But there was another innovative company call ICOM Simulations that made some seriously cool games for the Macintosh, which were ported to tons of other systems including the Amiga. In fact they created a game engine called the MacVenture. And the games were so popular and well-received, ICOM would go on to create 4 games off the same engine.
- Déjà Vu (1985, 1987 for Amiga)
- Uninvited (1986, 1987 for Amiga)
- Shadowgate (1987)
- Deja Vu II: Lost in Las Vegas (1988, 1989 for Amiga)
Regardless, these games are very well-written adventures and have a very unique Workbench-based User Interface.
I've picked up two so far.
One is the original Deja Vu, and the other is Shadowgate. Finding original physical copies these days is kind of tough, but I've been patient. The packaging is interesting.
Check out "Déjà Vu, A Nightmare Comes True!!" [sic]
I'll show the Shadowgate pickup here in a bit. I think I should scan these 3 pages of hints and make PDFs out of them! Mine still has original hand-printed extra notes jotted down by the original owner.
But don't read them unless you really need to. =)