Due to hasard, I found the Github of Jason Brooks (Argonaut) where you will be able to find the source code of his Amstrad CPC programs (1985 to early 1990). You can read there that he was mostly programming in assembler, ADAM (Assembler, Disassembler and Monitor) was his tool of choice as it was fully relocatable, could be loaded into a ram bank on a 6128 and was very capable when hacking and reverse engineering code and protection systems in its day
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A bit late to announce, but Amstrad Eterno 2023 is an Amstrad CPC event in Barcelone (Spain) on the 30th September 2023 (10am to 8pm), more detals on their site, notably Roland Perry, Batman Group and much more.
Booty the remake first released on ZX Spectrum in 2019 by Salvador Cantero is a remake of the original game still for ZX Spectrum in 1984 by Firebird Software and in 1986 on Amstrad CPC.Ce remake sortira donc aussi sur Amstrad CPC, see the announcement on Twitter.
It is programmed with the collaboration of Beyker, Brundij and Atila Merino. The game will be showed on the Play on Retro stand at AmstradEterno. Check the short video of Booty the Remake on Twitter.
Frédéric MANTEGAZZA and Laurent DIEUDONNE (his cousin) are the authors of an Amstrad CPC game edited by Lankhor : Fugitif. Drawing are by Jean-Paul RENAULT (read the description on CPC-POWER about the drawing, it's interesting), music by Laurent MOLLARD and box cover by Stéphane POLLARD.
It was made in mode 1 using rasters to show more than 4 colors. Frédéric has lost the original source code, so he disassembled the program and commented it (download available).
For more details, read the AMSnews article on the game.
Frédéric is working on a new release of Fugitif, to address the main issue of the original game: at the time, he was unable to do anything else during the raster display. The new release will use demomakers tricks to display a hud below the image. This hud will non longer be icons-based, but rather a console, whith a syntax interpreter, as in many adventure games in this era (and something he originaly wanted to do). The game will be translated in other languages.
Play on Retro is selling physyical editions of several Amstrad CPC games :
- Baba's Palace (2017), a reflexion game by Rafa CASTILLO and John McKlain
- Castaway (2022), an action game by the T Team
- Jax the Dog (2023), a platforma game by Capasoft and Digital Studio
- Shadow Hunter (2023), an action game by Mananuk, Xavisan, Xenomorph, Titan
- Space Saga which includes Space Panic (2022) and Spaceman Kerl (2022), two action games by Fitosoft
- Transylvanian Castle DX2 (2022), a RPG game by Fitosoft, adapted from a ZX Spectrum version which is also included
You can download the issues 3 (December 2022) and 4 of the frenc Amstrad CPC fanzine ùCPM by Titi. The issue 4 is out just today.
This year a remake of a Game and Watch by Nintendo was released by Team Galaxy : Octopus for Amstrad CPC+ and GX4000. Today it's still the same game but pimped for the CPC+ and GX4000 : Octopus Deluxe !
Both games were programmed by Maxit (and vocal digitalization) and Kukulcan, graphics by Titan and music by Pulsophonic.See below for a vidéo of Octopus Deluxe. If you wish to see a video of Octopus, there is one by Amstrad Maniaque.
It's on the Facebook page of the web site that I saw CNR Team (Crack'N Rom) which working on their web site about their Amstrad productions, the fanzines Crack'N ROM and pour ses créations Amstrad CPC, les fanzines Crack'N ROM and the Carnard déchainé (wild duck).
Also mentionned on CNR's Facebook page, Toug who participated to Crack'n ROM has written a paper zine in January 2023 which I missed : CPC Fan BZH n°1 (sweet name), the second issue will be out on November 2023.
Xyphoe has written in 2022 two articles without knowing its use. Well now he knows, it's for a one time paper magazine : Amstrad Addict by David Crookes (WACCI, Amstrad Action...). This issue has an exclusive interview of Alan Michael Sugar (unknown date) and certainly an article about the racing game Vespertino by Batman Group. To order this issue of Amstrad Addict, it's here.