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Tajemniczy Zamek 2 (Atari 8-bit) released :: posted by Jason :: 04 Jun 2011

Tajemniczy Zamek 2 appears to be a graphics adventure released for the Grzybsoniada 2011 competition... I say "appears to be" because, since I have enough problems with English even on good days and the game is Polish, I can't actually play it to find out more!

  • External link:   Tajemniczy Zamek 2 at Fandal's site
  • News source:  Atari Age forums

Sheepoid (C64) released :: posted by Jason :: 02 Jun 2011

Developed for the Retrovision event held in May, Richard Bayliss's latest C64 game is Sheepoid, a Jeff Minter-inspired shoot 'em up based on Laser Zone and populated by weird and wonderful creatures to be violent towards and can be purchased from from Psytronik on both tape and disk.

  • External link:   Sheepoid at Psytronik
  • News source:  Frank Gasking's blog

Invasion (MSX) released :: posted by Jason :: 02 Jun 2011

The Invasion has started on the MSX, with aliens arriving in single file to take on the player-controlled base and conquer the world. Slowly. Invasion is a shoot 'em up written in BASIC and released through the MSXdev website, although it isn't part of this year's competition.

  • External link:   Invasion news at MSXdev

2K RGB Challenge (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 27 May 2011

2K RGB Challenge's name does a bit more than hint that it's a colour-based puzzle that fits into a mere 2K; nozzles fill falling flasks with player-selected colour and the objective is to mix and match them with the collectors at the bottom of the play area; get it wrong too often and they'll break.

  • External link:   2K RGB Challenge thread at World of Spectrum

Alter Ego (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 20 May 2011

Alter Ego for the Spectrum is a platform game with smaller than average graphics and a quirk; along with collecting items and avoiding roving nasties, there's also a ghostie to control, with a limited number of swaps available and completing each screen is at least partially a matter of figuring out when to exchange places.

  • External link:   Alter Ego at RetroSouls
  • News source:  World of Spectrum forums

Night Escape (MSX) released :: posted by Jason :: 19 May 2011

It might sound like a euphemism, but Night Escape is actually a new game released for the MSXdev competition; players are unceremoniously dumped into a darkened maze with only a failing lamp and a ravenous beast for company... we've all been to parties like that, right?

  • External link:   Night Escape at MSXdev

16K Cartridge Competition (C64) launched :: posted by Jason :: 18 May 2011

Over at the recently relaunched RGCD there's a competition brewing; James has got something of a fetish about cartridge-based games for the C64 and has started a competition to promote a little development! There are rules and so forth over at the blog (which should be moving to the main RGCD domain soon) but the basics are that entries have to run from a 16K cartridge and the deadline for entries is midnight GMT on the 30th November 2011.

The judging panel isn't finalised yet, but at the moment it includes Enthusi/Onslaught, RGCD's James "Heavy Stylus" Monkman, Mat "Mayhem" Allen and that berk who runs Oldschool Gaming.

  • External link:   RGCD

Chopper Drop (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 17 May 2011

Have you ever fancied being a helicopter pilot? Great, because Chopper Drop is a simulation that allows you to grab the flight stick in order to ferry crates around, plonking them onto a delivery truck. If you prove yourself worthy, there's even a job on offer loading Sinclair hardware up ready for shipping - what an incentive!

  • External link:   Chopper Drop website
  • News source:  World of Spectrum forums

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