With only a few months left before we begin 2017, the #CPCRetroDev 2016 has finished and gone out with a bang with possibly the best Amstrad games seen at a CPC dev competition. The 4th edition of the retro game creation contest held at the University of Alicante, saw a number of entries and part of the Jury was none other than The Oliver Twins, famous for games such as the Dizzy series. In actual fact the CPCRetroDev 2016 was a resounding success, more so for the developers Retrobytes Productions 2016, as their game ' Outlaws ' not only won the PRO award coming first place, but also the music award and innovation.
However other games won prizes with up to 300 € to be won, such as second place PRO award going to Hire Hare, third place PRO award going to Virus Dog, basic award going to El Reino Del Color, technology going to Hire Hare and a special award for Hair Boy and Dragon Attack.
What an amazing time to be an Amstrad gamer, and what's more all of these games will be available to download shortly. But if you can't wait and want something to play right now, I'd highly recommend playing the latest Amstrad games available such as Magica, which features a massive 50 levels of enjoyment, with multiple level designs and different enemy types.
Doomsday Lost Echoes, a top quality text based adventure game featuring three possible endings, multiple side-quests, tons of pixel art, detailed descriptions and as the developers have said one of the most friendly parsers ever seen in an 8bit computer.
Pinball Dreams (Preview) the fantastic Amiga pinball game ' Pinball Dreams ' by Digital Illusions CE in 1992 made available as a preview download on the Amstrad CPC by none other than Batman Group.
OR Golden Tail, a platformer inspired by Japanese Folklore that has all the platforming you could ever want in a homebrew 8bit game
Links : 1) Competition Results 2) Download ( Outlaws ) 3) Main downloads