Cavern pops its way into !Store

I’m forever blowing bubbles orbs… A popular game from yesteryear was Bubble Bobble, which was available for a number of 8-bit home computer platforms and consoles – a platform game in which the player moved around each level, firing bubbles at the monsters in order to eliminate them. It’s also one of the games featured in the Code the Classics book from the Raspberry Pi folk – and the ‘type in listing’ from that book, written in Python, is called Cavern.

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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!

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News nybble: AMCOG Development Kit version 1.08 now available

The AMCOG Development Kit, designed to make it much easier to write games for RISC OS computers in BBC BASIC, has been updated. The new version is available to download from !Store by existing customers. Version 1.08 brings with it an extended library, including procedures from AMCOG’s Island of the Undead and Stunt Drivers games, the addition of three new example programs, the latest version of RDSP, and more.

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Dickie Brickie jumps from 8-bits to 32

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…

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