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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!
Jan 18 2020
BennVenn was able to return to his property with the Australian bush fire risk lowered. From BennVenn - Our GameGear and Lynx LCD kits have been sitting in storage since late last year, we'll get them out and begin testing and adding to the store. We still need to finish up the 3d frame for the GameGear before we can list them.
Jan 5 2020
Project Argon (an all new Atari Lynx and other retro consoles emulator on Android) by Mark/Space, one of the sponsors of the Atari Lynx 30th Birthday Celebration is at CES 2020, so go check them out!
Dec 29 2019
If you haven't heard, Australia has a serious bush fire situation right now and this is directly impacting BennVenn. This is what BV had to say... Apologies if we don't get to your messages. We expect to be away for some time, until the fire has moved through. We're just hoping the farm, house and office is still here after it passes through!. With luck BV will be back in business and without any damage to their property. Lets hope for some much needed rain.
Dec 19 2019
If you've been following the Atari Lynx homebrew scene, you'd be aware of the in-development game called Captain Harlynx. It's a space shooter in an iconic anime art style reminiscent of many Japanese games. In time for Christmas, there is a new preview video that shows of some new animations and what appears to be the beginning of in-game cut scenes. It looks quite a lot more playable now, very cool! Watch the video here.
Dec 17 2019
There have been more updates to the games and demos from the Sillyventure 2k19 programming competition. The Devil's Show and No Time have had their preview videos updated and both Fishing for Atari and SillySis have final downloadable ROMs now.
Dec 16 2019
Here's an update from the Blast Annual 2020 team - BLAST ANNUAL 2020 UPDATE: We now have a website. Link is here. http://blastannual.com/ Its a bit of a work in progress atm. I have not set up banking details as yet been too busy but will strive to get the banking details sorted soon so that we can set up pre orders and purchases for other items when they become available.
Dec 15 2019
From the developers of Project Argon, Mark/Space, here's a small update on the progress they've been making...A bit more work to do, but was super pleased we got this working today... We first tried a few months back, and now that we re-did the UI, it finally worked on Chromebook as well. This emulator is in closed alpha at the moment, if you want updates as well as a chance to participate in the developer beta, go to their website and subscribe to the mailing list.
Dec 10 2019
We published screenshots and online playable versions of the Sillyventure 2k19 Atari Lynx games and demos not long ago, well a few developers contacted us to say their ROMs can be made available to download. So you can now download Bastion and Silas Adventure. Plus now the video of the No Time demo is available, it's really worth a watch!
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!
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