With pleasure we teamed up with Dreamcast.es and can offer free floppy disks with Sqrxz and Sqrxz 2 at RetroMadrid (limited supply, so be fast!). RetroMadrid is hold this weekend and will be the first chance for Spanish Amiga-Fans to get a physical version – the game is free, certainly we will not mind if you donate a bit so we can cover our production costs. The game is available at the Dreamcast.es-Booth.
This might sound odd, but Indiket, who is part of Dreamcast.es as well, ported all Sqrxz parts to Dreamcast, so this seemed the best solution having a real team member giving away Sqrxz.
We had a major problem with Sqrxz 3. For some reason a wrong packaged data file got shared and causes troubles at the end of level four, making it impossible to succeed and getting further. We suppose that this happened at the last major update and would advise everyone to upgrade to the most recent version.
Fresh updated ports (including the correct maps already):
* Dreamcast – CDI Image (Thanks Xavier)
* Symbian OS S60 & Symbian OS UIQ3 (Thanks Lars)
* OpenDingux (Dingoo A320)
* Mac OS X
* NetBSD 5 / x86
* NetBSD 6 / PPC
* Playstation Portable (PSP)
Ports not updated an therefore still buggy:
* Amiga OS 4
* Dreamcast – ISO Image
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused :( For the downloads, please go here.
Sqrxz 1 Amiga OCS won the first place, and Sqrxz 2 Amiga OCS the second place in the Amiga68k category at the Amiga Games Award 2012. Thanks to everyone! We will make sure to recode Sqrxz 3 for Amiga OCS too sometime this year!
Another bunch of free minutes and the last month announced Sqrxz 3 v1.05 is tested, verified and packed for public release. Thanks Thor!
changes for devices with a screen equal or larger than 640 x 480:
* scaling options changes now take effect on the fly and do not require a restart (Thanks Yannick!)
* new scale options: bilinear antialias and scanlines (Thanks Yannick!)
We divided 50 floppy disks of Sqrxz 2 amongst the visitors and 17 floppy disks of Sqrxz 1, which makes a total of 67 floppy disks. Our Retroguru table with an Amiga 500 (provided by Mark!) allowed everyone to test the game live. Most people failed within the first three screens, but this was to be expected. Interestingly a very young girl managed to play past the half of the first level, which was hardly achieved by any other player.
Next possibility to catch a real floppy disk with the game is tUM 2012.
Feedback and donations are welcome anytime :) Please kindly understand that it’s not possible for us to send out the game on floppy disk via snail mail. It just eats too much money and time.