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19th March 2017 : New Games in Development

Subject to a successful development & beta cycle, new games are planned for the Wakefield show. Including:

  • A Zombie game
  • A game development kit that includes 2 games

14th March 2017 : Mop Tops Wins Best Game 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted for Mop Tops.

7th March 2017 : RDSP Beta released

Click to Download This is beta 2 of the new Shared Sound module from AMCOG Games. This sound module enables improved audio to be added to your RISC OS applications including:
  • Easy sample playback
  • Easy sound synthesis

The RDSP included in Mop Tops is the same module binary. However, I have improved the examples including a new effects demo..

Beta 2 adds:

  • Support for modulating samples via the ENVELOPE command
  • Support for sample looping.
  • An ASM veneer for the shared sound call.
  • More examples including an "all" obey file.
  • Crude bell override so that samples may be played for the system bell.
  • A master volume control.
  • Increased channels to 16.
  • Various bug fixes and code prettifying. Notably to ADSR so that decay now works and that the ADSR works more correctly with different volume levels.
  • SWIs based on allocated SWI range. Although these have not yet been tested.

27th February 2017 : Mop Tops Updated

AMCOG Games are please to announce an update to Mop Tops - an arcade puzzle game inspired by Lemmings and interactive building games.

This is a new RISC OS game originally released at the RISC OS London show 2016 that now features:

  • 30 levels.
  • Parallax scrolling in 16 million colours.
  • A total of 6 original music tracks.
  • Sound effects produced by the RDSP virtual sound chip that employ both samples and synthesised sounds.
A video of the game running is available from here

The update Includes:

  • Sound effects produced via the RDSP virtual sound chip.
  • Improvements to character and effects animation.
  • Improvements to drag and drop.
  • Additional levels
  • Additional original music tracks.
  • A hint for the last level access code provided.
Existing users are entitled to the update free of charge and a new version has been uploaded to the Plingstore: http://www.plingstore.org.uk/cgi-bin/plingstore/home.cgi

Mop Tops costs 9.99 uk pounds. It is compatible with RISC OS 4 and 5 machines including Raspberry Pi, Beagleboard, Pandaboard, ARMX6, RPCEmu and Virtual Acorn.

22nd January 2017 : Mop Top and Xeroid Updates

New levels, sound effects and animations are in development for Mop Tops.

Further, mouse support will be added to Xeroid as well as increasing the colour depth to 16M colours

A beta testing request will be sent out soon via the ROOL Forums These are planned to be made available for the RISC OS South West show

Updates for existing users are free.

21st January 2017 : Sounds Good and its Free

Following on from the presentation given at the ROUGOL club in London last year on 21st November AMCOG games have released an alpha version of new sound module, via the ROOL forums This sound module provides an easy to use software synthesiser with:
  • 4 waveforms
  • Wave modulation : PWM, pitch etc
  • 8 sound channels
  • 8 resonant low pass filters (1 per channel)
  • Support for ENVELOPE and SOUND commands
  • A digital delay effect
  • Sample Playback via WAV files
A full release version will soon be available.

As a POC - it has been fitted to a free BASIC game by 'Patrick M' Spaceship-snd

This game should be compatible with the at least the Raspberry Pi and ARM X6

11th November 2016 : The RISC OS Blog reviews Xeroid

The RISC OS Blog has reviewed Xeroid: Under the Microscope: Xeroid"

1st November 2016 : New Game! Mop Tops

Our new puzzle game " Mop Tops " is now available from the PlingStore!

Priced at just 9.99 ukp.

For more information on Mop Tops please click Here.

12th October 2016 : Mop Tops in Beta

Our new title Mop Tops is currently undergoing beta testing.

This is a puzzle game in the style of Lemmings - with a key difference:
The characters pick up or interact with objects that the player provides.

It features 16M colour graphics & parallax scrolling.

The number of levels and original music tracks is still being finalized.

21st August 2016 : RISC OS London show 2016

AMCOG Games will be appearing at the RISC OS London show 2016.

Xeroid, Overlord and Legends of Magic will be on sale via CD and download code.

We are also working on a new title and a new sound module for RISC OS. The schedule for these new products will be dependent on internal/beta testing.

20th August 2016 : Drag'N'Drop reviews Xeroid

A review of Xeroid has been included in Drag'N'Drop Issue 7i4 Summer 2016

Please note, since the review was written RISC OS 4 support, and 7 new levels have been added.

19th August 2016 : Wakefield show interview

Click here for an interview from the AmCoG games stand at the Wakefield show.

3rd July 2016 : Xeroid Updates

AMCOG games are pleased to announce version 1.19 of Xeroid has been released and adds:

  • 2 new music tracks
  • 7 new levels - the first of which does not require a passcode to play.
  • Visual enhancements
  • Improved MP3 playback performance in the game.
  • Support for Virtual Acorn running RISC OS 4.

25th June 2016 : Design, music composition and prototyping underway.

Our next title is now in development. Details will be announced in due course.

25th June 2016 : Xeriod update planned to be released via the PlingStore at MUG

An update to Xeroid will be released on the 2nd of July 2016 once beta testing has completed. You can come and play the update at the Recursion Computer Fair which is hosting the RISCOS MUG show.

CDs will be available to buy for all 3 titles. However, in order to get the new levels, the Plingstore code in the CD box will be required to be used.

As usual, all updates to Xeroid are free.

12th June 2016 : Xeriod update beta test underway

An update to Xeroid has been sent for beta testing which includes:
  • Support for Virtual Acorn.
  • 7 new levels, the first of which can be played without a passcode.
  • Visual improvements : flashing thrusters and slow scrolling star.s
  • 2 additional original music tracks.

7th May 2016 : AmCoG Games will be appearing at Recursion 2016

Come and see us at Recursion 2016. For information on the time and place of the Recursion Computer Fair, see: Recursion 2016

17th April 2016 : Xeroid Game Released

AmCoG games are please to announce that a new 3D vector graphic game has been released for RISC OS and is available for download from the PlingStore priced at 9.99 ukp.

Beginner and Master levels have been included as well as 4 new original music tracks.

The first free update to provide additional game levels is planned for the MUG/Recursion show in July.

6th March 2016 : Wakefield Show 2016

AmCoG games will be attending the Wakefield show. A new game is under development and is planned for release, subject to beta testing.

2nd March 2016 : Legends of Magic Updated

We are pleased to announce that Legends of Magic has been updated to V1.12 and now includes a second quest, effectively a second game, where the user must collect all of the treasure on the island to win. This means that Legends of Magic is now effectively two games in one.

Available now from the PlingStore for 9.99 ukp.

Existing users are entitled to this update for free.

13th Feburary 2016 : Legends of Magic Update Under Development

A new quest is under development for Legends of Magic. Existing users are entitled to this new quest for free.

Legends of Magic Update 1 is planned to released at the RISC OS South West Show provided that the update has passed beta testing.

Treasure Quest

The boatman who is carrying you on your quest will not give you passage unless you retrieve all the treasure from a haunted island. You have been given a sack to carry the treasure within and may not leave the island until your quest is complete.


26th October 2015 : Legends of Magic Released

We are pleased to announce that Legends of Magic is now available to download from the PlingStore and is priced at £8.99


For further information click below: Legends of Magic

19th October 2015 : RISC OS London show 2015

AMCOG Games will be appearing at the RISC OS London show 2015.

We are pleased to announce our new game Legends of Magic will be released on the 24th of October 2015 and will be available to buy at the show.

Boxed CDs with PlingStore promotional codes of Overlord 1.40 will also be on sale.

30th September 2015 : Legends of Magic

A brand new RISC OS isometric 3D quest game been released for beta testing.

" For some years you have desired to be an apprentice Magus studying magic and lore. However, whilst you have friends within the academy, your abilities did not warrant being inducted when you reached adolescence. It was noted that you demonstrated skills at performing magic from ancient incantations read aloud and that the academy is still considering you since you show promise.

A number the alumni of the academy have disappeared recently. One, called Savid, returned distraught and explained that a dark magic was gaining acceptance. Initially word had spread that a new method had been discovered that appeared to improve self control and dicipline. But it appears that this method caused the practitioner to eventually succumb to another's will. Not just anyone, but one who had in fact long been banished. This person, Kimyani, had meddled with dark arts to the point that he 'faded', that is he became undead. He was cast out to a distant dimension where he could inflict no further harm. However, it appears that he has found a way to reach out to our world.

Unfortunately no-one listened to Savid. Except for you as Savid was your close friend. He told you that he had discovered an abandoned island where the undead were rumoured to walk and where strange creatures lived. A doorway to the dimension where Kimyani existed could be found there, and this was likely what he was using to reach our world. This island held ancient magic, which could also bring you great acclaim. So you arrange a boat to drop you at the island and begin your quest..."

  • Legends of Magic has been developed between May and October 2015
  • It is planned to be compatible with the Raspberry Pi 1 & 2, Pandaboard, Beagleboard, ARM X6, Iyonix, Virtual Acorn and RPCEmu.
  • The game contains 18 minutes of original music at present and will be available to buy once beta testing is complete.

26th July 2015 : Drag'N'Drop Magazine

Drag'N'Drop have an Overlord themed cover! Click Here to find out more.

7th July 2015 : Overlord Updated!

Overlord V1.40

Overlord has been updated and now includes:

  • A mouse sensitivity slider.
  • A new (blue) " duel fire " power-up.
  • Improved distribution of mission objects.
This update is free for existing users and is available through the PlingStore.

If you bought a CD at Wakefield or the ROUGOL presentation, then the PlingStore code in the CD box may be used to download version 1.40.

22nd June 2015 : AmCoG at Recursion on 4th July 2015

AmCoG Games will be appearing at Recursion 2015 on the 4th July 2015.

8th June 2015 : AmCoG Overlord reviewed by Risc OS Blog

Overlord has been put Under the microscope.

17th May 2015 : AmCoG at Rougol on 15th June 2015

AmCoG Games will be appearing at ROUGOL on the 15th June 2015.

27th April 2015: Overlord available to buy from the PlingStore

We are pleased to announce that Overlord is now available for download in the PlingStore and is priced at £ 9.99.

25th April 2015 : Overlord launched at the Wakefield show

Our new game Overlord is being launched at Wakefield 2015

We will have two demonstration Raspberry Pi based systems on the stand so that our new RISC OS Game " Overlord " can be played. The game will be available to buy as a boxed CD. As we are also a band, our music CD " You Deleted Me " will also be available to listen to & buy