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Where are the ports of classic computer games?

10-08-2013, 12:04 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Where are the ports of classic computer games?

I wonder why after five years of iOS development, there is an absence of classic ports by developers like blizzard, activision, EA, and others. As a kid, I used to play Caesar III, Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Oregon Trail, Amazon trail, Number Crunchers, Tribes 2, Red Alert 2, and a ton of other games. Why has no one tried to get this IP from the game creators and simply port the game to ios? Even the big game developers could spare an intern and let him work on this asa summer project.


I would love to play these games again on my ipad.
10-08-2013, 12:12 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,680
There are plenty of retro classics but yeah wish there were more. Perhaps if devs see the success of games such as KOTOR and others we may get more
10-08-2013, 07:46 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,391
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrnoglue View Post
I wonder why after five years of iOS development, there is an absence of classic ports by developers like blizzard, activision, EA, and others. As a kid, I used to play Caesar III, Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Oregon Trail, Amazon trail, Number Crunchers, Tribes 2, Red Alert 2, and a ton of other games. Why has no one tried to get this IP from the game creators and simply port the game to ios? Even the big game developers could spare an intern and let him work on this asa summer project.


I would love to play these games again on my ipad.
There quite a few out there.
I believe there's a port of Oregon Trail on the AppStore, but they had to change it a bit to suit Apples regrettable censorship.
They changed the name to reflect the changes made, but I can't recall the name.

A little gift from me to you:
https://itunes.apple.com/dk/app/command-conquer-red-alert/id372097803?l=da&mt=8
😊

There's also a port of Civilization and plenty more good ports of older PC games on the AppStore.

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