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Well it's one of the first Amstrad CPC game which will be released for the CPCRetroDev 2022 contest.
The first one is Bubble Duck by MT Studios, a platform game for which a demo is already available.
Ping Pong by Konami is a great classic which I discovered first on the MSX of a friend. Like a lot of people, I did play a lot of this game which had sometimes a graphic bug : a part of the ping pong racket and/or the ball stay on screen.
The problem seems to have its origin in an overflow in add a,b instruction at $4fad when calculating the difference in height to be added to the ball and its shadow later at $5003 and $5016. There is a modified disk image by MaV with the correction by 40Crisis. Thanks to them.
El Gerente is an enterprise simulation game in spanish released in 1984, written by DIMensionNEW and edited by Idealogic.
They both have released a remake of the physical game Simon for the CPCRetroDev contest in 2020 : Memtrainer.
Fitosoft has released no less than three Amstrad CPC games in 2022 :
PunyInform v4.0 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson is a library written in Inform 6 to create adventure game (pure text, no graphic support contrary to DAAD) using the Z-machine virtual machine which will run on 8bit computers (or more recent computers too). PunyInform has a parser, knowing of common verbs and a framework to write adventure games.
PunyInform is based on the Inform 6 library written by Graham Nelson. Its goal is to make easily adventure games in Inform 6, with a manual describing the differences between the official library and PunyInform..
Games using PunyInform can be compiled in z3, z5 and z8 format (z3 being the best format for 8bit computers, other formats have more features). Compared to the Inform 6 library, it means that there is no support for the Glulx virtual machine but z3 format is important as Inform 6 doesnt support it.
And finally, to create an Amstrad CPC and PCW disk image, you will have to use the Puddle BuildTools.
VEZZA by Shawn Sijnstra (and Stefan Vogt) is a new Infocom/Inform/Z-machine interpreter for Amstrad CPC and PCW (and other computers) to play adventure games without needing a memory expansion (Inform format v1 to v8), under CP/M and not Amsdos.
The program you need to dowload is different if you are using an Amstrad CPC (vezza-nb.com) or a PCW (vezza-90.com).
Missile Command is an Atari arcade game released in 1980, and in 1981 for the Atari VCS 2600, ported by Rob Fulop, which sold over 2.5 million copies.
Cyril GOURET (music, code and sprites) et TITAN (loading screen) are working on a WIP remake of this classic for Amstrad CPC. A working demo was available at the RGC 2022 meeting, the final version isn't available for the moment.
It’s Halloween and you’re on your way home from work, tired and hungry and wanting nothing more than to put your feet up in front of the TV. But something dark and evil lurks within your home, waiting for you to return...
Unhallowed is a classic text-adventure game with a few twists to make it more palatable for modern players.
Zorro is a platform game written in 1985 by James Software LTD (édited by U.S. Gold) on Amstrad CPC.
On OursoN Retrogames's youtube channel, Kukulcan is showing a speedun in 16 minutes and 26 seconds on Zorro.
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