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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: And a merry christmas to all our readers...
 

And a merry christmas to all our readers...

Posted by Ed Willson on 18:35, 14/12/2004 | ,
 
Well, itís that time of the year again; Mince Pies, Carols by Candle Light, distant relatives staying over, and of course, Santa and his Reindeer.

What better a time to release the first of many previously unreleased games by Matthew Willson?

Snowland is a simple platformer, where you control Santa and must collect presents and deliver them to childrens bedsides.
Your only enemies are time, and the evil snowmen that persist to get in your way
As you go along delivering presents, depending on your actions, bits of the screen may appear/disappear, so make sure you deliver the presents in the correct order.
Also there are Tangerines and Christmas Puds to collect for points and the joyous sound of simple BASIC effects.

Having beaten the clock at any given stage, you will then move on to face 'Scrooge' who will mercilessly throw large snowballs at you to dodge for points.
After taking your fill of Scrooges snowballs, you are then taken on to another stage where you control Santa in his Sleigh and must fly through as many Star gateways as possible.

Download Snowland now, or have a look at our Free games section.

This version of Snowland should work fine on all versions of RISC OS from Arthur to RISC OS 3.x and maybe even RISC OS 4 if youíre lucky.

And from everybody here at AcornArcade, to everybody reading this article, Have a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!
 
  And a merry christmas to all our readers...
  (18:38 14/12/2004)
  Jeffrey Lee (19:21 14/12/2004)
    Guest (15:33 16/12/2004)
      Eddy Willson (15:14 17/12/2004)
        Guest (15:46 18/12/2004)
          Eddy Willson (09:18 19/12/2004)
            Guest (16:39 20/12/2004)
              Eddy Willson (16:51 20/12/2004)
                Anonymous (11:40 23/12/2004)
                  Eddy Willson (09:31 28/12/2004)
 
Anonymous Message #87703, posted at 18:38, 14/12/2004
Unregistered user First article!
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87704, posted at 19:21, 14/12/2004, in reply to message #87703
Unregistered user woot! :)
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Guest Message #87705, posted at 15:33, 16/12/2004, in reply to message #87704
Unregistered user Excellent! Nice one Eddy :-)
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Eddy Willson Message #87706, posted at 15:14, 17/12/2004, in reply to message #87705
Unregistered user Thanks.
I do have the Level Editor on me as well, not very user friendly however, and theres a password thingy I need to get round to removing.
If this was written in 1994 then he would have been roughly 10/11 when he wrote this.
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Guest Message #87707, posted at 15:46, 18/12/2004, in reply to message #87706
Unregistered user Is he still writing?

AW
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Eddy Willson Message #87708, posted at 09:18, 19/12/2004, in reply to message #87707
Unregistered user Yup, although not for RISC OS, and not games.
He has a well paid Web Designer job in Covent Garden at the mo, but is unsure what to do with it after Graduating.
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Guest Message #87709, posted at 16:39, 20/12/2004, in reply to message #87708
Unregistered user Can't get it to work properly with RISC OS 4.39, the RETURN key doesn't do anything! Having a look at the program, I can't find any reference to the RETURN key.
Any solutions?
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Eddy Willson Message #87710, posted at 16:51, 20/12/2004, in reply to message #87709
Unregistered user Well, first of all i'm surprised it even works on RISC OS 4, but the Return makes santa jump in the bonus stage with the snowballs. I should have mentioned that at some point, also that A and Z are up and down in the gateway course.
Ill update it after Xmas.
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Anonymous Message #87711, posted at 11:40, 23/12/2004, in reply to message #87710
Unregistered user Is this the first time 2 articles have been posted on the same day? :D
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Eddy Willson Message #87712, posted at 09:31, 28/12/2004, in reply to message #87711
Unregistered user "If you hop over to our sister site Acorn Arcade they have saved us the job by releasing Snowland - a Christmas themed game by Matthew Wilson - for you all to spend Christmas day playing on your shiny new IYONIX PCs (maybe if it is 32bit and Santa thinks you have been good boys or girls)."

"It runs on my panther, if that helps."
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