Fancy Buying Old PalmOS Games to Play on Your PC?
Here’s a quick test, name me at least one game that was memorable to you that ran on the Palm handheld PDA. Nope? Nothing comes to mind? This is exactly why I question the motives of companies such as Handcase, who now have released a PalmOS emulator (for free) and are selling games that actually run on that emulator. And while I thought I was bloody attached to my six-year old laptop but these guys are just plain nuts with lines like this from Handcase’s CEO Ricardo Garay:
“Users of Palm and of course everyone always liked to see a Palm running, will play the games for PalmOS on their computers. “Now it does not matter if PalmOS is over, we keep the flame alive”
But then again, it’s hard to fault their passion as there are still people in the world who caveat stuff like old Apple Macintoshes and other retro stuff like that. However, wouldn’t it be a better choice to actually port those old PalmOS games over to a more popular and of course, current, platform such as Apple’s iPhone? The benefits are obviously there, a crowd that appreciates retro stuff, not to mention the price points in which retro makeovers are sold at (have you seen the price tag on PacMan?)
Check out their press release below, and judge for yourself whether these Handcase guys are head cases:
Palm games now on PC
Now users of Palm and even which are not able to play games of Palm, on your PC. The Handcase, Brazilian developer of games and software for Palm, released Hand-e, a software that emulates the PalmOS games on PC. Are offered several freeware games to be played in the Hand-e. The Hand-e is free, only the full version games are paid. The motivation was the end of the system PalmOS. “For us it will never die, then someone pointed out the legions of gamers who came of platforms, which remains faithful. It was the reason we needed.” Say Ricardo Garay, CEO of Handcase.
The player can do download the free emulator, the ROM developed by Handcase and freeware games for play. One way to test before you even buy the games. The games are mostly casual, but also provide the board, strategy, logic, brain games, cards and dices. Run on computers of all types of configuration, ie not require extra features like a lot of memory, just the computer run windows. You install and play. Users of Palm and of course everyone always liked to see a Palm running, will play the games for PalmOS on their computers. “Now it does not matter if PalmOS is over, we keep the flame alive.” Garay concludes.
The exclusive website, with all the information is www.handycase.com/hand-e
Handcase is a Brazilian software industry mobile. In 5 years and a portfolio of 364 products in the hands of more than two million and nine hundred thousand users in 105 countries, plus hundreds content free for all mobile platforms, consolidated the position of largest mobile software industry.
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