Chronology of Amiga Computers

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1988

January
  • Impulse ships Turbo Silver 3.0 for the Amiga. [442.37] [1145.37]
(month unknown)
  • Brown-Wagh Publishing releases the Publisher Plus desktop publishing software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. Former name is Publisher 1000. [705.34]
  • MicroIllusions releases the Photon Paint software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [705.35]
  • MicroIllusions releases the Fire Power tank game for the Amiga. Price is US$24.95. [705.38]
  • Celestrial Data Systems introduces the Custom-BBS! software for the Amiga. Price is US$100. [705.40]
  • Discovery Software International releases the Zoom! game for the Amiga. [705.8,28]
May
  • The Amiga Developers Conference is held in Washington, D.C. [705.9]
  • At the Amiga Developers Conference, Commodore announces that 600,000 Amiga computers have been shipped. [705.9]
  • At the COMDEX show, NewTek introduces the Digi-View 3.0 paint program for the Amiga. [705.8]
  • At the COMDEX show, Oxxi releases the MaxiPlan 1.9 spreadsheet software for the Amiga. [705.8]
  • At the COMDEX show, Electronic Arts announces the DeluxePhotoLab graphics software for the Amiga. Price is U$149.99. [705.8]
May 14
  • In Santa Clara, California, an Amiga / Commodore Show is held, over two days. [1148.38]
(month unknown)
  • Electronic Arts releases the Ferrari Formula One game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [705.32] [241.112]
  • William Hawes releases the ARexx macro programming language for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1148.61]
  • WordPerfect releases the WordPerfect Library for the Amiga. Price is US$129. [1148.62]
  • Microsmith releases the TxEd Plus text editor for the Amiga Price is US$79.95. [1148.63]
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  • Mimetics releases the 3-Demon 3-D object editor for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [1148.63]
  • Micron Technology releases the Micron Memory Board for the Amiga. Price is US$595 for Amiga 2000 (1-MB on board). Price is US$770 for Amiga 1000 (2-MB on board). [1148.64]
  • Accolade releases The Graphics Studio for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1148.64]
  • MicroWay releases the flickerFixer for the Amiga. Price is US$595. [1148.66]
  • Constellation Software releases the Emerald Mine game for the Amiga. [1148.12]
  • Constellation Software releases the Mission Elevator game for the Amiga. [1148.14]
  • Constellation Software releases the Crystal Hammer game for the Amiga. [1148.14]
  • ANCO releases the Karting Grand Prix game for the Amiga. [1148.14]
  • Mindscape releases the Indoor Sports game for the Amiga. [1148.12]
  • Electronic Arts ships the Alternate Reality: The City game for the Amiga. The game was developed by DataSoft. [705.9]
  • Titus Software releases the Fire & Forget game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [705.9]
  • Progressive Peripherals & Software releases the IntroCAD v2.0 software for the Amiga. Upgrade from v1 is US$10. [705.9]
  • Cinemaware releases the Rocket Ranger game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [705.9]
June
  • At the Summer CES, Micro Illusions introduces the Craps Academy dice game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [892.12] [1148.12]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the Heroes of the Lance game for the Amiga. The game was written by Strategic Simulations. [243.31] [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the First Expedition game for the Amiga. The game was written by Interstel. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the Gone Finshin' game for the Amiga. The game was written by Interstel. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the Scrabble game for the Amiga. The game was written by Virgin Games. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing program for the Amiga. The game was written by The Software Toolworks. [1148.28]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, First Row announces The Twilight Zone game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, First Row announces Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Capcom announces the Bionic Commando game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Capcom announces the 1943 game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Capcom announces the Street Fighter game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Cinemaware announces the Lords of the Rising Sun game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Cinemaware announces the TV Sports Football game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Titus announces the Off Shore Warrior game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Titus announces the Fire and Forget game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Intracorp announces the Murder on the Atlantic game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the Leisure Suit Larry II: Lookin' for Love in Several Wrong Places game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the Gold Rush game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the Manhunter: New York game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the Police Quest II game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show, Sierra On-Line announces the Space Quest III game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Konami announces the Contra game for the Amiga, based on a Nintendo game. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Konami announces the Rush 'n' Attack game for the Amiga, based on a Nintendo game. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Konami announces the Jackal game for the Amiga, based on a Nintendo game. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Konami announces the Boot Camp game for the Amiga, based on a Nintendo game. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Spectrum Holobyte announces the Bermuda Project game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Spectrum Holobyte announces the Solitaire Royale game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Three Sixty announces the Warlock game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Pro Sound Designer software for the Amiga. Price is US$129.95. This is a port from the Atari ST version. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Pro Sprite Designer software for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Pro Draw graphic tablet with mouse emulation software for the Amiga. Price is US$399. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Flash-Bak hard drive backup software for the Amiga. Price is US$79.96. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Tempus text editor for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Eidersoft announces the Mortville Manor talking graphic adventure game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Avalon Hill announces the TrianGO game for the Amiga, based on the Chinese game GO. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Avalon Hill announces the Club Backgammon game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Scorpion announces the Black Shadow game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Scorpion announces the Foundation's Waste game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Scorpion announces the Phantasm game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Scorpion announces the Attack on London game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Scorpion announces the I Ludicrous game for the Amiga. [1148.29]
  • At the Summer CES, Mindscape announces the Harrier Combat Simulator game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Mindscape announces the Captain Blood game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Rainbird releases the Universal Military Simulator for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Rainbird Software introduces the Starglider II space game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [892.8] [668.32] [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts introduces the Empire game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. The game was created by Interstel. [892.46] [1148.14,27]
  • At the Summer CES, Micro Illusions announces the Music-X software for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Rainbord announces the Black Lamp game for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts releases the Cosmic Relief: Prof. Renegade to the Rescue game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. The game was written by Data Soft. [243.30] [241.9] [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Renegade game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces the third edition of the Reach for the Stars game for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts releases the Roadwars game for the Amiga. The game was written by Arcadia. [817.30] [1148.14,27]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts announces The Awesome Arcade Action Pack for the Amiga. It includes the Sidewinder, Xenon, and Blasta Ball games. Price is US$49.99. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Rainbird Software introduces the Enlightenment game for the Amiga. Price is US$24.95. [892.12] [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Micro Illusions announces the Tracers game for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Mediagenic announces the Battle Chess game for the Amiga. It was written by Interplay. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Gladiator game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Operation Wolf game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Rastan game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Bubble Bobble game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the QIX game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Taito announces the Sky Shark game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Mastertronic announces the War in Middle Earth game for the Amiga. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Mastertronic announces the Aquaventure game for the Amiga. The game was written by Psygnosis. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Mastertronic announces the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the Amiga. It is based on the comic book series of the same name. [1148.28]
  • At the Summer CES, Micro Illusions announces the Turbo modem game for the Amiga. [1148.27]
  • At the Summer CES, Mediagenic announces the Neuromancer graphic adventure game for the Amiga. It was written by Interplay. The game is based on the book by William Gibson. [1148.27] [2229.122]
  • At the Summer CES, Electronic Arts releases Rockford: The Arcade Game for the Amiga. The game was written by Arcadia. [817.30] [1148.27]
(month unknown)
  • Precision releases the Superbase Professional database management software for the Amiga. Price is US$299.95. [241.38]
  • Central Coast Software releases the Quarterback hard drive backup software for the Amiga. Price is US$69.95. [241.50]
  • Infinity Software releases the HotLicks music keyboard player software for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [241.48]
  • Lattice releases the C++ preprocessor for the Amiga. Price is US$500. [1148.42]
  • Shereff Systems releases the Pro Video Plus professional video character and graphics generator for the Amiga. price is US$299.95. [241.46]
  • Psygnosis releases the Obliterator space game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [241.44]
  • Mindscape releases the Q-Ball game for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [241.40]
July 19
  • Infocom releases the Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [440.72] [241.14]
  • Infocom announces the Shogun game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. The game is based on the novel by James Clavell. [241.14]
  • Infocom announces the Journey role-playing game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [241.14]
July
  • Accolade introduces the Bubble Ghost game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [892.12,76]
  • Haitex Resources releases X-Specs 3D for the Amiga. Price is US$124.95. [1148.63]
  • The AmiExpo trade show for Amiga computers is held in Chicago. [1068.10] [1148.67]
  • At the AmiExpo show, Creative MicroSystems introduces the Processor Accelerator for the Amiga. It is a 16 MHz 68000 processor on a board that plugs into a 68000 processor socket. Price is US$199.95. [1068.12]
  • At the AmiExpo show, Memory and Storage Technology introduces the Whomper Plus for the Amiga. It is a device that plugs into the floppy drive interface to monitor and control write access to disks, acting as virus protection. Price is US$69.95. [1068.12]
  • At the AmiExpo show, ASDG introduces the CygnusEd Professional advanced text editor for the Amiga. It supports AREXX, 1000x800 resolution, undo, crash recovery, etc. Price is US$99.95. [1068.12]
  • At the AmiExpo show, Byte-by-Byte introduces the Sculpt 4D software for the Amiga. It is a high-end professional version of Sculpt/Animate 3D. [1068.12]
  • At the AmiExpo show, Readysoft demonstrates the Amiga version of the arcade game Dragon's Lair. [1068.12]
(month unknown)
  • Sierra On-Line releases The Black Cauldron game for the Amiga. [2016.46]
  • Rainbird Software releases the Carrier Command arcade/strategy game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [668.46] [1148.27]
  • Electronic Arts introduces the F/A-18 Interceptor jet flight simulator game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [892.38] [241.112]
  • ASDG introduces the CubeMaster space game for the Amiga. Price is US$24.95. [892.46]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Bard's Tale II: Destiny Knight game for the Amiga. Price is US$59.95. [241.12]
  • Haitex Resources introduces the X-Specs 3D glasses for the Amiga, including the Space Spuds 3D action arcade space game. Price is US$124.95. [241.12]
  • MicroSearch releases the City Desk 2.0 desktop publishing software for the Amiga. Price is US$199.95. Upgrade price from version 1.0 is US$35. [241.12]
  • Electronic Arts introduces the Deluxe PhotoLab software for the Amiga. Price is US$149.95. [892.42] [241.12]
  • Omnitrend Software introduces the Paladin game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [892.44]
  • DigiTek Software introduces the Vampire's Empire game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [1068.32]
  • Brown-Wagh Publishing introduces the Softwood File II SG database management software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [1068.36]
  • Learners Image introduces the Spellbound word learning game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [1068.38]
  • Micro Illusions introduces the Ebonstar space combat game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [1068.42]
  • Software Visions introduces the Microfiche Filer Plus database program for the Amiga. Price is US$179. [892.8]
  • Spectrum Holobyte introduces the Solitaire Royale card games program for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [892.12]
  • Titus Software introduces the Off Shore Warrior game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [892.12]
  • Aegis Development releases the Lights! Camera! Action! presentation graphics software for the Amiga. Price is US$79.95. [892.12]
  • Rainbird Software introduces the Black Lamp game for the Amiga. Price is US$24.95. [892.12]
  • Diemer Development releases the C-ZAR-1 music editor/librarian for the Amiga. Price is US$195. [892.14]
  • Buena Vista Software releases the Who Framed Roger Rabbit game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [1068.10]
  • DataSoft releases The Hunt for Red October game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. It is based on the book by Tom Clancy. [668.38]
  • Infinity Software releases the Shakespeare v1.1 color desktop publishing program for the Amiga. Price is US$225. [668.42]
  • Micro-Systems Software introduces the excellence! software for the Amiga. Price is US$299. [668.44]
  • In the film Betrayed, an Amiga computer is shown. [1709.32]
  • In the TV show War of the Worlds, an Amiga monitor is shown. [1709.32]
  • In the Disney film More Than Human, a Commodore Amiga 1000 computer is shown. [1709.32]
  • In the film Prince of Darkness, a Commodore Amiga computer is shown. [1709.32]
October 7
  • The AmiExpo trade show is held in Los Angeles, California, over three days. [1709.36]
(month unknown)
  • Aegis Development releases the Modeler 3D software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. It allows creation of 3D graphics for use with Aegis VideoScape 3D. [668.8]
  • Precision releases the Pro Sound Designer sound sampling system for the Amiga. Price is US$159.95. [668.8]
  • Brown-Wagh Publishing releases the Express Paint 3.0 software for the Amiga. Price is US$139.95. [668.8]
  • Gold Disk releases the ComicSetter comic strip creation software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [668.10] [817.27]
  • Gold Disk releases the MovieSetter software for the Amiga. It can be used to create 32-color animated cartoons with stereo sound. Price is US$99.95. [668.10]
  • Gold Disk releases the Professional Draw color drawing software for the Amiga. Price is US$199.95. [668.10]
  • Gold Disk releases the Design-3D wire frame modelling software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [668.10]
  • Lattice releases the AmigaDOS C compiler v5.0 for the Amiga. Price is US$300. [668.10]
  • Commodore Business Machines introduces the Amiga 2000HD. [804.19]
  • Commodore Business Machines introduces the Amiga 2500. [804.19]
November
  • ReadySoft demonstrates its AMAX Macintosh emulator for the Amiga at the World of Commodore show. [623.45]
  • Byte by Byte releases Sculpt Animate 4-D for the Amiga. [442.35] [1145.35]
(month unknown)
  • Accolade releases the Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [1068.10] [448.17]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Aaargh! game for the Amiga. The game was written by Arcadia. Price is US$34.95. [817.30]
December 1
  • In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 6th Canadian World of Commodore trade show is held, over four days. [241.23] [817.80] [1148.37]
December
  • Commodore Business Machines announces the A2286D Bridgeboard for the Amiga 2000. The A2286D contains an 8 MHz Intel 80286 and a 1.2 MB 5 1/4-inch disk drive. [2010.36]

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