Category: NES

NESFab – A fast high-level language to create NES games

There is a new kid on the block to help you create NES games without digging deep into the 6502 Assembly. NESFab is a new programming language for creating NES games. Designed with 8-bit limitations in mind, the language is more ergonomic to use than C, while also producing faster assembly code. It’s easy to get started with and has a…

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 10 Must Play NES Homebrew Games of 2022!

Following the usual end-beginning-of-the-year articles or videos showing the best of 2022, The Game Beaters YouTube channel has published a very informative video about the best NES Homebrew games of 2022. The video is a curated list of the best 10 NES games out of almost 100 games, demos and proof of concept releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System released…

NesDev Compo 2022 results have been announced!

NesDev Compo is a game development competition that has been a staple of the NES Homebrew community for over 10 years. The 2022 edition just ended, and the winners have been announced – which means you have a lot of new games to play! Michael Sharpe, member of the Team Disposable, who participated in the compo with the game “They…

Now it is your chance to learn NES Programming with 6502 Assembly

Pikuma has released a new course to teach you 6502 Assembly to be used on the Nintendo Entertainment System through a 22-hour-long video. At the end of the course, you’ll have a working knowledge of 6502 assembly language, a comprehensive understanding of the NES hardware, and a toy homebrew game project that we’ll code together from scratch. We’ll start with…

Malasombra – A new game for the NES has been announced!

After more than 4 years in development, 4MHz’s most ambitious project enters its final stretch and will be shown in playable demo format at GAMESCOM’22. Malasombra is a new videogame in development by the 4MHz team for NES consoles. Set in legends and fairy tales, it presents an epic adventure with an exciting story where nothing is what it seems….

Scene World Podcast Episode #121 – Chris Abbott – The Little Books Of Soundchips

Scene World Podcast Episode #121 – Chris Abbott – The Little Books Of SoundchipsWe’re happy to have Chris Abbott in our new podcast episode, a british chiptune musician and true master of the C64 SID chip. Right now he is working on an extensive book about soundchips which is set to be released by Fusion Retro Book. The interview starts…

Retro Gaming Documentary – Castlevania: The Complete History

I have to start this post by confessing that I’ve never played a Castlevania game to the end, and to make it worst, I haven’t played one at all until recently. Since its debut in the Famicom Disk System in 1986, Castlevania has spawned more than 40 titles across many different platforms. The many games and confusing naming make it…

Scene World Podcast Episode #102 – Netlabels and retro pixeling with Martin ‘Nodepond’ Wisniowski

Martin is not only part of the demoscene and a graphic artist for Scene World, but he is also a pioneer in the early ages of Netlabels and a creative head that often creates unique artistic projects. In this podcast, AJ and Joerg talk with him about the early ages of the internet and how he found its way into…

NESmaker 2020 Byte-Off demos now playable online

To promote NESmaker and grow its userbase, The New 8-bit Heroes held a game development competition during the summer. The 2020 Byte-Off was a month-long game development competition where NESmaker users create brand new demos for the original Nintendo Entertainment System.  Now that the competition is over, all the game demos are now available. You can play them directly in…