Goodbye Windows Phone

Alphaworks has been a long time supporter of the Windows Phones since version 7.0 and has released a number of games including the smash hit Sky Invaders which has been popular around the world for the past four years and while I have really enjoyed creating for this platform it would now appear the end is here.

Well, I suppose it’s kind of official now (based on an article on the BBC Technology site) that Microsoft is giving up on Windows 10 phones. I know this won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been using a Windows 10 Phone as the rumors have been circulating for well over a year now and finding handset has become increasingly harder in recent months.

Earlier this year I started working on another Windows Phone title, a remake of the all-time classic game of Snake but unfortunately, it’s not quite complete as yet. With a little luck, I’ll try to get this out by Christmas so anyone interested can download and enjoy for free the last Alphaworks Windows Phone game.

If you haven’t already downloaded our WIndows Phone games this might be a good opportunity to do so. Click Here for more details.

 

The last C64 Cartridge

There is no way I would have thought way back in 1987 when I first designed and manufactured cartridge boards for the Commodore 64 that 30 years later the very last revision 3 8K boards would be sold.

It’s hard to imagine that people in 2017 would still be making games and putting them cartridge for a 35-year computer but they still are, truly amazing.

While revision 3 boards are still readily available through various distributors in the UK, USA, and Australia Alphaworks will no longer be making them.

So congratulations Max on being the owner of the very last genuine Alphaworks c64 cartridge board.