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Hyperion Entertainment confirms exclusive rights to AmigaOS

Brussels, December 31, 2017

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA was informed by US counsel that Cloanto has filed a claim in New York State in an attempt to invalidate and diminish the exclusive rights granted to Hyperion Entertainment on the basis of its settlement agreement with the Amiga Parties of September 30, 2009 which was confirmed by a stipulated judgment of December 14, 2009 by the US District Court, Western District at Seattle in case CV-07-0631.

Hyperion Entertainment regrets that its attempts to start discussions to reach a settlement with Cloanto - which were re-affirmed by a face to face meeting between the principals of both companies in Neuss, Germany during the Amiga 32 event - have failed and that Cloanto has once again decided to resort to legal action to deprive Hyperion of the rights granted to it.

Hyperion Entertainment is perplexed by the recent litigious attitude of Cloanto in view of the fact that for many months Cloanto offered AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition for sale together with its emulation package and collected commissions on the sale of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition.  

Hyperion Entertainment has never changed its position on the extent of its rights since the settlement of September 30, 2009 and has distributed several versions of AmigaOS with AmigaOS 4.1 for backwards compatibility purposes.

Hyperion has moreover always acknowledged and accepted the pre-existing limited license granted to Cloanto to distribute certain versions of AmigaOS as part of an emulation package as specifically set out in its settlement agreement with the Amiga Parties.

Hyperion Entertainment nonetheless hereby reaffirms unequivocally that on the basis of the aforementioned stipulated judgment it has the worldwide exclusive right to distribute and sublicense AmigaOS on a standalone basis or bundled with hardware (OEM license), either on a physical medium (such as a ROM or DVD) or electronically (digital download).

The same applies for obvious reasons to any improvements and upgrades of AmigaOS for both 68K and PPC which Hyperion Entertainment has released and is planning to release.

Whilst we deeply regret that once again substantial resources will need to be redirected away from development to litigation, Hyperion Entertainment has every intention to vigorously defend its rights in court and by doing so, defend the rights of our licensees.

Nevertheless, Hyperion Entertainment wishes all its current, past and future customers and partners a Happy New Year 2018!

 

Scheduled downtime due to moving servers

Brussels, November 2, 2017

Due to moving the main web server, hosting this website, the blog, the support forum and a couple of other services, will be down from November 29, 22:15 CET until approximately November 30, 06:00 CET. After successful movement, services will be resumed as soon as possible.

Our apologies for any inconveniences and thank you for your understanding,
Hyperion Entertainment CVBA, management.

 

Gorky 17 available as digital download

Gorky 17 product imageBrussels, March 20, 2017

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the horror conspiracy game Gorky 17 as direct download purchase from the direct downloads section on our website.

Customers not being able or willing to buy a physical copy from an Amiga dealer can now purchase this purely digital version from everywhere in the world at a price of EUR 24.95 incl. VAT*. The downloadable content consists of an archived game drawer including all languages and manual. Just extract and run... "AmigaOS style" :-)

Purchasers of course also get a serial number by email to register their purchase at our website in order to get access to our restricted download area for possible updates and backup copies of the game archive as well as the original ISO.

For existing customers of Gorky 17 we also made an updated installation script available from our restricted download area, which fixes installation issues on Update 1 of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition.
 
 
Gorky 17 is a horror conspiracy game mixing elements of strategy and RPG gameplay. You, the player, command a small group of NATO soldiers who must reveal the mystery behind the sudden appearance of hybrid creatures in a small Polish city named Lubin. The game was originally released in October 2015 for AmigaOS 4 by Hyperion Entertainment CVBA.

 * may very depending on your local taxes


 

Descent: Freespace available as digital download / update for AmigaOS 4.1

Descent: FreespaceBrussels, May 17, 2017

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the space-combat simulation Descent: Freespace* for AmigaOS 68k/WarpOS and AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition from the direct downloads section of our website.
 
Customers can now choose between two formats of this amazing game:
  • a purely digital version at a price of only EUR 14.95 incl. VAT** for download in our restricted download area
  • or buy a boxed version*** at their preferred Amiga dealer. 
The downloadable content consists of an image of the original CD for AmigaOS 68k/WarpOS and an archived game drawer for AmigaOS 4.1 including all languages and manual.

Purchasers get a serial number inside their box or by email to register their purchase at our website in order to get access to our restricted download area for the game archive, the original ISO image as well as potential future updates. For a first look, free demo versions are available from the public download area.

The updated version for AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition includes among others:
  • compatibility with Southern Islands based Radeon cards
  • new launcher with screenmode selection, language selection and other options
  • uses MiniGL texture compression if available
  • tons of game bugfixes including a fully playable tutorial
For existing customers of Descent: Freespace the updated AmigaOS 4.1 version is available free of charge after registering their genuine copy with their free Hyperion account on our website.
 
Addendum May 20, 2017: special thanks go to Szilárd Biró, Daniel Müßener and Frank Menzel, whose combined efforts made the update for AmigaOS 4.1 possible in the first place!
 
Descent: Freespace - The Great War is the highly acclaimed space-combat simulator from Volition/Interplay and offers an unparalleled mix of top-notch graphics for its time, plot and game-play. It is widely considered one of the best space-combat simulators ever and gained lots of kudos from all important game magazines. The game was originally released in 2001 for AmigaOS 68k/WarpOS and in December 2004 for AmigaOS 4 by Hyperion Entertainment CVBA.

 * also known as "Descent: Freespace - The Great War", "Conflict: Freespace - The Great War", "Freespace - The Great War"
 ** may very depending on your local taxes
 *** boxed version only includes AmigaOS 68k/WarpOS version, the AmigaOS 4.1 version is available for download after registration on our website

 

Hyperion Management Restructuring

Brussels, January 23, 2017

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA wishes to announce that Mr. Ben Hermans has resigned as a director of the company to allow him to concentrate on his practice as legal counsel. He remains committed to Hyperion Entertainment and will continue representing its legal interests in the best possible way. Ben of course also remains a shareholder in the Hyperion Entertainment business.

Timothy De Groote
Costel Mincea

Directors, Hyperion Entertainment CVBA

 
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