Classic gaming publisher Ziggurat Interactive has launched a new retro-focused initiative. Retro First Friday will bring classic games to digital platforms for the first time on the first Friday of each month. They'll be available initially at a discounted price.
How will Ziggurat's Retro First Friday work?
Ziggurat CEO Wade Rosen says Retro First Friday is the company's "commitment to the retro community". On the first Friday of every month, Ziggurat will release PC games that have never before appeared on digital platforms. The games will be available at a discount for the first week, after which they'll return to their full price. You can check out the launch trailer for the inaugural Retro First Friday feature right here:
As part of the first Retro First Friday excursion, four games will be up for grabs at a 33% discount for the first week. In Return of the Phantom, you'll play Inspector Raoul Montand as he chases down the mysterious Red Death. Hunting Unlimited 1 is a classic hunting sim with over 220 missions available. The Train: Escape to Normandy is a stylish black-and-white (mostly) World War II action game, and Altered Destiny presents a surreal, psychedelic point-and-click world full of puzzles to solve. Right now, these games only seem to be available on Steam; there's no mention of which other digital platforms they might appear on.
Ziggurat says it's planning to release over 40 retro games over the rest of this year, with new ones appearing every month. The next batch, therefore, is expected on the first Friday of September, which will be the 4th. We'll bring you more on the company's plans for old-school gaming as soon as we get it. Until then, if any of these games tickle your fancy, head over to Steam right now and check them out.
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