Category Archives: Retro Computing

Ghosts ‘N Goblins – VZ200

Ghosts ‘N Goblins for VZ200 / Salora Fellow / Texet TX8000 / Seltron 200
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VZ200 Ghosts n Goblins demo

I mentioned previously I was working on a port of Joust, but after creating about 4 levels it didn’t really translate well to the small VZ hires screen. So I was suddenly inspired to make Ghosts and Goblins as it’s one of my all time favourite arcade and Commodore 64 game.

The PunyInform text adventure game jam has concluded and there’s 2 more days of voting to go before we see who won it. I’ve uploaded Arthur’s Day Out to my itch.io account and also created a ‘Mega65‘ version of the game for that platform which has had a download or two. My friend Simon aka Shallan50k also ported my Commodore 64 game “Toxic Frenzy” to the Mega65!

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PunyInform

I decided to join another game dev jam. This time it is the PunyInform Jam. PunyInform is a way to make text-only adventure games for anything from 8bit to 16bit to modern machines.

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Pipes for VZ200 & VZ300

During the last two weeks there’s been a Retro Game Jam on itch.io
The aim was to make a game for a retro platform. No limits or themes.
So I decided to write a VZ200 game using the Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer I helped port to the VZ200 some time ago.

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VZ Front End

Now that Guy has released a new version of VZEm emulator for VZ200 and VZ300 computers with a commandline switch to Auto-launch a game, I figured it’d be cool to have a launcher application which shows screenshots of VZ games and lists the files. Then you just click the file you want and the go button and the game launches! How cool!

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