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Quotes & Recommendations

"Overall, the game does a good job in providing solid gameplay with excellent atmospheric music to get the nostalgic juices flowing. The graphics as you‘d expect, are very retro — but that is in keeping with the style of Fervour." - The RISC OS Blog

"One of my favourite BBC Micro games was Sphere of Destiny and Xeroid runs along the same lines ... well worth 9.99" - Drag ' N ' Drop magazine

"I've thoroughly enjoyed the game so far. Things I like especially: The music, the sense of speed, the textures created by the multi-coloured tiles at times creates a pleasing graphical effect."

"This comes with a recommendation, it's fun and can be surprisingly tricky"

"a great balance of fun and irritation"

Available to Buy for £ 9.99

We are pleased to announce that as of the 3rd of July 2016 Xeroid V1.19 is now available for download from the PlingStore and is priced at £ 9.99.

Xeroid was originally released at the Wakefield show on the 16th April 2016.

See the news section for more information.

Xeroid is a new RISC OS game presented in 3D vector graphics.

Summary

You are travelling on a highway through space. If you leave the highway your ship will cease to function and will be sucked into a black hole.

The highway is also perilous! If you ride over certain coloured segments your ship will be affected. For example, green surfaces accelerate your ship whilst purple causes the ship to hover.

Compatibility

Xeroid is compatible with RISC OS 4 on Virtual Acorn and RISC OS 5 on Raspberry Pi 1 & 2, Beagleboard and Pandaboard based systems, the Iyonix, ARM X6 and RPCEmu.

Pricing

Upgrades to Xeroid are free.

Included Within Xeroid

  • 6 original music tracks.
  • Support for RISC OS 4 on Virtual Acorn.
  • Support for RISC OS 5 on Iyonix,Raspberry Pi 1,2, ARM X6, Pandaboard, Beagleboard or RPCEmu.
  • Beginner and Master mode.
  • 14 levels which may be played in Beginner or Master mode.
  • Different strategies will be required for a road in beginner and master mode making the number of level puzzles effectively equal to 28 rather than 14.

Hints

  • Use the purple squares to gain lift if required to jump over gaps.
  • Changing lanes is possible provided you are both high enough and quick enough.
  • Judge speed and inertia in order to complete the track.
  • Watch out for mud, skid, ice and acceleration surfaces that will affect your ship.
  • Red causes your ship to stop.
  • Green causes your ship to super accelerate.
  • Purple causes your ship to rise further above the road.
  • Blue causes you to lose the ability to brake or accelerate whilst you travel over it.
  • Yellow causes you to skid sideways faster.
  • Orange slows down your ship gradually and disables acceleration.
  • Grey is a bonus square.
  • Cyan is a normal road surface.
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