tynan wrote:Where I work at Fry's Electronics, we did sell Uplink (both Mac and Windows versions boxed) for a short time. Then we stopped for no apparent reason. Is it because we did not get a license for retail?
Stores tend to only stock new releases or popular items on their shelves due to demand and limited space so it's likely the store stopped stocking Uplink in order to sell newer products. On another note, Fry's Electronics wouldn't need a licence from Introversion to sell boxed copies, the company producing and supplying copies to the stores is the one who would need the licence.
tynan wrote:Also, I read somewhere here that this game has been out for almost 8 years?
Uplink was released for Windows and Linux on October 1st 2001, over 8 years ago. Remember to pay attention to the date of when posts were written.
tynan wrote:I find that hard to believe, since Ambrosia didn't distribute it until 2006 or so.
Ambrosia has been distributing the Mac port of Uplink since May 27th 2003. Perhaps you're thinking of distribution via Steam which began August 23rd 2006.
tynan wrote:They also distributed Darwinia around the same time i believe.
Darwinia was released for Windows on March 4th 2005 and Ambrosia started distributing the Mac version on March 30th 2005.
tynan wrote:Another question: why do I not see any links to the Ambrosia website(s) anywhere on IV site?
You mustn't be looking very hard. If you go to the Introversion store
, near the top (under the Introversion banner) is a link to Ambrosia (the image stating "Running Mac OS X? Click here!"). Also, if you look under support
, there is a section for MacOS that links to Ambrosia. Finally, if you try to download the Mac demo version for any of Introversion's games there are links to Ambrosia (Uplink
). Ambrosia are only responsible for porting and distributing the Mac versions, they aren't the creators of the games, so obviously their name isn't going to be plastered all over Introversion's homepage.