Archives of Genesis8 Amstrad Page from 1999 to 2018 about game





8BP v034, a RSX library to create Amstrad CPC games in Basic, soon released

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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda will release in a few days a new version of 8BP v34 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), a RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic (26 Kb max). You can download 8bp on github.



8bit music played by an orchestra in June 2019

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In June 2019, 8bit music will be played (1 hour and 40 mintes) by an orchestra at the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra.





Chibi Akuma v1.666 free and open source on the 26th October 2018

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Released in 2016, Chibi Akuma (episode 1 : Invasion) is an Amstrad CPC 6128(+) shooter game whose character is an unhappy vampire woman.

The game is written by Keith56 (Twitter), he will release the source of the game on the 26th October 2018.



Ben Daglish (musician) died on the 1st October 2018 (52 years old only...)

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Ben Daglish is a musician and composer for 8bit games (Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, C64 and well the 16bit Amiga).

The youtube video with Ben Daglish took place at the London "Underground" pub on the 15th of October 2016 where he performed with Fastloaders two music tracks, The Wastelands loader and The Wastelands theme (Last Ninja game on C64).



The engineering miracle of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

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From time to time, an article not about Amstrad computers, well till 1986 when Amstrad bought the computer part of Sinclair Research.

OSNews mentions an interesting article about the making of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, its colour clash and graphics engines like Nirvana+ which allow nice games without this colour clash like Gandalf released in 2018 (see the video below).



The making of Total Eclipse (1988) in Retro Gamer (April 2018)

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An article of the Retro Gamer (April 2018) issue will let you learn more about the making of the Amstrad CPC game Total Eclipse (Incentive, 1988) which uses the 3D engine Freescape.



A MAC remake of Cauldron by Boris360 (WIP)

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Boris (Boris360 on Twitter) is working on a Cauldron 1 remake on MAC (eventually also on Android and iOS as he is using Xamarin Forms).



The Dawn of Kernel by Reidrac is available

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The Dawn of Kernel by Reidrac is a shooting game inspired by Cybernoid, Starquake, Jet Paco, and some more ideas. You can download it right now. It is available as a physical edition on Polyplay.




The Dawn of Kernel by Reidrac, web page is up, soon at Polyplay

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The Dawn of Kernel by Reidrac is a shooting game inspired by Cybernoid, Starquake, Jet Paco, and some more ideas. The web page of the game is up (see above), and is already available as pre-order at Polyplay.



Babaliba for Amstrad CPC by ESP Soft, a WIP game

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Babaliba is a game originally out on ZX Spectrum. In 2014 it was presented at the RetroMadrid in a beta version (check the video) still at the start. Then the development froze at a moment, but a message from one of the two developpers on the 10th February 2018 stated that the project is on the move once again and that news will be given as soon as possible.



Interview of Jorge Azpiri by Un pasado mejor

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Jorge Azpiri, nephew of Alfonso Azpiri (a great illustrator who died in August 2017) has been interviewed by Un pasado mejor (spanish). He made the graphics for the Amstrad CPC Navy Moves game (Dinamic) and for other 16bit Topo Soft games (Lorna, Viaje al Centro de la Tierra, Titanic).



A WIP Toki Amstrad CPC 6128(+) game by AmstradGPP

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A first teaser appeared on the 3th April on Twitter, and no it's not faked news. Toki is a work in progress by two frogs. It wwill be released first on Amstrad CPC 6128 (forget 64 Kb CPC without memory extension) then a bit later on CPC+.

Toki for Amstrad CPC wont use the hardware to the maximum but will have all graphics, monsters and levels. The sound part and programmation are well advanced.

Their twitter has messages in french, english and spanish !



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