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It has been a long time since I last worked on one of my own game projects, so it is nice to be able to say that I have finally released a new game 🙂 The game is called Twinz! and is based on an game I wrote back on the Commodore Amiga back in 1996 (HOL Link). The original game it was based on was written by Theo Develegas on the ZX Spectrum (WOS LINK) back in 1991, it was a covertape game that I liked to play and back then, I wanted to have a go at doing one myself. If you asked people to load games from cassette tape nowadays, they would have a heart attack! hehe.
The objective of the game is very simple, you turn over 2 tiles at a time to see if the pictures behind them match. If they do, then they stay open and you keep going. If they don’t match, they turn back over. The logic to the game comes from remembering the images behind each tile, so when you find it somewhere else you can turn it over at the right place. Points are awarded for better playing tactics (tiles that are not checked underneath lots of times) and pairs that are found in sequence (one after the other). The game features 5 levels, three difficulties, and an online high score sharing system where you can post your best scores directly from within the game.
Twinz is compatible on any mobile or tablet device. Releases coming for Kindle fire soon, along with iPhone/iPad and other markets. Stay tuned!
Twinz! Screenshots – Click any thumbnail to make it larger
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Since about 1998 I have had my eye on a nice Amiga tattoo design that I fell in love with the moment I saw it, and so finally last weekend I went ahead and had it inked onto my left arm. Over the years I had been putting it off for various reasons, cost and what-not. One of my neighbours was having a tattoo party and so I finally decided now was the time to get it done!
The Commodore Amiga has been a major part of my life for many wonderful years. I moved to the Amiga after spending several years coding on the ZX Spectrum. I learned to code C on the Amiga using SAS/C, and a few other languages including AMOS Basic and Blitz Basic. My Amiga is still a big part of my life, I currently have 3 of them in the house as well as a Pegasos II, and I am working on putting one of my A1200 machines into a tower (although its turning out to be a bit on the expensive side).
The tattoo was hand drawn & inked by local tattoo artist Jeff Benedict. The dark colouring on the boing ball and A is shadow and will eventually lighten up as my arm heals. The images represent the various logos use by the Amiga. AMIGAAAHHH!!