Draconian - An awesome 1980's multi-directional shooter appears on the Atari 2600 (RC6)

Way back in 1981 many of us has the pleasure of playing the multi-directional arcade shooter of 'Bosconian', which was developed by Namco and put you in control of a space ship to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy missiles and bases while also avoiding asteroids, mines and other such ship destroying objects. If you remember that awesome game you'll be pleased to know the Atari 2600 arcade clone of 'Draconian' has reached a public build version RC6 and will be finished very soon!

RetroForce - A great ZX Spectrum homage to the StarForce/MegaForce arcade game

The ZX-Dev conversions compo is really hotting up now with some seriously cool looking entries such as Gandalf, Gimmick! Yumetaro Odyssey and even Baby Monkey Alba. But now as a rather special treat to every ZX Spectrum owner across the globe, Climacus & KgMcNeil 2017 have released RetroForce. In their words " a personal homage to every great vertical shoot-em-up game that we enjoyed playing as kids, but particularly, a homage to the StarForce/MegaForce arcade game "

Athanor The Awakening - Classic styled adventure released for the C16/116/plus4

Originally made available for the Amstrad CPC and Oric systems with a C64 version released much later, Athanor is a text based adventure with classic mac styled graphics, that were very popular in the early 80's and featured many of the early commands such as Go North, South, Eat and Take Item. It was a game that appealed to a certain breed of gamers, and now thanks to a release by Megastyle it might even appeal to C16/116/plus4 owners with this brand new release!

Ghouls 'N Ghosts Arcade port on the Atari STE gets new footage and play test!

As we said before in 1988 Capcom released one of the finest Arcade games ever to grace the gaming scene, and that game was the incredible and most frustrating platformer Ghouls 'n Ghosts, which appeared on lots of systems including the Atari ST. And it's the Atari which has again appeared in our news feed, as thanks to a heads up by our friends AtariCrypt, the arcade conversion to the Atari STE as a work in progress by Anima, has not only been made available as a first beta test, but it looks far better than the previous showing!

Bobby Carrot - Android puzzler is getting a ZX Spectrum demake

If you own an Android based phone or tablet, you may have come across a game called Bobby and Carrot. In this adventure puzzler you must pick up as many Carrots as possible, while avoiding deadly traps to open up a magic exit. If you have come across this game, you may be pleased to know a speccy developer by the name of Fabio Marcon is doing a demake onto the ZX Spectrum and it will be called Bobby Carrot.

The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall in Unity - EPIC retro RPG remastered now playable start to end!

RPG fans and retro gamers alike prepare to have your minds blown, as we've recently come across an announcement by our good friends DSOgaming, that Gavin “Interkarma” Clayton has been working on Daggerfall Unity, and has released the first stable version of it with the main result being Daggerfall Unity now playable start to end! What incredible news this is, as The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall was released in 1996 as a fantasy open world RPG and is regarded as one of the most amazing RPG's of all time.. With it being ported over to Unity, you'll be able to experience this wonder with high res textures and high grade visuals and even mouse look!

Crystal Kingdoms - Cute little unreleased Amiga game looks like Superfrog

Our good friend Erik Hogan has been supporting the Amiga community again, and not through a CD32 release or a remastered title, but he has come across an unreleased Amiga game known as ' Crystal Kingdom ', which was created in Blitz Basic and appeared in the Amiga Format Blitz Basic Competition. In light of this news, Erik has shown off some gameplay footage but does want to get in contact with the author so it can be uploaded freely to the public.

Green Beret - Highly challenging retro classic is coming to the Amiga!

Green Beret screenshots are from the Arcade version

Green Beret or as some will know as Rush'n Attack was an action arcade game released by Konami in 1985. It is remembered for its Cold War setting and its reliance on the player using mainly a knife to dispatch enemies, although you were able to collect many different weapons including the flame thrower. Green Beret was one of the hardest games I had ever played and yet was one of the games that gave me the best memories! So if you remember this game you'll be pleased to know Green Beret is coming to the Amiga!

ZX Vega+ update - A statement from Lee Fogarty

The ZX Vega+

The delay of the Vega+ has been well documented over the last year or so and the man that has been a vocal supporter of Retro Computers Limited - Lee Fogarty - has come under a lot flak due to these delays. As backers have been crying for updates, Lee has tirelessly tried to inform backers of the progress and urging them to keep the faith that the units will be ready to ship and in the hands of the backers on dates stated by the company. Targeted incessantly by the various vicious trolls that have emerged on the back of the Vega+ production, Lee has done well to keep it all together and to try and help to keep the project moving.

Indie Game Maker Contest 2017 - Make a game in RPG Maker, BIG PRIZES to be won!

BIG news for you Anime lovers and RPG players as the team behind RPG Maker has announced that as from the last week until to November 6th 2017 you'll be able to join the IGMC 2017 competition and compete for over $10,000 in cash prizes... The main catch? You need to make a game using any legal RPG Maker engine in just one month and must not be perverted in any way ( no 18+! ).