Grid Pix by Carleton Handley, coming quickly to your C64.

Grid Pix by Carleton Handley, coming quickly to your C64.

Could 18th, 2019 CPC4EVA

Popularised in 1995 by Nintendo, ‘Nonogram’ or ‘Picross’ video games (image crosswords) for the Sport Boy and Tremendous Famicom gained cult following, particularly in Japan. With new variations and creations on cell platforms in current instances, these video games stay a well-liked sport style nonetheless to today.

Whereas the recognition is clearly evident with Nintendo sport gamers, the model has not been taken up in any nice numbers on outdated retro platforms such because the C64. There have been a number of – comparable to Oziphantom’s 4KB ‘Picross’ sport again in 2016, an unfinished C64 port of CEZ’s ‘Illogical’ on the market someplace and the 16Okay RGCD sport entry of Carl-Henrik’s, ‘Nono Pixie’. After 28 years within the C64 coding wilderness, coder, Carleton Handley has acquired again into the Eight-bit coding groove.  He has teamed up with Exeter based mostly software program writer / developer RGCD, to deliver his new image puzzle sport ‘Grid Pix’, to a industrial launch on the C64. How does it examine to the Picross video games of the Gameboy from the previous? RGCD says “It’s very related – it was constructed to make use of the Mario Picross puzzles initially! Grid Pix has 100 new puzzles, with a password and cart-save function, plus we have already got a free dlc pack of 100 extra puzzles. You run the sport on cart, press a key and it masses 100 puzzles into ram from disk.”

Grid Pix was first proven in February, 2019, on the GAME>PLAY pageant in Exeter. Since then additions have been made to the sport in preparation for its official launch date. Two further soundtrack choices have been included, Ste Pickford has been commissioned to provide a improbable cowl artwork for the sport and there was some tweaking and refining of the sport which RGCD are actually capable of announce they’re nearing the end line for the discharge of the sport. “Just about all the things is finished besides the guide. ‘Summer time 2019’, is what we’re in search of a launch date, as there are a number of different issues within the pipeline too”, RGCD informs me.

To remain knowledgeable click on on the RGCD / Grid Pix web site right here: https://www.rgcd.co.uk/2019/05/grid-pix-commodore-64.html

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