Classic video games are rarely treated with the same care and respect given to other artistic mediums. We think they deserve better.
Digital Eclipse pioneered accurate video game re-releases way back in 1994, emulating vintage arcade games well before “emulation” was a household word. Over twenty years later webve been reborn as a new kind of studio; one dedicated to not only restoring gaming’s heritage, but to preserving it and keeping it alive and available for future generations.
Great games do not need a new coat of paint to be appealing. While our games might make some concessions to be more palatable to modern audiences, they can also be played just as they were they day they were released, warts and all.
Games are more than just playable code, theybre also a snapshot of a time and a place. We work closely with our partners to present original concept art, packaging, advertisements, and development history wherever itbs available. And when it’s not, we find it.
Old TVs and antiquated video signals may look funky now, but a lot of game artwork was made with their limitations in mind. Where possible, our games offer an option to simulate the technology of their time.
Porting a game once, for one platform generation, isn’t preservation. Our Eclipse Engine technology is constantly being updated for new platforms as they emerge, meaning that after web’ve converted a game once, keeping it available is easy and inexpensive.