Category: BBC Micro

The Ghosts of Blackwood Manor, A Gothic Horror Adventure for all Major Home Vintage Computers Finally Released!

The Ghosts of Blackwood Manor is an award-winning interactive horror from Stefan Vogt, the acclaimed author of Hibernated and The Curse of Rabenstein. Take on the role of novelist Thomas King and his wife Cora as they move into a remote Scottish manor house, just days before Christmas 1986. Seeking inspiration for his next book, Thomas begins to explore the…

The Ghosts of Blackwood Manor Coming Soon for all Major Home Vintage Computers

Stefan Vogt aka @8bit_era on Twitter recently announced a new horror text adventure is coming to various vintage home computers. Bookmark his itch page here, we’ll keep you updated with more News. My brand new #Infocom style Horror #adventure "The Ghosts of Blackwood Manor" is due to be released soon for all major home computers of the #80s. Here are…

Repton 3 Redux Special Edition, BBC Micro

Repton 3, released 5 November 1986, was developed by Matthew Atkinson at Superior’s invitation since Tim Tyler was not interested in programming it—although he did design some of the levels for the new game. While the first two games had only taken a month each to program, Repton 3 took eight months. It reverts to the form of a series…

Polymer Picker, BBC Micro

Your local coastline has become polluted with discarded plastic, which is harming the aquatic wildlife. Dive in and collect the rubbish, before the fish consume it and die. Each level contains eight items to collect. You then proceed to the next level. The fish are initially harmless, but later levels require you to avoid the fish if you can, or…

Scene World Podcast Episode #157 – Robert Neal’s RetroRGB

RetroRGB is THE portal to learn all about how to get the picture the best way out of such retro consoles to your modern TVs! Robert Neal is the master behind behind this portal which is the go-to address for console info of all kind as well, thanks to its extensive Wiki which is a whole database, YouTube videos, podcast…

The contest “Yandex Retro Games Battle v3” is now multi-platform!

Yandex Retro Games Battle is a game development contest, organized by the Yandex Museum that brought to life amazing games for the ZX Spectrum, like Marsmare: Alienation and White Jaguar. If released in the 80s, these games would have made the developers rich folks and the blockbusters of the time look not so incredible as our memory tells us! This…

Ozmoo for Acorn

Dave Footitt's Calypso being played in Ozmoo for Acorn

Ozmoo is a Z-code interpreter (a program to play Infocom-format text adventures) for Commodore computers. Thanks to Steve Flintham, there is now a version for Acorn computers as well. Using Ozmoo for Acorn, you can play these games on a BBC B, B+ or Master or an Acorn Electron. Ozmoo for Acorn detects and takes advantage of a co-processor, sideways…

Scene World Podcast Episode #107 – Demoscene: The Art of Coding

Demoscene – The Art of Coding is an initiative to enlist the demoscene as the first digital culture on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. AJ and Joerg (er, Derision and Nafcom) talk to Dedux, Flopine, Kudrix, and Unjello about why this is important and how we can all help move the initiative forward. (interview begins at 10:00) http://scene.world/artofcoding

BASIC 10Liners 2019 – Results are out leaving only one open question: “How is this even possible in 10 lines?”

With the end of NOMAN 2019 this April 14th, the Basic 10Liners contest is also over and the winners announced. If the BASIC 10Liner contest is new for you, check our previous article about it: 2019 BASIC 10-Liner Contest in On! This year there were nothing less than 83 contestants which made the task to give scores to all of…

Scene World Podcast Episode 56 – PLATO and IRATA ONLINE with Thomas Cherryhomes

PLATO is the great, great, great granddaddy of the online computer network. Developing forums, email, multiplayer networked games, screen sharing, and instant messaging, it is responsible for many of the things we take for granted today. AJ and Joerg take a deep dive with IRATA.ONLINE’s Thomas Cherryhomes into why PLATO is as awesome as it is, and how it still…