Good news ! RetroGamer (Issue 207, May 2020) contains an excellent article about the Amstrad Homebrew community, many great projects with exclusive interviews are presented inside. We felt honored to have some participation in it, providing some words regarding Sonic GX and the Amstrad GX-4000 in general.
Please note that we also wrote a full-featured article for Sonic GX to be published in BLAST ANNUAL 2020 magazine (hopefully later this year).
ps. Don't try to scale up the images attached to this post ; the image resolution has been voluntary reduced to make the text unreadable. Go buy the issue ! :)
This is the first game from CONDENSE
for the Amstrad GX-4000 / Amstrad Plus machines.......
The game is called Sonic GX
Coding: NoRecess / Condense
Graphic Enhancements: CeD / Condense
Audio: Targhan / Arkos
Thanks to our friends TotO, Overflow, Longshot for support & testing
Details with exclusive content to be published in BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Some gameplay videos here and here
Final version available end of 2020
Some exciting news about our game currently in development:
- BLAST ANNUAL 2020 will feature exclusive coverage of the game. Even better, BLAST ANNUAL actually became the official sponsor of the game !
=> It's a win-win situation where BLAST ANNUAL benefit from us with new, exclusive content while we benefit from them with great coverage.
- I (NoRecess/Condense) will be traveling from Canada to France to present and discuss the game @ Alchimie 2019.
=> YES!!! I just can't wait to see some of the greatest members of the Amstrad community and get their feedbacks on our work.
- The game took a really great shape lately....
As you may know it, Condense basically spent the last decade creating demos for the Amstrad CPC 6128, releasing Pheelone (2009), Phortem (2013) and phX (2018).
We started to get some interest lately for the Amstrad Plus / GX-4000 platform, thanks to productions like CRTC³, Eerie Forest and the incredible remakes of Ghost'n'Goblins (the one from Xifos/Targhan is released, and the very promising one from Golem13/iXien is still in development). And of course, let's not forget Gerald that has made an incredible gift to the Amstrad community by releasing the C4CPC, a fantastic device allowing the launch of custom programs running from a SDCard directly on the real machine.
So today, we are announcing our next ambitious project: a GAME for the Amstrad GX-4000. Don't ask: we don't provide any more details for now. But... based on the fact that amazing Amstrad Plus / GX-4000 productions were released in the past at Alchimie demoparty (France) ; and that most of our close friends will be there reunited once again this year ; my dear friend TotO will be authorized to show a preview of the game (unless someone very generous decide to pay me the flight from Montreal/Canada, hehe !). That preview will be fully playable, have fun guys!! -- but it will not be possible to make a copy. So you have to be there @ Alchimie 2019 !!!!!