USA Games News
Sep. 18, 2008
Welcome to the September issue of the USA Games news letter. Quite a bit
of news is happening lately, and we decided to send this one out a
little earlier than usual to keep you informed of the latest changes,
updates, and late breaking news. This should prove to be a short but
very informative news letter. So don't touch that dial it is news time.
7-128 Game Book
As of Sep. 17, 2008 USA Games is now an official reseller of the 7-128
Game Book created and maintained by 7-128 Software. If you have not
tried or already own the 7-128 Game Book here is a quick summary of the
7-128 Game Book from the USA Games web site.
The Perceptions edition of the Game Book includes FIVE games. The Game
Book and all
FIVE games work with JAWS and also self-voice.
Inspector Cyndi in Newport – Death Nell
Nell Langtree, the Worthington’s Upstairs Maid has been found dead in
library. There is no obvious cause, but Constable Duffy suspects foul play!
Newport, Rhode Island in the 1890's is the summer home to the Astors,
and Morgans, the Worthingtons, Statelys, and the Huffingtons.
You are a Detective with the Newport Police. Inspector Cyndi is a world
solver on loan from Vienna, in the Austro-Hungarian empire, here to
assist you. Travel
around Newport questioning witnesses. Watch Cecil Worthington play
tennis at the
Newport Casino. Walk along the Cliff Walk with Lady Worthington. Bother
at the Newport Reading Room.
Ten suspects. Was it Townsend the butler? Was it O’Brien, the
Worthington horse trainer
with radical leanings? Our young girl players are convinced it was Young
assistant. Identify the Culprit. Determine their Motive, Opportunity,
Solve the crime.
In Rudyard Kipling’s book, Kim, a boy was challenged to memorize a set
and then to pick those objects out of a larger set of objects.
Kim’s Game challenges your memory. There are ten levels, each with an
number of objects to remember. Of course, you could select the Easy
button and reduce
the number of objects by half.
How sharp is your knowledge of what words mean? The definition game will
your understanding of the meaning of words. Select the definition that
with the word you are shown. Speed and accuracy will give you the
Can you unscramble the letters and make the correct word? Can you beat
Can you complete the word? Can you complete a much harder word? Try it
You can download a 7 day evaluation version of the 7-128 Game Book from
our products & services page
or you can buy the full 7-128 Game Book from the USA Games store
for $25.00 USD.
If you own the 7-128 Game Book already you can purchase more great
Inspector Cyndi mysteries from 7-128 on
The 7-128 Game Book requires a system running either Windows 98,
Millennium, 2000, XP, or Windows Vista. You should have at least a
Pentium 166 MHZ processor or better, 256 MB of available RAM, a sound
card and speakers for the 7-128 game voice, 100 MB free hard drive
space, and a screen resolution of 800 by 600 if using the game voice or
Jaws, or a screen resolution of 1024 by 768 if viewing the screen visually.
USA Games Web Site
Many of you have reported broken links on the USA Games frequently asked
questions page. We are happy to announce the broken links to the DirectX
and .NET Framework have been corrected on the frequently asked questions
page, and now should work for everyone.
Also a lot of you requested that we put links for the DirectX and .NET
Framework downloads on our products & services page. As of yesterday the
products & services page has direct links to the .NET Framework 3.5
upgrade for Windows XP and Vista, and there is a DirectX June 2008
upgrade for Windows XP and Vista users. You can visit
to download these updates from the Star Trek Final Conflict system
Finally, the USA Games store is once again open for business. At present
only the 7-128 Game book is on sale, but we hope to be adding some new
titles for sale in the near future. So stay tuned for news on this.
Tomb Hunter I
Mysteries of the Ancients
Some of you have been asking our info address about this title over the
passed few weeks, and here is a brief summary where we are at present.
As most of you are aware USA Games is presently engaged in porting this
title to the Sun Java 6 language. For the most part the conversion from
Microsoft's Visual C# language to Java is going quite well. Unlike the
Visual C# version of the engine the Java based version will be built
using the USA Games Genesis 3D engine. So as a result most of the work
at the moment is actually porting Genesis 3D to Java, testing the
engine, and then making a few modifications to build 2D side-scrollers
with the engine instead of full blown 3D FPS games as the Genesis 3D
engine is intended for.
Beyond that there isn't really a lot we can report. We have been working
as fast as we can to get this title ready for release by the end of this
year, but there have been many interruptions to our work schedule that
has largely impeded our attempts to get this title done in a timely
fashion. Just this week a storm caused by Hurricane Ike in northern Ohio
knocked our power out for a couple of days. As a result time that could
have been spent working on our titles was spent waiting for the electric
company to restore power to our apartment. This has been one of many
similar disruptions we have had to deal with this year. So as always
please bare with us, and we will get this title completed as soon as we can.
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