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tfishell: I actually got a message back from the Squeenix CEO, Phil Rogers! Generic response, but cool to hear back.

"Hi Tyler,

Thanks for your email, you’re right that’s not something I deal with directly but I have sent it on to the right person here in the company to look at. Not sure I’ll be able to offer you a direct answer, but thank you for taking the time to send in your thoughts.

Best regards,
Phil"
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SCPM: Well that was nice! I hope that they are able to do something regarding other games.
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Some time ago, I sent Véronique Salmeron an inquiry about Eternam, Drakkhen, and Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet, and I finally heard back that those ended up with Infogrames, and she sent me some contact info, which I'd since passed on to GOG. Lately, I've been sending more queries to publishers of newer games like Hellraid, and assorted indie games that catch my fancy to consider bringing their stuff to GOG. I'll slowly go back over my older posts and try asking all the people who never replied via different avenues.
But where are they now? Because none of those are in the list of games Tommo bought from Atari, there really does seem to be a lot of Microprose / Hasbro Interactive / Infogrames / Atari stuff unaccounted for - these 3, anything by Legends and just random stuff like Supreme Snowboarding (a.k.a Boarder Zone) so I hope some of it surfaces some day and Atari didn't just forget about them and lose the documents like Activision did with NOLF....
Just FYI if anyone happens to be wondering: besides spending most of my time on real life now, I'm waiting to see if these leads are useful at all to GOG. It's my understanding that they're very busy with other things right now, which is understandable. (Hopefully the busyness involves good old games from a new publisher.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Strategic_Simulations,_Inc._games

I found the Phantasie series while browsing the SSI games list. These may seem like Ultima knockoffs to some, but perhaps they have a place here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasie
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tfishell: I found the Phantasie series while browsing the SSI games list. These may seem like Ultima knockoffs to some, but perhaps they have a place here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasie
I believe someone mentioned these elsewhere as well. They are fairly well known in the Amiga and C64 communities, and considered distinct enough in their own right. I think they would be good additions on GOG, except that they suffer from the same issue as many DOS releases of that time - inferior versioning. The Amiga and Atari ST versions are noticeably superior in graphics and sound to the DOS versions. So this might be another series that is more viable when standalone Amiga game emulation becomes a marketable commodity.
Not really an update, but I found this post from The Neverhood wishlist item interesting:

"From FAQ on [Armikrog.]'s Kickstarter campaign:
'A sequel would be a blast, but unfortunately, we don’t own the rights to The Neverhood. When we made the original game for Dreamworks Interactive, we had to assign the rights over to them to in order to get the funding for the project. Now, E.A. owns those rights. We've tried over the years to get the rights back from E.A., and while they've always been appreciative of our interest, they've chosen not to do anything with it for now."
So... it's E.A. that GOG has to deal with to get the game here on the site. I truly hope that'll happen, but I'm doubtful.'"

Interesting. It's really strange Doug and co. couldn't get the rights back. However, this is enlightening as I assumed Doug held part of The Neverhood rights.

It could be more complex than just Dreamworks and EA, but we do have Clive Barker's Undying from both those parties, so it doesn't seem impossible that we could see The Neverhood re-released in the coming months, especially with Armikrog. coming out eventually.

That being said, I'm assuming it would suffer from compatibility issues similar to Wizardry Gold, such as being unable to fit the entire screen. (I'm surprised there's no way to force W:Gold or this game to fill up as much of the screen as possible; it's out of GOG's technicians' hands?)
Who owns the rights to Cyberia is it Interplay?
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GaminggUy45: Who owns the rights to Cyberia is it Interplay?
Here's your answer.
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GaminggUy45: Who owns the rights to Cyberia is it Interplay?
Like Hyper posted, it is Interplay. Here's the email I received from them:

"We're not aware of any plans to put Cyberia on GOG. We offered GOG our entire library of games, it is possible that GOG did not want Cyberia at the time.

We will pass your suggestion on to our game's producer."

Hopefully any *good* Interplay games GOG initially did not bring will come at some point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Interplay_games

(I wonder if Re-Loaded - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_(video_game)#Re-Loaded - can be considered fun today or not
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It seems to me like Interplay has all but lost interest in GOG. Only one sale since last year's "PWYW" bundle, I think. No daily bundles featured in the last two GOG sales. Only the Subwar 2050 release from spring. I know they had some financial troubles, but if they put some more games on promo or worked with GOG to put out more releases it might be good financially (however small) for them.
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GaminggUy45: Who owns the rights to Cyberia is it Interplay?
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HypersomniacLive: Here's your answer.
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GaminggUy45: Who owns the rights to Cyberia is it Interplay?
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tfishell: Like Hyper posted, it is Interplay. Here's the email I received from them:

"We're not aware of any plans to put Cyberia on GOG. We offered GOG our entire library of games, it is possible that GOG did not want Cyberia at the time.

We will pass your suggestion on to our game's producer."

Hopefully any *good* Interplay games GOG initially did not bring will come at some point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Interplay_games

(I wonder if Re-Loaded - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_(video_game)#Re-Loaded - can be considered fun today or not
Thanks guys much appreciated.
Post edited November 20, 2013 by GaminggUy45
Largo Winch: Empire under Threat , from Ubisoft

http://homeoftheunderdogs.net/game.php?id=4872

I don't know if this is a bad game or not, given how HotU seems to gloss over problematic titles. It only has a few wishlist votes, but if it really can be considered good, GOG should bring it. (We have "In Cold Blood" here, which is from around the same time and also Ubisoft.)

EDIT: Wait, is this based on a movie or TV series? EDIT2: Oh, based on a comic book! Maybe this is a job for Night Dive.
Post edited November 21, 2013 by tfishell
Looking at EA's games - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Electronic_Arts_games - I rather wonder if GOG is planning on re-releasing any of the Strike series, namely Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (it was a extremely well-received game back in the day afaik), Jungle Strike, and Nuclear Strike. (I don't believe the others have DOS or PC versions.) I could see a Desert Strike + Jungle Strike bundle for 5.99 (maybe the first game is even good enough to sell by itself), and then I believe Nuclear Strike utilized 3Dfx so we could see that here with nGlide. ("The New Straits Times also appreciated the game's performance with a 3Dfx Voodoo card, praising the graphics of the terrain, as well as water and helicopter movements." - Wikipedia) Future Cop LAPD could also use nGlide.

Of course, it's possible Desert Strike was crap in DOS, and any haven't aged well. BUT Wikipedia's info gives quite a bit of praise overall to the games.
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tfishell: Of course, it's possible Desert Strike was crap in DOS, and any haven't aged well. BUT Wikipedia's info gives quite a bit of praise overall to the games.
That's because EA mostly writes their own Wikipedia pages. ;)
I think the PC versions weren't that well recieved because the games looked dated when they came out, though as far as I can tell the PC versions are equally as good as the console versions.
Nevertheless I wouldn't mind seeing them here as well, they're quite fun if you can get used to the controls.
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Strijkbout: That's because EA mostly writes their own Wikipedia pages. ;)
I think the PC versions weren't that well received because the games looked dated when they came out, though as far as I can tell the PC versions are equally as good as the console versions.
Nevertheless I wouldn't mind seeing them here as well, they're quite fun if you can get used to the controls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObcyInADfx4 makes Nuclear Strike look like a "lite"/very simple, but definitely, fun combat game. I grew up on those early 3D graphics, so I think it looks fine. ;)
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tfishell: Looking at EA's games - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Electronic_Arts_games - I rather wonder if GOG is planning on re-releasing any of the Strike series, namely Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (it was a extremely well-received game back in the day afaik), Jungle Strike, and Nuclear Strike. (I don't believe the others have DOS or PC versions.) I could see a Desert Strike + Jungle Strike bundle for 5.99 (maybe the first game is even good enough to sell by itself), and then I believe Nuclear Strike utilized 3Dfx so we could see that here with nGlide. ("The New Straits Times also appreciated the game's performance with a 3Dfx Voodoo card, praising the graphics of the terrain, as well as water and helicopter movements." - Wikipedia) Future Cop LAPD could also use nGlide.

Of course, it's possible Desert Strike was crap in DOS, and any haven't aged well. BUT Wikipedia's info gives quite a bit of praise overall to the games.
I own both Desert and Jungle Strike and I would say they are still solid and entertaining games. Controls are indeed a bit clunky but they were like that even in 90s so it's not a problem with aging. Weapon/fuel management is also a bit problematic but you can get used to it relatively quickly. Desert + Jungle pack for 6 bucks would be a very good deal.

I've never played Nuclear Strike so I cannot comment.