Archives for the month June 2015 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page

Roland Radio, an Amstrad CPC radio internet


Roland Radio is an internet radio, and its program should interest you : only Amstrad CPC music. You can follow them on Twitter and facebook (cpcradio).

CPCRetroDev Game Creation Contest 2015


You can program an Amstrad CPC game and want to become riche at the same time ? Then submit your creation to the third edition of the CPCRetroDev Game Creation Contest, as each award will win some real money.

Beware, the target is an Amstrad CPC 464, so all entries will be included in a physical edition with an audio tape, not a 3 inch disk.

The deadline is the 23th october 2015.

Amscraft by Lachlank, a preview of an Amstrad CPC minecraft


Lachlank (author of Retro Game Asset Studio) just showed a preview of Minecraft for Amstrad CPC : Amscraft on Youtube.

It is written mainly in C using SDCC and the framwework CPCTelera, but with assembler to draw blocks. He is looking for help (music for example).

Andrew Oliver (Oliver twins) full interview by Xyphoe


At the Play Blackppool 2015, Xyphoe interviewed Andrew Oliver (Oliver Twins) during 1 hour and 22 minutes ! Dizzy and Amstrad CPC featured of course.

Development for CPC on PC : CPCTelera by Ronaldo and RGAS by Lachlank


CPCTelera is a multi platform (Windows with Cygwin, OS X and Linux) development framework for creating Amstrad CPC games in C and also assembly programmers. For all features check CPCWiki, for short :

Low-level programming API fonctionnalities
  • A low-level library with support for: graphics, audio, keyboard, firmware, strings, video hardware manipulation and memory management
  • An API for developing games and software in C and Assembler
  • A complete multi-platform building system with support for building CDTs and DSKs automatically. Tools for content authoring (audio, graphics and level editing)

Project creation, management and integrated build system with tools (SDCC compilator...)

autoring tools and command line tools for format conversions (Arkos Tracker, RGAS...)

Retro Game Asset Studio (RGAS) by Lachlank is the next evolution of Amsprite (now defunct). Using .NET, you can create graphics, sound/music levels for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

A new spanish adventure game : el misterio de la isla de Tokland by ESP Soft


ESP Soft just released a new spanish adventure game : el misterio de la isla de Tokland. It is written by 6128 and use the game engine el DAAD.

It is based on the book of the same name by Joan Manuel Gisbert. With one year of learning spanish (and a dictionnary), the game is playable even if I didnt go very far at the moment. Thanks for letting me working my spanish this summer :-)

Download and more informations on the syntaxical engine on ESP Soft.

CP/M Plus on ROM with utilities by TFM


TFM, author of FutureOS (an Amstrad CPC operating system) has put CP/M plus with utilities on 10 ROMs at the moment. Click on source link below for download.

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