Software

Escape from the Arcade now available from !Store

The latest addition to the AMCOG Games catalogue was initially launched at the recent Wakefield Show, and it is now available to buy from !Store for just £10.99. That game is Escape from the Arcade – something you wouldn’t have to do if you didn’t get trapped inside an arcade machine, and that happened because you chose to play a faulty machine. Oops. Damn those dimensional faults – and damn your foolish ignorance of the warning sign!

With game play similarities to the likes of BBC Micro titles Castle Quest, Citadel, and Palace of Magic, the objective of the game is to solve the puzzles and, ultimately, escape back to the real world. In order to do this, you will have to avoid video game aliens, goblins, and ghosties, and interact with friendly characters. You’ll also need to keep up your energy, for which there is fruit to be eaten, so don’t limit yourself to just five-a-day.

Developed with AMCOG’s own Development Kit, the game features 16 million colour graphics, four original music tracks, parallax scrolling, animated graphics, sound effects (provided via RDSP), progress saving, and the equal opportunity of playing as a male (Colin) or female (Carol) character. As ever with AMCOG products, any updates that may appear will be free, and all source code is included so you can work out how things work and, perhaps, use it as inspiration for your own game.

It is compatible with RISC OS 4 on VirtualRiscPC, and RISC OS 5 on Raspberry Pi 1-3 (though Pi 2 minimum is recommended), BeagleBoard, Pandaboard, ARMX6, Titanium, and RPCEmu.