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Indie Retro News : Mute Crimson Plus - Steam Greenlight campaign for a classy platformer! [[source]]



MTMBStudios has just launched their Steam Greenlight campaign for a brilliant looking retro inspired action platformer that stars a Ninja trying to save the world. What looks like an old black and white macintosh game intermixed with colour will challenge you to the extreme with bad guys, ruthless bosses, deadly traps and tricky platforming sequences.


MTMBStudios have also mentioned that Mute Crimson+ will feature seven worlds, cutscenes, intense boss battles, optional collectables, extras, controller support and if it is a Steam Greenlight success, Steam Achievements and Steam Cloud support! I for one cannot wait for this game, it looks to have the challenge that I need in a platformer while having a very unique graphical style to that of an old MAC!


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Indie Retro News : Lemma - An immersive first-person parkour game due for release May 12th [[source]]



Put aside Dead Island, stop playing Mirrors Edge and take some motion sickness pills as Evan Todd has announced that Lemma; an immersive first-person parkour game is due for release on Steam May 12th. Five years in the making and unlike any first person parkour game you've played, Lemma features the ability to create structures through parkour moves. Surfaces pop in and out of existence at will and you can modify the environment in Lemma through several different systems that work together.


Set in a surreal, physics voxel world through a single player storyline that unfolds through text messages on an in-game mobile phone. Lemma features a unique design for parkour fans across the globe, as platforms can be extended, walls smashed through, new ones built and any thing else your crazy mind can create all through parkour moves.


The game features native Oculus Rift support, challenge levels, a built-in level editor, and Steam Workshop integration. It will be available for $15 on Windows through Steam, Humble, and itch.io.
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Indie Retro News : TurboLink - Fast paced racer gets a Steam Greenlight campaign [[source]]



A Steam Greenlight campaign has begun for Division Five's fast paced racer 'TurboLink'. Set in a futuristic period, TurboLink delivers an epic racing experience for up to 4 players all across an abandoned Earth that was poisoned long ago by a deadly virus nearly killing off the human race.


Mines, Phasers, Drain Impulses, Oil, Blasters, Turbo's and Shields are just some of the great items that can be collected throughout the race to really hamper your opponents racing chances. What's more the game features 20 cars with varying abilities, 7 tournaments, different racing tracks, local multiplayer, story mode, challenges and a beat sound track that will really push you to the winning circle. For anyone worried about the lack of true speed in the game, the developers are listening and are constantly tweaking it to maximum effect.

So if speed is your adrenaline rush, give them a thumbs up!
Release date: Q4/2015

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Australian Retro Gamer : Winter Is Coming: 8-Knit Art [[source]]


Winter is fast approaching in the Southern Hemisphere and we are on the lookout for cool ways to keep warm. With just a few weeks to go, you had better get knitting (or crocheting) if you want to be able to rug up with one of these 8-knit retro beauties. Looking Hot In Contra & […]

Retro Treasures : Ultimate Play The Game Collection [[source]]


Ultimate Play The Game, the dev studio that grew up to become Rare, defined gaming on the ZX Spectrum and awed audiences back in the early '80s. Its games were groundbreaking, lavishly packaged, technically impressive and very, very good indeed. Happily, you can now grab five lovely Ultimate titles --Underwurlde, Knight Lore, Sabre Wulf, NightShade, Alien 8-- in one swift move via this Ultimate Play The Game Collection eBay auction.
The games come complete in their boxes with instructions and cassette holders. Seller ships worldwide.

nIGHTFALL : Hewlett-Packard HP-97 (Boxed) – Replacement Drive wheel & Battery [[source]]


Gallery: The HP-67 was a magnetic card-programmable handheld calculator, introduced by Hewlett-Packard in 1976 at an MSRP of $450. A desktop version with built-in thermal printer was sold as the HP-97 at a price of $750. Marketed as improved successors to the HP-65, the HP-67/97 were based on the technology of the “20-series” of calculators [...]

Indie Retro News : Target Renegade Mod - Enhanced beat em up for the ZX Spectrum [[source]]



In 1988 Ocean Software ( Imagine Label ) released a fine beat em up for the Amstrad CPC, C64 and ZX Spectrum. It was a great title that featured both single player and two player fighting with you playing as street fighters known only as Renegade, in a revenge against a kingpin named "Mr. Big" for murdering their brother. But today's news sees the release of a 'Target Renegade Mod' by R.M (Ralf) which not only enhances the colours throughout the game, but also gives it new backgrounds, more challenging game play and a higher number of enemies to fight.


Target Renegade Mod is freely available as a standalone release for your ZX Spectrum, you do not need the original Target Renegade to play. The only negative of this release however is right from the start if you get knocked over, it can prove to be too difficult to get back up and knock the bikers off with a swift jump kick. Also according to the developer, the two player doesn't work correctly, which is a huge shame as this release can have too many enemies at one time to deal with.


But apart from that, this is a very good release for the ZX Spectrum and one that will sit nicely next to the original Target Renegade.

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nIGHTFALL : Sharp Pocket Computer PC-1360 (Boxed) + Color Dot Printer CE-140P [[source]]


For this donation i thank: Andrea C. from Trieste. The Sharp PC-1360 is a small pocket computer manufactured by Sharp. it can also be considered as an electronic calculator. The PC-1360 was introduced in 1987 and was used by engineers, and favored by programmers for its decent programming and graphical capabilities. It was the top [...]

nIGHTFALL : Irradio Videosport TVG-888 & Cartridge SuperSport L8610 [[source]]


For this donation i thank: Paolo Cognetti from Roma. This is a 3rd generation pong color system. It uses the usual 10 games cartridge: Tennis, Hockey, Squash, Practice, Soccer, Basketball, Basketball Practice, Gridball, Traget 1 & 2. You can find this system everywhere in Europe though it´s origin once was Hongkong. This is a color [...]

Indie Retro News : Roberto Ricioppo releases four new games for the C64 [[source]]



I for one find Sunday's extremely boring so it's great to hear that Roberto Ricioppo has been hard at work at releasing even more SEUCK shooters for the C64. In fact he hasn't just released one C64 game this week but he has gone ahead and released FOUR! Each one is a shooter but varies differently in style, from a futuristic blaster in 'Across the Space One' to a wild west themed game in Matthew the 'Cowboy'.

The first game to show off is 'Experiment Traxter'; a game in which involves an experiment that has gone wrong and it's down to you to clean it up.


For what it's worth, Experiment Traxter is an ok game, although the enemies are varied and will keep you occupied for a time, I for one find the looping background extremely repetitive. What's more when you complete the level it starts again. Power ups or an in game tune could really have added to the re-playability but overall it's just an average release.

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The next game in the listing is 'Matthew the Cowboy'; a C64 SEUCK shooter in which you play as a Sheriff called Matthew, who must stop at nothing to put an end to the Banditry that keeps ransacking your town. It wont be easy either, as bandits come at you at such a rate it's hard to stay alive! Add in the extra Indians and your job becomes almost impossible. Saying that though I did enjoy this game far more than Experiment Traxter, as the game play is non stop with plenty of challenges and re-playability.

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Waiting for a game to load, try out the loading shooters while you wait!

The third game to play is Project YT-61, a game in which you need to protect your system from rogue defences. Unlike the previous titles, this isn't a side scrolling SEUCK shooter but a top down scrolling one. Furthermore the enemies are again varied that appear from the top and also as defences on the sides. Not a bad game this one but I'm not overly keen on the background.

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Here we are at the final game by Roberto Ricioppo, it's 'Across the Space One'; a futuristic blaster that has you fighting against alien forces. This game I enjoyed the most, more so than the Wild West release. The rate of movement is much quicker, with smooth controls and plenty of bleeps and blobs coming from your firepower and the enemies attacking you from above. I especially liked the ship designs and the intro music to the game itself.  The only crit I can say of this game, just like the others is more variations are needed in the backgrounds, rather than looping ones.

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So have a great Sunday every one and enjoy these fun C64 games!

Indie Retro News : Brutal Doom - Blood dripping official v20 trailer! [[source]]



Get your calenders or diaries out and make sure to put in June 5TH, because SGtMarkIV’ has released an official trailer for V20 'Brutal Doom' which is going to be released on that day. You thought you've seen Doom, but wait till you see the carnage, the blood and the finishing moves in this Doom mod trailer.  Damn does it look retrogamingly awesome!


In development since 2010, the 18th Cacoward winner and Moddb 2012 MOTY Editors Choice of Creativity Award Brütal Doom takes Doom into a whole new level. It makes the game much more violent than before. There's much more blood, plus it adds unique gibs, death animations, dismemberments, headshots, executions, fire and explosion particles, flares, shadows over all objects, and much more.

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Australian Retro Gamer : Good Clean Fun: Pinball At The Laundromat [[source]]


A Brooklyn (New York City) laundromat has turned what used to be a mundane chore, into something to look forward to. Peter Rose, owner of Sunshine Laundromat & Cleaners has installed an awesome array of pinball machines among the washers and dryers. And why not? You’ve already got a pocket full of change! To top it off, Peter is […]

Indie Retro News : Break 64 - Arkanoid/Breakout style game now available for the C64 [[source]]



Ready your paddles retro gamers, as a new Arcade C64 release which has come out preview is now available to download and play on your C64! Developed by Italian coder Wanax that is very similar to Arkanoid and Breakout, is a brand new game titled 'Break64'. The aim of the game just like those other great classics is to bounce a sphere like object around the level with your paddle, while smashing blocks and collecting objects (fruit) that fall.


From our short playthrough Break 64 is a very enjoyable release with responsive controls, animated backgrounds and plenty of levels to keep you occupied. It isn't however as good as Arkanoid, while it may play like a clone, you'll be picking up plenty of fruit that doesn't always offer enough in the way of power ups while most of the time just increasing you paddle size. The game also suffers from hit detection problems with the sphere on occasion going through your paddle. Still though Break 64 is a fun release and a great competition against friends for that high score.

Code .... Wanax
Music .... Ald of Atlantis
Graphics .... saulc12 of RGCD
Charset .... saulc12 of RGCD
  Smasher of Atlantis, Fantastic 4 Cracking Group

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Plus/4 World : Mr Angry Dude Released! [[source]]


Looks like Christmas is coming early to the Plus/4 Scene. This month has been nothing short of amazing: Majesty Of Sprites, PetDraw, Knaecketraecker, Blubb - and if you think April is over, think again. With that little intro, let's get to the release at hand...Regular forum readers probably already know about the new game: Mr Angry Dude. Well, now it's public and official, the game is out, stop reading this and go play! Still here? Okay then. The game is a platformer, in which you control the titular character, Mr Angry Dude, who is indeed a dude, and presumably angry (although the game doesn't provide a backstory as to why that is). While playing, you can listen to the self-described "most annoying music ever". In the game, 8 levels await you with some interesting mechanics - the kind which is much harder to describe than to show. It's definitely something unique, even the first level (which is meant to be simple and introductory) will be a challenge to complete, until one figures out what's going on.All in all, it's a polished game and wonderful addition to our scene, go play it now and be sure to provide feedback on our forums!

Vintage is the new old : The Bitmap Brothers: Universe Kickstarter [[source]]




A unique and lavishly produced history of the visionary British software house, created by videogame history publisher Read-Only Memory.
The Bitmap Brothers: Universe will be the official history of the visionary British software house. The book will combine an authoritatively written inside story, thoroughly researched via new, first-hand interviews with The Bitmap Brothers’ key figures, with a breathtaking haul of never-before-seen archive material, including original production drawings and digital artwork from seminal titles such as Xenon 2: Megablast, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe and The Chaos Engine.

With 16 days left, this Kickstarter project has already reached £28,899 pledged of a £40,000 goal. If your a lover of Commodore and the very best Amiga games, then you surely know the Bitmap Brothers and the wonderful games they created! Go secure your copy now!

News Source: https://www.kickstarter.com

Commodore is awesome : The Bitmap Brothers: Universe Kickstarter [[source]]




A unique and lavishly produced history of the visionary British software house, created by videogame history publisher Read-Only Memory.
The Bitmap Brothers: Universe will be the official history of the visionary British software house. The book will combine an authoritatively written inside story, thoroughly researched via new, first-hand interviews with The Bitmap Brothers’ key figures, with a breathtaking haul of never-before-seen archive material, including original production drawings and digital artwork from seminal titles such as Xenon 2: Megablast, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe and The Chaos Engine.

With 16 days left, this Kickstarter project has already reached £28,899 pledged of a £40,000 goal. If your a lover of Commodore and the very best Amiga games, then you surely know the Bitmap Brothers and the wonderful games they created! Go secure your copy now!

News Source: https://www.kickstarter.com