Category: Retro Gaming

Gamebook collection

Gamebook Coild of Hate

Have you ever tried gamebooks, AKA Choose Your Own Adventure books? You read a paragraph of text, then you get to choose what the main character should do next, and turn to different pages depending on what you choose. If all goes well, you reach a good ending. More likely, you don’t. A number of gamebooks have been published, most…

Scene World Podcast Episode #181 – Rebel Rabbit

We are back with a new episode of our podcast and this time we welcome Germán Cruz, CTO of the game studio Rebel Rabbit from Peru. We are talking about their history, their several years experience in the industry, their approach and of course about their new game ‘Wild Wild Space’. Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 37:37 into the…

Scene World Podcast Episode #175 – Club Koala

In our new episode we are talking about Club Koala by Play for Fun Games – an Al-powered 3D simulation game which lets players build their own islands and create a fully customized gaming club based on their designs and interests, without the need for complex programming skills. The public beta version of the game will be released later this…

VITNO Preview: Forest Escape – A Knight’s Quest for the ZX Spectrum

It was only last year when long time retro gaming enthusiast Craig Hackney (aka IrataHack) released his debut ZX Spectrum gaming title, Castle Escape. Featuring a small and courageous knight called Wee, Castle Escape saw you take control of Wee as he tried to escape a haunted castle filled with deadly inhabitants while collecting gold coins along the way. Well…

R-Type, ZX Spectrum 128K hack

This R-Type hack by Tyatin Sergey is already known, and can even be found online in TRD format. However, it was not yet available in .tzx, making the task difficult for those who wanted to play on the ZX Spectrum, toastrack or +2 grey only. But now, thanks to Mário Viegas, the situation has changed, as Planeta Sinclair have finally…

EXO-TICAL, ZX Spectrum

Stellar Diary, March 12, 2533: Earth-3 is dying. We have consumed and devastated our entire planet, as we did before. And now, this is humans’ last attempt to avoid our own extinction. Planet ZMX-22 could still save us. Known as “Exo-tical”, due to its exoplanet status and its particular and dangerous natural characteristics, it contains an inexhaustible source of energy…

Retro Rewind: Chloe Learns to Recycle, Amstrad

This game has been developed for the virtual workshop “Knowledge of the Natural Environment and Sustainability”, organized by Asociación Cultural Seis Viñetas / Salón Internacional del Cómic de Huelva, Citizens of the Year Award in Arts and Culture 2014. Help this nice girl find bottles and take them to their respective containers, but the place is full of biting bugs…

PunyInform Coding 3: Daemons and Describing Objects

PunyInform

In this tutorial we use daemons to implement a microwave oven that can heat food and a plate of spaghetti that cools off over time. We also explore techniques to describe objects.

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…

Booty The Remake, Amstrad CPC

Jim the Cabin Boy must make his way below decks to collect various items of booty (automatically picked up when he walks past it) strewn around the ship. When you have collected all the items from the Black Galleon’s 20 holds (screens), you will be given 45 seconds to locate the Bronze key to the next pile of booty. Clearing…