New RPG Speccy mini game - Magical Tower Adventure
Timmy over on the WoS forums has created a new mini RPG adventure called Magical Tower Adventure. It's a colourful game consisting of 10 levels.
There is a story of a Tower somewhere in the evil lands, filled with monsters and other magical creatures. Many fighters have entered but no one came back. There are many rumours about treasures and princesses but no one really knows.
This time a new Hero has arrived at the Magical Tower, and he will need all the help he can get to kill the boss at the top level of the Tower.
Full instructions are given in the ZIP file. The game is in .TAP format, so you can play it on the majority of Spectrum emulators.02 June 2016
New for Spectrum: Tourmaline
From the RetroSouls Team comes a fresh Boulder Dash clone for the ZX Spectrum.
Tourmaline has been created by Denis Grachev, the Russian designer and creator of wonders like Alter Ego, 8-bit Night and Multitude BiColor edition - he now presents us with a kind of clone of the classic Boulder Dash, with great level design, remarkable graphics and seamless gameplay.
The game is free to download from RetroSouls.25 May 2016
CPC Game Competition 2016
It's definitely competition season right now, and news of another just hit the headlines - #CPCRetroDev 2016, the 4th edition of the retro game creation contest of the University of Alicante is kicking off. This contest awards the best and most creative developers of the retro scene, able to develop the best games for Amstrad CPC 464.
Your game submissions must be in by 26th October, so why not see what you can put together in 5 months! You can develop either a BASIC game or machine code, as there are separate categories that will be assessed. There are rewards up to 1,050 Euro to be won.
Check the CPCRetroDev 2016 website for details.25 May 2016
Commodore Free 92 out now
The latest version of the popular Commodore Free online magazine is out now.
For the latest news, editorial, reviews, adverts on new hardware and software, and helpful hints, visit the Commodore Free website.
29 April 2016
Ron Gilbert asks for Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IP from Disney
Earlier this month, Disney announced that it would be getting out of games development and cancelled its Infinity line of games and toys. Instead of creating new games internally, the House of Mouse would license out its properties to third party developers. New Star Wars games are on their way, and we can no doubt expect games based on Marvel Comics characters and ones centered around classic Disney franchises.
What isn’t assured, however, are games based on some lesser-known properties. It’s probably safe to assume that Disney isn’t rushing to release anything new from the Monkey Island or Maniac Mansion series any time soon. While these games are beloved by many, they aren’t exactly “hot” licenses. This is something that Ron Gilbert, the man who created both franchises, is painfully aware of. As such, he is asking Disney to sell him the rights to his games.
Gilbert actually made this same request back in 2012 when Disney bought LucasFilm and LucasArts. Speaking to Eurogamer at the time, Gilbert said: “I would love to get the rights back to Monkey Island and be able to really make the game I want to make.”23 May 2016
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