Apr 172009
 

BOH is a game of exploration and action. You move in claustrophobic and dangerous battlefields searching for the Evil Masters. This no easy task not only because of the traps-packed corridors and mind-blowing puzzles, but also because of the countless enemies that the Evil Masters throw at you more and more until you discover them – at that point, you will be attacked directly by the Evil Masters themselves, the toughest of all. Although your quests are made slightly less hard by the bonuses and power-ups scattered all around the battlefield, carrying out the missions demands lots of concentration and quick reflexes.

For AmigaOS 4.0.   So far I can only find ordering info for Europe but if you’re that into Amiga that you’ve got a running machine or VM well you could probably find a way to get this shipped to you outside of Europe.

BOH comes on a CD-ROM (containing both the AmigaOS and the Windows versions) in a plastic DVD box along with a 24 pages, full-color printed manual (English only), at the bargain price of EUR 12.50 (VAT excluded).

If you’re like me and you toy around with VirtualBox you can find an open source version of AmigaOS 3.1 here, or find lots of info on the AmigaOS here.  Or just go out and buy an Amiga here.

There’s also a PC version available for you boring old sods who can’t be bothered with AmigaOS.  Or Latin, Aramaic, Old Norse. . . .

Learn more at the official BOH site.

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  32 Responses to “New video game drops today. For the Amiga!”

  1. Hi there,

    I’m the author of the game. I would like to clarify a couple of points:
    * shipping outside of the EU is no problem and the order form is valid everybody;
    * the AmigaOS version requires at least AmigaOS 4.0, for which there is no VM available.

    For more information, feel free to drop a line to information@bohthegame.com.

    Best Regards,
    Simone Bevilacqua

  2. Hi Simone,

    Thanks for dropping by and clarifying for us!
    -Ben

  3. You’re welcome! :)

    Simone

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  5. vedio game,i like it

  6. Hi darkfall gold,

    thank you :)

    Simone

  7. Nice video game, is it trial version only? where can i download it?

  8. Hi Laptop Notebook Netbooks Video,

    thanks for your interest :)

    At the moment there is no demo because I’m basically too busy and because of other reasons explained in the FAQ you can find on the website. In the meanwhile, please have a good look at all you can find on the website, which includes screenshots, videos, detailed information and also links to comments/reviews/interviews.
    Also, make sure you don’t miss today’s news (see my next post here) ;)

    Simone

  9. Hi all,

    I’d like to inform you that, as it had been announced, BOH just got better and now it even runs natively on MacOS X!

    Specifically, this update:
    * makes the game run natively on MacOS X Tiger/Leopard machines;
    * adds zooming to full screen modes;
    * allows the choice of the screen mode among those notified by the system;
    * replaces zooming routines with more optimized ones (especially 3x and 4x);
    * adds the possibility of disabling interpolation (for slow computers);
    * adds the possibility of disabling the rendering of barriers;
    * improves a bit the original themes;
    * enriches slightly the Evil Masters AI;
    * adds timer ticking during time-limited missions;
    * adds map zooming;
    * adds the option of sorting missions by difficulty;
    * allows the use of joypads/joysticks with just 1 button;
    * fixes the following bugs: bad joypad handling (detection was inhibited by a ‘2’ in place of a ‘1’; sometimes up/down movement could stick); [PAGE UP/DOWN] handling (repeat delay handling was missing); a bad optimization of ray-tracing routine (which had no practical effects thanks to the way maps and themes were made);
    * improves and extends the user’s manual;
    * links the AmigaOS 4 version to libSDL 1.2.13;
    * applies some other minor changes.

    BOH owners can enjoy the update by downloading it for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website at http://www.bohthegame.com.

  10. There must be some problem, as I’m told I’m trying to post a duplicate comment, but indeed the original one never appeared – so, sorry if my attempts will turn out in a flood :p

    Well, to cut it short: today I just released a free update which, among several improvements, also allows the game to run natively on MacOS X Tiger/Leopard machines. For more information, please have a look at the DOWNLOADS page of the website (http://www.bohthegame.com).

  11. I am a pc gamer and liked it, thanks…

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  13. How awesome is this game! I can’t get enough.

  14. @pc gamer and Vinnie

    It looks like you are two of my (few) customers, right?
    I’m glad to hear you’re enjoing the product :)

    Simone

  15. Hi again,

    just a quick note to inform you that the demo version of BOH is now available on the DOWNLOADS page of the website (www.bohthegame.com).

    Simone

  16. ummmmmmmmmm no

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  17. Hi everybody,

    I’m here once again to inform you that yet another version of BOH’s demo is available.
    This update brings 4 new tutorial missions and the preview of the “castle” theme.
    You can download it from the DOWNLOADS page of the website (http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html#demo) as usual.

    Enjoy,
    Simone

  18. Hello,

    I’m back again to let you know that another additional theme for BOH has been released: “castle” turns you into a knight who has to explore the dark recesses of infested castles and, with his magic glove, defeat the dreaded Evil Masters.
    Get the theme from the DOWNLOADS page of BOH’s website (http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html).

    Simone

  19. Hello,

    this time around I’m happy to announce that BOH continues to improve with update3, which:
    * adds a direction indicator to the map;
    * allows to create chains of teleports of any lenght;
    * allows to specify the ambient illumination on a per-floor basis (several missions have been modified to take advantage of this);
    * allows to add (optionally localized) synopses to missions;
    * takes note of the total playing time of each mission and of the whole game;
    * allows to restart the last failed mission without returning to the menu;
    * adds support of joypad axes;
    * allows to confirm/reject the name entered by means of joypad buttons;
    * adds [ALT]+[F4] support (Windows only);
    * fixes the countdown ticking (the sample was not played when the time limit was less than 1 minute);
    * improves/updates the user’s manual;
    * applies some other changes.

    The update is available for free download on the DOWNLOADS page of the website (http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html).
    Also note that the demo has been updated to reflect the changes as well.

    Simone

  20. Cool looking game!
    Reminds me of Alien Breed.

  21. Hi slutskayafans,

    I’m glad you like it :)
    Yes, Alien Breen has influenced BOH (as stated also in the user’s manual), but still they are different games ;)

  22. Nice video game, is it trial version only? where can i download it?

  23. Hi buy darkfall online gold,

    BOH is not free: you can buy either the physical package at EUR 12.50 or the ISO image at EUR 10.00. If you go for the first option, the ISO image will be made available for download to you after the payment arrives, so that you can start enjoying the game before the package arrives; if you go for the second option, you’ll be entitled to buy, at any time, also the physical product by paying just the price difference (EUR 2.50) and the postage.
    The image contains the most up-to-date versions for AmigaOS, MacOS and Windows, as well as all the expansions released to date.

    Footnote: all prices do not include VAT 20%, which applies to the EU countries in the VAT area.

  24. Hi all,

    quite fittingly, after 4 months since the original release, update4 is made available

    Specifically, this update:
    * makes the game run natively on Linux (requires an x86 CPU, SDL 1.2 and SDL_mixer-1.2);
    * avoids the restart of the whole program upon theme change (very useful when playing in full screen, as the monitor does not need to re-sync);
    * adds themes randomization options;
    * adds the “USE ENHANCED WEAPONS” option (makes killing enemies easier);
    * slows down the blinking of the automapper direction indicator;
    * adds video mode suggestions;
    * fixes a minor bug in the zoom selection handling (in rare cases it could cause an illegal memory access);
    * fixes bad centering at 4x zoom (a couple of parentheses were missing);
    * links the AmigaOS version to the latest SDL;
    * links the Windows version to a fresh build of the custom framework (by mistake an outdated framework had been used with the consequence that, on some machines, input handling was partially broken);
    * includes some graphical retouches to the themes “castle” and “warm”;
    * adds synopses to the phases of the mission “tougher and tougher”;
    * updates and improves the user’s manual;
    * improves some translations;
    * applies some other changes.

    BOH owners can enjoy the update by downloading it for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website (http://www.bohthegame.com).
    The demos available on the same page have been updated to reflect the changes.

    Enjoy!

  25. Hi all,

    I’m having so much fun with BOH that it looks like I can’t stop producing updates ;)

    Here’s what update5 does:
    * replaces low obstacles with traps (f.ex. the pools of the theme “default” cause damage to the shield);
    * adds dynamic sound to traps animations;
    * adds acoustic feedback to shield discharges;
    * improves the sound engine policies;
    * simplifies and improves the automapper colors (dangerous places are indicated more clearly);
    * increases the precision of and optimizes sprites rendering;
    * removes pits borders along (transparent) barriers;
    * refines video modes suggestions;
    * removes the sort-by-name option;
    * converts the characters set of themes to full ISO 8859-1;
    * retouches the themes graphics slightly;
    * improves the terminology;
    * reworks some internal aspects of missions and themes for easier development of expansions;
    * fixes the handling of alphachannel-less sprites (this bug had no practical consequences because no theme used such kind of graphics);
    * adds a new tutorial mission;
    * updates and improves the user’s manual;
    * applies some other changes.

    BOH owners can enjoy the update by downloading it for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website (http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html).
    The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

    Enjoy!

  26. Hello, I’m back with the usual piece of news ;)

    For even more retro goodness, BOH gets “vectors”, a new theme inspired to vectorial graphics.
    The theme can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of BOH’s website.

  27. Hello!

    It’s about time for another update, isn’t it? ;)

    update6 is now out and brings the following changes:
    * makes the game run natively on AROS (requires an x86 CPU);
    * optimizes and improves the field of vision calculation;
    * optimizes and improves the lights casting;
    * makes some explosive objects cause chain explosions;
    * fixes a few minor bugs;
    * adds a new mission;
    * improves/extends the manuals;
    * applies some other changes.

    The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website (http://www.bohthegame.com/downloads.html).
    The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

  28. Hi all,

    quite simply, let me inform you that today BOH becomes even richer thanks to the update which has just been released.

    More specifically, update7:
    * adds one-way passages;
    * adds flying enemies;
    * changes the functioning of teleports: weapons are not inhibited anymore; enemies are not scared away anymore; the activation wait is shorter; enemies are destroyed if they touch the character during teleporting;
    * improves the visual feedback of hits in theme “vectors”;
    * increases the intensity of shot lights;
    * fixes some minor glitches in the themes “C64?, “default” and “vectors”;
    * adds the mission “skill challenge”;
    * retouches several missions (also making use of one-way passages);
    * adds the Norwegian translation;
    * re-assigns some map characters for an even more logical arrangement and, therefore, an easier development of missions;
    * adds graying-out of the menu interface when another application gets the focus;
    * extends/improves the manuals;
    * applies some other changes/optimizations.

    The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website.
    The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

    As usual, enjoy! ;)

  29. Hello,

    I’ve hopped into my Santa Claus costume to bring good news to who’d smile at the idea of finding a copy of BOH under the tree: in fact, from December 8 through January 6, the boxed game will come at just EUR 10.00 and the digital version at just EUR 7.50 (prices do not include VAT 20%)!

    But that’s not all, as there’s a little surprise also for current users: update8 is available right now!
    It is a minor service release that:
    * fixes the handling of sparks colors (did not take into account the platform pixel format, so on some machines colors could look wrong);
    * fixes the disappearance of enemies when hit (happened only in the MacOS version, due to a missing assignment);
    * fixes a few errors in the Spanish translation;
    * makes some minor changes to the user’s manual.

    The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website.
    The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

  30. Hello,

    I’ve hopped into my Santa Claus costume to bring good news to who’d smile at the idea of finding a copy of BOH under the tree: in fact, from December 8 through January 6, the boxed game will come at just EUR 10.00 and the digital version at just EUR 7.50 (prices do not include VAT 20%)!

    But that’s not all, as there’s a little surprise also for current users: update8 is available right now!
    It is a minor service release that:
    * fixes the handling of sparks colors (did not take into account the platform pixel format, so on some machines colors could look wrong);
    * fixes the disappearance of enemies when hit (happened only in the MacOS version, due to a missing assignment);
    * fixes a few errors in the Spanish translation;
    * makes some minor changes to the user’s manual.

    The update can be downloaded for free from the DOWNLOADS page of the official website at http://www.bohthegame.com.
    The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

  31. Ho ho ho! saimo Claus is back with more gifts!

    As you can see above, just a week has passed since The Christmas BOH Under The Tree offer begun. Well, given the requests received from less lucky countries, given the way sales have increased and given the fact that the publisher and I want more and more customers to be able to enjoy the full, physical product, the offer has been pushed even further: [b]the price of the boxed version of BOH has been set to exactly that of the digital version – a shockingly low EUR 7.50*! – and who bought the digital version is given the possibility of receiving the physical package at home by paying just the postal expenses*![/b]

    I really hope this will give more people a chance to have fun with BOH :)

    *VAT excluded

  32. Ho ho ho! saimo Claus is back with more gifts!

    Just a week has passed since The Christmas BOH Under The Tree offer presented in the previous post begun. Well, given the requests received from less lucky countries, given the way sales have increased and given the fact that the publisher and I want more and more customers to be able to enjoy the full, physical product, the offer has been pushed even further: [b]the price of the boxed version of BOH has been set to exactly that of the digital version – a shockingly low EUR 7.50*! – and who bought the digital version is given the possibility of receiving the physical package at home by paying just the postal expenses*![/b]

    I really hope this will give more people a chance to have fun with BOH :)

    *VAT excluded

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