Just had a look through this thread, really awesome work guys! It's a lot to go through though so it would be amazing if you could have an overall list of publishers/people and the rights you think they hold and when I have some time I'll compare them to what we've worked out ourselves and look into what we can do. This would make my job a lot easier, looking into rights holders is only one of many things I do at GOG and so I simply don't have the time for all this so the legwork you guys do helps a lot. I really appreciate it.
Awesome! It may be that, since you have more sway via an actual distributor, people may actually listen to you, or you may be willing to do a few more things than we are willing to do. (like having LinkedIn mail and such :P) For example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_Quality_Productions
has several games that might have reverted back to Bruce Williams Zaccagnino, despite a buyout from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Laser_Games
. However, I can't seem to get in contact with Bruce. I know he's now running a huge model train show called Northlandz, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northlandz
, and has this website, http://www.northlandz.com
/. The website has a phone number, but I'm not terribly comfortable calling it. :P
I'll first list up the games that I believe are owned by current publishers you have onboard already. (games I found on Abandonia, at least)
Also, I saw your message about Wayne Holder having the rights for FTL Games properties and am trying to get in touch. Of course we'd love to have Dungeon Master here so I'm going to do all I can to make it happen!
Please understand though that I don't really know how much I can say about us trying to get in touch with people or working on certain rights so don't be surprised if I'm vague/ non-responsive about some things. Not even sure if I should've said the above about Wayne Holder!
Yes, I understand. The vagueness is fine, we just appreciate you popping into these threads once in a while to acknowledge that you and/or others are looking them over for clues. :)
"Jurassic War", but it's far from an important title to try to get.
Searching for info on that actually lead me to http://www.ssg.com.au
), and I'm interested in trying to make contact with these guys, perhaps both for their older (not on the site) and newer titles. I sent an email to the forum person (due to spam you have to send an email before you can even register); hopefully he will be able to help me make contact, or will at least approve of my forum name and let me ask my questions there.
SSG had the Warlords games, right?
Yeah, you're right! http://www.gog.com/game/warlords_battlecry
says that SSG developed Warlords, but Ubisoft published them. Maybe othe SSG games were published by Ubisoft!