Roland of Sherwood - Carnivac's next impressive Amstrad CPC game
Carnivac of the CPCWiki forums is certainly no stranger to us, in making Amstrad games that are real eye openers in graphical detail. He blew us all away with the work in progress Cosmic Prison Commando, now he's doing the same with his latest platformer game 'Roland of Sherwood'. Unlike his previous work in progress title, this one isn't as far developed as he's only just been making it over the last few days as a test project for himself and any CPC developer who wants to have a go at converting it to a real CPC when finished.
Also to note, Carnivac has mentioned that this little beauty should have no problems working on a standard CPC 464, as it has both small sprites and limited animated. As Carnivac puts it , "Basically it's an update of the Roland in Time/Space pics (using some sprite designs I did for a spacey Roland mock up last year) with his time travelling phone booth having landed in medieval england. Same basic collect the crystal gameplay as the Time/Space games with some Dizzy-esque character interaction and item usage but smoothly done and not as insanely frustrating or difficult".
On a negative slant, so far we don't have any other screenshots to show you or a release date but what we can say is, the intent is for the game to run in 64k, while supporting keyboard for gameplay and it will be fully playable using just the joystick and P (for pause). If we get any further details today, this article will be updated, one to watch for sure!
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