The competition that brought us so many MSX indie classics is back! MSXDev ’21 was just announced a few days ago and it promises to be as big as it has ever been, with a new slew of instant classics for the MSX platform.
The MSX platform thankfully is one of those classic computing platforms that just refuses to die, and hugely in part due to the MSXDev contest that is now running since 2003, and now enters its 17th edition.
Micromancers, the famed Spanish publisher of MSX indie games in cartridge form just announced their next release: Suite Macabre.
Suite Macabre is an adventure game in which you impersonate a shy research assistant in search for his mentor, Dr. Kowalski. You must untangle Dr. K’s mysterious vanishing in the abandoned Dunwich Hotel while taking care of the strange and disturbing wandering creatures.
To achieve your goal, you will have to interact with the environment, pick unsuspected objects and use them in the most strange places and… bosses. Fight bosses in memorable battles between light and darkness!
8bits4ever, the famed retro computer hardware developer from Europe has done it again with another fantastic product at a really affordable price point. Famous on the MSX scene by their Carnivore cartridges, 8bits4ever just announced the SX-1 Mini, a MSX2+ FPGA system for the MSX aficionados (like me!).
We’ve purchase their MSX products before and we are absolutely pleased with the quality and reliability of their products, and we strongly recommend 8bits4ever for anyone looking into the MSX platform as a hobby (like me!). With original MSX, MSX2 and MSX2+ systems from the 80’s and 90’s getting into unbelievable prices everywhere, you can pre-order this beauty right now at 8bits4ever official website for a fraction of the cost of an used machine that will honestly lack reliability in the long term.
This is what their website says: