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These are the latest news and updates from the Atari Lynx scene and community. Do you have something hot to share? Get in contact and tell us what it is!
Dec 8 2019
Bastian is an amazing new 3D engine demo for Atari Lynx. This demo was presented during Sillyventure2k19 programming contest and it's something you have to see to believe. The demo shows off a full 3D environment on an Atari Lynx. It has amazing chiptune music and some awesome high colour pixel art thrown in too. Go check it out.
Dec 6 2019
Blast Annual 2020 is a new retro gaming magazine that covers a range of old consoles and computer systems and Atari Lynx is one of those. Atari Gamer will be collaborating with the Blast Annual team and will have a number of articles in the debut edition. These articles will cover Atari Lynx 30th Birthday as well as the number of programming contests that have been held in celebration of it.
Nov 28 2019
Baron Lovejoy Travels in Time has been announced in development this year. It's meant to be a traditional style platformer game and a new addition to the ever-growing Atari Lynx homebrew library. Sampo Rintanen has started a game development blog for this title, outlining his plans for multiple platforms and the shape that the final game will take. It's worth a read and we're looking forward to the first playable Atari Lynx version!
Nov 27 2019

Sillyventure 2k19 is only 9 days away now, so it's time to get excited because there will be lots of Atari Lynx content there! The official time table has been announced now too. Here's an English translation of it...

THURSDAY - December 5 20:00 (organizational meeting)
People who want to help in preparations for the event traditionally welcome and desirable smile There will not be too many robots, because this year a team will be hired that will bring the tables and assemble them.

FRIDAY - December 6

  • 06:00 - opening of the gates
  • 10:00 - presentation of demoscene productions from VCS, to XL / XE, ST / STe, Lynx, Falcon and Jaguar
  • 13:00 - "Silly Talks" - part # 1
  • 14:30 - crazy compo - Dezemberfest!
  • 15:00 - presentation of the best demoscene productions from Silly Venture 2000-2018 - part # 1
  • 16:45 - meeting in front of the party-place, "Hummer H2" limousine trip in groups of 18 to the "City of Angels" club, where the event will be officially opened and ... regulars know smile Journey accompanied by demos displayed inside, chip- tune music and a glass of champagne smile This year we will be moving with the new version of "Hummer H2" big_smile The purchase, which differs not only in color, but also in the equipment ... smile
  • 18:15 - 20:00 - official opening at the City of Angels club
  • 20:00 - devil's show 18+ at the City of Angels club
  • 20:15 - return to party place
  • 21:00 - Wild Compo, MSX and GFX Compo (all platforms)

    SATURDAY - December 7

  • 10:00 - wake up with Red Bull
  • 10:30 - book premiere
  • 11:00 - premiere of the magazine
  • 11:15 - "Silly Talks" - part # 2
  • 12:00 - live concert of the "NICK: T" duo (ATARI STE and Commodore C64C)
  • 13:30 - a surprise on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Atari Lynx console!
  • 15:00 - presentation of the best demoscene productions from Silly Venture 2000-2018 - part # 2
  • 16:00 - WHIP! Pong Compo
  • 16:30 - video presentation of the official opening on Friday
  • 17:00 - Intro, Demo and Game Compo (all platforms)

    SUNDAY - December 8

  • 10:00 - announcement of results, distribution of prizes
  • 14:00 - closing the gates

  • Nov 18 2019
    If you've been waiting for the Atari Lynx cartridge programmer/reader/writer boards to be back in stock, it's your day! Atari Gamer is about to make a new batch and will be contacting everyone on the wait list first. If you want to order one, follow the wait list link and leave a comment.
    Nov 13 2019
    The ever popular Lynx SD game cartridge that lets you play Atari Lynx games from an SD card is being rebranded as the Lynx GD aka Lynx Game Drive. The new release will be a new version of the hardware and will load games much faster than the current Lynx SD carts. Atari Gamer will be working closely with RetroHQ on a new menu loader system of course, so keep your eyes peeled for this awesome new cart coming soon!
    Nov 12 2019
    If you've felt the absence of the Atari Lynx HandyCast, you're not alone. Mark has been absent for around 9 months now, but he's just announced that the HandyCast is returning in December and an all new episode about Klax. Get your Lynx and headphones ready!
    Nov 5 2019
    Super Fighter Team, the publisher that brought you the amazing Atari Lynx game, Zaku has ceased operations as a publisher and will now work as a developer instead. Hopefully that means some new Atari Lynx games from them!
    Oct 24 2019
    Super Nicktendo has just released another episode of his Retronomics series of videos that looks at price trends for retro games. This time, it's about the Atari Lynx official collection. Interesting watch, check it out here.
    Oct 23 2019

    8-bit Unity is a development platform for retro games and they have something new coming up...

    I am approximately 2 weeks away from releasing version 0.3 of 8bit-Unity, which adds support for the Atari Lynx and greatly improved sprites on all platforms.Importantly, this will be the first version compatible with the 8bit-Hub hardware I have been working on. This includes Wifi, SD card, PS2 mouse, and 4 Joysticks, all in one box!!!

    Oct 20 2019
    Songbird Productions is pleased to announce Biniax 2 and Xump - The Final Run coming to the Atari Lynx by Jan 2020. Each game comes in a professionally molded cartridge with printed box and instructions, and an EEPROM for saved game data such as scores and passwords. Biniax 2 is the tantalizing sequel to the Biniax puzzle game, and includes three play modes: Arcade, Tactic, and an all-new 2-player mode supported via link cable! BONUS: the original Biniax game is included too! Xump - The Final Run brings the frantic Retroguru classic to the Atari Lynx. Race against the clock and clear the grid of dissolving tiles while avoiding bombs, one-way barriers, and other hazards! Both games have been remastered and refined to provide maximum gaming pleasure on your Lynx system. Watch the Songbird Productions website for more details on these upcoming releases!
    Oct 18 2019
    We've added a utility to generate LNX header file ASM files for CC65. Now you don't have to hand-craft these when making games for Atari Lynx! Check out the rest of the programming resources section for more information.
    Oct 17 2019
    Cross-Chase has been released for Atari Lynx some time back, but now Fabrizio Caruso, it's creator has made some updates to it. It still run in 'text mode' on the Atari Lynx but full graphics version is in the works. What's amazing about this game is it's available for hundreds of retro consoles and attempts to support their individual capabilities to the fullest. Worth keeping an eye on! You can play it here.
    Oct 16 2019
    The Atari Times website has been down for quite some time, but no more! Atari Gamer has reached out to Gregory D. George and he was able to fix everything and restore all the articles and information. It's great to see this resource available again!
    Oct 16 2019

    Analogue have announced the Pocket. It's definitely something to get for your retro gaming! You will need to get an additional adapter for Atari Lynx cartridges though. Check out what they had to say -

    A multi-video-game-system portable handheld. A digital audio workstation with a built-in synthesizer and sequencer. A tribute to portable gaming. Out of the box, Pocket is compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance game cartridge library. Pocket works with cartridge adapters for other handheld systems, too. Like Game Gear. Neo Geo Pocket Color. Atari Lynx & more. Completely engineered in two FPGAs. No emulation.

    Oct 8 2019
    We're still Celebrating Atari Lynx 30th Birthday and The New Retro Show has published another excellent video showing Mike playing some of the games from the 30th Birthday Programming Competition. So if you want to see these games in action and see Mike get stuck and then find his way out (not to your heart!) then head on over to YouTube and watch the video.
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