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.
Die Organisatoren der vierten Wiener Retrobörse am 8. Dezember 2012 präsentieren in Kooperation mit der Spieleschmiede Retroguru ein brandneues klassisches Amiga Spiel als Erstpremiere. “Sqrxz 2 – Two seconds until death” wird live auf einem Amiga 500 präsentiert und in begrenzter Stückzahl auch als kostenlose Diskettenversion an Besucher verteilt.
Release of Sqrxz 2 Amiga OCS @ 4. Retrobörse in Vienna – 8. December 2012! Game will be presented live on an Amiga 500 and free floppies will be given away to visitors. We only come with a limited supply of floppy disks!
Please kindly note that Sqrxz for Amiga OCS/ECS has been updated. We are now on Version 1.1 which comes with improved scrolling and improved music player. Along with this, there is a HD installable download too! A CDTV/CD32 version will follow soon as we need to update it, to be in sync with the latest release.
We’ve been at Demodays 2012 and released Sqrxz for Amiga OCS. Yes, for the good old original Amiga’s and on good old floppy disks. The game has been tested on Amiga 500 but also works without problems on AGA Amiga’s such the Amiga 1200.
Frank Wille, our Amiga OCS guy, sent out 40 floppy disks with the game. Shahzad Sahaib, our project manager, brought 31 floppy disks to the event. 11 floppy disks were sent out for marketing reasons. So as of now there are 82 floppy disks circulating. We will upload an official image within the next two weeks.
We plan to release more floppy disks, depending on the feedback we get. If everything goes smart, we will announce here and on our Facebook page, on which events (demoparty or event with retro topic) you can pick up your personal copy. Donations are welcome, but not necessary.