protesters forming outside the Retroism offices have not released an official statement at this time, but they do not seem pleased.

Bubsy Two-Fur will be available for digital download on Steam for PC, premiering with a launch discount at $3.99 (20% off the normal $4.99 price).

Bubsy Two-Fur is viewable on Steam at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/426630/

In commemoration of this momentous occasion, Bubsy insisted that T-shirts be made, which are now available at amazon.com/retroism.

The trailer for Bubsy Two-Fur is viewable at: https://youtu.be/Q8_ZnPVBYNo

Screenshots and additional media assets are available at: http://bit.ly/bubsy_media

About Retroism

Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

For more information on Retroism, visit retroism.com, or find Retroism on social media at facebook.com/retroism and twitter.com/retroismgames.

About Tommo, Inc.

Tommo was founded in Los Angeles California in 1990 and today is a premier worldwide publisher, distributor, licensor and brand owner of new and classic entertainment software. Tommo publishes software under its own brands (Humongous Entertainment, Retroism) and for partners at the world’s most popular gaming destinations including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Steam, GOG.com, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and at over 100 additional online and brick and mortar partners.

For more information on Tommo, Inc., visit tommo.com.

Bubsy Returns

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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2015)Retroism, a publisher and distributor of classic and classically inspired games owned by Tommo, Inc., announces the revival of Bubsy…yes, that Bubsy!

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Accolade’s most notorious character showed up on our doorstep, bedraggled and mumbling about being doomed to a legacy of shame and obscurity. But we’ve cleaned him up and given him a new lease on life, a shot at returning to the big time – but he’ll need the help of his fans! The wise-cracking Bobcat is now on Steam Greenlight, petitioning voters to help #SaveBubsy by supporting his triumphant return in The Bubsy Two-Fur, a new release of two of Bubsy’s best platformers for the first time in authorized digital download format.

“Bubsy represents an iconic addition to the platformer legacy of the 80s and 90s that was buried because certain Plumbers and Needlemice didn’t want to share the spotlight,” said Tommo VP of Business Development Michael Devine. “We’re pleased to bring back Bubsy and encourage all his fans to vote for him on Steam Greenlight – Save Busby and let him roam the world of Steam as his new Kingdom!”

Taking a slightly more serious approach, Tommo CEO, Jonathan Wan added, “In 2013 we acquired the Accolade brand and iconic game series such as Bubsy and Hardball, and we’re working hard to bring them to new audiences. Bubsy Two-Fur is just the beginning.”

The Bubsy Two-Fur has a planned retail price of $4.99 and will debut on Steam if enough fans vote for him. To cast a vote, follow the link below and help #SaveBubsy!

Steam Greenlight page for Bubsy Two-Fur: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=553404370

Retroism’s page for Bubsy Two-Fur: http://retroism.com/bubsy-two-fur/

About Retroism:

Retroism is a haven for timeless games, bringing classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on Retroism.com and through the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

Website: retroism.com
Contact: retroism.com/contact
Facebook: facebook.com/retroism
Twitter: @retroismgames
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Pinterest: pinterest.com/retroism

Retroism’s New Partnerships and Latest Releases

 

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Retroism announces partnerships with KOEI TECMO and Enlight Software

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 29, 2015) — The newest offerings on Retroism include games from our latest publishing partners, KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP and Enlight Software Limited, and a great new release from Night Dive Studios.

 

 

 

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Expanding on last week’s release of KOEI TECMO’s latest game on PC Toukiden Kiwami, titles from their renowned action and fighting games series have arrived on Retroism, including Xtreme Legends: Dynasty Warriors 8, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

We are also excited to welcome Enlight Software making their debut on Retroism with the HD remake of the classic strategy game Seven Kingdoms 2 and the tycoon-style sim Restaurant Empire 2.

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Night Dive Studios has done it again, bringing another classic game to modern PCs with 1997’s hilarious Tony Tough and The Night of Roasted Moths. The cartoon-style 2D point and click is a Halloween treat good all year round.

Retroism.com now has over 90 classic and classically inspired games for fans to enjoy with more coming every month. Want us to carry your favorite classic? Let us know with an e-mail to support@retroism.com!

Don’t be the last to know! Get the latest and greatest info on all the happenings on Retroism.com, be sure to sign up for The Totally Bitchin’ Retroism Fan Clubhttp://retroism.com/membership/

Retroism Brings 5 More Classic Games to Steam

 

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Retroism announces five games coming to Steam on April 1!

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2015) — Tommo Inc., a global game and entertainment company and Night Dive Studios, a game developer that specializes in the restoration and optimization of classic game titles bring 5 more games to Steam on April 1 under the Retroism brand, including the innovative RPG Challenge of the Five Realms and the space combat/strategy hybrid Hyperspeed.

 

 

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Challenge of the Five Realms is a sprawling RPG known for its vast and detailed world, race-against-time plot, and intricate character and party skill systems. Lead a customizable band of heroes to complete quests, solve mysteries, and fight battles across the five realms of Nhagardia to ward off the evil sorcerer Grimnoth’s encroaching plague of darkness.

Hyperspeed is a unique mix of space exploration, combat, and role-playing where you act as a lone pilot scouring galaxies for a new home for humanity. Make meaningful tactical, economic, and diplomatic decisions in encounters with dozens of bizarre aliens, each responding according to their customs, hidden agendas and intergalactic relationships.

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F-19 Stealth Fighter is the first stealth flight sim from MicroProse and bears the standard of excellence set by its lead designer Sid Meier. F-19’s cutting edge technology, intelligent enemies, and realistic scenarios across hundreds of missions make it a seminal Cold War air combat game.

In Knights of the Sky, you are a hunter stalking Germany’s most celebrated pilots. Using news and intelligence reports as well as your own intuition, track down and challenge them to determine who is truly World War I’s Ace of Aces.

1942: The Pacific Air War lets you act as commander and pilot for America or Japan in the historic naval air battles of World War II. Lead your task force from a strategic overview perspective, or hop into the cockpit to experience the battle from within one of the game’s ten historically-accurate aircraft.

With these great new additions, Retroism now has over 25 games on Steam. Each title will be available for $6.99 and will play on most Windows, Mac and Linux systems. The titles will premier with an opening-week 25% discount.

About Retroism:

Retroism is a haven for timeless games. We bring classic games from all-time great brands and publishers like MicroProse, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Atari, Infogrames and many more to today’s gamers on the hottest digital download sites like Steam, GoG, Amazon, Walmart.com and more.

Website: retroism.com
Facebook: facebook.com/retroism

Twitter: @retroismgames

About Night Dive Studios:

Night Dive Studios is a dedicated team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation. Best known for restoring the smash hit game System Shock 2, other titles from Night Dive include Harvester, Wizardry, The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, Shadow Man and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream.

Website: nightdivestudios.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NightDiveStudios
Twitter: @NightDiveStudio
YouTube: youtube.com/nightdivestudios

 

Tommo Inc. and Night Dive Studios Partner to Launch Retroism™

LOS ANretro_logoGELES, CA (October 9, 2014) — Tommo Inc., a global game and entertainment company has joined forces with Night Dive Studios, a game developer that specializes in the restoration and optimization of classic game titles to launch Tommo’s new Retroism brand, debuting today on Steam and other game portals. Retroism is devoted to reintroducing the best titles of the past to a new generation, and will feature dozens of games originally published by MicroProse, Accolade, Infogrames and other iconic publishers. The two companies have previously worked together to re-launch classic games from Humongous Entertainment.

Retroism games will be available to consumers through premier digital distribution sites such as Steam, GOG.com, Amazon, Humble Store, MacGameStore, GamersGate and Green Man Gaming. Titles making their Steam debut will be released weekly throughout the fall, available individually and in bundled packs.

The first titles to be launched will be included in the Retroism Explorer Pack, featuring Sid Meier’s Colonization, Pirates! Gold Plus and Sid Meier’s Covert Action.

“Tommo is pleased to be able bring back such great titles as Sid Meier’s Colonization, Pirates! Gold Plus, and Sid Meier’s Covert Action for today’s new generation of gaming enthusiasts” said Jonathan Wan, CEO of Tommo, Inc. “In addition to today’s announcement, later this fall we will be launching a complete gamers’ hub at Retroism.com that will celebrate these timeless games with retrospectives, videos, and images of original release materials.”

Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios, added “For many of us that grew up playing these classic game titles, these games represent an important part of our lives. Through our partnership with Tommo, Inc. we have been able to make them accessible again for a new generation.”

Website: retroism.com

Facebook: facebook.com/retroismgames

Twitter: @retroismgames

Instagram: instagram.com/retroismgames

Pinterest: pinterest.com/retroism

About Night Dive Studios:

Night Dive Studios is a dedicated team of industry veterans committed to restoring the classic PC game titles of the past and making them accessible to a new generation. Best known for restoring the smash hit game System Shock 2, other titles from Night Dive include Harvester, Wizardry, The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour, Shadow Man and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream.

Website: nightdivestudios.com

Facebook: facebook.com/NightDiveStudios

Twitter: @NightDiveStudio

About Tommo:

Tommo Inc. was founded in 1989 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014. Tommo is a worldwide publisher, licensor and manufacturer of games and accessories across multiple entertainment platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, ITunes, Google Play and PC/Mac. Tommo currently publishes over a 100 classic gaming titles under the Humongous Entertainment and Retroism Brand. Tommo also owns the Tommo Mobile brand and is currently marketing an exclusive line of Sega®-themed mobile accessory products.

Website:  tommo.com

Facebook: facebook.com/tommoinc

Twitter: @tommoinc