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Creating an adventure game with Adventuron on PCs, tablets, mobile phones

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Adventuron (on Twitter) lets you create an adventure game on PC, tablet and mobile phone (and more later).

Excalibur: Sword of Kings is a game created with Adventuron. Original version was by Ian Smith and Shaun McClure, the Adventuron remake is by Chris Ainsley.




Twilight Inventory - A Collection of Forgotten 8-Bit Adventure Games by Gareth Pitchford

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Gareth Pitchford is the author of adventure games, a book about them (see first link) which can be bought printed, as a kindle book or downloaded as a PDF. His site also gives informations about creating adventure games.



PawMac for windows, an utility about creating adventure games by Jason McHale

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Following my article about a bit of history about creation of adventure games, PawMac by Jason McHale is a windows utility to create maps of adventure games using The Quill or PAW (to be used with Trizbort) and to convert a game created with The Quill to use it with PAW.



Post Scriptum, an Amstrad CPC demo needing additionnal RAM, with art by Hwikaa

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Post Scriptum is an Amstrad CPC demo done by an unknow person from nowhere, with art created by Hwikaa.

It needs additionnal RAM with a X-Mem or using an emulator like Sugarbox which knows to emulate the X-Mem RAM/ROM expansion.



Imperium Solo firmware v1.0.3 by Duke, an adaptator to connect an USB joystick or mouse

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The firmware v1.0.3 of the Imperium Solo by Duke is available. It's an adaptator to use USB joysticks (PS4, Xbox One...) on a standard joystick port of an Amstrad CPC (and later ZX Spectrum, C64, Amiga and Atari ST).

The split cable which the CPC and the adaptator is included for the price of 15 euros, add shipping and paypal cost too.



Classic Adventurer, a newspaper about adventure games

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Classic Adventurer is a newspaper about adventure games. There are also four issues with the 5th in preparation. Issue 4 has for example an article about DAAD.



RASM v0.113 by Roudoudou, an assembler/disassembler (multi platform) for Amstrad CPC

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The last version of RASM is v0.113 (26th April 2019). This multi platform assembler/disassembler (linux, windows, but not only like MorphOS on Amiga) let you program for Amstrad CPC.

The online documentation is available.

  • trigger an error when dynamic LZ section cannot crunch
  • bugfix when trying to crunch an empty section
  • dynamic debug options removed
  • snapshot & cartridge summary by default
  • embedded rasm export all labels and EQU in the info struct
  • new math function CEIL
  • rasm may handle generated name with INCBIN directive



Ready Cursor One, an Android game with Amstrad CPC graphics

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Ready Cursor One is an Android game with Amstrad CPC graphics written by Simple Apps Without Ads.

Guide the orange cursor over the screen and score by picking up the gray ones. Orange Cursor One is always on the move and you can tap anywhere on the left or right half of the screen to make it turn in another direction. Avoid the sharp edges of the screen and other colored cursors that can show up over time. You can stay in any phase of the game for as long as you can and like. Once another and stationary orange cursor shows up you can pick that one up to get to the next phase of a stage anytime. After making it to the final phase of a stage all of the other around moving cursors turn gray and you can crush them. Although the game starts out at a very slow and sort of meditative speed it does get faster of course with each stage eventually challenging your reaction speed and situational awareness to their limits.

You can see a video of Ready Cursor One in action on Youtube.




Interview of Barry LEITCH (composer and graphist) who worked on Hero Quest by example

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An interview of Barry LEITCH who is a composer and graphist for several 8bit games like Hero Quest for example.

Avec en prime un remake de la musique d'Hero Quest par SuTeKH/Epyteor.





A spanish adventure game by Pablo Martínez Merino : La Casa al otro lado de la tormenta

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Pablo Martínez Merino has written a new adventure game for Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum with the DAAD utility : La Casa al otro lado de la tormenta.

A house in the middle of one of the most dangerous areas of the ether, known as Phantom Zones, keeps the terrible secret of a family, and the origin of the known universe...



Oldskool demo compo at the Révision 2019 demo party

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Results of the oldskool demo compo at Révision 2019 are out. There are two Amstrad CPC demos, one at the 3rd place, see below :

  • The Seniors - Rivalry - C64 new SID (In the "Commodore audience", this wins!)
  • Hooy-Program - The Brexecutable Music Compo Is Over - ZX Spectrum (2nd place!)
  • Overlanders - Gloire a Piou! - CPC-6128 (3rd place!)
  • Pulpo Corrosivo - Octopus Pocus - CPC-6128
  • Fenarinarsa - Latecomer - Apple ][
  • ZOO - We are the Chimpions - C64 new SID
  • Moods Plateau - Twenty - KC 85/4
  • Chemtrailer Boys - Edison 2019 Invitation - C64 new SID
  • The Pets Mode - ROBOTTO - MSX1
  • Desire - 1E78 - Atari 7800
  • BinaryCounter - Hello - SNES
  • resource+singular - The 21st - C64 new SID
  • TRSI - TRSI 4 Nordlicht - Atari 2600
  • Molive - SNES-NICCC 2000 - SNES
  • Titan - MD-NICCC - Sega Megadrive

You can see all the démos/musics on Twitch.




Cherish your Amstrad CPC 464, offer it the protection that it deserves !

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Do you really love your Amstrad CPC 464 ? Then you must buy a protection when you are away from it, made by Gifeda420 as seen on this tweet.