Made in 1993 – Released in 2016 (Video)
1993 Space Machine is released to PC and Mac via Steam. A game that was made in 1993, but never released. Now, with a new game engine, the original game is released – only some 23 years later.
“This is a very exciting day in my life. Finally, the game that was developed in my childhood room back in 1993 is ready, even though it took 23 years to finish it.” Says Krister Karlsson, Game Designer. “When this is released I might just have to look for other unfinished projects – like cleaning the basement.”
1993 is 23 years old, even though it’s brand new. It was developed in 1993 and was almost ready for release when it was abandoned due to difficulties within the team. With all graphics, gameplay, music, and sound effects already made, it was a big waste of time and teenage dreams not to be released. As the Amiga apparently isn’t that popular any more, 1993 needed a new game engine to run on more popular systems. That is also the one and only change from the original game, that the cover and the title.
If you want to experience how it was to play games on an Amiga in 1993, although without a 3,5” floppy disc, this is your chance.
1993 Space Machine on Steam
About This Game
Space shooters never die.
1993 is a testament to that, honoring classics like Life Force, R-Type and Xenon II. We’re keeping the genre alive.
1993 was made in 1993. It is not made to look retro. It is not polished for today’s tech – this is the genuine thing!
It’s 1993 in 2016!
◾Your’re in charge! Explore and secure the different worlds in the order that fits your taste and urge.
◾The kick ass weapon system lets you unlock weapons for use in later play sessions. We feature both classic powerful weapons plus some fresh smart weapons.
◾Of almost 100 deadly enemy types, we have crafted unique evil behaviours for most of them.
◾As an extra game mechanic we have introduced a new health and shield system for more interesting game play.
◾Up to four player co-op mode.
◾10 Ships to choose from
◾25 Different weapons with 3 power levels
◾10 Different Bosses
Started in the age of the Amiga 500, this game was featured in Amiga format and Commodore User – two of the largest gaming magazines of the time. A series of unfortunate events prevented this space shooter to get finished. We plan to do that now!
“Towards the end of the interstellar wars, chaos spread and one band of elite mercenaries acted more like pirates and looters than actual soldiers. The leader of this group was the notorious and infamous Colonel Nestor.
Without a doubt the biggest prize of their looting campaigns was the Spacemachine: a device designed to terraform barren planets and making them habitable. With this device, and the rest of their treasure, Nestor and his men started to build an army that now poses a great threat to the known star systems.
Mission: Bring back the Space Machine.”