Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nox Archaist S1E3: Dungeons of Drathnor

Nox Archaist is a new role playing game in development by 6502 Workshop exclusively for the Apple II platform and emulators, with both floppy and hard disk support.

Check out our latest mini story demoing the newest features down in the deep, where treasure swells and evil sleeps.

https://youtu.be/ytS6ueDMEPc

The Nox Archaist story line is still under development. Any names or characters used in these mini stories are not intended to depict real or imagined NPCs, events, or bovines in the actual game. Any similarities are coincidental.


Nox Archaist S1E3: Dungeons of Drathnor

In this episode we are done preparing to enter the ruins. Will we actually enter the ruins? Watch to find out! Onward to glory and gold!

This video demonstrates several new game features:
  • Dungeon Puzzles
  • New Combat Spells
  • New Tile Graphic Animations

About Nox Archaist
Nox Archaist, by 6502 Workshop, is a 2D tile based fantasy RPG with a classic Apple II look and feel. Our mission is to develop a modern evolution of the Apple II RPG genre, while exploring how gameplay might have advanced in tile-based RPGs if large scale development had continued on the Apple II platform after the 1980s.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

6502 Workshop at KansasFest

It's official! We just received approval to present a 60 minute session about Nox Archaist at KansasFest next month.

A gameplay demo, programming discussion, and special announcement are planned.


Friday, June 2, 2017

New 6502 Workshop Team Members: Qkumba, Elizabeth Daggert


We are delighted to announce two new 6502 Workshop team members!

Peter Ferrie (/aka Qkumba) has joined the team as a programmer and project advisor. Peter is a grand master 6502 assembly language programmer and veteran modern software developer with experience at companies such as Microsoft are Symantec. Some of his recent 6502 projects include ProRWTS, BitsyBye with John Brooks for ProDOS v2.4 and 0boot with anonymous cracker 4am. Peter is working on low-level programming in Nox Archaist such as file I/O and copy protection. He is also contributing his general software development expertise to the project.

Elizabeth (Beth) Daggert has joined the team as a project advisor. Elizabeth is a veteran of the modern and 1980s gaming industry. She has worked for studios such as Presage Software and LucasArts. A few of her projects include Load Runner Online and Yoda's Challenge.

With now a team of 8 talented people passionate about the Apple II, we are more confident that every in our ability to make Nox Archaist a spectacular retro gaming experience!