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CHR$(143) by Nicolas JEAN, a tribute to Amstrad CPC 464 "CHaRacter$" based games

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CHR$(143) on Steam by Nicolas JEAN for 3,29 € is a game for windows being a tribute for the Amstrad CPC 464 (user-defined) "CHaRacter$" based games.

Guiding a small group of "agents", you will gradually discover a Lost World, the seemingly simple graphics of which conceal its hidden complexity...

You will learn to move in it, to understand its physical properties, to accumulate sufficient stocks of materials, to build structures, machines and vehicles, to engineer various types of power plants to fullfill your growing needs for energy, and to search, sometimes even in the fog of war, for the enemy that your destiny requires you to defeat...

72 built-in levels + unlockable User Level Editor and (experimental) unlockable LAN Multiplayer Mode.

You can see on Nicolas JEAN's Youtube some videos including ones about level 5 et 6 (spoiler alert).



Josh, a reflexion and arcade game for Amstrad CPC by Retropoke

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Josh is a reflexion and arcade Amtrad CPC game by Philippe MOULIN (Retropoke) for the code, Kukulcan for the introduction and game ending, and Rayxamber for the music.

This following description comes directly from CPC Power : between reflexion and d'arcade, Josh will bring you in varied enigmas which aim is to get all fragments of diamonds in a box of the same color to go to the next level. On your road, you will find differents objects which will help you to accomplish your mission and differents ennemies who will want you to loose. Beware you have only one try and any mistake will plunge you in an infinite void.

Retropoke has written many other software for Amstrad CPC this last years, check on CPC-Power.



Jewel Warehouse 2 by EgoTrip, a platform/reflexion game for Amstrad CPC

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After Jewel Warehouse released in 2016, Egotrop just released its following, simply Jewel Warhouse 2, a platform/reflexion game for Amstrad CPC. It uses the development framework CPCTelera.

There is also a Nintendo DS version Jewel Warehouse.





Puzzle Bobble by Crazy Piri is available for download

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Crazy Piri has released yesterday its Puzzle Bobble, have fun !

Credits are : Benjamin (OneVision) Yoris for the graphics, Stephane (Shaan) Liuzzi for the sound and Miguel (RedBug) Vanhove for the code. For the loading screen : Cedric (LeZone) Grandemange for the graphics, Alexis (KOOPA) Lambin for the sound and Bruno (Kukulcan) CPCPOWER for the code. Additionnal credits : Julien (Targhan) Nevo for the musical player AKG and Andre Leiradella for the 280 QR code library : qrc1.



Gates of Integrity for windows, a remake of Bards Tales by Oliver Lenz

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Oliver Lenz is the author of the Amstrad CPC emulator for msdos (v0.8a) and windows (v1.02) : Arnimedes.

In May 2020, he finally finished its remake of Bards Tales : Gates of Integrity. Beware it's oldschool, you can save only in the guild.



Elite the New Kind by Christian Pinder for windows (and other platforms)

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Elite the New Kind by Christian Pinder is a remake of Elite made by reverse engineering based on the source code of the BBC version of Elite and written in C. This version has been ported to many platforms. For a while it couldnt be available, but since the 30th anniversary of Elite, it's once again available.



PunyInform v3.1 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson to write text adventure games

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PunyInform v3.1 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.



dMagnetic v0.32, a Magnetic Scrolls emulator by Dettus for various BSD and Linux distributions

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dMagnetic v0.32 by Dettus is available for several versions of Unix (BSD, Ubuntu, Debian, Gentoo) with ANSI drawing in a terminal. This utility lets you play adventure games by Magnetic Scrolls. The version 0.31 added Apple 2 support (.NIB and .2MG), v0.32 adds Apple 2 .WOZ support and clode cleanup.

The emulator is using the original files of the games for Amstrad CPC, C64, msdos, windows (1991 compilation), .MAG et .GFX files on the magnetic scrolls memorial.



Sokoban for SymbOS by Prodatron

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Prodatron has just released an adaptation of Sokoban for SymbOS. This version extends the original game principle with a lot of additional puzzle objects such as coloured boxes, ice floors, holes, portals, rails and magnets.



PunyInform v3.0 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson to write text adventure games

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PunyInform v3.0 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).

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.



CPCRetroDev 2021 is up since start of October, already 13 games announced on Itch.io

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A bit late, but the CPCRetroDev 2021 competition has already started. You can check the details on CPCRetroDev.

You will have till the 2th November to finish your game. And the award cermony will be the 12th November at 7:00pm.

This year, the game will be submitted on Itch.io.

There are already 13 games with a status created on Itch.io




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