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Old 16 November 2010, 19:04   #41
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Ah, no, that's not the contest ranking: it's just the ordinary page popularity. Currently, nobody but administrators can see the results.
Ah understood. As i've registered and logged in just to vote on a rush, didn't read the proper headings.

Nonetheless I think it's really highly remarked to be in that slot! That proves the quality of the game.

BTW I've downloaded the demo for AROS and will give it a go later tonight!
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Old 16 November 2010, 19:14   #42
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Ah understood. As i've registered and logged in just to vote on a rush, didn't read the proper headings.
Not really your fault: it's not written anywhere what that ranking is relative to and how it works. As the maintainer of the BOH page, I realized it is based on the daily accesses only thanks to the fact that whenever I release an update the position improves (on the other hand, during the periods of silence, the position sinks down).

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Nonetheless I think it's really highly remarked to be in that slot! That proves the quality of the game.
Well, I must admit that currently the position must have improved (and it keeps on improving) because I've been asking around to vote - i.e. more people visited the page
Just for the record, the highest BOH got was 12th, when it got featured in an official Indie DB video (it made it to the video thanks to the 13th update).

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BTW I've downloaded the demo for AROS and will give it a go later tonight!
Thanks, I hope you'll have fun! (But don't expect it to be a walk in the park )
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Old 01 December 2010, 18:05   #43
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BOH passed the first round!

Hello Amigans,

it's also thanks to your support that I can happily report that BOH passed the first round of the Indie of the Year Awards!

Now, if you wish to help BOH make it to the finals, just:
1. go here;
2. click on the "Adventure" category in the "TOP 100 RELEASED INDIES OF 2010" list;
3. locate BOH's line (it should be the third);
4. click on "VOTE".
(And, if you can, spread the word!)
It's easy and, like before, no registration is required!

Thanks once again!

P.S. I'm seizing the chance to inform you that I've recently released a 20-minute game session video - if you'd like to give it a look, go here.
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Old 02 December 2010, 01:11   #44
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Hello.
I am the creator of the theme song of the initial C64
I wanted to know if someone likes this song, because I wanted realizare other things like that.

Hello saimo
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Old 09 December 2010, 21:43   #45
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update14 released

Hello Amigans,

of course, you wouldn't expect me to let the year end without giving BOH players one freebie, would you? The 14th update is now out! It ups the total number of missions to a whopping 50 (for many tens of hours of play), brings a few enhancements and makes life easier to who enjoys creating his own missions!



More specifically, this update:
* reworks the advanced automapper (the realistic mode has been replaced with the fullscreen view, which allows to see more; the controls have been made more comfortable);
* improves the video modes suggestions;
* allows terminating map lines with CR+LF;
* improves error logging;
* improves the graphics of blocks in theme "C64";
* adds 5 new missions;
* retouches slightly a few missions;
* retouches slightly the Spanish translation;
* updates the manuals;
* applies various other changes.

The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

Enjoy!
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Old 15 December 2010, 13:28   #46
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The Christmas SurpriCe

Hi all,

I'd like to let you know that the update released a few days ago was not the only surprise in store for Christmas

Starting today, BOH comes at ridiculously low price!
In fact, who fancies the idea of receiving a nice boxed copy of BOH comfortably at home, only needs EUR 8.99, for Italy, or EUR 14.99, for any other place in the world! - and that's including taxes and shipping!
And, of course, there's a surprise also for who is perfectly happy with a digital copy: downloading the full game costs only EUR 4.99!
You'll never ever get so much for so little, so, if you're looking forward to lots of gaming fun during the upcoming holidays, don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by!

(Please note that this offer supercedes any previous offer and pricing scheme.)

Cheers!

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Old 04 April 2012, 02:59   #49
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update15 released

Hi all,

I'm extremely happy to celebrate BOH's 3rd birthday by informing you that I have just released the 15th and final update, which brings even more contents and improvements!



More specifically, this update:
* adds 5 missions;
* adds the Dutch translation;
* optimizes even further the rendering engine;
* replaces the transition effect with a cooler one;
* centers the graphics vertically when playing in a screen bigger than the game area;
* allows providing just alphamask files for all the graphics of themes;
* replaces icons with bigger and crisper ones;
* allows to configure the URL for the submissions of records to the online world standings (so that, in future, standings will remain accessible also if the URL changes);
* updates the manuals;
* applies various other minor optimizations/fixes.

The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website at www.bohthegame.com.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.
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Old 16 July 2012, 21:17   #50
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Soundtrack released (for free)

Hi all,

I'd like to let you know that, thanks to the warm and positive feedback received, today I have released the BOH soundtrack, in a deluxe package prepared with the same meticulous care that characterizes BOH throughout.



The package contains:
  • 18 tracks (6 menu tunes, 6 failure jingles and 6 success jingles, for a total of over 11 minutes) in CD quality;
  • a print-quality, jewel case-format, 8-page booklet which accompanies the reader on an aural journey through the mazes of BOH;
  • a print-quality, jewel case-format, double-sided inlay;
  • a color serigraphy for high-quality CD stickers and pressed CD labels;
  • a black-and-white serigraphy for LightScribe labels.

Everybody can download the soundtrack for free from http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html.

(Note: the picture is only a mockup of how a real CD would look like.)
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thanks dear Saimo
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Old 16 July 2012, 22:13   #52
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thanks dear Saimo
Glad to hear you appreciate it
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Old 05 April 2014, 02:33   #53
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BOH 5th Anniversary Edition released

Hi everybody,

yesterday it was the 5th anniversary of BOH and I could not find a better way to celebrate the event than releasing a brand-new edition that majestically closes the incredible evolution the game underwent since its original release.



The 5th Anniversary Edition:
* includes all the updates released previously;
* reworks the video modes handling (full screen by default; window on 16-bit screens allowed; more robust; etc.);
* adds the CRT and LCD pixel modes;
* adds the 5x zoom;
* adds 5 new missions, bringing the total to a massive 60;
* assigns the pause to the [ESCAPE] key (instead of a specific key), which thus no longer causes the immediate abort of the current mission;
* reworks the menu controls (more keys; do not depend anymore on the in-game controls configuration);
* adds the emergency configuration reset (assigned to the key [F12]);
* adds the screenshot functionality (assigned to the key [F1]);
* makes quitting by means of [ALT]+[F4] available on all platforms;
* sets the default URL for records submission to http://www.retream.com/BOH (it is no longer necessary to specify such URL manually in the configuration file);
* replaces the copy code with an email address for the records submission;
* updates the manuals;
* applies many other optimizations/changes/fixes, for more performance, polish and robustness.

It comes on a new CD image that contains:
* the AmigaOS, AROS, Linux, MacOS and Windows versions;
* universal installers that can install the game from scratch or update any previous version;
* the soundtrack (CD-quality audio files and print-quality jewel case materials).

It is now available also from IndieGameStand*, besides Desura*, Gameolith* and, of course, the official website.
Users can download it for free from http://www.retream.com/BOH/download.php?ID=code (where "code" is the personal copy code).
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

*Please note that it might take a few days before the updated version appears on these shops.

Website: http://www.retream.com/BOH
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bohthegame
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bohthegame
Desura: http://www.desura.com/games/boh
IndieGameStand: http://indiegamestand.com/store/870/boh
Gameolith: http://www.gameolith.com/game/boh/
GameStop: http://www.impulsedriven.com/boh
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