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Old Games

I’ve been thinking about putting together a Windows 95 machine to play and archive some of those old games I loved when I was kid.  I still have yet to find time to do that, but for my friends who might be interested, here is a list of some of the games I’ve played, with dates they came out, OS’s they were made to run on, developers and producers.

Old Game Dates:
Date Published, Name, Developer, Publisher, (Engine)
<games I played but no longer own>
[relative games I’ve not played]

1992
o    March Windows 3.1x
1993
o    Sept 24, Myst, Cyan Worlds, Broderbund
1994
o    The Journeyman Project Turbo, Presto Studios, Sanctuary Woods
o    <Relentless: Twinsen’s Adventure, Adeline Software, Activision>
1995
o     August Windows 95
o    The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, Presto Studios, Sanctuary Woods
o    Lode Runner Online: Mad Monks’ Revenge, Presage, Sierra Online
o    Torin’s Passage, Sierra Online, Sierra Online
1996
o    May 31, Lemmings Paintball, Visual Science, Psygnosis
o    <Oct 31, Lords of the Realm II, Impressions Games, Sierra Online>
1997
o    Jan 2, Diablo, Blizzard North, Blizzard Entertainment
o    Oct 29, Riven: The Sequel to Myst, Cyan, Broderbund
o    Nov 24, Diablo: Hellfire, Synergistic Software, Sierra On-Line
1998
o    June Windows 98
o    The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time, Presto Studios, Red Orb
o    Starship Titanic, The Digital Village, Simon & Schuster Interactive
o    <Nov 30, Baldur’s Gate, BioWare, Black Isle Studios/Interplay, Infinity Engine>
o    Dec, King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity, Sierra Studios, Sierra Studios
o    Dec 31, Lords of Magic, Impressions Games, Sierra Entertainment
1999
o    June 30, Dungeon Keeper II, Bullfrog Productions, Electronic Arts
o    Nov 19, The Longest Journey, Funcom, Funcom (Norway)
o    Sept 25, Prince of Persia 3D, Red Orb Entertainment, The Learning Company)
2000
o    April 28, Lemmings Revolution, Take-Two Interactive, Psygnosis
o    June 29, Diablo II, Blizzard North, Blizzard Entertainment
o    Oct 6, American McGee’s Alice, Rogue Entertainments, Electronic Arts
2001
o    Oct. Windows XP
o    May 7, Myst III: Exile, Presto Studios, Ubisoft
o   June 9, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Expansion, Blizzard North, Blizzard Entertainment
o August 21, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Troika Games, Sierra Entertainment, Arcanum Engine
2002
o    June 18, Neverwinter Nights, BioWare, Infogrames/Atari, Aurora Engine
o    Dungeon Siege, Gas Powered Games, Microsoft Game Studios, custom engine
2003
o    [Nov 11, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, Cyan Worlds, Ubisoft]
o    Nov, Dungeon Siege: The legends of Aranna, Gas Powered Games, Microsoft Game Studios
o    Nov 30, The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft
2004
o    Sept 29, Myst IV: Revelation, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft
o    Dec 2, The Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft
2005
o    August 16, Dungeon Siege II, Gas Powered Games, Microsoft Game Studios, custom engine based on Dungeon Siege
o    [Sept 20, Myst V: End of Ages, Cyan Worlds, Ubisoft]
o    Dec 1, The Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft
2006
o    March 21, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks
o    [April 20, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey]
o    Nov. Windows Vista
2007
o    June 5, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Interactive
2008
o    April 8, Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft, Scimitar Engine
o    Sept 16, The Witcher Expanded Edition, CD Projeckt Red Studio, Atari, Aurora Engine
o    [Dec 9, Prince of Persia, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft, Scimitar Engine]
2009
o   Jan 13, Mirrors Edge, EA Digital Illusions, Electronic Arts, Unreal Engine 3

o July 3, Trine, Frozenbyte, Southpeak Interactive

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