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German exclusive games?

by Ivo Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:40 am

I know there are several Japanese exclusive games, several of which are actually considered high-quality games.

I'm interested in knowing about German exclusives. Probably these will be PC or home computer games from before 2000 (or indie games, if after that?)... As far as I know home computers like the C64 or the Amiga were popular and in particular strategy games at the time were often developed by German devs. Usually though the titles got translated to English as it made sense considering the European Market (and that English opens up the audience a lot, even back then).

In any case, some older or more niche games are bound to have remained in German, and maybe there are some nice gems... Anyone here knows of any?

In case anyone is wondering, I've been trying to improve my German reading skills and knowing and playing good exclusives would be good added motivation.

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Re: German exclusive games?

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Re: German exclusive games?

by d123456 Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:43 am

There are also Korean exclusive ps2 games.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by lisalover1 Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:18 pm

Germany got a modified version of Contra called Probotector, and a modified version of Contra 3 called Super Probotector.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by alienjesus Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:31 pm

lisalover1 wrote:Germany got a modified version of Contra called Probotector, and a modified version of Contra 3 called Super Probotector.


So did the rest of Europe.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by lisalover1 Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:21 pm

alienjesus wrote:
lisalover1 wrote:Germany got a modified version of Contra called Probotector, and a modified version of Contra 3 called Super Probotector.


So did the rest of Europe.

Huh. For some reason I always thought it was a German exclusive.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by Pulsar_t Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:48 pm

Nullface wrote:Woodcutter Simulator

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Cute :roll:

Ivo, I suggest checking out some adventure games because Germany is a large market for such a niche genre. Wish I could recommend specific titles though.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by ZeroAX Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:26 am

Nah adventures are more of a French/Belgian thing. Not that Germany ain't an important market for them.

But German game developers mostly make strategy games, and hardcore (and I mean really hardcore) old style computer RPGs. Now THAT will be a worthy excercise for developing your German comprehession skills.
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Re: German exclusive games?

by Ivo Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:27 pm

Give me some examples of good untranslated ones please :)

All the ones I know have English version (I'm thinking hex-based strategy games and Realms of Arkania games based on Das Schwarzen Auge RPG setting - I think that is how is written).

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Re: German exclusive games?

by Luftikus Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:00 am

Hi.

I'm from Germany and maybe I can recommend some interesting games that haven't seen a release outside Germany yet.

Germany is fomous for Adventure Games. Latest examples are

The Whispered World

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A new Beginning

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But also many other Adventures had been developed in Germany like the Ankh Series, the latest games of the Simon the Sorcerer franchise or The Book of unwritten Tales.

Germany also had famous Software developers in the past like BlueByte (mostly known for The Settlers, but there are also some games where I don't know if they ever had an outside-of-Germany release like Chewy Esc from F5) or Rainbow Arts (mostly known for Turrican design legend Manfred Trenz; apart from that they developed games like Mad TV or lovely Amiga Shoot em Ups like Kataris, Apidya or Z-Out).

Software 2000, also a German studio, released tons of German exclusive games like the famous Bundesliga Manager series, Pizza Connection, Archibald Applebrook's Abenteuer, Talismann, Der Reeder, etc.

Thalion Software released two wonderful RPGs for the Amiga called Ambermoon and Amberstar (both developed in Germany, not sure about an outside release).

Another example for awesome German games are "Die Nordlandtrilogie". I think it was released in the US as Realms of Arkania.
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