The usually crippling disappointment of retro gaming might have been cast a line of hope today as a hugely impressive roll-out of original format software is announced by Alten8 Ltd. The firm has signed a deal with leading retro-publisher Cronosoft, allowing “…many of its classics to be released for the real machines.”
Targeting Commodore 64, Spectrum and Amiga enthusiasts amongst others, Alten8 will be manufacturing and distributing tapes and discs for original home computers.
Paul Andrews, head of the Alten8 Ltd group, said "We have a passion for retro gaming, and feel that our games shouldn't just be available on emulators, but on the real deal too. We're delighted to be working with Cronosoft to make this a reality."
Head of Cronosoft Simon Ullyatt added, "It's great to publish games as they were intended to be released, on cassette tape or disc. Emulators are great, but you just can't beat the feel of a real machine."
A full release schedule will be announced at the Classic Gaming Expo UK to be held in London on August 13th this year.
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