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Apple Macintosh Software Game - 'Warlords II', 3½" Floppy Disk, 1994 Object Reg. No: HT 13663

Summary:
'Warlords II' is a fantasy strategy game on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, introduced in 1994.

This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The players controlled the production of units such as the composition of cavalry or infantry. Units included heroes to which a player could assign quests such as a search for artifacts. Players played in turn, one assuming the 'hot seat' after the other.

'Warlords II' expanded the system allowing hidden maps, new and different armies and more options such as creation of alliances and new maps. The game had good quality sound and music.

This game was collected because it was designed and produced by an Australian software development company, the Strategic Studies Group, commonly known as SSG, that makes strategy war games.

It was also collected because it is representative of the use of the graphic user interface (GUI) introduced in 1983, even though the game itself was released in 1994.

In 1983, the donor's parents gave him an Apple II Europlus. He used it for essays, medical school assignments and games. He became especially interested in war games and he stated that an Australian Sydney-based company Strategic Studies Group had the best war games at that time, which he began and continued to collect.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Description:
A dark blue printed cardboard box in printed sleeve,. The box contains four HD black floppy disks with labels, a booklet of 72 pages, a registration card and a blue order form/ post card and a game catalogue
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Chee-Yan Hiew, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width), 245 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: computer games, computer software, computers, computing, education, entertainment, -1
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - The Graphic User Interface 1983-1984, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: text on the on the sleeve includes " War Lords II", two sticky labels
1: Mac and PowerMac
Requires 256 Colors or greys
System 7.0 required or later
4Mb minimum RAM
68030 or better recommended."
2: "Accelerated POWERMAC NEW 256 COLOR Graphics"

On the rear of sleeve: introduction and four screen shots, ©1993 Strategic Studies Group
and a stick on bar code

Floppy Disc Labels: "Warlords II Disk One "
MACINTOSH ©1994 SSG
High Density
Version All Rights Reserved

Booklets:
1. "WarLords II and SSG logo" image of a warrior and a dragon.
Made in Australia
2. "Game Catalogue"
Manufacturer: Strategic Studies Group, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1994

Strategic studies group has been making computer games since 1983.
References: http://www.ssg.com.au/?page=about accessed 13 August 2008

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