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|Speccy Jam 2 releases :: 15 Sep 2014|
The second week-long Speccy Jam ended on the 5th of September and, along with a collection of entries for current generation platforms that simulated the Spectrum, there were a few titles actually written to run on the real hardware. We've already mentioned First World Problems previously, but the other releases include Jonathan Cauldwell's top down Retro Racer, multi-screen exploration game Find The Greenroom and some blasting action for shoot 'em up fans in the form of Mini Danmaku.
• External link: Speccy Jam website forums
• News source: Indie Retro News
|Wap-niak 2014 releases :: 15 Sep 2014|
Last weekend in Warsaw, Poland the 2014 iteration of the Wap-niak party was held and five 8-bit games were released, one on the Spectrum and four for the Atari 8-bit. The Spectrum game is Archeomania, an action puzzle game based on the coin-op Tetris Plus with a storyline about archaeologists.
On the Atari the games are Biedny Pies Antoni 2 which is a two player game where one person is a dog leaving... erm, a brown trail across the carpet whilst the other cleans it up, Russian Roulette which does what it says on the tin, a one button, fast-paced maze game called SpeedMaza and SubChase, a simple but cute little shoot 'em up.
The games can be grabbed from the World Of Spectrum and Atari Age forum threads.
|Unkatris (ZX81) released :: 11 Sep 2014|
Unkatris is a Tetris clone for the unexpanded ZX81. So now the name makes a bit more sense! More information can be found at the WOS forums and here's a YouTube video of it running:
• External link: Unkatris at WOS
"Games shouldn't be about realism because we have boring old reality for that, and when a game costs a million or more to produce, few developers are prepared to take risks."
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