Chronology of Amiga Computers

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1989

January
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Devon Aire in the Hidden Diamond Caper game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Skate Wars game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Undersea Commando game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Axe of Rage game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Trails of Honor game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Epyx introduces the Curse Buster game for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Mindscape introduces the Hostage game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Mindscape introduces the Combat Course for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Mindscape introduces the Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Mindscape introduces the Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.6]
  • At the Winter CES, Paragon Software introduces the Twilight's Ransom graphic/text adventure game for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [920.8]
  • At the Winter CES, Paragon Software introduces the Master Ninja: Shadow Warrior of Death game for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [920.8]
  • At the Winter CES, Intracorp introduces the Search for the Titanic game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. The game was written by Capstone Software. [920.8] [2005.62]
  • At the Winter CES, Rainbird introduces the Savage game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [920.8]
  • At the Winter CES, Rainbird introduces the Elite game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [920.8]
  • At the Winter CES, Rainbird releases The American Civil War scenario disk for The Universal Military Simulator game for the Amiga. Price is US$19.95. [920.8]
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  • At the Winter CES, Rainbird releases the Vietnam scenario disk for The Universal Military Simulator game for the Amiga. Price is US$19.95. [920.8]
  • Commodore announces that 1 million Amiga computers have been sold. [412.6] (March [638.6]) (April/May [1710.71])
January 18
  • On the CBS television show Wiseguy, a Commodore Amiga A2000 is shown. [1710.70]
(month unknown)
  • Broderbund Software releases the Star Wars game for the Amiga. Price is $39.95. [920.10]
  • Brown-Wagh Publishing introduces the Pen Pal integrated word processor, database, forms-generator software for the Amiga, including a 100,000 word spell checker. Price is US$149.95. [920.10]
  • On the PBS TV show Nova, entitled The Strange New Science of Chaos, An Amiga computer appears. [1710.70]
  • Bethesda Softworks introduces the Wayne Gretzky Hockey game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [920.10] [817.26]
February 26
  • The ABC TV network airs the movie Get Smart Again. Appearing is an Amiga A1000 computer with 1080 monitor. [1710.70]
(month unknown)
  • Actionware releases the P.O.W. game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [817.30]
  • Spectrum Holobyte releases the Falcon F-16 combat flight simulator game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [817.24]
  • Broderbund releases the Fantavision movie maker software for the Amiga. Price is US$59.95. [817.32]
March 3
  • The AmiExpo trade show is held in New York, over three days. 11,863 visitors attend. Commodore announces the A590 hard drive for the Amiga 500, and reports that the A2286 AT Bridgeboard had begun shipping in the previous week. [2010.5] [638.12] [2016.81] [1710.35]
March
  • At the AmiExpo trade show, Micro Momentum introduces The Journeyman, a portable Amiga computer. [638.12]
March 15
  • Antic Software begins the Amiga Plus magazine. [1709.34]
March
  • Epyx releases the Mind-Roll game for the Amiga. Price is US$29.95. [243.35]
  • Microdeal releases the Goldrunner II game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [243.35]
  • Titus releases the Galactic Conqueror game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [243.36]
  • Datasoft releases the Time and Magik text/graphics adventure game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [243.35]
(month unknown)
  • Magnetic Scrolls releases the FISH graphics adventure game for the Amiga. [243.43]
  • Police Quest II: The Vengeance is released for the Amiga. [243.43]
  • ReadySoft introduces the Dragon's Lair game for the Amiga. Price is US$59.95. [243.25]
  • Electronic Arts introduces the Zany Golf miniature golf game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [243.26]
  • Discovery Software introduces the Better Dead Than Alien space arcade game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [243.27]
  • Electronic Arts introduces The Awesome Arcade Action Pack, Volume 1 for the Amiga. It includes the games SideWinder, Xenon, Blastaball. Price is US$49.95. [243.28]
  • Anco Software introduces the Robbeary game for the Amiga. Price is US$24.95. [243.29]
  • Electronic Arts introduces the DeluxePrint II desktop publishing package for the Amiga. Price is US$79.95. [243.33] [1145.5]
  • Gold Disk introduces the MovieSeller animation and video software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [243.34]
  • Hilton Android releases The Three Little Bears (Goldilocks) program for the Amiga. It is the sixth title in the Robot Readers series. Price is US$29.95. [817.6]
  • Gold Disk releases the Design 3D modelling software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [243.7]
  • Gold Disk releases The Advantage software for the Amiga. The package includes spreadsheet, database manager, and graphics. Price is US$79.95. [243.7]
  • Eurosoft International introduces the Prospector in the Mazes of Xor game for the Amiga, to the North American market. Price is US$39.95. [243.8]
  • Broderbund Software releases the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. The package includes a World Almanac book. [243.6]
  • Activision releases the Rampage game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [243.7] [448.74]
  • Image Tech releases the Dungeon Quest game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [243.7]
  • Cinemaware releases the Dark Side space game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [243.7]
  • Mindscape releases the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [448.74]
  • DigiTek Software releases the Powerstyx software for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [448.74]
  • Mindware International releases the PageRender 3D software for the Amiga. Price is US$159. [448.23]
  • Mediagenic releases the BattleTech: The Cresent Hawk's Inception game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [448.74]
  • Electronics Boutique discontinues offering Amiga hardware in stores. [1562.12]
June
  • In San Francisco, California, the Amiga Developers Conference is held. [1562.13]
(month unknown)
  • Micro Illusions releases the Music-X v1.03 MIDI music editor for the Amiga. Price is US$295. [440.58] [448.15]
  • NewTek releases the Digi-Paint 3 paint program for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [440.52] [448.16]
  • Intuitive Technologies releases UltraCard, the first interactive authoring system (like HyperCard on the Macintosh) for the Amiga. [1167]
July 28
  • At the Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, the AmiEXPO trade show is held, over three days. 10,437 people attend. [448.55] [640.6] [1176.88] [1710.6]
July
  • At the AmiEXPO show, Ready Soft demonstrates the AMax MacIntosh Emulator for the Amiga. [448.56]
  • At the AmiEXPO show, Ready Soft demonstrates the Space Ace game for the Amiga. [448.56]
(month unknown)
  • The Amiga Developer's Conference is held. [448.67]
  • Micro Systems International releases the RawCopy v1.3e software for the Amiga. Price is US$59.95. [1176.36]
  • Microillusions releases The Jetsons game for the Amiga. [1176.56]
  • California Dreams releases the Blockout game for the Amiga. [1176.56]
  • Sierra releases the SpaceQuest III game for the Amiga. [1176.57]
  • Cinemaware releases The Kristal game for the Amiga. [1176.59]
  • Free Spirit releases the Planet of Lust game for the Amiga. [1176.59]
  • Origin releases the Times of Lore game for the Amiga. [1176.59]
  • Rainbow Arts releases the Spherical game for the Amiga. [1176.60]
  • Maxis releases the SimCity Terrain Editor for the Amiga. [1176.60]
  • Hard Wired / Gold Disk releases the Jinks game for the Amiga. [1176.60]
  • Epyx releases the Axe of Rage game for the Amiga. [1176.61]
  • Gremlin Graphics Software releases the Mickey Mouse game for the Amiga. [1176.61]
  • Innerprise releases the Tom & Jerry game for the Amiga. [1176.61]
  • Mindscape releases the Balance of Power: 1990 edition game for the Amiga. [1176.62]
  • Strategic Simulations / Electronic Arts releases the Red Lightning game for the Amiga. [1176.62]
  • Epyx releases the Project Neptune game for the Amiga. [1176.63]
  • Bethesda Softworks releases the Wayne Gretzky Hockey game for the Amiga. [1176.63]
  • Titus releases the F40 Pursuit Simulator for the Amiga. [1176.63]
  • Medalist releases the Dr. Doom's Revenge game for the Amiga. [1176.64]
  • Accolade releases the Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit for the Amiga. Price is US$19.95. [1176.65]
  • Mastertronic releases the War in Middle Earth game for the Amiga. [1176.66]
  • Origin releases the Omega game for the Amiga. [1176.67]
  • Rhett Anderson develops "Sliced Ham" graphics mode on the Amiga, allowing each video scan line to display 15 different colors, independent of other scan line. [449.34]
August 5
  • In Boston, Massachusettes, the SIGGRAPH show is held. NewTek shows the Video Toaster for the Amiga. Release price is to be US$1595. [1176.33]
August
  • Mindscape releases the Fiendish Freddy's Big Top o' Fun game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [448.57] [1145.55]
(month unknown)
  • Brown-Wagh Publishing releases an update to the Pen Pal integrated software for the Amiga. Price is US$149.95. [440.54]
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery introduces the Bars and Pipes music system for the Amiga. Price is US$250. [1176.28]
  • Gold Disk releases the Professional Page 1.3 software for the Amiga. [1176.38]
  • New Horizons releases the ProWrite 2.5 graphical word processor for the Amiga. [1176.38]
  • Accolade releases the Muscle Cars disk for the game The Duel: Test Drive II. Price for the Amiga is US$19.95. [1176.38]
  • Accolade releases the European Challenge disk for the game The Duel: Test Drive II. Price for the Amiga is US$19.95. [1176.38]
  • Brown-Wagh releases the PenPal word processor for the Amiga. Price is US$149.95. [1176.81]
  • Microillusions releases the Music-X music processor for the Amiga. Price is US$299.95. [1176.81]
  • Epyx announces it will cease being a software publisher, and will only develop software for Nintendo and Lynx game machines. [1176.32]
  • Mindscape announces it is dropping disk-based copy protection for all future game releases. [1176.32]
  • Maxis releases the Sim City v1.1 game. [1176.38]
  • Data East releases the Batman, The Caped Crusader game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [440.63]
  • Taito releases the Qix game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [440.66]
  • Taito releases the Rambo III game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [440.73]
  • Actionware releases the Prison game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [440.77]
  • Micro Illusions releases the Discovery space game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [440.78]
  • Delta Research releases the JForth Professional 2.0 FORTH compiler for the Amiga. Price is US$179.95. [440.78]
  • Mindscape releases the Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [440.68]
  • Origin releases the Omega tank strategy war game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [440.70]
  • Micro-Systems Software releases the Scribble! Platinum Edition word processor for the Amiga. It includes 104,000 word spell checker, and 470,000 word thesaurus. Price is US$149.95. [440.71]
September 22
  • In Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the second annual World of Commodore trade show is held, over three days. [1175.53]
(month unknown)
  • Commodore Business Machines introduces the Amiga Logo software. Price is US$99.95. [1145.52]
  • Cinemaware releases the Lords of the Rising Sun game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1145.53]
  • Advanced Gravis releases the MouseStick programmable joystick for the Amiga. Price is US$129. [1145.57]
  • Strategic Simulations releases the Red Lightning game for the Amiga. Price is US$59.95. [1145.58]
  • Mindscape releases the Gauntlet II game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1145.58]
  • InnerPrise releases the Battle Squadron game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [1145.58]
  • Britannica releases the Archipelagos game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [1145.59]
  • The COMAL Users Group releases the AmigaCOMAL software for the Amiga. Price is US$99.95. [1145.60]
  • Mindscape releases the Paperboy game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [1145.62]
  • Broderbund releases the Downhill Challenge game for the Amiga. Price is US$34.95. [1145.63]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Powerdrome game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [1145.64]
October
  • In London, England, the Personal Computer Show is held. [1145.45]
  • At the Personal Computer Show, Psygnosis unveils the Shadow of the Beast game for the Amiga. [1145.45]
October 20
  • The AmiEXPO trade show for Amiga computers is held in Santa Clara, California, over three days. [448.21] [2012.11] [1176.89]
October
  • At the AmiEXPO show, NewTek announces the Digi-View Gold 4.0 video digitizer for the Amiga. [449.48]
(month unknown)
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery releases the Bars & Pipes music-sequencing software for the Amiga. Price is US$299. [441.53] [448.57]
November 12
  • In Cologne, Germany, the AmiEXPO trade show is held. [1176.89]
November
  • An exhibition of videographics and electronic paintings is held at the Cogburn Gallery on the University of Vermont's Burlington campus. The works were all generated on an Amiga 1000. [448.50]
  • Commodore announces the Amiga 2500/30. It is essentially an Amiga 2000 with a 2630 Accelerator Board (25 MHz 68030 and 68882 math coprocessor). [2008.12]
November 30
  • In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the World of Commodore trade show is held, over five days. [449.8]
(month unknown)
  • Supra announces the SupraDrive Hard Card hard drive for the Amiga 2000. Capacities and prices are: 30-MB US$649, 45-MB US$749, 80-MB US$1299. [1145.6]
  • Psygnosis releases the Shadow of the Beast game for the Amiga. Price is US$49.95. [449.53]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Action Game for the Amiga. It was developed by Lucasfilm Games. Price is US$39.95. [449.54]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Graphic Adventure game for the Amiga. It was developed by Lucasfilm Games. Price is US$49.95. [449.54]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Hillsfor game for the Amiga. It was developed by Strategic Simulations. Price is US$49.95. [449.58]
  • SportTime releases the Omni-Play Horse Racing game for the Amiga. price is US$49.95. [449.60]
  • Electronic Arts releases the F/16 Combat Pilot game for the Amiga. It was created in Britain. Price is US$44.95. [449.64]
  • Visionary Design Technologies releases the Vortex game for the Amiga. It is based on the arcade game. Price is US$39.95. [449.63]
  • Electronic Arts releases the Pro Tennis Tour: The Ultimate Tennis Simulation game for the Amiga. It was created by UBI Soft. Price is US$39.95. [449.61]
  • Innerprise Software releases the Nightdawn game for the Amiga. Price is US$39.95. [449.59]
  • NewTek releases the Digi-View Gold 4.0 video digitizer for the Amiga. Price is US$199.95. [449.48]
  • Data East USA releases the Super Hang On game for the Amiga. Price is US$44.95. [449.65]

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  • Chronology of Personal Computers
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  • This Day in Personal Computer and Video Game History
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