A top-down racing game, Stunt Drivers pits you as a driver in a three-lap race against a number of computer controlled cars around a track on which there are obstacles to overcome – hazards such as oil spills, and ramps for you to use to jump over other objects.
A brand new version of an old game has made its way to !Store, where it can be downloaded free of charge, thanks to the efforts of Jeroen Vermeulen.
Originally published as a type-in listing in volume 8, issue 1 of The Micro User, which hit newsagents’ shelves in 1990, Dickie Brickie was written by Mike Goldberg – one of six that he had published in the magazine. Twenty eight years on, Jeroen has released a RISC OS remake of the game, written using the AMCOG Development Kit by Tony Bartram – and Tony himself helped out by dealing with the sound conversion.
Luckily, though, only in the form of a video game!
AMCOG Games‘ Tony Bartram will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, which takes place on Wednesday, 6th June, at 7:45pm. Tony will be talking about games development on RISC OS, along with creating audio-visual effects.
Under the AMCOG Games brand, Tony has released eight games so far, including a brand new first person shooter, Island of the Undead, in which you have made an emergency landing on a military base, only to discover it has become overrun with zombies.
Flash! Aah-aah… I’ve played every one of them!
At the recent Southwest Show, there was a new product available from AMCOG Games – a USB Flash drive containing the complete set of the company’s RISC OS games and related titles to date. For those people unable to get to the show, it is now possible to obtain the AMCOG 2018 Flash Collection online.
And some other game updates from AMCOG, too.
A number of titles from AMCOG Games – specifically, those that run in 16 million colour screen modes – have been updated with improved compatibility with the latest ROM updates for
ARMSX ARMX6 and Titanium machines.
At the same time, the company has seen fit to add some new features to the products, as follows:
The last few years have seen a notable upsurge in game development on RISC OS, and this month’s ROUGOL meeting reflects that. Kicking off at 7:45pm, the meeting takes place on Monday, 19th March, at it’s usual venue: The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the restaurant), 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR.
The subject matter is Game Development, with a presentation being given jointly by Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games and Tim H-Smith of Square Games. Tony is now a familiar name to RISC OS Users, but Tim is a both a returning user, and a newcomer as a RISC OS developer. Since leaving the platform as a user, Tim has since developed a game called Hero: The Realm, which runs on Windows, Android, and Wii, and is now looking at converting it to run on RISC OS.
RDSP, the free sound module from AMCOG Games that provides modern RISC OS systems with a greatly enhanced sound system, has been updated. Version 0.40, the fifth beta release of the module, adds a digital chorus effect, a 365 note queue for each of the 16 sound channels, and stereo sound placement.
Although considered beta quality, the Wavebox-inspired module has proven to be reliable in the field, and is in use in a number of titles – from free games such as SpaceShip, written by Patrick M with sound added by AMCOG’s Tony Bartram, through some of Tony’s own games such as Cyborg, to the AMCOG Development Kit.
Also: There will be mince pies. (Hmm… should this have been the headline?)
The December meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place on the 6th – that’s this Wednesday – and Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games will be the guest speaker, discussing the art of writing games and producing the necessary audio-visual effects with RISC OS. All of AMCOG’s games to date will be demonstrated, including an in-development first person perspective zombie game, and RDSP – Tony’s sound synthesis engine.
WROCC members can attend the meeting for free (there is a small fee for any non-members who wish to attend), which takes place at:
Sandal Hall Close (off Walton Lane),
Wakefield, WF2 6ER.
With a growing catalogue available from AMCOG Games, it should come as no surprise to anyone that there would eventually be some kind of compilation available – and that has been the case since this year’s Southwest Show, when the company began selling a CD featuring their first five games.
The individual games continue to be available via !Store, but if you wanted to buy them as a compilation, on CD, the main way to do so has been to pop along to a RISC OS show and hand over the necessary amount of money to AMCOG’s Tony Bartram.