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Forum: Amiga scene Today, 14:04
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Posted By saimo
When I was a teenager (so, more precisely,...

When I was a teenager (so, more precisely, between 1989 and 1993), I was surprised to see how pricey the Amiga and PC games were. Not only because I couldn't afford them, but also because of how they...
Forum: OT - Entertainment 10 January 2020, 12:55
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By saimo
Thanks, I'm happy my music made you feel good :) ...

Thanks, I'm happy my music made you feel good :)

Here's a copy and paste of the procedure I used for the SkillGrid (https://www.retream.com/SkillGrid) music (conceptually, it's the same thing -...
Forum: Amiga scene 27 December 2019, 14:47
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By saimo
Two more experiments (including the shmup thingie...

Two more experiments (including the shmup thingie mentioned in the previous post)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH20N0D5kKw

For convenience, these are the previous videos:...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 December 2019, 22:18
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By saimo
To the eye, there's a lot of difference between a...

To the eye, there's a lot of difference between a 2x2 dot and a 1x1 dot surrounded by black space: the spacing affects the grouping of dots, and thus the readability of the graphics. If one took a...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 December 2019, 12:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By saimo
@klx300r @britelite Thanks! @Tsak ...

@klx300r @britelite

Thanks!


@Tsak



Maybe with limitations*. But due to the low resolution and color depth, visually the result would be quite messy.
Forum: OT - Entertainment 20 December 2019, 20:28
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By saimo
Just released a progressive rock song

Lately I made this piece of progressive rock music. Normally I make music for my video games, but this is just a single. Yet, who knows, maybe one day it will belong to a game or to an album...
...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 December 2019, 19:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By saimo
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Amiga scene 20 December 2019, 14:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,954
Posted By saimo
This video shows a stock Amiga 1200 running...

This video shows a stock Amiga 1200 running various visual effects using the dot-matrix engine. The effects are obtained by means of a system that allows every single pixel to be located anywhere in...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 December 2019, 16:18
Replies: 186
Views: 24,052
Posted By saimo
Thank you for buying it, and glad to hear you...

Thank you for buying it, and glad to hear you play it :)

Sorry, not possible for several reasons:
* RGCD doesn't like updates after the physical copies are produced;
* when I wrote the game,...
Forum: Amiga scene 06 December 2019, 16:08
Replies: 186
Views: 24,052
Posted By saimo
@all Just a quick heads-up to let you know...

@all

Just a quick heads-up to let you know that, after some months, the deluxe edition is back in stock on the RGCD store (https://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/skillgrid-amiga)!
...
Forum: Amiga scene 26 November 2019, 10:36
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By saimo
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Forum: Amiga scene 25 November 2019, 12:45
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By saimo
Since the opening post, I have released two...

Since the opening post, I have released two updates to this little game (the second one just a few minutes ago).

v3.8 (20191124)
* Fixed/improved music.
* Updated P61 code with the latest...
Forum: News 22 November 2019, 12:57
Replies: 81
Views: 13,607
Posted By saimo
No, sorry, the 5 different systems BOH runs on...

No, sorry, the 5 different systems BOH runs on are already too many, and allow practically everyone to enjoy the game already. But there are also many other reasons that I can't afford to discuss. I...
Forum: News 21 November 2019, 13:35
Replies: 81
Views: 13,607
Posted By saimo
I published BOH (https://www.retream.com/BOH) in...

I published BOH (https://www.retream.com/BOH) in 2009, and in the (more than) 10 years that passed since then, I released 19 free updates, because I just couldn't resist making it better and bettter....
Forum: News 16 November 2019, 12:30
Replies: 32
Views: 5,622
Posted By saimo
When in 2018 I produced the physical edition of...

When in 2018 I produced the physical edition of Huenison, I intended to close forever the development of that game (originally released in 2013 and then updated five times). Yet, writing Blastaway...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 22:11
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Amiga scene 14 November 2019, 15:41
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Thanks, and enjoy!

Thanks, and enjoy!
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 15:40
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Nice, thanks :) Unlike most of my other...

Nice, thanks :)

Unlike most of my other games, this is very simple, but still there are a few things to learn. The best way to enjoy it is to read the manual.

Glad you appreciate that. When I...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 13:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Ah, right! Well done, thank you!

Ah, right! Well done, thank you!
Forum: Amiga scene 14 November 2019, 11:56
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
I've been asked by email, on itch.io, on YouTube,...

I've been asked by email, on itch.io, on YouTube, and on various forums to port Blastaway to other platforms, and I've also read some misinformation somewhere, so I thought I'd better give a complete...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 11:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
I've been asked by email, on itch.io, on YouTube,...

I've been asked by email, on itch.io, on YouTube, and on various forums to port Blastaway to other platforms, and I've also read some misinformation somewhere, so I thought I'd better give a complete...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 10:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
I don't want to derail the thread, but given that...

I don't want to derail the thread, but given that you took the time to fully explain your thought, let me clarify that I wasn't dissing NG Amigas (I have one too and I made games for it, after all):...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 00:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Thanks! When you play it, I hope you'll like it...

Thanks! When you play it, I hope you'll like it even more.

Then I have good news: neither Blastaway's nor SkillGrid's music are techno ;) SkillGrid's music, in particular, should suit your...
Forum: News 14 November 2019, 00:00
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
@DamienD Thanks :) @Bren...

@DamienD



Thanks :)


@Bren McGuire

If you want to know more, you could also read the opening post in this thread (http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=98180).
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 18:31
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
@funK :laughing

@funK

:laughing
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 18:21
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
I hope this doesn't sound like heresy, but if you...

I hope this doesn't sound like heresy, but if you want to try it out quickly, you might resort to the Windows version (which also runs fine under Wine).
If/when you do it, have fun!
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 17:55
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Thanks. No, sorry, because of what said...

Thanks.


No, sorry, because of what said about ports in the opening post.
I have several other projects for classic Amigas, and I hope life will give me a chance to work on them.
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 17:15
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Thanks :)

Thanks :)
Forum: News 13 November 2019, 16:35
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 11:15
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Amiga scene 13 November 2019, 01:10
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
@wanderer Thank you! @all The...

@wanderer

Thank you!


@all

The user's verdict so far has been very satisfying: I've received lots of cool compliments and even a few generous donations :)
However, the reason I'm writing...
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 19:25
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
@klx300r Your support and enthusiasm is...

@klx300r

Your support and enthusiasm is unbelievable. Thanks!!!


@Valken

Thank you!
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 15:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
I guess you have access to a MacOS or Linux...

I guess you have access to a MacOS or Linux machine, at least? You could try running Blastaway through Wine - here (xubuntu), that works perfectly.
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 13:32
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Ah, OK. I just had to be clear also because for...

Ah, OK. I just had to be clear also because for sure others will have the same idea.
BTW, a classic version couldn't be identical and would require a huge effort (no direct port is possible: the...
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 13:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Thank you all! @invent Your generous...

Thank you all!


@invent

Your generous donation is much, much appreciated!


@DamienD
Forum: News 12 November 2019, 11:43
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By saimo
Blastaway released!

Italy, November 12, 2019 - RETREAM is delighted to announce the release of Blastaway, a highly playable and entertaining arena shooter, gameplay-wise heavily and shamelessly inspired to Wizard of Wor...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2019, 11:08
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Finished - I'm so happy to say it: the...

Finished - I'm so happy to say it: the development of Blastaway is finished, and the game is out!

Get it from the game page (https://www.retream.com/Blastaway)... it's free!
...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 November 2019, 00:15
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Amiga scene 11 November 2019, 18:10
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
Blastaway passed countless hours of testing, so...

Blastaway passed countless hours of testing, so now it's officially ready for release!
If you've been eagerly awaiting for it to be out, then you'll be pleased to hear that it should take less than...
Forum: Amiga scene 08 November 2019, 17:23
Replies: 64
Views: 4,918
Posted By saimo
On Patreon I've been asked to add "scanlines or...

On Patreon I've been asked to add "scanlines or other filters" (https://www.patreon.com/posts/blastaway-final-31372111): well, the good news is that Blastaway has had a (simple) CRT filter since day...
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