AMCOG Flash Collection now available from Elesar

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.

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Mop Tops top speed topped up

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:

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The AMCOG Development Kit comes to ROUGOL on 17th July

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…

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AMCOG Development Kit updated

Hot on the heels of a new release of Cyborg, which was written using the AMCOG Development Kit, AMCOG Games has released an updated version of the Kit itself, with version 1.03 having been made available yesterday. The aim of the package is to make it simpler for people to get into writing games for RISC OS, using BBC BASIC. As such, the central core of the kit is a library of BASIC functions that cover sprite plotting, error handling, screen transitions, MP3 playback, and much more. There is also…

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Cyborg gets new implants, making it v2.20

Thankfully, though, that doesn’t turn it into a dodgy 1993 sequel1 Launched earlier this year at Wakefield by AMCOG Games, Cyborg is an arcade action game by Tony Bartram in which you take on the role of a cyborg treasure hunter, seeking out ancient treasure in Castle CyberDroid – and Tony has just pushed out Cyborg Second Edition, an update to the game that brings it up to version 2.20.

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Free gaming from AMCOG with Mutant Penguin

You’ve heard of ‘Four from Toyah’, right? Well this is free from Tony! Hot on the heels of the new AMCOG Development Kit and Cyborg, a game written with it by Tony Bartram, AMCOG Games has released yet another game – this one being the first free game from AMCOG, which can be downloaded via !Store. Mutant Penguin sets the player as a penguin that is, well, mutated slightly from your normal, everyday penguin: It’s not made of chocolate (bizarre, yes, I know). Worse than that, it’s not the only…

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AMCOG releases tool for writing games

For when playing just isn’t enough. In the period leading up to the recent Wakefield Show, Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games was working on a system to aid those developing RISC OS games. The fruit of that labour is the AMCOG Development Kit, which was first sold on CD at the show, and is now available to buy from !Store for a mere £14.99. The driving principle behind the kit is to make writing games on RISC OS much simpler, and it includes a core library providing functions in BBC…

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Cyborg – now available from AMCOG Games

No late 1980s dodgy scripting, directing and special effects involved – thankfully!1 First launched and sold on CD at the recent Wakefield Show, Cyborg is a new release from AMCOG Games, and for those unable to attend the show, it is now available from !Store for £9.99. In the game, you play a cyborg treasure hunter who has travelled to Castle CyberDroid in search of ancient treasure – and your objective is to find all of the items of treasure that can be found on each level, then head to…

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