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100 Classic Free Games At Infinite Frontiers Online!

by Thomas on March 31, 2003 @ 10:08 a.m. PST

The non-profit making science fiction and gaming organisation, Infinite Frontiers, is now pleased to announce that they have now reached a major milestone of having over 100 former commercial games and applications free to download from their sci-fi / gaming website across a range of formats.

We have been continuing to source games and applications at a steady pace, especially expanding and enhancing our 8-bit retro collection including a vast number of titles from Anco and Llamasoft. We now have games online for 9 different formats (Amiga, Amstrad, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, PC, Spectrum, and Vic 20) with other titles just awaiting final testing before they go online shortly for two additional platforms - BBC and MSX.

The current breakdown for the 103 games online at the moment (including today's addition - "Beneath A Steel Sky" for the Amiga) are for the following systems:-

Amiga - 17
Amstrad - 6
Atari (8 bit) - 4
Atari ST - 2
Commodore 16 - 17
Commodore 64 - 26
PC - 6
Spectrum - 9
Vic 20 - 16

With all of the games and applications that we are making available freely, we have secured permission to include these titles on our site. Unlike "abandonware" websites, everything on Infinite Frontiers Online is included with the backing of the authors and/or publishers and as such, the downloads are completely legal.

At the moment, a large number of companies are supporting our work to-date and we now have products (or clearance for titles coming soon) from the following publishers and developers:-

Anco aka Anirog (Amiga, Amstrad, Atari ST, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, PC, Spectrum, Vic 20 and more!)

Apogee aka 3D Realms (PC)

CDV (PC)

Cloanto (Amiga)

Distant Suns (Amiga, PC)

Emurasoft (PC)

Llamasoft (Atari, BBC Model-B, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, MSX, Spectrum, Vic 20)

Mutation Software (Amiga)

Revolution Software (Amiga, Atari ST)

Robinson Technologies (PC)

Mark Sibly (Amiga)

Tuna Technologies (Amiga)

Vulcan Software (Amiga)

In addition to the commercial titles, we also have the legendary AGATron range of freeware animation and artwork disks for the Amiga by Tobias Richter (the artist responsible for many of the cut-scene animations on Star Wars: Rogue Leader along with the forthcoming Batman game) plus some of our own freeware titles for the Amiga and PC that we have developed over the last 12 years (including a range of jigsaw puzzles, screensavers, slideshows and disk magazines, and free fanzines in PDF format).

Many people remember these classic games from their youth, and we wanted to bring these back to a new audience without the need for people to resort to piracy. All of these were deleted years ago or made freely available, and they have now become rare items to source the original productss. For many people, they are left with little choice but to scour auction sites online to find these classics, and even then there is no guarantee that they can find what they are looking for.

URGENT: Bandwidth Crisis Donations Required

Running a downloads site like this is not cheap and we desperately need your help. If you visit the site and do download some of the titles on offer, please seriously consider making a donation to the site. Even if you can only afford to donate £1, if most of our visitors would do this, it would cover our bandwidth costs indefinitely, would allow us to expand our server capacity, and also would allow us to bring even more games and applications to you for downloading free of charge.

Please try to help - it will only take a few moments of your time and will help secure the availability of our service indefinitely. If you could spare more than £1 that would be wonderful, but every small amount helps.

Also, you will notice that there are banner adverts on many of the pages relating to the downloads area. If you are planning on downloading any files from the site, could you please spare a moment or two to click on these - in many cases, we receive small payments on a pay-per-click basis and this all helps with our costs.

The games, along with our other content, can be found at http://www.infinitefrontiers.org

The forum's direct URL is http://ifonline.proboards4.com

The sister site dedicated to our Transformers event can be found at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

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