English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > abime.net - Hosted Projects > project.aGTW

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03 January 2007, 22:28   #1
Kold666
 
Posts: n/a
Agricola, a platform game never released

Sometimes ago I got in contact with a guy to whom I sold an arcade board.
I was speaking with him and he told me he was an Amiga coder and he made a game which he never finished for various reasons.

He told me the title, and I soon remembered it very well because at the time I was very stunned by the quality of the graphics.

So I dig up all my collection of The Games Machine (the most famous italian magazine dedicated to videogames) and I found the preview.

Funny enough, Agricola was previewed in the same page as the newly added AGTW game Fighting Cancer!
http://agtw.abime.net/extras/31_1.jpg
Agricola is featured on pic 9 and 10.

Baldassare Profeta, the coder of the game, was kind enough he gave me an early demo in ADF format (dated back early 1992) and the last version of the game which he demonstrated in october 93 at the SMAU stand of TGM.
He also compiled a special version of the game with every level executable separately.

I can only say it's a pity he didn't finished it because gfx and music were really of high quality for the time.

Please tell me where to upload all the files I have got from him.
 
Old 03 January 2007, 22:38   #2
CodyJarrett
Global Moderator

CodyJarrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: UK
Age: 41
Posts: 5,800
Hi Kold - excellent, thanks!

We have a special file upload section here on the forum called the Zone: http://eab.abime.net/faq.php?faq=vb_...ezone_faq_item

Or if you want to email it to agtw I can upload it to the Zone.

Last edited by CodyJarrett; 03 June 2010 at 11:47.
CodyJarrett is offline  
Old 03 January 2007, 23:37   #3
Ultron
Something

Ultron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Amigaland, Nostalgia
Age: 43
Posts: 757
Wow, that 8 turrican clone looks great too!
Ultron is offline  
Old 03 January 2007, 23:56   #4
Kold666
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by CodyJarrett
Hi Kold - excellent, thanks!

We have a special file upload section here on the forum called the Zone: http://eab.abime.net/faq.php?faq=vb_...ezone_faq_item

Or if you want to email it to agtw@abime.net I can upload it to the Zone.
thanks for the instructions

I have just uploaded all the files in the zone

If you want to ask him some questions about the development let me know
 
Old 04 January 2007, 00:16   #5
Marcuz
Wurk???
Marcuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: .
Age: 42
Posts: 5,238
thanks for the nice addition! what number of TGM the pic is from? i seem to remember that page...
Marcuz is offline  
Old 04 January 2007, 01:39   #6
keropi
.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ioannina/Greece
Posts: 5,040
nice one!!!!
keropi is offline  
Old 04 January 2007, 01:40   #7
Kold666
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
thanks for the nice addition! what number of TGM the pic is from? i seem to remember that page...
it's from the November 1993 issue. The one with TFX on the front page.
 
Old 04 January 2007, 02:27   #8
plasmatron
Zone Friend
plasmatron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Germany
Age: 42
Posts: 948
WoooooW !!! This game plays very well. It is a very fluffy jump n run, with nice graphics and a lovely little levelchoon. This would be a perfect Codemasters or Idea game.
plasmatron is offline  
Old 05 January 2007, 03:10   #9
s2325
Zone Friend

s2325's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gargore
Age: 38
Posts: 17,789
some screenshots:

Last edited by s2325; 05 September 2008 at 23:49.
s2325 is offline  
Old 05 January 2007, 11:53   #10
Marcuz
Wurk???
Marcuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: .
Age: 42
Posts: 5,238
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kold666
it's from the November 1993 issue. The one with TFX on the front page.
i guess i have it still, somewhere. i've thrown away all the numbers >60 more or less, as they became pretty much useless. however, thanks again for the info.
Marcuz is offline  
Old 06 January 2007, 13:52   #11
Graham Humphrey
Moderator
Graham Humphrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Age: 32
Posts: 11,047
Agricola? Sounds like a soft drink..... "I'll have a can of that refreshing new Agricola please"....

Ahem. Nice find though. Would a WHD install be possible for the newer demo? Anyone?
Graham Humphrey is offline  
Old 06 January 2007, 13:53   #12
thor
Registered User
thor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham Humphrey
Agricola? Sounds like a soft drink..... "I'll have a can of that refreshing new Agricola please"....
Hehe, very close with that one: http://www.afri-cola.com/
thor is offline  
Old 06 January 2007, 13:56   #13
Graham Humphrey
Moderator
Graham Humphrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Age: 32
Posts: 11,047
Well how about that.... never thought I'd be one letter off!
Graham Humphrey is offline  
Old 06 January 2007, 21:11   #14
Ultron
Something

Ultron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Amigaland, Nostalgia
Age: 43
Posts: 757
Anyone konws anything about that game DEUX that really looks like a Turrican clone in the scan? Never got released?
Ultron is offline  
Old 06 January 2007, 22:06   #15
astuermer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Austria
Age: 40
Posts: 101
Send a message via ICQ to astuermer Send a message via MSN to astuermer
Anyway... "Dark Blade" = "Black Viper" ?
astuermer is offline  
Old 07 January 2007, 00:12   #16
viddi
Moderator

viddi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Germany
Age: 38
Posts: 3,538
@astuermer:

Yes!
viddi is offline  
Old 08 January 2007, 23:42   #17
andreas
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 5,857
Send a message via ICQ to andreas Send a message via AIM to andreas
agricola is Latin for peasant / farmer.
andreas is offline  
Old 09 January 2007, 02:38   #18
Ultron
Something

Ultron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Amigaland, Nostalgia
Age: 43
Posts: 757
Spanish\Portuguese\Italian for "Farming Activity". Agricole in french, i presume.
Ultron is offline  
Old 09 January 2007, 02:48   #19
Marcuz
Wurk???
Marcuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: .
Age: 42
Posts: 5,238
in italian, in that form is currently just an adjective, and even a substantive in italian vulgar (in the sense of part of the talked language) from 1300, (Dante, Convivio) with the same meaning of the latin substantive, agricola, agriculturist; andreas is right, there was also a treatise -rerum agricola-, On Agriculture, written in latin, but this one i don't remember from which time period comes.

Last edited by Marcuz; 09 January 2007 at 02:55.
Marcuz is offline  
Old 09 January 2007, 09:52   #20
Methanoid
Retired Quartex Sysop
Methanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Roman Verulamium
Age: 52
Posts: 1,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by andreas
agricola is Latin for peasant / farmer.
and also the name of a gamous Roman general.. Marcus Agricola.

I wonder if this could be properly finished.. it looks very nice
Methanoid is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Platform Game Ever on any Platform frikilokooo Nostalgia & memories 66 13 July 2011 12:19
Agricola and Babylonian Twins CodyJarrett project.aGTW 2 20 January 2009 14:59
Agricola - any chance of a zipped archive? Angus Retrogaming General Discussion 2 18 February 2008 13:11
Amiga games you want released on the DS or any other platform. seuden Amiga scene 17 06 February 2008 08:49
Name of that platform game kastrul Looking for a game name ? 8 12 January 2007 10:58

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09129 seconds with 13 queries