An ongoing effort to archive, preserve and open source the works that was published under the Microdeal and Michtron-label. Focus is on the Amiga, but there might be other platforms too.
This page was started after contacting John Symes, founder of Microdeal. He was supportive of the project, and also mentioned that they only acted as publishers, and that the works belonged to their different authors. Their publishing rights were sold to HiSoft after they closed doors.
That initiated an ongoing search for the different people involved (in the Amiga production mainly, but often that is tied to other platforms too) and asking for their permissions, and also asking if they have any of their old works preserved.
For more information about the company and their ties to Michtron, see their entry at Wikipedia. As for their sister company in the U.S, Michtron, it had some in-house development, and was sold further after closing doors. We are trying to reach out to the rights holders there, to make sure there are no doubts about that the copyrights belonging to the respective author.
If the source code is lost, we still release the images, under MIT (or something else, it is up the author), which allows a liberal usage.
Yes, all titles have been available for many years from different abandonware sites, but this is an effort to also make the usage fully legal and correct, respecting the authors works.
A classic music program for Amiga and Atari
A puzzle/adventure game
A racing game
Ongoing permission effort
|Ian Murray-Watson||Turbo Trax||Programmer||Yes|
|Pete Lyon||Fright Night||Graphics||Yes|
|Pete Lyon||Gold Runner||Graphics||Yes|
|Pete Lyon||Karate Kid 2||Graphics||Yes|
|Harry Lafnear||Major Motion||Graphics||Yes|
|Harry Lafnear||Time Bandit||Graphics||Yes|
|John Symes||*||Microdeal Founder||Yes|
|Bill Dunlevy||Time Bandit||Programmer||Maybe|
|Timothy M. Purves||Goldrunner 2||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Major Motion||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Slaygon||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Talespin||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Tetra Quest||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Time Bandit||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Timothy M. Purves||Tanglewood||Programmer (Amiga)||Positive|
|Chris Kew||Jupiter Probe||Graphics||Pending|
|Chris Kew||Tetra Quest||Graphics||Pending|
|Paul Shields||Airball||Music||Can’t locate|
|Paul Shields||Soccer||Music||Can’t locate|
|Paul Shields||Goldrunner 2||Music||Can’t locate|
|Paul Shields||Jug||Music||Can’t locate|
|Paul Shields||Tetra Quest||Music||Can’t locate|
|Paul Hunter||Soccer||Music Code||Pending|
|Dan Lennard||Quartet||Programmer (Amiga)||Yes|