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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pixelated Platformer "Boxx" Released

If you're a visitor to the English Amiga Board you'll have no doubt stumbled upon Cammy's excellent tutorial for the games creation system "Backbone". While the games created using the utility regularly receive stick for being resource hungry (running most Backbone authored titles on anything less than an 030 machine is pretty painful) it gives those with little or no programming ability a chance to create their own Amiga games.

Using Cammy's tutorial as a guide YouTube user Lemming880 has had a fantastic go at putting his own game together, and it looks rather stylish. Rather than go for flash graphics and effects, he's instead gone for pixelated and brightly coloured sprites and platforms.

Titled "Boxx", you can see the game in action below.

The game can be downloaded from the Aminet by going to, and of you want to learn how to design and create your own games with Backbone you really need to read Cammy's tutorial over on the English Amiga Board.

My thanks go to the hardworking team over at Lemon Amiga for the heads-up on this one.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The Unofficial CD32 Ports Project

Yet again it's been a number of weeks since the last blog update, and for that I apologise.  I am, however, pleased that my return to the bits and bytes of the Amiga Gamer blog is accompanied by some news that is bound to interest the CD32 users out there.

Clearly of the opinion that there were a stack of Amiga titles released over the years that, with a bit of work, could run on Commodore's 32-bit console, Amiga user earok set to work, alongside a number of others, on porting over a mass of classic Amiga titles.

I'm not sure how many weeks or months the conversion team have been working on porting these titles, but for the initial set of releases they're planning to unleash one game per day over the course of September, with a 160 games compilation landing on the 30th.

Not only do these releases feature full control pad mapping, but Cannon Fodder, for example, includes a CDXL version of the music video which originally required the expensive FMV add-on, while Flashback features a CDXL video of the intro from the 2013 re-release. All releases also come with full front and rear CD case artwork, which look absolutely gorgeous.

At the time of typing this article up, the releases so far are:

Sep 1st: Flashback
Sep 2nd: Tearaway Thomas
Sep 3rd: Cannon Fodder (+ CDXL Intro)
Sep 4th: Rick Dangerous Collection
Sep 5th: Super Cars Collection
Sep 6th: Kick Off Collection
Sep 7th: The Great Giana Sisters
Sep 8th: Lemmings CD32 Collection
Sep 9th: Dune II Sep
10th: Rally Championships

For up-to-date Unofficial CD32 Ports news follow the thread over on the English Amiga Board, and for download links visit The Unofficial CD32 Ports blog.