Retro cartridges

I was delighted to see that Alphaworks was mentioned in a great new book on the world’s best-selling home computer, the Commodore 64. In a section detailing cartridges and the different eras, Alphaworks received a good mention for bringing the cartridge format back to life in the early 2000’s.

Anyone interested in the C64 should do themselves a favor and grab a copy of the book.

Sky Invaders turns 4

Sky Invaders 4th anniversary

It’s hard to believe that my first mobile game was released four years ago this week. What simply started out as a short term goal to learn to code and release a game for my iPhone certainly didn’t stop there.

In the past four years over 30,000 people have downloaded, played and hopefully enjoyed Sky Invaders which is now available for Android and Windows Phone as well as the iPad and iPhone.

Now while this week marks the 4th anniversary of Sky Invaders it also marks the release of my 5th mobile game called Batty TAP which I hope will also be enjoyed by many.

So a big thank you for all who downloaded, played and given feedback.

Batty TAP new release

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We’ve released another game for Android phones and tablets based on Flappy Bird but of course way better, well we think so.

Batty TAP simply works the same way as Flappy but this time you’re deep inside a cave system and Batty has to make his way under stalactites and over stalagmites without hitting any in order to score points.

It’s free and available from the Google Play Store today if you want to download and have some fun.

Batty TAP will also be available for Amazon Fire tablets and Windows Phones later this week and the iOS versions should be out next month or at the latest by Christmas.

If you enjoy it please give us a rating and leave a review, we would really appreciate them.

Download today from theĀ Google Play Store


Mega Invaders new release


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The long awaited sequel to our most popular mobile game Sky Invaders has been released for Windows Phone. After almost four years we have taken all the feedback from our many players on how to make the player controls better, including adding additional game levels and various new aliens and put it all together in Mega Invaders.

We plan to release Mega Invaders for Android, Amazon Fire and iOS devices over the coming months so keep watching for updates.

New game ratings

Game Ratings

In June this year all currently released Alphaworks games for mobile devices were awarded an IARC rating certificate making them suitable for all ages.

Progress report Mega Invaders


Over the past few nights I’ve made some great progress on Mega Invaders (Windows Phone version) having managed to fully debugged the levels 1 – 3 and shorted out the online High Score posting.

I’ve improved game play by making some minor tweaks on the level 3 alien movement and I also died an annoying bug in level 4 end of level bonus score routine which means it will be ready for release soon.


Brick Buster new release

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Launched on the 12th July 2015 Brick Buster is now available for Android (via Google Play), Amazon Fire (via the Amazon App Store), Windows Phone (via Microsoft Store) and iOS devices via the Apple AppStore.

Brick Buster is based on the all time classic arcade game called Breakout but with some enhancements to the paddle movement which allows you to tilt you paddle to force the ball to go faster and at a different angle.

From the volt – Lunar Lander


Here’s one from our vault all dusted off and ready to play again. This version of Lunar Lander for Windows was written way back in 2009 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

We pulled it out of the volt, recompiled it to work with all versions of Windows including the latest Windows 10 and added it to our site again for free download. Click here

Sometime in 2016 we hope to have aversion up and running on Macintosh, again it will be free to download, play and enjoy.

Planetoids released

Tonight we submitted Planetoids for Android to both the Google Play Store and the Amazon App Store So all going well both will approved it in the next few days and make it available.

30th April – Just a quick update. Both Google Play and Amazon App Stores approved Planetoids and it is now available for free download on Android.

Progress report – Planetoids


Had a really productive evening and managed to eliminate a handful of annoying little bugs found during play testing with the exception of one which given a free night will be solved and we’ll be well on our way to releasing Planetoids version 2.0 for Android via Goggle Play Store and Amazon Fire AppStore.