Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Strictly Limited Games Co-Founder Dennis Mendel to find out how his company got its start and why preserving classic video games is their highest priority.
Bringing back games the likes of Tokyo 42, Umihara Kawase and a lost game never published before from Ryuichi Nishizawa, Wonder Boy creator, and these guys certainly have their hands full.
About Strictly Limited Games:
Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher specialized in the production of limited physical editions of digital download-only Indie- and AA-Games. The company was founded by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar of game studies at Fraunhofer (focusing on game preservation, gaming literacy, and media effects) and past employee of Square Enix as well as Benedict Braitsch, a student of media science. They both are devoted collectors of video games with a joint collection of roughly 7000 digital and physical games for all current and past gaming platforms.
Old School Gamer Magazine: How did you guys get started in gaming?
Dennis Mendel: Benedict and I we are both collectors of video games since childhood. My first love was the Mattel Intellivision, then came NES, PC Engine and I slowly started to realize, that gaming is something that will accompany me for the rest of my life.
Benedict started with the NES but later on turned towards PC gaming. He is focused on collecting as many games on steam as possible.
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