The DD Studio released a new platformer for the Amstrad CPC called “Heroes Rescue”. In the game you play Fry from Futurama, who has to rescue other cartoon heroes from The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Marvel. Of course it is not that simple, because a lot of enemies from the same cartoon series will try to prevent your way to the top of the level. On your way to rescue the other heroes, you can collect diamonds to increase your highscore.
The game itself was developed with AGD (Arcade Game Designer) and features very nice graphics and a good playability. Unfortunately there is no ingame music and only some sound effects. Anyway, test it yourself on the real machine or in an emulator. You can download it from the DD Studios homepage or at the end of this news.
James Ford is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to finance a new quarterly Amstrad CPC fanzine called “Colour Personal Computing”. The fanzine itself will be in A5 style in black and white – just like the old fanzines of the 90s 🙂 and the best above all, the first issue is almost finished and can be shipped in September. Its main focus is on games, but there will be also articles about hardware, demos and applications, of course. To get the 1st issue, you just have to “back” it with 3 GBP / ~3.50 EUR.
According to the Kickstarter campaign, you can expect the following for the first issue:
Reviews of the latest CPC games including Jewel Warehouse, CoolBox and Let’s Go!
A feature on the upcoming game, Doomsday Lost Echoes, including an interview with its creator.
A special feature on the latest CPC hardware expansions.
A beginners guide to Floppy Disk emulators.
The first part of a new drama serial, “The (Alex) Van Damm Chronicles” and lots of other silliness.
Lots, lots more (it’s fantastic that we’re in a position where there’s so much to write about the CPC!).
Reidrac just released a new jump and run game for the Amstrad CPC. It features awesome graphics, nice music, a lot of screens to explore aaaaaand Ninja Power aka Koga Magic :-). In the game, you play the ninja spy Kitsune who needs to collect the 30 pieces of the Golden Tail, which is a talisman with great power. But you can read more details about the story in the intro of the game. Be sure to download and play it – if possible on a real machine…
You can download the game from Usebox.net and at the end of this news. The ZIP file will contain a disk image, a cassette image and the game manual.
Rhino released a new graphics tool for the Amstrad CPC called Perfect Pix. Perfect Pix supports 3 different extended graphics modes with extended colours and resolutions:
Up to 384×272 pixels and 16 freely selectable colors from a palette of 27.
Up to 192×272 pixels and 136 colors from a palette of 378.
Up to 384×272 pixels and 307 colors, divided into color 0 + up to 34 palettes of 9 colors per line.
Perfect Pix comes with an awesome documentation (english and spanish) and of course with the source code to use the pictures in your own production. If you need graphics for your next project, be sure to have a look at it. You can download the latest version from Pouet.net and the CPCWiki forums.
Added message if upper memory is full by too many ROMs.
Bug fixed in the converter exporting overscan screens.
More upper memory free for greater ROMs compatibility.
Improved controls in Paint tool by adding CONTROL + keys to move the pointer to scroll the zoom window (similar to OCP Art Studio).
Added warning message in the converter when source image exceeds the image size limits managed with the Paint tool.
Additional upper memory free for greater ROMs compatibility.
And another fresh release from the Sundown 2016 demoscene party: BarBar by Benediction. BarBar is an intro, which uses the special hardware capabilities of the Amstrad Plus series. If you own such a system, be sure to watch it on the real machine (all others will use WinApe for sure :-)).
You can download the demo at the end of this news or directly from Pouet.net (don’t forget to vote).
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