News nybble: Start 2017 with a bang!

And a drum loop, and some chords… If you’ve not yet had a chance to look at this year’s RISC OS Awards poll, or simply have yet to decide what to choose in some categories, Tony Bartram of Amcog Games has released something to help you make that decision in at least one category. Tony is one of the nominations in the Most innovative or interesting project category for a Wavebox-inspired synthesizer project which, amongst other things, should result in a simple to use sound capability on modern hardware –…

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News nybble: ROUGOL meeting update

As well as covering sound synthesis, as previously announced, tonight’s ROUGOL meeting will also cover 3D graphics modelling and projection in BBC BASIC. This is presumably because the presentation is being given by Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games, who has over the last few years written a number of games – all in the language that has been supplied as standard with RISC OS since day one. The meeting takes place from 7:45pm tonight (2st November, 2016) at the Blue Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the restaurant), 173 Borough High Street,…

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News nybble: Pop to the shop and buy Mop Tops

Well, okay, !Store, not ‘the shop’ as such! Anthony Bartram of AMCOG Games has officially released his latest game, the Lemmings-inspired Mop Tops, which is a parallax scrolling puzzle game featuring 22 levels (currently – more are planned, with updates being free) and four original pieces of music. The objective is to guide as many Mop Tops as you can to the exit before the time runs out, and you can place tools and objects on the screen for the Mop Tops to pick up and use, or interact with…

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Xeroid: a new 3d perspective game for RISC OS

It’s not what you get if you feed steroids to a photocopier! Launched at this year’s Wakefield Show, AmCoG Games new 3D perspective, vector graphic game Xeroid is now available for general purchase. Based on a similar idea to Fervour, originally released by Clares Micro Supplies in 1993, the game sees you guiding your craft along a track, with the blackness of space forming the backdrop – your goal being to remain on the track, overcoming obstacles to reach the end.

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