Here's a blast from the 90's past, Bleem! is coming back!
If you don't remember Bleem!, it was an actual commercial PlayStation emulator released in 1999. Bleem! may be back more a name than anything however, as it was bought by Pico Interactive and will be a new online storefront much like Steam or GOG. The only difference is that Bleem! will focus on selling retro games for consoles like the NES, SNES, Genesis, Gameboy, and PlayStation One.
Retro lovers will rejoice at how easy it is to play their favorite retro game from the past. All you have to do is download the game and play it. That's it. There will be a custom wrapper that lets you play the games directly from your desktop.
Eli Galindo, the owner of Pico Interactive, and now Bleem!, shares their mission with the online store saying, "Making things easier for gamers is our goal. The Bleem! powered storefront is just an extension of that intent. It really is as simple as download, open, and play. Working with outside companies to publish their games on the storefront will give gamers even more choices." No news yet on when the site will launch, but you better believe we'll be keeping our eyes on it.
Is this something that you're interested in checking out? what would be the first retro game you would download and play?