DiscreetFX has been providing solutions for post-production, video editing and computer graphics since 1995. This year they are 16 years old and still alive and kicking. Their software is being used by companies like HBO, Discovery Channel, Fox and Showtime. Do I need to say more? 😉 Since DiscreetFX has a soft spot for the Amiga, they’ve now announced Project Metropolis.
I’ve included the full press release below, so that you can read it yourself. I found it at Amiga.org. Very interesting stuff!
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 its 16th Birthday DiscreetFX is once again helping the Amiga community by Launching Project Metropolis.
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.
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:
Good news! This is something that the Amiga community truly needs. It will boost the productivity amongst active developers and perhaps bring back some of the old timers that left the Amiga a while ago. It will also help new Amiga users to get software quickly and reliably for their machines.
I’m going to try it on my Amiga 1200 when it’s ready. Don’t be surprised if I’ll do a review of Project Metropolis on this blog in the near future. 😉
Let’s hope they’ll have a good selection of games available when things are up and rolling. I’m ready to download and play. Are you?