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BBC BASIC Game Development Kit

Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:47 am

At this month's meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London our guest speaker will be Anthony Bartram who will be demonstrating the AMCOG Game Development Kit, which makes game writing in BBC BASIC on RISC OS simpler than ever before.

The kit includes:
- core library to enable sprite plotting, screen transitions, MP3 playback and much more
- tile library to provide a general game engine for games based on tiles
- sound library and virtual sound chip: RDSP
- Game sprites
- Music tracks
- Sound samples

Free graphics, music tracks and sound samples are included, plus three games developed using the kit:
- Mutant Penguin
- Cyborg
- Sparky - a simpler playable tile library case study

Sparky is only available with the Development Kit and is presented both as a playable game and development case study. Anthony will walk us through the Sparky example to show how easily a game can be put together using the kit.

Anthony will also explain more about RDSP, his sound synthesis system that 30 years after the creation of RISC OS finally gives it a working ENVELOPE command!

When & Where:

Monday 17th July 2017, 7:45pm

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the restaurant)
173 Borough High Street
London, SE1 1HR

The BEM is easy to reach by public transport from in and around London and the south east:
- 2 minutes walk from Borough tube station
- 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station
- 10 minutes from Waterloo (two stops eastbound on the Jubilee line to London Bridge)
- 20 minutes from Euston and Kings Cross/St Pancras (southbound on the Bank branch of the Northern Line to Borough)

ROUGOL meetings are held on the third Monday of every month and are free to attend, so drop in for food, drink and a chat. More details on the website - http://rougol.jellybaby.net/meetings/index.html

Bryan.

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