EDIT: I should note that I did not intend to make this thread just about /me/ searching for game rights. SCPM and others are doing fantastic jobs, and I want to encourage them to continue posting what they discover here.
Basically just a continuation/separate thread for what started here and evolved
here (recommended reading, pages 17-20; give me your opinions on what's top and what's flop for GOG to bring from Abandonia). The conversation didn't really fit because the games weren't even *unofficially* confirmed, so a separate thread seemed like the best response.
Basic story: I got started searching for games on Abandonia (specifically those owned by small companies that might actually contact me), made some encouraging contacts, had a conversation about "abandonware" owned by big companies and started posting lists of that, people (including Turnipslayerr) have been helping me and encouraging me and others, feelsgoodman.jpg, and here we are, I guess.
Now if somebody would just write this up in A. A. Milne fashion, we'll be all set.
Here are the games I listed (those on Abandonia, apparently owned by "big" publishers, that seemed worth re-releasing); this list will continue as I post in this thread, so keep an eye out for future posts of mine. Please write your opinions of games, whether they should come here or not, how GOG could price them fairly (5.99 bundle, 9.99 bundle), etc.
7th Legion, from Microprose
Willy Beamish, from Sierra (too kiddy?)
Alien Legacy, from Sierra
Archimedean Dynasty, from Blue Byte
B.A.T. & B.A.T. II, from Ubisoft (not that great?)
Bad Blood, from Origin
Battle Bugs, from Sierra (again, not that great?)
Big Red Adventure, from Core Design (okay, art looks rather poor; not sure how the puzzles are)
Blackthorne, from Interplay
Caesar II, from Sierra (does Caesar 3 make bringing 1 & 2 pointless? The original Caesar is freeware, but a C1&2 bundle might be nice for 5.99.)
Call of Cthulhu - Shadow of the Comet, from Infogrames
Castle of Dr. Brain, from Sierra (also "kiddy" probably, but it seems worthy of resurrection)
Centurion - Defender of Rome, from EA
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
EcoQuest - The Search for Cetus, from Sierra (Dr. Brain 1&2 + Eco Quest 1&2 + Willy Beamish = 9.99 deal?)
Empire Deluxe and Empire 2, from New World Computing (not that great?)
Epic, from Ocean Software (Infogrames, etc.)
Fatty Bears Birthday Surprise, from Humongous Entertainment/Infogrames/Atari (okay, Pajama Sam and Spy Fox are more important, but did ya really expect me to miss out on mentioning this?)
Fantasy General, from Mindscape ("associated" with EA)
Fields of Glory, from MicroProse
Four Crystals Of Trazere, from Mindscape
Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist, from Sierra (seriously, isn't this highly desired?)
Future Wars - Time Travellers, from Delphine and Interplay
Gauntlet 1 & 2, from Mindscape Inc. (showing their age)
Global Domination, from Impressions (not rated so well)
Gold Rush, from Sierra (tough on the eyes, but maybe bundle-worthy)
Gunship 2000, from Microprose (3D showing its age)
Hammer of the Gods, from New World Computing
Harrier Jump Jet, from Microprose (again, 3D showing its age)
Heart of China, from Sierra
Heimdall 1 & 2, from Core Design
Hero Quest, from Gremlin Interactive/Infogrames, etc.
High Seas Trader, from Impressions
Highway Hunter, from Epic Games (another shmup? anything original?)
The Horde, from Crystal Dynamics (seem a bit ... odd)
Hostage - Rescue Mission, from Mindscape (EGA graphics)
The Immortal, from EA
Inca, from Sierra
Thanks to everyone who posted their opinions of these games (I enjoy reading them because I haven't played any of these games; I'm just basing what's worth bringing by Abandonia scores, screenshots, and occasionally gameplay footage), and who encouraged me, SCPM, Barry_Woodward, and others to help GOG a little in figuring out game rights.
And so the story continues...
Response to http://www.gog.com/forum/general/games_that_are_unofficially_confirmed_for_release_in_the_future/post378:
I'll be sending a message to Nancy Holder shortly. EDIT: Message sent.