Optimus of Dirty Minds released a new game for the Amstrad Plus called Flappy UFO. It is a clone of the mobile phone game Flappy Bird, which gained popularity during the last few months. Optimus submitted this game to the Mini LudumDare retro challenge. If you have a real Amstrad Plus, be sure to play it on your machine, otherwise use WinApe to play it on your PC. You can download the game and its source code from Pouet.net (don’t forget to vote) and at the end of this news.
The demo group Slipstream, mostly known for their Amiga demos, released a new demo for the Amstrad CPC on the Sundown demoscene meeting in Budleigh Salterton / UK. Code and animations were done by Devilmarkus, graphics by TCM and music by BEX. You can download the demo at the end of this news and from Pouet.net (as always: don’t forget to vote).
SPRING released a new version of their ROM manager ROMAN. The ROM manager can be used to store 16kb ROMs, e.g. from the 16kb ROM competition, in a MegaFlash NG ROM box and the new version should work with PulkoMandy’s ROM box as well (both are compatible with Bryce Flash ROM box and use the same SST flash ROM chip). You can directly download the latest version as a DSK and HFE from here:
…and if you don’t have a MegaFlash NG ROM box, you can order your kit here: http://spqd.de/megaflash
- You can easily generate ROMs out of your Files with the RSX-Generator
- You can use up to 32 ROMs (Rom-Booster by Inicron included)
- Improved usability
- Deactivate ROM-Init-Message
Kangaroo and Nilquader released a new hardware for the Amstrad CPC, which is available for ordering now: the MegaFlash NG ROM box. It is based on the MegaFlash ROM box by Bryce and additionally features a reset button and a “pause” switch. But the best above all – it is available as a construction kit, which means, it will bring the “maker spirit” to you :). Order your kit, heat your soldering iron, have fun with building this new hardware for the Amstrad CPC and after all of that – enjoy your new hardware, e.g. with the games of the 16k ROM competition on the real machine :D. You can order the MegaFlash NG from the Spielquader shop for 24,95 EUR (look out for the “Ready” T-Shirts as well :-)).
The Revision 2014 is over and I alreadey posted the official results and Doz’ Amstrad CPC entry in the Oldskool competition, but we also took some pictures, which we want to share with you. You can find my pictures either in the meeting gallery of this page or on the Revision party page of Push’n’Pop (only available for registered users). Toms also wrote a nice meeting report, so be sure to check it, too.
Thanks to all the participants for such a great and well-organised party. Unfortunately it was too short to speak with everybody, but hopefully we see us next year again :).