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AuthorTopic: DiscreetFX Celebrates Sixteen Years of Existence - Launches Project Metropolis  (Read 7447 times)

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Offline Pyromania

PRESS RELEASE

Date: June 6th, 2011


This announcement already went out by telegraph on accident and is burning up the wires so we are also releasing it here one day early. To Celebrate it's 16th Birthday DiscreetFX is once again helping the Amiga community by Launching Project Metropolis.

http://www.discreetfx.com/ProjectMetropolis.html


What is Project Metropolis you might ask? It is a Instant Download Application Storefront for Amiga OS 4.x, MorphOS, AROS and Classic Amiga. We will not only sell our own applications there, we will sell 3rd party programs as well. A very generous revenue share has been setup for the developer and is paid monthly.

3rd Party developer gets 80%

DiscreetFX gets 20%  

The application approval process is very easy and the market will decide which apps are good or bad not DiscreetFX. Now, finally customers will have a central place to buy and Instantly Download their Amiga OS 4.x, MorphOS, AROS and Classic Amiga apps. Developers can focus on creating their great applications and even games, then be confidant users will actually see them since there will be a quick cloud based solution for customers to buy them.

Welcome to the unified future of buying all your Amiga OS4.x, MorphOS, AROS & Classic Amiga commercial applications in one place. Free programs are of course available from AmiNet like they have been for many years.

If you are a developer and wish to contact us about this venture please use the link below. Great developers and DiscreetFX partnering together is what will make this a fantastic success.

http://www.discreetfx.com/contact.html


About DiscreetFX


Want to see DiscreetFX’s effects software in action? Turn on your television, we have been creating visual effects software products for editors and creative professionals for over 15 years. DiscreetFX creates Real-time transitions and effects seen on over 100 television programs including Blind Date, 5th Wheel, Shipmates and many more! You can also see DiscreetFX software used on the following networks HBO, Showtime, Discovery Channel, PBS, Fox and more!

DiscreetFX is privately owned visual effects startup and based in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, please visit:

http://www.discreetfx.com.
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Offline commodorejohn

Hmm, interesting. Now I really need to develop something for the Amiga...
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Offline Matt_H

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DiscreetFX is privately owned visual effects startup and based in Chicago, Illinois.

Can you really call yourself a startup while celebrating your 16th year? :)


I'm hoping this platform will encourage former developers who don't want to release their old software as freeware to at least make it available again commercially - Final Writer, Wordworth, Envoy, AmIRC come to mind as examples.
 

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Hmm, interesting also. So this what metropolis is. I thought it was going to be a graphics program like Aladdin. But i'm curious, why did you name is Metropolis (great movie by the way)?

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A great idea and something Amiga Inc should have done years ago via their website if they had been serious about making money and developing the Amiga name.

Good luck.
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@ Kesa

The mediator between hands and head?

(OT: Incidentally, I saw Alloy Orchestra's live accompaniment to Metropolis not too long ago - fantastic!)
 

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Quote from: Darrin;642575
A great idea and something Amiga Inc should have done years ago via their website if they had been serious about making money and developing the Amiga name.

Good luck.

I agree but to do so would have required them to spend money and *cough* have a vision...

@DiscreetFX. Not to be too personal but how much did it cost to set something like this up and how difficult was it to do? The obvious comparison i can think of is Apple with itunes which being Apple must have cost a fortune with great difficulty...
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WOW!  This is really great!  I was NOT expecting this at all!  Being a long time user of stores like GOG.com, I think this is a really smart and great thing to do for the Amiga community.  THANKS DiscreetFX!

Now I really DO need to make that game that will be totally addictive, have multiplayer on-line play and work on all diferent types of Amiga flavors...:roflmao:

I'm excited to see how fast things will get on to it.  It may even be a great way to attract older developers who have had or thought of moving on to think again.

Just me being optimistic I guess :)
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Offline krashan

I must say it sounds very interesting for me as a developer. I will keep an eye on the project and its progress.
 

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Offline MDW

Great idea. I am waiting for more details. I hope it will become standard in ami-world.
 

Offline Pyromania

Quote from: Matt_H;642572
Can you really call yourself a startup while celebrating your 16th year? :)


I'm hoping this platform will encourage former developers who don't want to release their old software as freeware to at least make it available again commercially - Final Writer, Wordworth, Envoy, AmIRC come to mind as examples.


DiscreetFX is very different today from when it was just a Video Toaster tutoring service in 1995. Yes, since it is a part time venture we can still call ourselves a startup.
 

Offline spihunter

This is a good idea you guys. Thanks for supporting all Amiga platforms.
 

Offline Pyromania

Please note Project Metropolis launches on July 6th for TriCaster, VT[5], SpeedEDIT 2 and LightWave 3D in addition to the June 6th Amiga based storefront.

http://www.discreetfx.com/ProjectMetropolisNewTek.html
 

Offline MobbyG

You didn't tell me? Or Sean or anyone else?

You are dead to me...





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