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Sqrxz 4 Release – At Revision 2014

At Revision 2014 (18. – 21. April 2014), held in Saarbrücken – Germany, we will release Sqrxz 4 – Cold Cash by Retroguru into the game development competition.

The game development competition is combined in a block of other competitions and starts officially on Saturday by 18:00 GMT +2. A stream link should pop up on the Revision homepage soonish sometime after the event starts. Find the complete timetable here.

As of now we do have the following ports ready to rock:
* Windows (32-Bit)
* Linux (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
* MacOS X (32-Bit, 64-Bit) / Intel
* Wiz
* Playstation Portable (PSP)
* MotoMagx
* Dreamcast
* GCW Zero

Sqrxz 3 Mac OS X updated!

Indiket updated Sqrxz 3 for Mac OS X from 1.00r to the latest 1.05r version! Find the .dmg file here.

New Retroguru-Member: Jan Jenson

Welcome to Danish artist Jan Jenson in the Retroguru family who will support us with graphics artwork. You can find his homepage at http://www.janart.dk/. In particular he is helping a bit on Sqrxz 4 for now. (koj)

Sqrxz 2 PSP #2 PSP Homebrew Game Competition 2013

Sqrxz 2 PSP placed 2nd in the “PSP Homebrew Game Competition 2013” organized by FouadtjuhMaster, DashHacks and PSVitaGR. There was the one or other nice game, so if you still love PSP homebrew you may want to check all entries out!

Sqrxz 2 v1.00 for Dreamcast, Symbian OS Series 60 and Symbian OS UIQ 3

Happy new year 2014 from Retroguru with updated ports of Sqrxz 2 for Dreamcast (Thanks Indiket) and Symbian OS Series 60 & Symbian OS UIQ3 (Thanks AnotherGuest). Get your updates from the download page. The only remaining updates to come yet are for Caanoo, MotoMAGX and OpenPandora.

Sqrxz 2 v1.00 for Amiga OS4, AROS, MorphOS, NetBSD 5 x86, PSP, RaspberryPi, Linux, Windows, Wiz and GCW Zero

With lots of effort from Thor Sqrxz 2 now features all enhancements from Sqrxz 3 – basically various screenmodes (coded by Yannick) for devices larger than 320×240. With this there were few other improvements listed a few lines below.

Brandnew Sqrxz 2 ports are for Playstation Portable, NetBSD 5 (x86) and RaspberryPi. PSP by Thor, NetBSD 5 by phx and RaspberryPi by Jum (already approved in the PiStore and free for download!). Not to forget the initial port for the GCW Zero console by zear.

Updates are provided for Amiga OS4 and MorphOS (thanks phx), Linux & Windows & Wiz (thanks Thor). Few more systems are yet to be updated.

Changes:

* v1.00 (November/2013)
- rewritten frameskip code
- normalized sfx
- fixed configuration saving
- added settings to define screensize (System/OS depending)
- new option to switch between combine up controls with jump or not (this option will come in handy for joystick players only)

changes for devices with a screen equal or larger than 640 x 480:
- scale options: bilinear, antialias and scanlines (Thanks Yannick!)

GCW Zero:
- $HOME support for Linux based platforms (Thanks zear!)

Go to the downloads page and enjoy your daily frustration dose! :)

Sqrxz 3 v1.05r for MotoMAGX released!

Thanks to Sergei Sqrxz 3 for MotoMAGX is now up the the latest build! Get it from the Sqrxz 3 Download page!

Sqrxz 1…2…3…4…!

With the help of Simon Butler, one of the best pixel graphics artist known on earth, the graphical artwork for Sqrxz 4 has begun today!

Sqrxz 3 goes Raspberry Pi!

Thanks to James Higgs aka Jum we do have a Raspberry Pi build! Please find the download here.

RetroMadrid 2013 – Free Sqrxz and Sqrxz 2 Amiga OCS floppies!

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.

Update:

Get the game at the Commodore 4 Ever booth now!

Update 2:

Sqrxz Amiga OCS presentation @ RetroMadrid 2013

Thanks to Jesus / Commodore4ever for the picture and the distribution @ RetroMadrid 2013

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