|CSSCGC 2013 (Spectrum) launched :: posted by Jason :: 27 Jan 2013|
For those who enjoy bad games, the 2013 edition of the Comp.Sys.Sinclair Crap Game Competition (affectionately known as CSSCGC to its friends) has just started, hosted by the "winner" of the 2012 iteration, R-Tape. The CSSCGC began on USENet in 1996 with the slightly less than commendable aim of trying to produce games that were worse than those on the Spectrum version of Cascade's almost legendary Cassette 50 compilation and has been an annual fixture of the Spectrum gaming calendar ever since, although probably for the wrong reasons!
• External link: CSSCGC 2013 official website
|Revival event in Wolverhampton :: posted by Jason :: 24 Jan 2013|
For 2013 there's what we're loosely calling plans to take Oldschool Gaming along to two retro events in the United Kingdom, the first of which will be Revivial, a shiny new event being put together by Chris at Retro Fusion and Craig of Turnarcades. The venue is Wolverhampton Racecourse and the event runs over two days starting from the 18th of May 2013. More information about the event along with booking info can be found on the Revival website.
As we've done for a couple of years at Replay and Play, Oldschool Gaming will be rocking up with a selection of machines armed with SD and CF card readers which are loaded with a good selection of indie games. And keeping with tradition, Jason fully expects to be ill at some point during the weekend but, since it seems to be something different every time and he's already spent an event with a lost voice, he should at least be able to talk to people this time.
• External link: Revival Events website
|Oil's Well (PET) released :: posted by Jason :: 17 Jan 2013|
Oil's Well by Mr. Nop is a single screen action game for the Commodore PET that is similar to the coin-op Anteater. The player controls a drill head connected to a long cable that can be used to burrow deep underground in search of oil, but needs to watch out for the subterranean creatures because they'll chew through the cable. Since the forum where Mr. Nop announced Oil's Well doesn't allow downloads to unregistered users, a copy of the game has been uploaded to the Oldschool Gaming server over here.
• External link: Oil's Well announcement at Commodore128.org
|Teodoro No Sabe Volar (Amstrad CPC) released :: posted by Jason :: 09 Jan 2013|
Teodoro no Sabe Volar (or Teodoro Can't Fly in English) is a colourful platform game that, along with existing Spectrum and MSX versions, now exists for the Amstrad CPC. Because he can't fly, Teodoro is a jester in what used to be a happy, carefree kingdom who, as his king is dragged away by invaders, is charged with climbing the tower and ringing a signal bell to warn the surrounding kingdoms.
• External link: Teodoro no Sabe Volar at Retroworks' website
• News source: CPCWiki
|S-Blox (C64) released :: posted by Jason :: 09 Jan 2013|
It's hard to write something original about yet another new Tetris clone, but here comes one on the C64 from Avatar. Tessellate blocks, create lines, score points...
• External link: S-Blox at the CSDb
|Moderate Retribution (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 06 Jan 2013|
There's not much that needs to be said about Stonechat Productions' latest Spectrum game; it's a scrolling shoot 'em up, the enemy is at the metaphorical door and only one person can take them down. "Aviator shades? Check. Flight suit? Check. Synthi-cigs? Check. A steely Resolve to smash an alien empire? Check."
• External link: Moderate Retribution at World of Spectrum
|The Hobbit (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 05 Jan 2013|
The Hobbit, or to use the full title The Hobbit (Vah-ka's Cut), is, unsurprisingly, a game based on the blockbuster movie of the same name (is there going to be a book as well...?) developed by the Mojon Twins. Bilbo is charged by Gandalf with nicking Smaug's treasure but he'll need to talk to various characters in the area around Smaug's lair and complete a series of tasks including finding Gollum's ring. The Hobbit was originally developed for a Bytemaniacos Hobbit-themed competition.
• External link: The Hobbit at World of Spectrum
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