Unix Porting Project bursts into game arenaBy Chris Williams. Published: 28th Apr 2003, 12:10:06 | Permalink | Printable
Enough console, more graphics. Over 5 new gamesThe Unix Porting Project has taken a break from serious Unixy utilities and tools to bring a selection of SDL based games to RISC OS. The games, which use a fresh new SDL port rather than eQ's SDL port, range from a 3Dish bomberman clone to a special effects overloaded tron-bike-racing game.
"Thanks to a new SDL port by Alan Buckley, we've been able to make a number of new games available to RISC OS very quickly", Peter Naulls of the UPP explained to drobe.co.uk in an email. Yes, Peter writes for drobe.co.uk although RISC OS entertainment onlookers acornarcade.com broke the story first, here's their article for balance.
SDLBomber: Once you light the fuse, Mr. Bomb is not our friend
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The full list of games available include Munchman, SDLRoids, Heroes, SDLBomber and CircusLinux. We're not games reviewer material and I personally have the dexterity of a sleeping elephant which makes games playing mildly difficult, but we are fans of graphical demos and light-cycle-racer Heroes is our particular favourite in terms of gameplay and crazy power up and flame visuals.
All the games are freely available online however you'll need to be a UPP subscriber to get support and to request new games to be ported.
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