Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mockingboard Music Demo

As the Nox Archaist Kickstarter launch draws closer (less than 15 days!), we have received requests for more demos of the game.

Watch and listen as Chris Torrence shows off the games Mockingboard music on his Apple IIe. As a bonus, he includes a sneak preview of the Kickstarter video introduction!






More soon!


Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team

Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com








Friday, April 12, 2019

Mockingboard Support Update

As an excuse to remind you about our upcoming Kickstarter campaign on May 2nd, we have blatantly chosen this time to make this special announcement 🙂

Over the last few years, many people in the community have asked us to support the Mockingboard for in-game music in Nox Archaist.

You asked. We listened.

It's now official - Nox Archaist will have at least beta support for Mockingboard music when the game is released!



No, no, no. Not MockingBIRD. We're talking MockingBOARD here!





As things stand, the Mockingboard driver is functional and implemented with successful testing on a physical Enhanced Apple IIe and several emulators. What remains is creating additional music and debugging as we layer in the rest of the game content. We will attempt to test/debug across more Apple II models and emulators as well.

A special thanks to community contributors Tom Porter and Eric Rangell for their work on the Nox Archaist Mockingboard project, and also to Becky Burger, Tom Charlesworth for their advice. 


And, we hope to earn your support for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign!












Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team

Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com













Saturday, March 30, 2019

Nox Archaist Kickstarter Preview!

The Nox Archaist Kickstarter launch on May 2nd is right around the corner so we thought you might enjoy seeing a preview of what we have in store!



We hope to earn your support!



Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team

Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com









Sunday, March 3, 2019

Nox Archaist Kickstarter Launches May 2nd!

The 6502 Workshop team is launching a Kickstarter campaign on May 2, 2019 to produce a collector's edition of Nox Archaist!

Nox Archaist is a brand new tile based 8-bit RPG inspired by classics like Ultima and Bard's Tale.  It is written for the Apple II computer, but is easily playable on any modern Mac or PC via emulation.  It's been designed and hand-coded from scratch by a team of awesome programmers and artists, and even a few legends from the golden era of video games back in the 80s.

We really appreciate the interest and encouragement from the community and we are confident that with your help the upcoming campaign will be successful.

Pledge rewards will include lots of cool feelies with professional artwork, such as:

  • Full color collector’s game box
  • Cloth map
  • Printed manual
  • Unique game artifacts
  • 5.25" Floppy disks and a USB stick for emulators





Our goal is to give you the experience of buying a game off the shelf of your local computer store in the late 80s, and also give you the chance to be involved in the game design and success of a modern Apple II game!

We hope to earn your support!

Mark Lemmert
6502 Workshop
Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/noxarchaist
Kickstarter - http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com








Saturday, February 2, 2019

Kickstarter Update








The time has come!

...Oh, wait - It hasn't quite come.  So the time is... nigh!  Yes, that's it.  The time is nigh for the Nox Archaist Kickstarter!

This spring, we will be launching our crowdfunding campaign to produce the boxed collector's edition of Nox Archaist, a brand new 8-bit tile based RPG.  We'll be announcing details in March, so stay tuned!

Also, keep your eyes open for the March issue of the great Apple II magazine Juiced.GS.  It will contain an article about the Nox Archaist Kickstarter campaign, which will give you a sneak peek at what we've got planned.

If you loved the classics like Ultima and Bard's Tale, we're sure that we will earn your support!





Mark & the 6502 Workshop Team

Website - http://www.6502workshop.com
Forums - http://forums.noxarchaist.com
Twitter - @6502Workshop
Facebook - http://facebook.noxarchaist.com