Tour de Yorkshire brings the Tour de France spirit to your iPhone/ iPad
July 5, 2014 – 10:02 | No Comment
Tour de Yorkshire brings the Tour de France spirit to your iPhone/ iPad

The Tour de France 2014 has just kicked off in Yorkshire, England, where 198 top riders will spend the next two days battling through 120 miles of beautiful countryside.
If you’re a cycling fan then you …

Stella 4.0 makes it easy and fun to emulate classic Atari 2600 VCS games
July 2, 2014 – 09:23 | No Comment
Stella 4.0 makes it easy and fun to emulate classic Atari 2600 VCS games

When it comes to tapping into our fondness for old computing and gaming platforms, Stella has always been at the forefront. This cross-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator first saw the public light of day back …

Trikanoid 1.2 for Windows out, adds support for mouse control
February 13, 2013 – 09:35 | Comments Off
Trikanoid 1.2 for Windows out, adds support for mouse control

It’s not even a month since we wrote about Trikanoid, a fun remake of 80′s arcade classic Arkanoid. But developers Triumph Remakers have been busy, and version 1.2 for Windows has just been released (the …

Trikanoid: the classic 80′s game “Arkanoid” is back
January 18, 2013 – 05:46 | 2 Comments
Trikanoid: the classic 80′s game “Arkanoid” is back

Arkanoid was an 80′s arcade classic, a great test of hand-eye coordination as you tried to clear a breakout-style pattern of blocks from the screen.
But if you missed the game the first time, that’s not …

Zombie Shooter: blast the undead into a bloody mess with this free arcade-style game
December 10, 2012 – 09:07 | Comments Off
Zombie Shooter: blast the undead into a bloody mess with this free arcade-style game

The Walking Dead is now on its mid-season break, but if you’re missing the show already then you could turn to Zombie Shooter, a free game which provides all the opportunities for walker-slaughtering you’re ever …

Create and play RTS games with the open source Spring Engine
November 7, 2012 – 08:33 | Comments Off
Create and play RTS games with the open source Spring Engine

If you’re the creative type then the idea of designing your own games can seem appealing. For a moment or two, anyway, until you began to think about exactly how many technical challenges you’d need …

0 A.D. : obliterate your enemies in this gorgeous historical RTS
June 14, 2012 – 06:33 | Comments Off
0 A.D. : obliterate your enemies in this gorgeous historical RTS

Open source RTS games aren’t generally known for having quality graphics, even when finished, so you probably wouldn’t expect too much from an alpha build. Which is why 0 A.D. is a real surprise, thanks …

Protect your saved games with SaveGameBackup
January 23, 2012 – 09:08 | Comments Off
Protect your saved games with SaveGameBackup

When you’re thinking of files which you really should include in a backup, then saved games probably don’t rank highly on the list. But maybe they should. After all, in some cases your current game …

Lines95: a simple but addictive strategy game
December 21, 2011 – 06:02 | Comments Off
Lines95: a simple but addictive strategy game

As we wrote last week, you don’t need flashy graphics to create a great game: there’s plenty of retro entertainment to be had from the ideas behind old classics like Command & Conquer and the …

Enjoy hours of free retro gaming fun with OpenRA and UFO:AI
December 15, 2011 – 08:43 | Comments Off
Enjoy hours of free retro gaming fun with OpenRA and UFO:AI

Many modern games are all about the graphics, with the developers exploiting the very latest engines and technologies to deliver some truly cinematic experiences.
Get past the eye candy, though, and there’s not always a great …

Roundup: 20 software releases you may have missed in the second week of December
December 9, 2011 – 15:12 | Comments Off
Roundup: 20 software releases you may have missed in the second week of December

It may only be the second week of December, but the Christmas feeling has already taken over. Software publishers are still releasing software throughout the festive season and we’ve collected together twenty of the biggest …