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RaggieRags: My memory is very vague on this, but I think it was patched at some point.
Yes. It was also on Amiga at least. I remember reading some very glowing reviews of it back then.
Captive II was fantastic, it's hard to explain just how awesome it was in 1994, first-person fully 3D, amazing CD soundtrack, voiced animated intro, real-time party-based combat (also with cool animations of a gun being fired FPS style when one of your droids attacked). It also had randomly generated missions (apparently you could get like 10,000 different missions, though after a while they all started to feel the same because there's only so much to randomize), I never actually finished it tbh.

Saddest thing was that it was exclusive to an obscure new platform that never took off and failed (along with Amiga corporation), so it got virtually forgotten.

EDIT: Also, had an awesome box cover:
http://www.theoldcomputer.com/game-box-art-covers/Commodore/Amiga-CD32/Captive%202%20-%20Liberation.jpg
Post edited August 06, 2013 by Crosmando
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tfishell: Well, here are some more people can tell me about (pages 26-40):

Claw, from Monolith Productions (GT Interactive, Infogrames, Atari, some hoopla)
Codename - ICEMAN, from Sierra (probably needs to be bundled)
Command & Conquer, from EA (well, freeware; hopefully GOG can still bring it eventually)
Conqueror - A.D. 1086, from Sierra
Conquests of Camelot - The Search for the Grail, from Sierra (probably needs to be bundled)
Conquests of the Longbow - The Legend of Robin Hood, from Sierra (freeware, but bundle with Camelot b/c both
.....make up "Conquest" series; both well-received!)
Cruise for a Corpse, from Delphine and Interplay
Cyber Empires, from SSi (part of Ubisoft and not D&D stuff)
CyberMage - Darklight Awakening, from EA (somebody suggested legal issues b/c based on comic)
CyClones, from SSi
D-Generation, from Mindscape ("associated" with EA)
Dark Legions, from SSi
Death Gate, from Legend Entertainment Company (GT Interactive, Infogrames, Atari, some hoopla)
Deathbringer, from Empire Interactive Entertainment (crap?)
Death Rally, from Apogee
Desert Strike - Return to the Gulf, from EA and Gremlin
Disciples of Steel, from FormGen, Inc. (GT Interactive, etc.) (crap?)
Dominus, from US Gold (merged with Eidios)
Drakkhen, from Infogrames
DreamWeb, from Empire Interactive Entertainment

Most of these probably wouldn't sell well at 5.99 by themselves; I think GOG would bring back that 3.99 price tag, or find some clever ways to bundle. :)
Yeah, EA released the early C&C games as freeware an anniversary bonus but no EA sites carry them any more and they're hard to track down, I guess EA can't but the freeware genie back in the bottle now but they were also raw originals without any (much needed) compatibility tweaks so a fixed up GOG pack of a buch of them still sems like it would be worth paying for

DreaWeb is also freeware and available on the SCUMM VM website
http://scummvm.org/downloads/
Flight of the Amazon Queen from that list is also free on Desura, but that's already listed in this thread anyway

*edit* oops I mistook the bottom of page 17 for the end of the thread for some reason!
Yeah, the Dreamweb thing was already covered and EA have got a new C&C mega pack out so I guess that's that - at least you can still get them somewhere (anyone know if the early C&C's are any more fixed in the new release? Maybe they went back to the DOS versions + DOSBox?)
Post edited August 06, 2013 by Fever_Discordia
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tfishell: Somebody (like SCPM) want to help a brother out finding Wayne Holder contact info?
I can't find Wayne Holder's contact info (for free anyhow) but I do know who does have it: his wife, Nancy. I'm pretty sure this is the same Nancy Holder as the one pictured in the wikipedia article for FTL games. She is married to Wayne Holder, and she works in the San Diego area, so the pieces fit.
https://www.facebook.com/holder.nancy/about
http://nancyholder.com/contact/
Some more info that seems to confirm the link:
http://dmweb.free.fr/?q=node/114
Since she worked on the games as well (writing the prologues for the manuals), you can let both her and Mr. Holder know that there are plenty of people interested in seeing these games available again.
Post edited August 06, 2013 by SCPM
Hope you don't mind my selective commentary, but here is feedback on more of your posted titles.

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tfishell: Hammer of the Gods, from New World Computing
Another old favourite and one I support on the Wishlist. It holds up well today I feel, and combines a number of different play elements in an interesting way. I could see this one on GOG, especially with high-quality scans of the lovely extras that came with the boxed game.

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tfishell: Heimdall 1 & 2, from Core Design
It would be great to have these on GOG. The isometric gameplay, the cartoon graphics, and the general sense of fun combined with adventure are perfect. An Amiga title that succeeded on other platforms, and which appears to have gotten a properly done PC port (unlike some other Amiga releases).

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tfishell: The Horde, from Crystal Dynamics (seem a bit ... odd)
It is, with am offbeat sense of humour. But gameplay is actually good. This one was one of the few releases that did well on the 3DO, which is where I played it. That one had FMV mixed in, not sure if the PC title had the same. No loss if it didn't, however, as I suspect most folks would disable it after a few scenes.

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tfishell: The Immortal, from EA
This was enjoyable enough and made it to many platforms (played it on the Sega Genesis). But the gameplay mechanic isn't compelling enough I suspect for a GOG release.

I strongly recommend that GOG investigate Hammer of the Gods to see what they think of it, and they wouldn't be remiss in checking out the Heimdall games either.
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TurnipSlayerr: Hey guys,

Just so you know, I am keeping an eye on this thread, as well as others, and don't think we've forgotten about these games. We are actively working to bring many of these games back.

Big thanks as well to tfishell, I really appreciate all your efforts and if you're ever in Warsaw I'll give you a tour of the offices myself ;)
I guess that's some kind of confirmation GOG is talking with some people / companies we are talking here about. Good to know.

I hope you are in contact with Bitmap Brothers.

They are still in business http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/front.htm

and they have some nice titles:

Cadaver
Cadaver: The Payoff

in the first place, but also

The Chaos Engine
The Chaos Engine 2
Z
Gods




ps. I don't agree with some people wondering if some old title is good enough for a GOG release. Oldies in style of Personal Nightmare should always find their way to GOG, even if 5.99$ feels too much. It's worth to keep them coming just to make GOG special.
Post edited August 06, 2013 by SLP2000
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SLP2000: I hope you are in contact with Bitmap Brothers.

They are still in business http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/front.htm
I sent them an email a few weeks ago, and still haven't heard back. I think I actually sent one last year, too, and never heard back then.

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tfishell: Somebody (like SCPM) want to help a brother out finding Wayne Holder contact info?
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SCPM: I can't find Wayne Holder's contact info (for free anyhow) but I do know who does have it: his wife, Nancy. I'm pretty sure this is the same Nancy Holder as the one pictured in the wikipedia article for FTL games. She is married to Wayne Holder, and she works in the San Diego area, so the pieces fit.
https://www.facebook.com/holder.nancy/about
http://nancyholder.com/contact/
Some more info that seems to confirm the link:
http://dmweb.free.fr/?q=node/114
Since she worked on the games as well (writing the prologues for the manuals), you can let both her and Mr. Holder know that there are plenty of people interested in seeing these games available again.
You're better at putting the pieces together than even I am. :) Thanks man! I don't know why I didn't think to try to contact Nancy!
Post edited August 06, 2013 by tfishell
I guess SCPM will join GOG team very soon :P
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tfishell: Cyber Empires, from SSi (part of Ubisoft and not D&D stuff)
This game - along with Dark Legions, Fantasy Empires, and Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain - was definitely made by Silicon Knights (I knew the primary artist who worked on these about 15 years ago). They recently went under due to the trouble with the Epic lawsuit, so if Ubi didn't inherit the full rights from SSI then there would need to be some kind of negotiations with Denis Dyack directly.
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tfishell: Highway Hunter, from Epic Games (another shmup? anything original?)
Ooh, Highway Hunter! That was a nice scroll-up shooter, where you control a futuristic vehicle on a highway, shooting aliens and stuff. A bit too easy but quite fun in the first levels.

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tfishell: Inca, from Sierra
Hm I played Inca2, some mix between adventure and space-fighter. Yes, I know, sounds weird, but is fun! Though the adventure part was more like puzzling, and the whole game is an interactive movie. Still nice for an afternoon. But not worth 6$. Maybe both titles together.
Continuing the adventure here! ;) (so this thread doesn't stay derailed)

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/the_search_for_game_rights_a_diaryesque_thread
Post edited August 06, 2013 by tfishell
Back to regularly scheduled programming it is, then. It looks like Among the Sleep will be coming to GOG:
http://www.spawnfirst.com/articles/among-the-sleep-information-overload/
Well, hello there.

http://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/08/11/but-wait-there-s-more

According to Wing Commander CIC, EA have finally licensed the remaining Wing Commander games (Prophecy, Academy, Armada and Privateer 2) for release on GOG, apparently later this year. :D
Post edited August 11, 2013 by Nergal01
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Nergal01: Well, hello there.

http://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/08/11/but-wait-there-s-more

According to Wing Commander CIC, EA have finally licensed the remaining Wing Commander games (Prophecy, Academy, Armada and Privateer 2) for release on GOG, apparently later this year. :D
I wonder if they licensed more than WC games.
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SCPM: Back to regularly scheduled programming it is, then. It looks like Among the Sleep will be coming to GOG:
http://www.spawnfirst.com/articles/among-the-sleep-information-overload/
I just watched a laythrough of the Alpha/Demo on with Marikiplier. It looks like an amazing game which I unfortunately missed noticing on Kickstarter...but I"ll get it when it comes out!


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Nergal01: Well, hello there.

http://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/08/11/but-wait-there-s-more

According to Wing Commander CIC, EA have finally licensed the remaining Wing Commander games (Prophecy, Academy, Armada and Privateer 2) for release on GOG, apparently later this year. :D
That's great news! Now for me to purchase even just one of the games...;D (I want to, just haven't yet)
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Nergal01: Well, hello there.

http://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/08/11/but-wait-there-s-more

According to Wing Commander CIC, EA have finally licensed the remaining Wing Commander games (Prophecy, Academy, Armada and Privateer 2) for release on GOG, apparently later this year. :D
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SLP2000: I wonder if they licensed more than WC games.
One would wonder....hmmm
Post edited August 11, 2013 by JinseiNGC224
I want the Command & Conquer series on GOG!