After our recent announcement about the teaser trailer for the Caulfields forthcoming Amiga film From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years, comes the launch of a brand new Kickstarter campaign to fund ALL NEW footage for the new movie.
While many amiga fans were dismayed at the fairly meagre amount of amiga related content in the first movie (due to the fairly small timeframe that the amiga actually had it's effect relative to other important platforms in the BtoB story), this one will surely make up for that, getting the full treatment of a dedicated movie.
We will start with the origins, design and release of the Commodore Amiga and the impact it had when first released. From then we will look at where the worldwide games industry was just prior to the Amiga’s release in 1985 and then how, once released, the challenges developersfaced creating for a 16-bit machine while still in many ways dealing with a thriving market for 8-bit machines. We will look at elements such as what happened as 8-bit was surpassed? How did the development teams grow and why? Who were the key developers and what were the key game releases? How did the business itself change for developers and publishers and did the issue of piracy truly harm this era?Kickstarter Campaign
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