Today, retro-and-modern games publisher Ziggurat Interactive, as part of their commitment to making classic games available to as many gamers as possible, took the wraps off of their “Retro First Friday” program. On the first Friday of each month, the publisher will release multiple games that have never before been available on digital platforms and offer them at a discounted price.
To kick things off, Ziggurat has released the 1993 point-and-click detective game Return of the Phantom, along with Hunting Unlimited 1, noir action game The Train: Escape from Normandy, and the surreal sci-fi adventure Altered Destiny. All of these titles are available at a 33% discount for the next week!
“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,” said Wade Rosen, CEO of Ziggurat Interactive. “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.”
Starting today, you can dive into the following classics:
Return of the Phantom: A murder has been committed at the premiere of the opera Don Juan Triumphant, and it’s up to you, as detective (and opera-lover) Raoul Montand to uncover who the secret villain is and bring them to justice. Everyone believes it is a sinister and mysterious Phantom, and as the body count begins to rise, you have to leave no stone unturned as you seek out the masked face of evil.
Hunting Unlimited 1: Put on your camo, slip on your safety vest, and head to the virtual forest as you face a variety of challenging scenarios in over 220 missions focused on the wild hunt. There’s no waiting for your prey to come to you, as the game puts you right into the heart of the landscape and within range of your quarry. Gone are the endless hours of empty forests and unused shots. The search for an elusive prized trophy has never been more action-packed, or more realistic.
The Train: Escape to Normandy: As a leader in the French Resistance during WWII, it is up to you to capture the heavily armed train of the Third Reich as it attempts to smuggle plundered artifacts to Berlin and deliver it into Allied territory. You and your team of brave Resistance fighters will battle enemy forces on land, sea, and in the air, all while you avoid traps, ambushes, and attempts at sabotage to bring a victory to the Allies.
Altered Destiny: It was just a typical day for average-joe P.J. Barret when suddenly he was sucked through a TV into a surreal alien world of exotic landscapes and equally bizarre life forms. In this unique adventure game, you’ll guide P.J. through some very peculiar environments as you explore the world! Use your quick wit to solve intriguing puzzles as you encounter dozens of alien life forms while unraveling the deep mystery that lurks within this marvelous realm.
Retro First Friday starts today — don’t miss out on these great new games!
Ziggurat Interactive has over 40 Retro Classic titles slated for release this year with new games every month. Keep up to date on the latest news from Ziggurat on Facebook, Twitter, and the company’s official website.