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Axelay's interview by RetroManiac

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One more interview by Retro Maniac, this time about Axelay. As always the interview is bilingual, first in spanish then just after in english, so hit this Page Down key as much as needed.



WIP Transversion by David Moore, an action Amstrad CPC game

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Transversion is an Amstrad CPC by Dave Moore using the CPCTelera library. It's a port of the 1983 Solar-Fox/Gridrunner game originally for the ZX Spectrum.

He is also writing a remake of the great classic Wizardry 1 (originally on Apple 2).




SOH Tactics GX by SOHDE, a cartridge game for Amstrad GX4000 and CPC+ (2023)

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After BEARS!, a new cartridge game for Amstrad GX4000, 464+ and 6128+ by SOH Digital Entertainments was released in February 2023 : SOH Tactics GX.

It's a strategy/puzzle game with RPG elements. Don't forget to read the instructions. There is a version 1.1 for real hardware (GX4000 and CPC+) and v1.2 only for WinAPE v2.0b2.

In January 2024, there were still physical editions of BEARS! and SOH Tactics GX. Contact the author on his web site if there is still some and you want one.

The Youtube video of the complete game SOH Tactics GX was made by Amstrad Maniaque.




Urok, an action game for Amstrad CPC by Tartessos Games

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The Cult is an action game for Amstrad CPC (ZX Spectrum and Windows too) by Tartessos Games. It exists in spanish and english versions.

Discover Urok in video by Xenomorph.






Galastrad, an Amstrad CPC shoot them up (April 2024)

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Galastrad is a shoot them up for Amstrad CPC in tape, disk and cartridge format, written by :

  • Code ASM & AGD / Quick Intro / SFX : Cyrille "Ayor61" Gouret (GGP)
  • GFX : Maitre Joe GGP
  • Chiptune Musics : SuTeKH / EpyteoR ( 1 intro/ 1 overscan/ 1 Selection Menu / 1 Final Completed Game)
  • Overscan loading screen : SA GGP
  • Second Intro screen Original Artwork ( Galaga enemy ): Sixty Von Stucka

It has been programmed in two days during the AC2024 Show (13th and 14th April 2024).




The Key, a point and click adventure game using the Paket engine in french and italian

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The Key is a point and click Amstrad CPC graphical adventure game using the Paket engine discovered in 2019 in this video of the demo game Escape the ROM created by Jordi Sureda (graphics) and Santi Ontañón (code). The game was available in spanish and english, it is now also available in french and italian since the 8th June. But you will have to solve a short enigma to be able to download the program.



PunyInform v5.5 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson to write text adventure games

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PunyInform v5.5 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson is a library written in Inform 6 to create adventure game (pure text, no graphic support contrary to DAAD) using the Z-machine virtual machine which will run on 8bit computers (or more recent computers too). PunyInform has a parser, knowing of common verbs and a framework to write adventure games.

PunyInform is based on the Inform 6 library written by Graham Nelson. Its goal is to make easily adventure games in Inform 6, with a manual describing the differences between the official library and PunyInform..

Games using PunyInform can be compiled in z3, z5 and z8 format (z3 being the best format for 8bit computers, other formats have more features). Compared to the Inform 6 library, it means that there is no support for the Glulx virtual machine but z3 format is important as Inform 6 doesnt support it.

To compile games written with PunyInform, you should use the Inform 6 compiler maintained by David Kinder. Binaries are available on if-archive. PunyInform needs Inform v6.35 (or more).

They are tutorials to write adventure game with PunyInform (end of the page) and all the documentation including a 8 page cheat sheet (quick reference)..

To try your game after compilation, you can use WinFrotz by David Kinder, to create map easily you can use Trizbort.

And finally, to create an Amstrad CPC and PCW disk image, you will have to use the Puddle BuildTools which works under linux, windows 1x with WSL2 or MacOS with Intel processor and OrbStack.



WIP Tindy Dash by Abalore, FM sound with the Play2CPC on Amstrad CPC

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Tiny Dash by Abalore is an Amstrad CPC game using the Play2CPC (for something like FM sound) in overscreen, multiplayer with 2 joysticks, a remake of Boulder Dash like the name suggest. The game is finished but levels must be created and may some more music will be added.





Two Dandanator models by the Rancanuo Team

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I am not up to date about all the differents models of Dandanator, but the Rancanuo Team is proposing two models which can also be used on CPC+ with an adaptator (not sure if it's included, I just asked the question) :

  • CPC Dandanator Mini Dual aka the plain model with two banks of 512 Kb internal memory, choosable with a commutator
  • New Dandanator Elite + with one 512 Kb internal memory bank plus the ability to insert its own in house cartridges which looks like 3 inch disks


The Heart of Salamanderland by Reidrac is available for Amstrad CPC(+)

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Reidrac (Juan Martinez) has released yesterday the Heart of Salamanderland v1.0, a platform game for the Amstrad CPC(+) and GX4000. Beware, if you did download this version, then get v1.01 which corrects a sync bug on CPC+ and GX4000. As usual it is recommended to read the manuel (RTFM !).

screenhot game of Heart of the Salamanderland by Reidrac





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