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Vexed, an Amstrad CPC puzzle game by Under4Mhz


Vexed by Under4Mhz (I like the name) is a new puzzle game for Amstrad CPC. Match blocks and dont leave one or you must start anew the level.

I found a new way to play it, see below (well when I will find how to use the buttons as the joystick button, I am new to EmulationStation).

Vexed on a PiBoy XRS (Raspberry PI 4 inside)

Classic Adventurer issue 11 is out by Mark Hardisty, about adventure games (March 2023)


Classic Adventurer is a newspaper about adventure games by Mark Hardisty. Last issue number 11 was released in March 2023 as usual as a free download or in printed format.

Los Elfos de Maroland, a graphical adventure game by Dwalin for Amstrad CPC and PCW


Los Elfos de Maroland is the latest adventure game written by Dwalin, only in spanish at the moment. It's a conversion with DAAD of its game previously written with PAWS in 1993.

The gameplay video is done by Xenomorph


Dungeon of the Silver Star, an Amstrad CPC game in basic by VynZ-prog


DUNGEON of the SILVER STAR par VynZ-prog is an amstrad CPC game written in pure basic (about 30 Kb) and which is a mix of reflexion and adventure in a non linear dungeon of 12 levels. Check also his other Amstrad CPC game Stone Slyng (addapted from Stone Sling on Videopac Odissey).

There are already two videos of the game, one by Xenomorph and the other by Saberman.

WIP Bubble Quest by Praline Software for Amstrad CPC+ and GX4000, gorgeous !


Bubble Quest is a work in progress game for Amstrad CPC+ and GX4000. Barjack, Roudoudou, e-dredon and Toto are working on it. Last informations on CPCWiki are quite nice, see for your self the screenshots. The game will feature a multi-minute, fully animated intro. Beware the video is one year old.

WIP Sente Mini-Golf by Copper France for Amstrad CPC and CPC+


Sente Mini-Gold is a work in progress game by Copper France for Amstrad CPC and CPC+. It's a conversion of a 1985 arcade game, with up to 4 players (1 at a time). The Plus version uses hardware sprites and the extended palette.

PunyInform v4.3 by Fredrik Ramsberg and Johan Berntsson to write text adventure games


PunyInform v4.3 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.

To compile games written with PunyInform, you should use the Inform 6 compiler maintained by David Kinder. Binaries are available on if-archive. PunyInform needs Inform v6.35 (or more).

They are tutorials to write adventure game with PunyInform (end of the page) and all the documentation including a 8 page cheat sheet (quick reference)..

To try your game after compilation, you can use WinFrotz by David Kinder, to create map easily you can use Trizbort.

And finally, to create an Amstrad CPC and PCW disk image, you will have to use the Puddle BuildTools.

Aljau, the Water Dam, a new adventure game for Amstrad CPC by Antero Martinez


Aljau the Water Dam is a new graphical adventure game for Amstrad CPC by Antero Martinez in no less than three languages : spanish, french and english.

You have been working on the newly built Aljau dam for two weeks, an unexpected heavy rain has caused power cuts to the complex. The capacity of the reservoir is increasing alarmingly, you must manage to restore electricity to be able to open the 4 locks before it exceeds its maximum capacity, about 7000 hm3. The main objective is to relieve the dammed water, otherwise the dam will collapse causing a catastrophe.

Tenebra by Haplo for Amstrad CPC in December 2022


Tenebrae by Haplo is a reflexion/puzzle game for Amstrad CPC. You are moving in a roguelike environment with an important twist : you can only do it a lighted zone... It's an interesting game, I recommand to try it. It exists already for ZX Spectrum, Commodore and PC. You can see two video of tests :

Dire Dare for Amstrad CPC by CNGSoft for the CPCRetroDev 2022 contest


Dire Dare by CNGSoft is a 3D isometric game for Amstrad CPC, following his game Hire Hare released for the CPCRetroDev 2017 where he won the third place. The game is available for download as tape or disk.

Penguin Attack for Amstrad CPC by Pat Morita Team for the CPCRetroDev 2022 contest


Penguin Attack by Pat Morita Team (who whon the CPCRetroDev 2021) is a vertical shooter game, first I thought about a Penguin Adventure remake but no. Graphics are kawai. The game is available for download as tape and disk.

A longer video is available here.

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