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Sunday, 30 June 2013

JetHunt AGA - Coming 2013

Today's update brings news of another Amiga game in the works - an Amiga version of the classic platformer H.E.R.O.

Here's Coagulus with the details...
"After having much more fun coding the Amiga version of Timebomb, I've been working on my next Amiga release. 
JetHunt is my remake/tribute to H.E.R.O. which I started on the Amiga in 1992 (!) and released finally last year for the PC. After my conversion of Timebomb went so well, I felt it was only fair to release JetHunt for the machine I started it on.  
The game will require AGA but is already looking quite good. It uses a dual playfield display with a main 16 colour hardware sprite and 256 colour titlepage and status bar. I've had to make a few changes to the PC version, the screen scrolls a little so all I had to do is halve the res on the gfx but I think that makes it look even better. 
Still lots to do. This will take a while but I'm sure I can do it. 
Here is a youtube vid of it so far running in WinUAE. PC version is here.  
Fingers crossed....  
Further updates will be posted to the blog as and when they surface.

Update: The latest WIP video can be found below;

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Cropky - A New Amiga Puzzler

Released towards the beginning of May, Cropky is a modern take on the pen and paper classic "Dots", which pits two people against each other, both trying to capture enemy dots.

This Amiga version is slightly different to the original as instead of trying to capture dots you're attempting to link two dots together with an adjoining line. Not only that, but the Amiga revamp supports both two player and Amiga Vs player options.

Featuring some amazingly high production values, this has clearly had a lot of time, effort and care put into it.

Take a look at the footage below, kindly captured by p3c3...

Don't forget to turn the volume on your computer up, as the music is excellent.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

It's Been a While

It's been a fair old while since I updated the Amiga Gamer Blog, and for that I apologise.

A combination of a new job in a different industry and getting married, has meant that my Amiga hobby and my interest in retro computing/gaming has had to take a bit of a back seat.

Things seem to have quietened down now, and I'm hoping that I can start to breathe life back into the blog once more.

Many thanks for your patience.