Category: Indie Games News

PunyInform Coding 2: Objects and Actions

PunyInform

PunyInform is a tool for writing text adventures for 8-bit computers and newer computers alike. If you have already installed PunyInform and gone through the PunyInform Coding 1 tutorial, the time has come to learn more about objects and actions. This tutorial goes through the different parts of a simple game where there are two puzzles to be solved, you can score…

PunyInform Coding 1: The basics

PunyInform

PunyInform is a tool for writing text adventures for 8-bit computers and newer computers alike. If you have already installed PunyInform, it’s time to start coding your first game. This tutorial will walk you through the first steps of writing a text adventure using PunyInform. The complete source code of the example game can be downloaded from this folder. I…

Scene World Podcast Episode #165 – Grundislav Games with Francisco González

We’re back with a new episode of our podcast and this time we welcome Francisco Gonzáles from Grundislav Games. They are known for indie adventure games like Lamplight City, Shardlight or A Golden Wake + Ben Jordan. Currently Francisco is working on his new game ‘Rosewater’ and we’re happy to get some insights. Enjoy! Interview starts at 13:05 minutes! Listen…

Zeta Wing 2 has been released for the Commodore 64

Following the success of Zeta Wing, Sarah Jane Avory has just released a second game in the series! Zeta Wing 2 is a fun vertical shoot-em-up for the Commodore 64, sequel to Zeta Wing, itself the winner of both the RGN Gamers’ Choice Award 2020 for the Commodore 64, and Indie Retro News Budget Game Of The Year 2020. Story:…

Vintage Computing Christmas Challenge 2022 – See the results!

Logiker’s Vintage Computing Christmas Challenge 2022 had more than 200 entries, which is a staggering number, and we can say the challenge was a success! Logiker has now posted a YouTube video/slide show displaying not only the results (which should be the same on all of them, of course!), but also the code that generated it. There are some very…

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…

Retro Virtual Machine 2.1 emulator adds support for MSX, Colecovision, and more!

The last day of 2022 brought a massive update for the excellent (and beautiful) emulator Retro Virtual Machine. Known for its exquisite interface and great emulation experience, RVM was already my to-go emulator for the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum. With the release of version 2.1, I can also use it to run MSX programs and games for the Colecovision,…

Retro Gamer Nation – Top Commodore 64 Games for 2022

The Commodore 64, as one of the most popular computers of all time, is never short of great games released every year, and 2022 was no exception. To help celebrate the C64 retro gaming scene, Retro Gamer Nation has posted a video with the results of the C64 Gamers’ Choice Award 2022. The best games were picked by an exceptional…

Excellent Shoot’em Up game for the MSX available for free

SHMUP! Kai was released two years ago by Imanok, one of the most talented MSX developers out there. Now, he decided to make the game available for free. If you look at the gameplay video below, you can see that SHMUP! Kai is a game at the same level as Zeta Wing for the Commodore 64 or many commercial games…

Hyperdrive – A new shoot’em up for the Amstrad CPC by Juan J. Martínez

Hyperdrive is a vertical scrolling shoot’em up game for the Amstrad CPC with 64K of RAM or more and the GX4000. The game offers classic shoot’em up action with a smooth one-pixel scroll at 25 frames per second, not often experienced on the Amstrad CPC. Hyperdrive implements the power-up system seen in Uchūsen Gamma (MSX, 2019; by the same author)….