NoRecess, who is well-known for his demos, tools and also interviews in with CPC sceners, released a work in progress video of his game for the Amstrad Plus / GX4000 computers. It is called SonicGX and obviously it is a Sonic the Hedgehog game and features a framerate of 50Hz and around 40 colours on screen. He plans to show other previews during the development and wants to release the game at the end of 2020. So keep your fingers crossed that we will have a cool jump and run game at the end of next year :-). Until then: subscribe his Youtube channel to get informed about his next previews and enjoy the preview…
4Sceners and Bitfellas published their favourite demoscene productions for the year 2016 and it is great to see three Amstrad CPC productions in their list, too. Ranked on 3rd place in the category “Best Music Disc” you will find the CPC vs. Virgill music disc by Tristar and Red Sector (TRSI). The other two productions can be found in the “Best Scene Game”. The awesome Pinball Dreams preview by the Batman Group ranked on the 2nd place (hey, this is just preview – what can we expect from the final product :-)) and ranked on the 7th place you will find the game Outlaws by RetroBytes which won the CPCRetroDev 2016 competition. You can have a look the complete results on the 4Sceners website (german).
It is always great to see Amstrad CPC productions mentioned in demoscene :-).
The Batman Group, well known for their great Batman Forever demo for the Amstrad CPC, is currently working on a port of the Digital Illusions (today DICE, known for the Battlefield series) game Pinball Dreams. Pinball Dreams is a pinball simulator, which was released for the Commodore Amiga, Commodore C64, Nintendo Game Boy, DOS and much more systems – excluding the Amstrad CPC. Some days ago, they released a playable preview version of the game and while it is not complete yet and you can only play one table but it shows its potential with awesome scrolling, perfect usage of the Amstrad CPCs colour palette and great graphics. Be sure to download the preview and play it on a real Amstrad CPC with monitor, if possible!!! The game needs 128kb RAM, so be sure to run it with a RAM expansion on a 464 or 664.
You can download the preview from Pouet (don’t forget to vote) and at the end of this news.
Pinball Dreams is a pinball simulator, initially developed by Digital Illusions CE (DICE - today known for the Battlefield series), which currently is ported to the Amstrad CPC by the Batman Group. This is a preview of the game.
|Date:||November 14, 2016|
I guess I am a bit late with this news, but it went below my radar . Well, Prodatron released a preview version of SymbOS 2.1, which now features a Notepad control and Conways Game of Life. You can download it from the SymbOS homepage.
Conways Game of Life:
|TFM and Tolkin released a preview of their upcoming CPC roleplaying game Gerealkos. You can download it from the FutureOS Yahoo Group (you need a Login to download the file). The preview shows the castle scene of the game with very fast scrolling.|