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RISC OS User Group Of London



ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of RISC OS users in London and the south-east. Our aim is to bring those users together. There is no membership fee and entry to all meetings is free. To find out more, email us.


Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. Most meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrating the latest hardware or software, giving tutorials of software both new and old, or simply to kick off discussions on the current hot topic. Entrance is free, so why not come along and say hello?

Next meeting - Monday 19th March 2018 
Game Development - Squaregames and AMCOG Games

There has recently been a bit of an upsurge in games development on RISC OS, after many years of none at all! This has included brand new games, plus ports from other platforms, and updated releases for modern hardware. At this month's meeting we will hear from some game developers about their experiences and plans.

Many will now be familiar with Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games, who now has a portfolio of games and also a development kit to aid other programmers, despite only starting out on RISC OS a few years ago.

Tim H-Smith, aka Squaregames, is a recent returnee to the Acorn/RISC OS fold. He started out with an Electron at the age of 6, then used Archimedes and later RISC OS machines, until moving over to Windows PCs in 1999 and becoming a game developer.

However the desire to get back into ARM coding has proved too tempting, and he is now looking to convert a game he wrote for Windows/Android/Wii, called Hero: The Realm, across to RISC OS and is looking for input from the community. Discussions have already started on the StarDot forum and Tim is looking forward to meeting fellow RISC OS users and developers at ROUGOL :-)

Come along and join in the discussions about what you like to see in a game and what you would like to see developed/ported in the future.

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Future Meetings
16 Apr: 30 years up in ARMs, Clive Semmens
21 May: Andrew Conroy, Owl Art Un Ltd
18 Jun: TBC

If there is a topic you would like to see covered, or (even better!) if there is a subject/program you would like to talk about or demonstrate, please contact us.

London Show
The next RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 27th October 2018.

Recent Meetings
February: ARMs, ARMs, everywhere, Bryan Hogan
January: The Year Ahead
November: Hard problems and why they're important, Dr Colin Wright, Denbridge Marine
October: DiscKnight, David Ruck
September: Return to RISC OS, Jason Tribbeck
August: Informal meeting
July: AMCOG Development Kit, Anthony Bartram, AMCOG Games
June: PGP Cryptography and Security, Dr Nat Queen, Birmingham University - Slides...

Click here for a full index of past meetings, reports etc...
If you see a topic that hasn't been covered for a while that you think needs revisiting, please let us know.