Sep 192019
 

The Batman Group, well known for their great demo Batman Forever, showed one of their latest game projects in a small teaser on Youtube. As you can see, it is an arcade racer similar to Outrun, but features absolutly awesome graphics on the Amstrad CPC. I cannot wait to see this one released…

Vespertino teaser by Batman Group
Sep 172019
 

We waited a long time for it and nearly all of the CPC users can’t wait to play it on their CPC – I am very sure about it. Well, we talk about… hmm… it might be a game that already have a demo version out, but wait for 10/01/2019 and you will see more about it. I am sure you will find more about the release on their homepage – when it is time for it (at the moment it is under construction).
So enjoy the Batman Groups release announcment until then:

Release Announcment by the Batman Group
Nov 102018
 

Wow… what a great game development competition – again! And the best of all: I was allowed to be in the jury which was a great honor for me. But let’s talk about the games… I guess that this competition has rised the bar of the quality of the entries again and the students used ASM instead of C. Finally the games Operation Alexandria by 4MHz (1st), Jarlac by Retrobytes Productions (2nd) and Legend of Steel by TOD Studios (3rd) won the competition. And they really, really, really deserve it, but download them (download link below) and you can see it by yourself.

My personal 2nd place (I had to vote for the playability), the game Taulellets by Vicente Jimenez, was finally ranked 17 – anyway, I still like it very much and I will play it from time to time for sure. It made me come back during the test of the other games to play a short round to get past the next level :-).

If you want to participate on the CPCRetroDev next year, be sure to download the games and have a look at the documentations in the games folder. All the developers wrote a small “Making Of” and all games contain the source code. So this is obviously a great learning resource for everyone who wants to code for the Amstrad CPC.

But enough from me… here are the results of the CPCRetroDev 2018 game development competition:

PositionImageGameGroupResult
1Operation Alexandra4MHz(393) Best Game, Carlos Abril Mention, Gominolas Mention, Relevo Mention
2JarlacRetrobytes Productions(380) 2nd Best Game, Pablo Ariza Mention
3Legend of SteelTOD Studios(283) 3rd Best Game
4The Adventures of Timothy GunnCNGSoft(278) 4th Best Game
5OPQA vs. QAOP: The Final BattleManuel Sagra(261)
677 AttemptsUnknown Design(202) Best Student Game
7Foosball F3Quique Miquel(180)
8Deeper WarrensArnoud Bouche(162)
9The Rookie ThiefCPZenon Games(145) 2nd Best Student Game
10Crimson Knight AdventuresNibble Games(134)
11Harvest DayPixel Productions(129)
12RedseaGameroid(114)
13Earth DefenderCarlos Perezgrin(113) Best Opera Prima Additional Mention
14Snake BubbleThe Bubble Club(106)
15The Last DebtRetrojam Games(105)
16KimoHiyokoSarayCow(103)
17TaulelletsVicente Jimenez(99)
18The Spirit Of HalloweenLab16Devs(98)
19The CryptRetroGamma(97)
20Cannon DuelsDavid Asta(96)
21Space CowboyVoxelTower(94)
22IndigoIndigo(87)
23BringRGBackDead Pixel(74)
24OverheapBastaCPC(70)
25Turtle SlamTurtleSlam(68)
26Space BallAltered Vision(67)
27Elfo Saves ChristmasNinja Pointer(66)
28Two Finger Death NowSpherp08(62)
29Cat PangLady Cats(61)
30Cuchara VoladoraCucharaVoladora(60)
31Fitzroy And The Infestationawergh(60)
32BankACReturns(53)
33HacktankRetroleto Games(50)
34LunaticLunatic(45)
35Invade SpaceProyecto Red(41)
36TankARDAD(41)
37DisassemblerMachine Gun(40)
38Killing MachinePizzarT(40)
39Penalty KicksSakis Kaffesakis(40)
40CrockerMerienda(20)
4118th Century InvadersLYSGames(3)

You can download the games in one package directly down below or from the download section of this site. More information about the game development competition can be found on the CPCRetroDev homepage.

 

CPCRetroDev2018 All Games
CPCRetroDev2018 All Games

CPCRetroDev2018_all_games_.zip

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Nov 182017
 

The CPCRetroDev 2017 is over and again 29(!) new games were submitted and judged by the jury. And so here are the results and downloads for all the games. Even if there were less games submitted, the average quality of all titles rised again. Thanks to all participants for making the CPCRetroDev such a great success again.

PositionImageGameGroupResult
1BabasPalaceAzicuetano_McKlain(260) Best Game, Carlos Abril Mention, Gominolas Mention, RetroSpiel Mention
2Profanation24Mhz(243) 2nd Best Game
3
BasketCasesCNGSoft(233) 3rd Best Game, Pablo Ariza Mention
4
CrisOddPreludeDreaminBits(232) 4th Best Game
5
BitumeArnaudBouche(187) 5th Best Game
6
LaserBoyCarlosSevila(180)
7
RaimboToBee(178) Best Student Game
8
PhantisLegacyCPCPower(178)
9
NightmareFortressPetaflopis(159) 2nd Best Student Game
10
ProtonSmokeProtonSmoke(133)
11
Agent006APLSoft(113)
12
Ballsballs(104)
13
4676InvasionInvasion(101)
14
EarthDefenderTojo(97)
15
BrutalFightersMooseNinja(90)
16
FitzroyAndTheMissingChairawergh(82)
17
RollaBlazeGrupo3(77)
18
PixelBrawlSpaceTroopers(72)
19
TunnelEffect0xDEF(72)
20
MoonmanBytesTheDust(69)
21
xcapeCompuTeam(63)
22
PitiSocketWar(59)
23
UFOBitBeam(52)
24
DethronedRoyalResearches(43)
25
MyGalaxyAymy(39)
26
ColorFloodcpcitor(31)
27
TempleScapeTempleScape(31)
28
PlmanSurvivalUninstallStudio(26)
29
EirosBridgeWastedHorchata(6)

Jul 222017
 

After the great success of the last CPCRetroDev last year it is time for a new game competition in 2017 again, isn’t it? This year, you can win around 1100 EUR in all different categories. As usual the competition is organised by the University of Alicante (UA) / Spain and aims to award the best and creative game developers, who create a game for an unmodified Amstrad CPC 464. The deadline for this years competition is the 31st October 2017, 23:59h (CEST), so don’t waste any time and start the development of your awesome game (you will find a countdown on the top right of this page :)).
If you are not familiar with development for the Amstrad CPC, you can have a look at the CPCtelera game development kit, the great programming tutorials on CPCMania, the CPCrslib programming library or cpcitor’s development toolchain. As always you can find help in the CPCWiki forums.

You can achieve the following awards (all in all about 1.100 EUR!!!):

  • Official Awards (1.100 €)
    • Special Mentions
      • 100 € – Gominolas to the best music
      • 100 € – Carlos Abril to the funniest game
      • 100 € – Pablo Ariza to the best Artificial Intelligence
    • PRO Category
      • 300 € – Best game
      • 175 € – Second best game
      • 100 € – Third best game
      • 50 € – Fourth best game
      • 25 € – Fifth best game
    • UA Category

      • 100 € – Best game made by UA students
      • 50 € – Second best game made by UA students
  • Additional Awards
    • RetroSpiel Award
      • German enterprise RetroSpiel will award with a physical publication, distribution and selling of an extended version of games presented by two selected teams.

You can get more information about the competition rules and about the competition itself on the CPCRetroDev 2016 homepage. Be sure to participate and bring your creative game ideas to the Amstrad CPC.

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