Ziggurat Launches Retro First Friday (a Monthly Event)

Friday, August 7th, 2020

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oprainfall | Retro First Friday

 

Ziggurat Interactive is a publisher of both modern and retro games. They have now decided to start a new monthly game launch program called “Retro First Friday”. On the first Friday of each month, they will release some games that have never been available on digital platforms before. These titles will be at a discounted price, too! Keep reading to find out more about the first batch that launched today. They’re goal is to bring classic games to as many gamers as possible. Ziggurat Interactive CEO, Wade Rosen, had this to say in the press release:

“Retro First Friday is our commitment to the retro community that we’ll be putting out meaningful content month-in and month-out. This was an initiative that’s been in the works for some time, however, we waited until we were sure we could deliver on our promise for years to come. We want to thank the community for the support over the last year and we hope we can make a meaningful contribution to the appreciation of retro gaming.”

As today is the first Friday of this month, they have started by releasing the following games in the first “Retro First Friday” event. The links below go to the Steam page for each game:

Retro First Friday | August 2020

 

As you can see in the image above, these titles are currently discounted 33% off. Guide P.J. Barret through the exotic landscapes of a bizarre alien world after being sucked into a TV in Altered Destiny. Step into the shoes of Raoul Montand and solve a murder that occurred at the premiere of the opera Don Juan Triumphant in Return of the Phantom. Head into the depths of a virtual forest to face over 220 challenging missions in Hunting Unlimited 1. You could also take on the role of a leader in the French Resistance during World War II to capture a heavily armed Third Reich train, your goal being to stop it from smuggling artifacts in The Train: Escape to Normandy.

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Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

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