It's always interesting to know if word gets out sometimes :)
Firstly, it's wonderful seeing the Amiga move forward in so many ways. New games, new hardware for both classics and NG machines. As a proud owner of an Amiga 1200 and an X5000 I enjoy seeing new developments, software, hardware, even emulation.
We 3 Amigans (Bastich, Akira and Invent) are currently working away on a new game called IRIDIUM. If you have ever played or heard of Uridium on the Amiga then hopefully you will really enjoy this news. Our game is a frantic new 2D shoot 'em up with huge levels and truly massive enemy ships. Mixing game styles from Uridium, Xenon 2 and Nemesis. We have a few interesting twists along the way.
While our focus is for the PC platform first (demo on Kickstarter), our second goal is the Nintendo Switch (other consoles possible but at this stage far too expensive). The good news that we are very keen to get this game on the Amiga platform and are having conversations open and private as I write this. At this stage it's either Vampire based Amigas and/or AmigaOS. While I can't personally promise anything, having 3 Amigans on this game certainly helps.
A little history of me:
First Amiga - A500, then A1200 then A4000. Most used software on platform was Brilliance 2, DirectoryOpus and Lightwave.
Just finished working on the graphics for the Amiga game "ReshootR" with Richard Löwenstein, game will be available very very soon :) We both worked on Reshoot also. He has a patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/loewenstein Richard is an amazing guy to work with if you ever have that chance.
I have worked on Rygar, initially with Sandruzzo but more recently supplied all the maps using "Tiled Map Editor"for McGeezer, who is doing an amazing arcade conversion. For more info on Rygar please follow this thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=93545
- Amiga Inc
- Deluxe Galaga Edgar Vigdal (IOS)
- Warblade MKII
- Dots Adventures
- Im sure I have missed a lot more... :)
Future Amiga Work: (my blog has all the info but please ask if you need more info on any project)
- Release Thrust game (Bastich)
- Rework "Alex Zirconstar" (Patrick Nevian)
- Vampire games
- Mig n Ziggy (A1000 compatible)
- ProXima3 (AGA shootemup) is my biggest Amiga AGA priority but only once Iridium is complete.
- Panic in Robot City (Amstrad/Amiga)
- The Last UFO (Amstrad/Amiga)
- Various ports of Amstrad games (eg Covenant, Movie, Mutant Monty)
I do post more unique content on my own Amiga Patreon site (that only recently launched), more behind the scenes. I'll post my work I did with Amiga Inc for example (soon)
Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/KevinSaunders
If you got this far, thank you for taking the time reading this message and even if you don't pledge know that I will be around working away in the amiga scene as I enjoy and love it so much.
Mig n Ziggy hasn't been forgotten, a copper trick update showing what the C64 palette and Amiga copper tricks would look like.
If you have followed my blog about this game you will see that I have focused purely on the Commodore C64 colour palette.
I'm curious the idea of blending the C64 and Amiga hardware into an in-between state. 1:1 pixel ratio and copper effects. The copper effects by the way (for the moment) a gradient transitions only using the C64 colours.
This game, while on hold till ProXima3 is completed, I have thought about possibly using the Redpill engine if I can't find a coder. The platform I would like this to be available on is the Amiga 1000 (the very first Amiga machine), so I need to be mindful of memory usage.