Acorn Arcade Gaming news and views Free Substitute Soccer game available on !Store http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1741.html Jeroen Vermeulen has been busy continuing with his project to convert Python games in Python from the book "Code the Classics" by the Raspberry Pi organisation. His fifth game (Substitute Soccer) is now available as a free download from !Store Software Preservation at the ROUGOL Show http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1726.html We've mentioned before the work of the Acorn Preservation Team to archive and preserve BBC Micro and Acorn software before it's lost to time and bit rot. As part of this effort, there will be a Software Preservation stand at this weekend's ROUGOL show which will offer a software preservation service. This is possible thanks to a generous offer of time and expertise from Paul Emerton (who you may remember from his excellent demonstration on BBC TV graphics and Acorn machines at the Centre for Computing History). Arculator updated to add A4 emulation and more podule support http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1708.html Archimedes emulator Arculator has been updated to version 2.1 with some very nice new features. The emulator can now emulate an A4 laptop or the A500 prototype and can also emulate more podules, including the Aleph One 386 and 486 podule, meaning you can now run DOS and Windows in the emulator. How data can be recovered from damaged discs using an oscilloscope http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1685.html A couple of months ago, we told you about the Acorn Preservation Team, who are working to preserve the data from old discs before the data's gone forever. Acorn Preservation Team want to help archive your old data before it's too late http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1657.html The need to preserve data from the BBC Micro days is becoming more and more urgent as time goes by since many of the discs are now well over 35 years old and many will be starting to degrade - if they haven't already. During this weekend's all-day ABug event, the Acorn Preservation Team gave an update on their recent project to recover the data from the original source code discs for several of Matthew Atkinson's games for the BBC Micro including Repton 3, UIM, Tempest and The Living Daylights. Book: Acorn - A World in Pixels http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1633.html Acorn - A World in Pixels, by idesine publishing, is a new 476 page book about the best the BBC Micro had to offer in games. From Airlift to Zalaga, a huge number of the well known BBC Micro-era games are included with wonderfully designed full-colour pages for each and interviews with some of the programmers behind the games and also the people behind the computers themselves. The book, published on 27 November, 2020, is beautifully presented in hardback form with an Acorn green bookmark attached to the spine and contained within a hard slip cover. Cloverleaf drops promise of including retro games with Kickstarter rewards (Updated) http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1626.html Following an odd saga over the weekend involving Facebook group bans, deleted comments and generally hostile responses, the Cloverleaf project have this evening posted an update to their Kickstarter page noting that due to legal concerns, their previous promises of including a large collection of games with the project's rewards will no longer be fulfilled. Instead, Cloverleaf will provide a way to download games from other sources. Amcog's latest game Star Mine reviewed http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1517.html Amcog has become a great source of new games for RISC OS over the last few years, and the London Show saw the release of their latest offering - Star Mine. It should run on most RISC OS machines (I tested it on a Titanium). This is the first Amcog game to offer joystick support as well as using user-definable keys. Amcog Games Escape from the Arcade reviewed http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1480.html One of the many exciting reasons to be at Wakefield 2019 was to visit the Amcog Games stand and see (and indeed buy!) their new game "Escape from the Arcade". This is their latest maze/platform game and should run on just about any RISC OS 4/5 system (I am playing it on my TItanium). RISC OS interview with Tim H-Smith http://acornarcade.com/comments/rss/news1413.html There was recently a very interesting discussion about writing a new RISC OS game on Stardot. Our intrepid reporters have tracked down the prospective author to find out more....