February 9, 2007 - Originally released in 1983 on the Commodore 64, Archon was a pre-cursor to Battle Chess where your game pieces had to actually fight it out for control of a square. The game received a sequel the same year and was ported to the Apple II, PCs, and the NES. Today Myriad Interactive, an investment company focusing on the videogame industry, announced a licensing deal with Archon's creator Free Fall Games to resurrect the game for modern platforms. http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/article/763/763199/archon-developing-return-strategy-20070209005746561.jpg
"We are incredibly pleased to have signed this brand. Archon is a well respected license that has huge nostalgic value for the right reasons -- the gameplay, the great combination of strategic thinking, and the intense arcade action," says Leo Zullo, founding Partner, Myriad Interactive.
The original Archon, released in 1983.
"Archon was such a favorite that we're pleased to make it available to a new generation. We look forward to a new version of the game that combines the fun and spirit of the original with today's exciting technology," says Jon Freeman, Creative Director & Partner, Free Fall Games.
Archon will be published through the Mercury Games brand, home to Crazy Frog Racer. Myriad will have more information as to which platforms the game will be released on (and when) soon.
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