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New Games Index

Postby sydney » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:28 am

This thread will eventually contain links to the website or forum thread and download for every new game released for the BBC Micro, Electron and Atom.

I've done the 75 new games that I've identified. Please post details of any new games that I've missed and I'll add them to my list.

This is a work in progress and some links may not work, please let me know if you notice any.

Retro Software commercial releases

Mountain Panic (BBC Micro) by Dave Footitt View Homepage
Repton: The Lost Realms (BBC Micro & Electron) by Paras Sidapara & Sarah Walker View Homepage
The Krystal Connection by Stephen Smith View Homepage
Zap! (BBC Micro) by Jamie Woodhouse View Homepage


Retro Software freeware releases

Sarah Walker wrote:Hard Hat Harry BBC Tape | DFS Disk | Elk DFS | Elk ADFS | Elk Tape | Homepage
Hard Hat Harry 2 Download DFS Disk Image | Homepage
Jet Set Miner Download DFS Disk Image | Homepage


Kees van Oss wrote:Atomic Chuckie Egg Download Atom files | View Homepage
Atomic W.A.R. Download Atom files | View Homepage
Galaforce Download Atom files | View Homepage
Hard Hat Harry Download Atom files | View Homepage
Hyper Viper Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Miner Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Willy Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Willy 2 Download Atom files | View Homepage
Joe Blade Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jungle Journey Download Atom files | View Homepage
Manic Miner Download Atom files | View Homepage
Repton Download Atom files | View Homepage
Tetris Download Atom files | View Homepage
Tomcat F14 Download AtoMMC files | Download AtoMMC + SID files | Download Atom Disk file | View Homepage
Egghead Download Atom files | View Homepage
Elite Download Atom files (to be added) | View Homepage
Flappy Bird Download Atom files | View Homepage


Richard Broadhurst (tricky) wrote:Frogger Download BBC DFS Disc Image
Carnival Download BBC DFS Disc Image
Astro Blaster Download BBC DFS Disc Image
Phoenix (unfinished) Download BBC DFS Disc Image | Stardot thread
Space Invaders Download BBC DFS Disc Image | Stardot thread
Circus (emulator) Retrosoftware thread
Sprint (emulator) Retrosoftware thread
Ripcord (emulator) Retrosoftware thread


David Boddie wrote:Castle Raider (Acorn Electron & BBC Micro) Download Electron/BBC files | View Homepage
Jungle Journey (Acorn Electron/BBC Micro) Download Electron/BBC files | View Homepage


Jason Nicholls (jbnbeeb) wrote:jBiPlane (BBC Micro) Download BBC Micro DFS Disc Image | View Homepage
jSnake (BBC Micro) Download BBC Micro DFS Disc Image | View Homepage


Andy Ford wrote:Galaxias (BBC Micro) Download DFS Disc Image | View Homepage
Project-X: The Micro Man (BBC Micro) Download DFS Disc Image | View Homepage
Micro Man II: The O Zone (BBC Micro) Download DFS Disc Image | View Homepage


Other authors wrote:Hyper Viper (BBC Micro/Electron) by Kenton Price Download DFS Disc | Download ADFS Disc | Download UEF Tape | View Homepage
MazezaM (BBC Micro & Electron) by Kian Vincent Download BBC Micro files | Download Electron files | View Homepage
Mixed Grill March (BBC Micro) by Jools Henn Download DFS Disk Image | BBC UEF Image | View Homepage
NyanSID (BBC Micro) by Pitfall Jones Download DFS Disk Image | View Homepage
The Arcade Adventure Design Kit (BBC Micro) by Chris Dewhurst Download DFS Disk Image | View Homepage
Flood It! (BBC Micro) by Michael Firth www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Sparse Invaders (BBC Micro) by Neil Beresford Download DFS Disk Image | View Homepage
The Curious Case Of The Missing Victorian (BBC Micro/Electron) by Stuart Johns Download DFS Disk Image | View Homepage
The Attic Bug in SameGame by Kian Vincent www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Beebout by Simon Hooper Download DFS Disk Image | Visit Homepage
Farmyard Fun by Mark W Download DFS Disk Image | Visit Homepage


Other releases

Eben Upton wrote:Helicopter score attack game Download | Website
2048 Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot thread


Chris Dewhurst wrote:Weenies www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Egghead in Space www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Harebrain www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Shields www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Castle Blacknight www.bbcmicro.co.uk page


James Watson wrote:Overdrive-2002 www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Pac-2000 www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Bomber Command www.bbcmicro.co.uk page


other authors wrote:Castle Defender (BBC Micro) by Chris Bradburne Download DFS Disc Image | Stardot thread
The Darkness of Ravenwood (BBC Micro/Electron) by John Blythe Download DFS Disc Image | Download ADFS Disc Image | View Homepage
Trailblazer by Darren Coles Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot thread
Magic Dot by Patrick ... (dhg2) Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot thread
Sugar Smash by CRTC Download DFS Disk Image | Website
Yet Another Tetris by ctr Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot Thread
Death Zone by Tom Lindberg Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot Thread
BeebSID Quiz by Pitfall Jones Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot Thread
Alien Jailbreak by Hiatal Software Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot Thread
Ball Game by Dominic Beesley www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
Dominion by Andrew Weston www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
US Invaders www.bbcmicro.co.uk page
XOR: Procyon's Maze by Kevin Edwards & A.J.H. www.bbcmicro.co.uk page


Adventure Game Interpreters wrote:SAGA Adventure Engine by tautology Retrosoftware Forum
BBC Micro Z-Machine v1.1 Interpreter & Inform Development Environment by JonW Retrosoftware Forum

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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:42 pm

Just had a look on www.bbcmicro.co.uk and found 18 extra games from 2000 onwards!

Alien Jailbreak
The attic bug
Ball game
beebout
bomber command
castle blacknight
dominion
farmyard fun
galaxias
harebrain
Mazezam 2
Overdrive 2002
Pac-2000
projext x the micro man
project x the micro man 2
shields
us invaders
xor: procyons mazes

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Re: New Games Index

Postby kieranhj » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:49 pm

Nice list, thank you! We should definitely push Retro Gamer to do a BBC Micro homebrew feature at some point.

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Re: New Games Index

Postby oss003 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Hi Sydney,

I also wrote:

Galaforce Download Atom files | View Homepage
Hard Hat Harry Download Atom files | View Homepage
Hyper Viper Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Miner Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Willy Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jet Set Willy 2 Download Atom files | View Homepage
Joe Blade Download Atom files | View Homepage
Jungle Journey Download Atom files | View Homepage
Manic Miner Download Atom files | View Homepage
Repton Download Atom files | View Homepage
Tetris Download Atom files | View Homepage
Tomcat F14 Download AtoMMC files | Download AtoMMC + SID files | Download Atom Disk file | View Homepage

Still have to add some pages to Retrosoftware site and some games are available in the Acorn Atom Archive:

Egghead Download Atom files | View Homepage
Elite Download Atom files (to be added) | View Homepage
Flappy Bird Download Atom files (to be added) | View Homepage

Greetings
Kees
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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:49 pm

oss003 wrote:Hi Sydney,

I also wrote:
...
Greetings
Kees


Cheers Kees, I knew I missed loads!
EDIT: Are they all 'Retrosoftware' releases?
Ignore my first edit!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby oss003 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:52 pm

Yes, all of them link to a Retrosoftware page.

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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:58 pm

Added them to the main list.
I'll read the links before asking questions next time!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby oss003 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:00 pm

No problemo ... :)

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Postby Arcadian » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:37 pm

sydney wrote:Blurp - released?
Bomber Blaster - released?

Neither released. Hoping that Bomber Blaster may be picked up again after White Light is out the door. Optimistic that one day we'll see Blurp too (Rich?) as I understand the game engine was completed; it was just the level design that Rich wasn't happy with(?).

Also:
Zap - already featured in the main index

Beeb Jack - this is still work-in-progress so doesn't belong on the released list (yet!)

Cyroid-X - I don't think this will ever evolve into a full game (unless we can find someone willing to design 24 screens!). We should probably just put the existing 6-level demo out there (though all of the levels bar one I think are virtually identical to the first set of levels for Repton: The Lost Realms).

Eventureland - Samegame [aka Attic Bug] was released. The Acorn port of Byte Me was 99.9% complete too I believe - we should probably just make it available as-is (with Darren's permission) as it was effectively finished I think.

Rich Tech 2 - this was just a tech demo I believe; pre-cursor to Blurp?

Rocket Attack - I can't remember if James ever finished this, I don't think it was released

The Two Towers - not finished to my knowledge, assume abandoned

Treasure Island - not finished to my knowledge, assume abandoned

White Light - currently in beta testing

The attic bug - see Eventureland/Samegame above

Mazezam 2 - isn't this just part 2 of the original MazezaM (which is included in the original release)
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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Cheers Dave. They have all been removed from the list.

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Re: New Games Index

Postby Rich Talbot-Watkins » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:55 pm

Yeah, Blurp is 90% there, but the remaining level design and balancing sucked the joy out of it. It's just too difficult to play! Every now and then I have another go - I recently tweaked some of the nasties' logic to make it a bit more playable (the jumping fleas for example). But then I find myself wanting to add new features, monster types, and so the cycle of procrastination starts again!

Rich Tech 2 (for lack of a name) was a smooth scrolling demo which I was originally going to use as the basis for Blurp. I posted a zip here containing the original disc image (from a real ADFS disc!), the updated BeebAsm source, and some sample emulator-ready disc images so people could have a look. I was proud of it at the time - it was the first time I'd seen this kind of smooth multidirectional scrolling on the Beeb. But to maintain the frame rate, it needed the design simplifying, so I shelved it :(

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Postby SarahWalker » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:14 am

Some freeware stuff from me - I noticed the Atom ports of two of them have been posted but not the BBC originals :

Hard Hat Harry - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Hard_Hat_Harry
Hard Hat Harry 2 - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Hard_Hat_Harry_2
Jet Set Miner - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Jet_Set_Miner

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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:37 am

SarahWalker wrote:Some freeware stuff from me - I noticed the Atom ports of two of them have been posted but not the BBC originals :

Hard Hat Harry - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Hard_Hat_Harry
Hard Hat Harry 2 - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Hard_Hat_Harry_2
Jet Set Miner - http://www.retrosoftware.co.uk/wiki/index.php?title=Jet_Set_Miner


Cheers Sarah. They were on the todo list which with any luck I'll be finished by the end of the weekend, Atom ports are already on the list simply because Kees did all the work formatting the entries for me!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:41 am

sydney wrote:Death Zone by Tom Lindberg Download DFS Disk Image | Stardot Thread


Hi sydney!

You should link to the latest version of my game which is attached in the last post of the game thread.
It must be renamed from zip to ssd. Maybe you should rename the file, post it in the game thread and then link to it?
Otherwise someone might try to unzip it! Or make a proper zip file of it which is intended to be unzipped :wink:
Sorry for the trouble!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:47 am

Done. Cheers Tom.

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Re: New Games Index

Postby Tom_Lindberg » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:58 am

Thanks. Great work with the index, sydney!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:12 pm

Just 7 games left! I'll get them done sometime today - got some jobs to do first.
DONE!
75 releases in total, 50 from Retrosoftware since 2008.

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Re: New Games Index

Postby ctr » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:40 pm

The link to my Tetris game should be tetris.ssd.zip.

The original Stardot thread had an old version in the top post. I've updated it now.

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Postby 1024MAK » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:03 am

Nice work everyone =D> =D> =D>

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Re: New Games Index

Postby oss003 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi Sydney,

I have updated the Flappy Bird page on Retrosoftware.

Flappy Bird Download Atom files | View Homepage

Greetings
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Re: New Games Index

Postby oss003 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi Sydney,

I have also updated the Egghead in Space page on Retrosoftware.

Egghead Download Atom files | View Homepage

Greetings
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Re: New Games Index

Postby sydney » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:44 pm

Cheers Kees. I'll get that changed next time I get 5 spare minutes and a laptop - looking like Wednesday before that'll happen!

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Re: New Games Index

Postby Arcadian » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:39 pm

It's ok, I've used my magical promulgator powers to update the Flappy and Egghead links :)
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Re: New Games Index

Postby CMcDougall » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Another one is : Zen - Andrew J Cook - 2012
@dizzib.org

got it on disc image if lost... 8)
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Postby lurkio » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm

CMcDougall wrote:Another one is : Zen - Andrew J Cook - 2012 ... @dizzib.org ... got it on disc image if lost...

It's also here:


That disc-image, on bbcmicro.co.uk, was broken, but it's now been fixed. But you still need to manually write-enable the .SSD for the game to work.

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