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Gold Maze, an Amstrad CPC game in basic 1.1 and 1.0 by VynZ-prog


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Released at the end of 2023, Gold Maze by VynZ-prog is a puzzle/adventure amstrad CPC game written in pure basic v1.1, you can see Gold Maze in a Youtube video. A version in basic 1.0 for Amstrad CPC 464 was released in January 2024.

On the left you can see the three treasures that you can recover with four marbles indicating when they will disappear. It's better to collect treasure as soon as possible. Below the three treasures is the player's box that you will have to position on the map in the first round. Then each turn you must rotate a box (or a row ?) and move your character.

And you can now play it directly below (original version in basic 1.1), sadly without the basic loader which includes a loading screen :

Memoir of Jordan Mechner, already in french and now in english


Replay : Mémoires d'une famille is the history of Jordan Mechner, hist family and the programming of the mythic game Prince of Persia on Apple 2 as a comic.

I was able to buy it directly from Jordan Mechner and I did read voraciously, and I did loan to my mother and other people, all loved it. It's a dive into the history of 20th century in Europe with the Mechner family. The first reading can be difficult because the reading is not linear in time, you jump from one era to another but you really have to hang on because it is simply an extraordinary reading, 320 pages of pure joy, I wished there were more. I rediscovered historical facts through reading it, in addition to discovering the genesis of the Prince of Persia game. And I'll read it again as soon as I get it back from the last person I lent it to.

It is now available in english : Replay, memoir of an uprooted family. Buy it, read it !

Crack'n Rom Nostalgie's web site is online (since a moment...)


Always in advance being late, the Crack'n Rom Nostalgie's web site is online since a moment already, but also on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

It features about fanzines Crack'n Rom, le Canard déchainé and Cpc Fanz Bzh, and more.

Source code of the adventure game : On the Queen's footsteps by Davide Bucci


Davide Bucci is the author of adventure games, including On the Queen's footsteps for several platforms. On the 3rd February 2024, he has released the source code of his game on Github.

His game is written with The Adventure Writing System (AWS) by Aristide Torrelli and his own utility aws2c which translates AWS ascii files directly in C code. As his utility uses Z88DK to create the ZX Spectrum version, it was easy for him to write an Amstrad CPC version.

Here is the introduction of the game : today is August 27th, 1904. Nine months ago, you, Emilia Vittorini, joined the Italian Archeological Expedition in Egypt led by Ernesto Schiaparelli, the director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. You are now back in Genova, Italy: your steam ferry arrived three days ago with 25 wooden boxes containing Queen Nefertari Meritmut's grave goods, a real treasure! They left Genova by train, heading towards Turin, yesterday evening. While they were in transit, you were invited to a sumptuous reception organised by a wealthy art lover, Eugenio Collovati, count of Raligotto, but it would be hard to say that you appreciated the evening. But the reception was yesterday: now, you must catch the train to Turin and check that the treasure arrived safely. I will be your eyes and ears. Good luck.

After the loading screen, press the Return Key to get the start of the game (see second screen below).

On the Queen's Footsteps par Davide Bucci, loading screen On the Queen's Footsteps par Davide Bucci, start of the game

Tenth Amstrad CPC score contest on 2048 organized by Border 0


Border 0 organizes his tenth score contest on the game 2048 (reflexion by Crackers Velus for CPCRetroDev 2014) till the 29th February 2024. See the site for the rules, you will have to use the WinAPE Amstrad CPC emulator to record a SNR file.

Playing to Wolfenstein 3D in CGA thanks to James Howard, and a web navigator too


Playing to Wolfenstein 3D on a PC XT in CGA was your dream, James Howard did it. Several video modes are available :

  • 4 colour RGB mode with red palette (default mode)
  • 4 colour RGB mode with magenta palette (start WOLF3DC.EXE classic)
  • Composite CGA mode (start WOLF3DC.EXE composite)
  • Tandy 160x200 mode (start WOLF3DC.EXE tandy)
  • LCD inverse monochrome mode (start WOLF3DC.EXE lcd)

James also wrote a web navigator : MicroWeb for Intel 8088 or compatible CPU, CGA, EGA, VGA or Hercules compatible graphics card, network interface (it is possible to use your machine's serial port with the EtherSLIP driver), mouse is desirable but not 100% required, 640k RAM is desirable. EMS/XMS are not required.

Play to Nebulus and choose your level thanks to Syx, also the remake


As announced on Twitter by Cepeceros Podcast, thanks to Syx you can download a version of Nebulus where you can choose your level instead of playing linearly.

Also the remake Toppler has changed its web address and is now version 1.3.

And to finish, two music remix of Nebulus :

Prospector by AMCGames, a ZX Spectrum game ported to CPC by Ayor61


Prospector is a ZX Spectrum game by AMCGames using the AGDx engine. It has been ported on Amstrad CPC by Ayor61. It's a platform game with 30 levels where you have to save a team who went into a mine, but its local inhabitants are maybe not so peaceful... Video below by Xenomorph.

A1RL0CK, an adventure game by Marco Innocenti for Amstrad CPC and PCW


Recommended by Stefan Vogt, A1RL0CK by Marco Innocenti is a science-fiction text adventure for Amstrad CPC, PCW and many other computers. You have to play it before The Ruin of Ocenaus Pr1me which I wrote about 4 days ago.

The Ruin of Oceanus Pr1me, an adventure game by Marco Innocenti for Amstrad CPC and PCW


Recommended by Stefan Vogt, The Ruin of Oceanus Pr1me by Marco Innocenti is a science-fiction text adventure for Amstrad CPC, PCW and many other computers.

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