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Monstro Giganto - A glorious PETSCII C64 game is coming soon via RGCD

Sunday January 24th, 2021 05:08:36 PM
If you read our previous article, you would've known that Antonio Savona and team were working on a brand new PETSCII C64 game called Monstro Giganto; a homebrew that's very similar in artistic design to another game we have featured called Digiloi. Well fast forward to this weekend, and not only has a new gif been posted via Facebook, but they've also mentioned the AI is complete and that it

Top 11 Amstrad CPC Games of 2020

Saturday January 23rd, 2021 10:29:10 AM
The year 2020 was a bit of a rubbish time for most people of the world... but there was some bright lights that were shone. Coders for the Amstrad CPC got hard at work and produced some of the finest games seen in many years. The amount of quality in particular was a step ahead of previous years, so making this Top 11 was trickier than ever before to wheedle down to the best 11. Video LinkBut I

Briley Witch Chronicles - A fabulous work in progress C64 RPG with new footage from Sarah Jane Avory

Friday January 22nd, 2021 03:35:45 PM
As many of you know by now especially after @hayesmaker64's inside scoop from 2018, the ex-SEGA game developer and author: Sarah Jane Avory is working on a fabulous RPG for the C64 called ' Briley Witch Chronicles ', which by all accounts isn't just a good looking game, but will have lots of interesting features that is sure to whet your appetite. Well after playing the fantastic games of Zeta

Tapper - Arcade beer drinking classic on the Amiga gets a new musical update!

Thursday January 21st, 2021 04:47:16 PM
Great news has just appeared in our inbox from Saberman, as if you remember the classic game of 'Tapper'; a game by Marvin Glass and Associates released by Bally Midway, all those years ago in the Arcades in 1983, with a later port to systems such as the Amstrad,C64 and ZX Spectrum. Then as of today you can download the very latest work in progress update of the Arcade to Amiga port of Tapper!Yes

YANGA - A great Puzzle game released for the ZX Spectrum by Serdjuk

Thursday January 21st, 2021 12:22:40 PM
Although I'm not usually a fan of puzzle games, even though I do feature them on occasion. We've just found out from Saberman, that Serdjuk has released his high quality ZX Spectrum puzzler called 'Yanga'; A game in which you play as Yanga and must rescue your true love Siggy from the evil clutches Darlock, who's willing to sacrifice her to become a powerful god.In this lovely speccy game from

One on One - An early C64 preview of a clone of a 1980's classic

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 07:29:50 PM
We don't feature many sports based games on Indie Retro News, so to change all that here's an early preview you might like to load up on your Commodore 64, and it's rikib80's Basketball C64 game of ' One on One '; An early version of a game that looks very much like EA's 1984 game of One-on-One which was also released on the Amiga, Apple II, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Macintosh, PC

Space Pilot of Death - An endless... Asteroids Amiga game?

Wednesday January 20th, 2021 04:44:27 PM
While I'm not a fan of endless games, games whereby there's generally no new levels and it's just a case of traversing as far as you can without touching anything, there's certainly a fan base out there for this type of genre. As thanks to Per Ola giving us the heads up, he has told us Marten W. aka goldmomo has released the Amiga game of Space Pilot of Death; An endless Asteroid avoiding game as

Runn 'N Gunn - A cool looking C64 action platformer gets an alpha video tease

Tuesday January 19th, 2021 03:41:03 PM
If you're looking for even more great C64 news then you've come to the right place, as trawling through our twitter feeds, we've come across another video update for Carleton Handley's upcoming Action Platformer of Runn 'N Gunn; a game previously mentioned by Per Ola and Saberman and featured on Indie Retro News, that looks to have great background detail, smooth scrolling and rather nice sprite

Agent Blue - A new ZX Spectrum game by José Silva, Jaime Grilo and IK

Monday January 18th, 2021 06:57:58 PM
We turn our attention to the ZX Spectrum now for some retro gaming goodness, as if you love playing Arcade games whereby rescuing hostages is the aim of the game, then you might like playing ' Agent Blue' developed by José Silva, Jaime Grilo and IK (Artur); a typical arcade game for the Spectrum 48K (no music) / 128K (with AY music) made using AGDX (a modified version of Arcade Game Designer 4.7)

Dungeon Crawler Jam 2021 - Make a first person grid based dungeon crawler game in just 7 days (March 31st 2021)

Monday January 18th, 2021 06:09:44 PM
Realms of Genthar (WIP Dungeon Crawler Screenshot)Something slightly different for the start of this weeks retro heads up, as if you are a huge fan of Dungeon Crawlers, especially games such as Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore or want to create a new Dungeon Crawler, then as March 31st 2021 at 11:00 PM to April 7th 2021 at 11:00 PM a new competition is taking place called the "Dungeon Crawler

La Culotte de Zelda - An adaptation of the Zelda classic for the Amstrad CPC Plus

Monday January 18th, 2021 02:29:51 PM
I thought to myself today it's been some time since we had any Zelda style games on Indie Retro News, but thankfully I came across one that doesn't only look like a Zelda game, but it could be the next best thing for any Amstrad Plus owner. Titled as 'La Culotte de Zelda' and created by Zisquier, with graphics by BDCIron, this is going to be an adaptation of "The Legends of Zelda" which came out

BriXen - CPC GAMEDEV CONTEST 2020 WINNER Demo - Full version via Double Sided Games coming soon!

Sunday January 17th, 2021 06:36:22 PM
If you remember games such as Arkanoid; an arcade game first developed by Taito in 1986, with the bat like device scrolling from side to side at the bottom of the screen, bouncing an orb back and forth and smashing blocks for a high score. Then you might like this rather unique Amstrad demo. As in 'BriXen' a CPC GAMEDEV CONTEST 2020 WINNER by Crazy Piri, you must bounce a coloured orb around the

S.P.R.E.R.O - A C64 H.E.R.O game created using only sprites for the Only Sprites Compo

Sunday January 17th, 2021 05:18:31 PM
Sometime back we mentioned the classic game of H.E.R.O, which was first released way back in the 1980's for the Atari 800/2600, ColecoVision, C64, C128, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum, was not only being overhauled for the C64 but was also coming to modern systems as an inspired game called 'Bobby Bombastic'. Well if you've given up waiting for those games but still want some H.E.R.O platforming fun,

Free Mars - Turn based free strategy PC game about colonizing Mars

Friday January 15th, 2021 04:18:48 PM
For those of you who love playing the 1991 hit strategy game of Civilization will be interested in this piece of news, as Daniel Blake has let us know through Facebook, that you can download the latest version of Free Mars by arikande; a turn based strategy game about colonizing Mars, which is also heavily inspired by that classic game Civilization intermixed with the Mars scenario which can be

Nixy the Glade Sprite - A fabulous ZX Spectrum game is coming soon to the C64

Friday January 15th, 2021 03:00:06 PM
In May of 2018 Scotty of Indie Retro News did a big review of the ZX Spectrum game Nixy The Glade Sprite, in which he said " It was a very fun and addictive game that casual and advanced players should try especially with its beautifully crafted visuals". So why is this game getting a mention yet again on IRN? Well it seems as if the C64 is about to get in on the entertainment, as Bubble Soft

Creeping Me Out Hex Night - An upcoming Amiga platformer developed using the Scorpion Engine

Sunday January 17th, 2021 09:52:50 AM
Looking at the screenshot above you'd probably think this was going to be an adventure game with a similar vibe to that of Simon the Sorcerer. Well this isn't going to be an adventure, as we've recently found out through Facebook, that Creeping Me Out : Hex Night, developed by Mixel, is a brand new platformer for the Commodore Amiga, which will be developed using Earok's Scorpion Engine.Although

Frantic Pengo - A new speccy game from Gabriele Amore!

Wednesday January 13th, 2021 03:37:22 PM
Gabriele Amore is certainly no stranger to Indie Retro News, creating very enjoyable games such as Saving Kong, Castle Capers, Donkey Kong Jr and even Bubble Frenzy. Well now another game is gracing our speccy screens, as during the last couple of days he has released his Arcade game of 'Frantic Pengo'; a silly new arcade game inspired to Pengo (and to those wonderful Japanese early 80s coin ops)

Gravity Duck 64 - An upside down C64 game from Adrian Kurek is coming!

Wednesday January 13th, 2021 12:32:09 AM
A bit of a late C64 news update for you all, especially as it's near 1am here in the UK. But we've recently been informed through Saberman, that if you follow Adrian Kurek's development blog, you'll see that he is working on a new C64 game called 'Gravity Duck 64'; a game which is based around Woblyware's Indie game of the same name which is also called Gravity Duck.Obviously it is early days for

Smarty And The Nasty Gluttons - An Amiga special will also be getting a boxed edition through BitmapSoft

Wednesday January 13th, 2021 12:08:59 AM
There's been a lot of great news stories already this year, from the announcement of Tinyus coming to the Amiga, which is an Arcade conversion of Gradius/Nemesis, and even a demo of Wilcza Buda and a overhauled work in progress update of a great game called Tapper. Well have we got another great Amiga heads up to share with you! As we've just been told through Twitter that Eero Tunkelo's

My Day on the Highway - An upcoming C64 game requiring fast reactions!

Monday January 11th, 2021 05:07:34 PM
If you love playing games that require a very fast reaction time almost as if it's an endless runner, then you might be interested in this news announcement. As thanks to Thomas Farley giving us the heads up via Facebook earlier today, we've been told kaviolalainen is working on a new C64 racing game which does require a fast reaction time, called ' My Day on the Highway '.Although it is still

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