Time Wizard - Control Time in this upcoming Atari XL/XE game by Amarok

Here's some more Atari XL/XE news to be featured on the site, as Saberman also let us know that another game entered into the ABBUC Software Contest 2023 was a rather interesting platform puzzle called 'Time Wizard'. A game whereby you don't just manipulate time to your advantage, but you must put a stop to those evil Robots who are trying to change history to rule the world. If this sounds like your sort of game you'd like to play on your Atari XL/XE, make sure to check out the video below! 

As ever, here's what the website says about the game. "Robots from the future are trying to change history to rule the world. The only salvation for humanity is you, the Time Wizard. You must go to the future to the world of robots to prevent the disaster. Your task is to collect all the energy stored in hourglasses so that robots cannot go back in time. The mission is difficult but your advantage is the ability to manipulate time. You can stop it,  rewind or restore the history. But be careful! Some objects are resistant to time manipulation and you cannot control them". 

The game will be released after the ABBUC contest results have been announced. 

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  1. This game looks so impressive! I'm always surprised by how good Atari 8bit can look and aside from this game looking great, it looks really fun too. I'm looking forward to trying this out

  2. This looks absolutely amazing. Really looking forward playing this on my little 600XL.

  3. Why is all the homebrew for the XL, what about us poor 48k Atari 800 peasants?

    1. Isn't there any RAM extension for the 800s?
      I use an AVG cart for my 600XL to get around 576k. Which usually is enough for anything.

    2. The 400 and 800 used a completely different memory map. I think the only way to upgrade the RAM so that regular programs can use it is with an Incognito board which basically turns it into an 800XL. They are very hard to come by though, probably much cheaper to just buy an actual XL.

  4. My previous game Arcadia from 2022 can be run under Atari 800 with 48 kB of RAM. On the other hand, Time Wizard uses the additional RAM to record the gameplay and replay it during manipulation of time.


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