amiga_compilations After a scary and dark winter, and a happy and sunny Summer, and another Winter and another Summer, and… Well, after a long time, we managed to bring back the Amiga Compilations database that has been offline for a while.

Click the link below and try out some of the excellent games!

Link: CiA Amiga Compilations
1 Our very own Retrograde played and reviewed, for Commodore is Awesome, the C64 port of the iconic coin-op arcade made by Konami. Follow the link below to read his impressions of the game, and some interesting facts!

Review link: C64 Reviews – Salamander
Category: Link C64, Review C64
icaros_screenshot_logoIcaros Desktop will be part of the incoming edition of Game Over, underground festival of indie developers, which will take place in Milano, Italy, on Saturday 20th and sunday 21st. Icaros Desktop 2.0 will be presented on Saturday afternoon only, with precise timings still TBA. The location of the presentation will be in the Green Area, under the YATTA! banner. Address of Game Over is: Spazio Autogestito Leoncavallo – via Watteau, 7 – Milano, and the whole event will start at 2.30 PM. Please go to event’s website for all necessary informations.

Icaros Desktop is a pre-configured AROS desktop environment for the PC platform, distributed on a bootable live media. The AROS Research Operating System is a open source lightweight, efficient and flexible desktop operating system, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS 3.1 at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

Source: Icaros Desktop Website
Category: Link Amiga

WHDLoadWHDLoad offers a way to play Amiga diskette games from your hard disk. The following installers have been added until 18-09-2014. Website:
Category: Link Amiga
Category: Link C64
Category: Link C64, Link Scene

Boxx is a platform game made using Backbone, a game creation system for the Amiga that requires no programming knowledge at all. In the game, your character has to collect the coins while dodging the enemies through the platforms. It is a traditional gameplay but still a lot of fun, and the stylish pixelated graphics and bright colours gave the game a very professional look. You can check it by yourself watching the video above.

The game can be downloaded following the link below, and if you want to learn how to design and create your own games with Backbone you really need to read Cammy’s tutorial over on the English Amiga Board.

Source: English Amiga Board
Download Link: Boxx
Category: Link Amiga, News
8_bit_redditWe are starting a shared subreddit for Commodore is Awesome and Vintage is The New Old. We found that having an open forum like Reddit for both sites would be more attractive for all our visitors than a traditional forum.

On VITNO and CIA Reddit you can post pictures of your retro setup, share videos and links about whatever you find interesting, as long as it is related to Retro Computing and Retro Gaming, of course!

If you are not on Reddit yet, come and visit our subreddit. It is very addictive!

Link: VitnoAndCia’s Subreddit
Category: Announcement, News
bloodline5Games that weren’t website has released the prototype of Bloodline, an alpha stage game that was supposed to be a cross between Halls of Things, Alien Breed and Paradroid.

The title was not intended for any publisher in particular, and would have been touted to anyone who would be willing to buy it. This was a game being produced between contracts. Development was around 1993 time overall.

Source: GTW
Download: GTW
Category: Link Amiga, News

If you are into recycling and other eco-friendly initiatives, why not do it in style? The Future was 8-bit knows about that and it is making available a limited edition of its already well-known SD2IEC device made with recycled C64 plastic, and for only £45.99 + shipping.

On its order page, there are photos of the process. Check it out following the link below, but be aware that the scenes are very strong and gore, and not everyone can watch a beautiful C64 case getting into the grinder without throwing up or crying.

Link: The Future was 8 bit order page
Category: Link C64, News
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