Hyperion Entertainment

Hyperion Entertainment

Infobox Company
company_name = Hyperion Entertainment
company_type = Private
foundation = February, 1999
location_city = Belgium
location_country = Germany
key_people =
industry = Interactive entertainment
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operating_income =
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homepage = [http://www.hyperion-entertainment.biz/ www.hyperion-entertainment.biz]

Hyperion Entertainment VOF is a Belgian software company which specialises in porting Windows games to Amiga, Linux and Macintosh. They were also the company contracted by Amiga Incorporated to develop Amiga OS4, which runs only on the (now unavailable) AmigaOne and MicroA1 PowerPC systems, and "classic" Amiga systems with a Phase5 "PowerUP" PowerPC accelerator card.

Hyperion's game ports include (but may not be limited to): Heretic II, , Gorky 17, Quake 2 and . On their official website, Hyperion also claimed to have acquired the licenses for ports of SiN and Worms Armageddon, but these were never released by Hyperion.

Hyperion's current Managing Partner is Evert Carton, who took over the position after Ben Hermans stepped down in mid-2003. Hermans had courted controversy by repeatedly claiming that MorphOS, an AmigaOS-like competitor, was illegal, and had on several occasions threatened to take legal action. On 29th May 2007, Carton stated that the open-source AmigaOS reimplentation AROS was "probably illegal", on page 27 of court documents related to the Amiga-Hyperion court case. [http://merlancia.us/amiga-hyperion/35-5decmcewenexhibit5show_case_doc.pdf]

In 2007, Hyperion were sued by Amiga Incorporated for trademark infringement in the Washington Western District Court in Seattle, USA. [http://dockets.justia.com/docket/court-wawdce/case_no-2:2007cv00631/case_id-143245/] Amiga, Inc. sued Hyperion for breach of contract, trademark violation and copyright infringement concerning the development and marketing of AmigaOS 4.0. Hyperion have launched a counter action claiming fraud in Amiga, Inc. handling of Amiga intellectual properties and debts. In defiance of the ongoing legal dispute, in late September 2007 Hyperion published, distributed and marketed a standalone version of AmigaOS 4 for classic Amiga, an action Amiga, Inc. had claimed as illegal. [citeweb
title=Amiga Inc sues Hyperion VOF
] [ [http://www.hyperion-entertainment.biz:8080/news/2007-05-01 Hyperion's official statement] ]


External links

* [http://www.hyperion-entertainment.biz/ Hyperion Entertainment website]

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