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Mister Hoppe

February 8, 2019 atari8bit

Wojciech Bociański (AtariAge user bocianu) has written a new game in MAD Pascal. Entered into the 6502 competition over at AtariOnline, it fits in 6502 bytes so it has no sound. It’s a fun little run and jump game, the source code is available from his GIT repo on GitLab …

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Missile Command

February 8, 2019 AtariCrypt

[ my video recording shows both colour and monochrome games ] Straight out of the golden age of Atari’s retro gaming archives is Missile Command, a phenomenal shooter I played a lot but possibly more so on my old Speccy thanks to Ocean’s Armageddon, a fantastic conversion. This cold war …

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ANTIC Interview 369 – Philip Bouchard, The Oregon Trail

February 4, 2019 atari8bit

The latest in the ANTIC Podcast’s interview series is here. This time the interviewee is Philip Bouchard, the principal designer of The Oregon Trail, the most successful educational game of all time and the world’s longest-running video game franchise. Get it over at the ANTIC Podcast website, or wherever you …

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TOS Legends

February 4, 2019 AtariCrypt

After checking out Hibernated 1 This Place is Death, I did a little surfing and ended up finding something called TOS Legends by Sébastien Claret. Now, I’ve never seen this before but thought it was pretty darn cool from the moment I first tried it. There is a download for …

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ANTIC Interview 369 – Philip Bouchard, The Oregon Trail

February 3, 2019 ANTIC

Philip Bouchard – MECC, The Oregon Trail

Philip Bouchard spent over 30 years designing computer software, 18 of which were focused on educational software. He was the principal designer for the Apple II games The Oregon Trail and Number Munchers.

The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed in

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Mini Character Editor: BASIC Tenliners Contest 2019 entry

February 3, 2019 Kevin Savetz

One of the great features of the Atari computers was the ability to redefine the character set. Normally, the character set — the collection of letters, numbers, punctuation, and special symbols that the computer can display — is pulled from ROM, where it can’t be changed. But the Atari

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Ultimate Atari Video (UAV) available again.

February 2, 2019 atari8bit

For a while now it has been near impossible to get a UAV, the best svideo update for the Atari 8bit range. Bryan the guy who designed it has been dealing with real life and fun things like video upgrades have taken a back seat. Well the good news is …