What’s new at RAWG. Games for classic 80-s platforms

When we started RAWG we aimed to build a comprehensive and personal video game database. A library of modern and classic titles that can be used to create one’s library of played games — a virtual shelf that is not tied up to any particular store or platform. A place that lets you express yourself and helps to discover new games.

We started with 20,000 games for modern platforms and for the past year have been expanding the catalog, growing it over 50,000 titles. Today we are making another small step forward that original vision and added a several thousands of classic games released in the 80-s and early 90-s for Atari, Commodore/Amiga, SEGA, 3DO, Macintosh and classic Nintendo consoles.

A lot of these games were technological breakthroughs and their legacy spawned many modern titles, genres even.

Cannon Fodder (1993) by Sensible Software

Cannon Fodder was initially released for Commodore Amiga and later ported to most platforms of that time. The game is often used in modern graphic materials that try to capture the look and feel of that era.

Pathways into Darkness (1993) by Bungie

Inspired by the ID Software’s Wolfenstein 3D Bungie’s first 3D game was Pathways into Darkness, released in 1993 for the Macintosh. Later Bungie would create an AAA franchise Halo that became hugely important for Xbox success.

Another World (1991) by Delphine Software

The critically acclaimed game Another World was originally released for Atari ST and Amiga in 1991. The game widely used cinematic effects and influenced such titles as ICO and Metal Gear Solid. In 2011 the game’s French designer Éric Chahi returned with god game From Dust.

If you had or still have one of these devices you can find games and add them to your library. And if you have never played them, take a look at the most popular games for retro platforms RAWG now has. And if not explore the catalog and learn about the games that started it all.

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