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Cheman, the next Amstrad CPC game by the Mojon Twins


Cheman is the next Amstrad CPC game by the Mojon Twins. It's a mix of platform and adventure.

It will be available as a tape physical edition at the RetroZaragoza 2019 which will take place the 28th October at the Delicias Civic Center in the Zaragoza town.

ACPCPE - an Amstrad CPC printer emulator DIY by Elanstra


ACPCPE is an Amstrad CPC printer emulator by Elanstra using an Arduino. You put it on the Amstrad CPC printer port, then connect the Arduino to an USB port of a PC where Python code is getting the printing job. Someone suggested to use a SD card to use the interface auntonomously.

Paket, an engine to create graphical adventure games, demo included


Seen on Twitter, Santi Ontañón (code) and Jordi Sureda (graphics) have written a new engine to create graphical adventure games as made by Lucas Arts or Sierra : Paket (Point And Klick Engine Tool).

A demo in spanish and english is available on their site.

CPCEC, an Amstrad CPC emulator for windows by CNGSoft, 11th release


CPCEC (windows) is a new Amstrad CPC emulator by CNGSOFT released in 2019, which replaces CPCE (dos/windows).

A 9th release is available since the 31th July, the news are :

  • 20190731 -- eleventh public release. Added a new UI-based debugger (typing commands is no longer needed) and support for ZIP archive reading based on PUFF.C from the ZLIB project, upgraded GCC to 5.1.0 and removed all `inline` tags (they did more harm than good), and generally reworked all internals to make them OS-independent. Several details improved as well: the file selector fixes a bug in Win10, "browse tape" dialog shows the file name, Spectrum +3 automatically becomes +2A to load tapes, `auto rewind` shows up in Edit menu and fixes bugs in CSW files, and sound emulation has improved, for example "Terminus" on CPC plays sound and "Agent X II" on Spectrum is no longer noisy.

There is a graphical menu since the third release.

Interview of Tim Gilberts, author of the Quill


Tim Gilberts is the author of the utility The Quill which allows to write adventure games without any programmation skill. He is also talking about his company Gilsoft and the place of adventure games in gaming.

The interview is on Audioboomand Youtube with RetroManCave and BackOfficeShow.

Remake of the game Head over Heels on Steam


Head over Heels is a classic game released in 1987 by Ocean Software and written by Jon Ritman and Bernie Drummond. A remake was written in 2003 by Tomaz Kac (without IP rights) and freely available on Retrospec.

This remake is also on Steam by Piko Interactive which bought the IP rights. Below a longplay of this remake on Youtube.

Interview with Mevlut DINC, programmer of Enduro Racer on Amstrad CPC


An interview with Mevlut DINC on retrogamesmaster who is the programmer of Enduro Racer on Amstrad CPC (made in 2016). See a longplay video on youtube by Xyphoe.

Demo of Amstrad CPC+ sprites by Arnaud for CPCTelera, and about WinCpctelera


Arnaud Bouche is the author of Bitume inspired of Asphalt and Deeper Warrens inspired of the classic gauntlet with some RPG elements.

He is also the author of the WinCpctelera utility which lets you program quickly under windows a program using the CPCTelera framework which will compile also on Amstrad CPC with this CPCTelera library.

And it's with CPCTelera that he programmed a demo of Amstrad CPC+ sprites.