Nick Andrews, one of our senior developers is ironing out the final bugs on it's DOOM3 code.

NEXUIZ the first port by BSzili

The new developer in town (regarding aros) is on a porting rampage and its second port was well received by AROS gaming community.

Aquaria - A magic journey...

Aquaria is the most beautiful game ever and it's available for AROS.

Retro fun on AROS....

Insane Jump and Run Game with Puzzle elements... Really hard retro game action with knobs on!

AROS Playground Wallpapers

Some Desktop Wallpapers with AROS Gaming inspiration, done specially by our resident artists...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cave Story: Doukutsu Monogatari

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware PC side-scrolling platformer game developed by Studio Pixel   . It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations   and will have an official translation script published sometime in the near future.
This is really one of those games that can be considered an almost masterpiece of game design. There are so many wonderful and classic gaming elements, that I cannot even begin to describe just one quality well enough to say "It is for this one reason alone that Cave Story is a great game." There is just so much effort, originality and ingenuity behind this game and it really shows more and more as you play through it.

More info on Cave Story can be found on this web-site

AROS Port was handled by Bszilard BirĂ³.

And it can be downloaded here and the data for Cave Story Deluxe here

Install procedure:
Copy "Doukutsu.exe" and the "data" directory next to the executable. After that all you have to is to start "nx", and have fun.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

OpenJazz: Jazz JackRabbit engine

Jazz Jackrabbit is a series of video games featuring the titular character of Jazz Jackrabbit, a green anthropomorphic hare, who fights with his turtle nemesis, Devan Shell, in a science fiction parody of the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare. Created by Cliff Bleszinski and developed by Epic MegaGames, the series debuted on the personal computer in 1994 with Jazz Jackrabbit. The series consists of two computer games and a handheld console game. He was originally the mascot of EpicGames.
OpenJazz is a free, open-source re-implementation of the classic jazz Jackrabbit ™ games. OpenJazz can be compiled on a wide range of operating systems. To play, you will need the files from one of the original games.

 OpenJazz Webiste can be found here

AROS Port was handled by Bszilard BirĂ³ - AROS EXEC-Thread

You can download it at AROS-ARCHIVES (not ready yet) and the shareware version can be downloaded at DOS Games Archives.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TUX Football: TUX nowhere to be seen...

Tux Football is a great 2D soccer(for U.S.)/football(outside U.S) game. It aims on bringing old style gameplay from AMIGA times back to your computer with more up to date graphics! It's gameplay is similar to old classics such as Anco's Kick Off and Sensible Software's Sensible Soccer or it's sequel SWOS.
The gameplay is designed to be quick, responsive and fun. You are always in control of the player closest to the ball. The ball is controled via two differentn kick buttons - one for pass, and one for shoot. Aftertouch can be applied to shots by quickly pressing and holding the direction you want the ball to bend towards. Pushing in the opposite direction to what you kicked the ball makes it raise into the air, pushing in the same direction as the ball makes it dip towards the ground.

 It's still W.I.P. so here's what is done so far (at the date of this anouncement):
  • Two Teams
  • Pass, Kick, Tackles, Headers
  • Aftertouch
  • Bounds detection (i.e. we know when throw ins, goals, etc. happens)
  • Realistic physics on the ball, including bouncing off goal posts.
  • Title Screen, With menu.
  • Sound Support, including sfx and music
  • Computer controlled players
  • Redefining keys, selecting number of players
Still to be done:
  • More Teams
  • More graphics and moves, such as throw-in graphics, rolling around on the floor in agony, etc.
  • Talking about agony, injuries and player-player collision detection need to be added
  • Along with yellow cards and red cards
  • And substitutions
  • Joystick support
  • Music and SFX need to be improved.
  • Networked play
  • Leagues, player stats, transfer market

Port is being handled by Boran Serkan, and he promises to keep an eye and update the port as well as it progresses - so keep your eyes on the available downloads.

Download Aros version at PortaCall site

Direction Keys : Move player around
Left Shift : Shoot (heavy kick in the air)
Left Ctrl : Pass (softer kick along the ground, directed to feet of the closest player on your team in the direction you passed in)