Jun 032018
 

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. Continue reading »

Mar 252018
 

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: Continue reading »

Mar 172018
 

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.

Jan 052018
 

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.

Dec 042017
 

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:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close (off Walton Lane),
Wakefield, WF2 6ER.
Nov 152017
 

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. Continue reading »

Sep 012017
 

Five games for the price of none! (Well, ignoring the price of the Titanium, obviously!)

Titanium motherboardThe summer holiday period is just about over, and people with kids will soon see them returning to school (here in the UK, at least). Things will be quiet around the house during the day, so you’ll need some way to pass the time, having got used to entertaining the children during their time off.

Elesar Ltd have provided a simple solution with their latest announcement, by offering a a bundle of five titles from AMCOG Games free with any purchase of a Titanium motherboard. Once the little angels are sent off to school1, you can while away those hours playing: Continue reading »

Jul 132017
 

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at writing games, but you’re unsure how to go about it, then attending the next RISC OS User Group of London meeting on Monday, 17th July, might not be a bad start – because Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games will be the group’s guest speaker for the evening, talking about the AMCOG Development Kit.

While it can’t take care of the most difficult part of game development – coming up with the initial idea – the Kit is designed to make game development extremely simple. It comes with libraries to cover core areas such as screen plotting, screen transitions, MP3 playback, sound, and so on, as well as a selection of game sprites, music tracks and sound samples to get you going. Continue reading »