New Amiga Addict mag goes French

New Amiga Addict mag goes French

Last Updated on May 4, 2024

I’ve just picked up the latest Amiga Addict magazine, and was astonished to find it had a whole feature on French publishers.

I have a strange relationship with the French* (who doesn’t?) My uncle was a Francophile, which I found odd, but I’ve been strangely fascinated with Minitel since the late 80s. It was then that I discovered that France’s take on Teletext was essentially two-way. In many ways, it was a precursor to the web.

(And then there are the French forces in Sid Meier’s Colonization. I’ve never forgiven them for what happened to Roanoke on my very first play of the game.)

So it is interesting to see Amiga Addict #29’s cover feature, The French Connection. The mag celebrates France’s incredible gaming culture, which includes Delphine’s Another World and Flashback, and Infogrames’ North & South and Sim City. They call get a mention, along with some French Amiga magazines. Also, French Amiga figures including Éric Chahi (Loriciel), Eric Caen (Titus Interactive), Franck Sauer (Ubisoft), François Lionet (AMOS) are featured.

(I’m hoping for a similar feature on German developers in future.)

New Amiga Addict mag goes French

Also in Amiga Addict 29

It’s not just about Amiga Johnnies! This issue of Amiga Addict sports a landscape cover, and the following features inside:

  • Review of the brand new version of arcade brawler Final Fight Enhanced.
  • Cracktro and demoscene artwork at its best now in book format! We check out Demoscene: The Logo Art by French publishers Éditions 64K.
  • Unusual Amiga hardware: the Bodega Bay for the Amiga 500.
  • Deputy editor Ian finds a new way to join the CD generation, using a Sony Vaio PCMCIA CD drive with his Amiga 600!
  • Creating animation with ImageFX.
  • We test the often overlooked classic French art-house game Extase and include an exclusive player guide to help you master it!
  • More classic gaming with Future Wars and the CD32 release of Alien Breed: Tower Assault.
  • Demoscene aficionado and regular columnist h0ffman showcases the fruit of 2024’s Revision demoparty.
  • Ravenlordess reveals her motivation and passion for cosplaying as the Amiga’s most recognisable game characters.
  • Our regulars including former-Sensible Software’s Stoo Cambridge, AMOS coding tutorial series, Amiga news, User Groups, Classic Coverdisk Of The Month and readers letters.
  • Plus lots lots more..!

You can find Amiga Addict 29 on the shelves of WHSmith now. Or you can order online at shop.amiga-addict.com.

*On the other hand, on my first trip to France in 1989 I discovered the pain au chocolat, so they’re not all bad.

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