Show report: London 2021

30th October, 2021, marked the return to physical shows in the UK, when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) hosted their customary October event at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham – the RISC OS London Show. Understandably under the circumstances, there were fewer exhibitors than in previous years, as well as few visitors; it was a much quieter show than usual – but despite that, it was still an excellent day for finding out what’s happening in the RISC OS world. So what happened? What did we…

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News nybble: Wi-Fi Sheep AMCOG Games special – now on YouTube

Sunday evenings usually sees a Wi-Fi Sheep ‘8 ’till Late’ program broadcast on Twitch, and the 5th May program was an AMCOG Games special. The broadcast featured some two hours of game play, demonstrating many of AMCOG’s games. The program can now be watched on YouTube – and if you haven’t yet purchased any of those games (or a particular title), it could be worth a look. The games featured are Xeroid, Protector, Legends of Magic, Mop Tops, Island of the Undead, Stunt Drivers, Escape from the Arcase, and from…

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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: Wakefield pot-pourri, 3rd April

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place tomorrow evening, and will feature a mix of topics including Ian Stanley talking about using an IDE hard drive on a Raspberry Pi, running Mike Cook’s oscilloscope on under RISC OS, and using the RDSP module from AMCOG Games to produce sounds on the Pi. Peter Richmond will also take the floor to discuss TV video output and Gen-locking. With free entry for members, and a £3.00 charge for non-members, the meeting will take place at 7:45pm at…

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AMCOG’s Stunt Drivers now available

AMCOG Games launched a new title at the London Show two weeks ago, and it is now available to purchase via !Store, priced at just £9.99. 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.

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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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