Seattle, Washington — July 23, 2022 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has published a manual for “Ringoban” – a game written by Mike Beaumont in 2021. Ringoban is an Applesoft BASIC version of the game Sokoban for the Apple II. This version by Mike Beaumont contains 90 levels of brain-warping fun. Work through the levels one-by-one and become the master of the Ringoban. It provides a great challenge for even the best puzzlers as well as the information necessary to create your own levels.
Ringoban is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com. A disk image for the game is available on the Apps page.
- Table of Contents PDF
- Manual is about 60 pages.
- Uses MouseText and requires ProDOS.
- 90 levels of fun, complete with maps.
- Complete source code.
- Design your own levels using any word processor that can save a standard text file.
Mike Beaumont — is from New Zealand and lives there with his wife Jeannie and two budgies. He became interested in the Apple II when the school he was teaching at purchased two in 1981. Mike quickly became an enthusiastic user and through typing in programs and dissecting other’s programs became quite proficient. Currently retired he now has time to continue tinkering with a real Apple IIGS as well as various emulators. When not working on this, he reads a lot, walks some, practices tai-chi and enjoys sci-fi/fantasy movies.
Brian Wiser — A producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including: Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers. Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs. Producer/Director of the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity“, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.
Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, and books like: Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. And he is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallAPPLE.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985. Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced dozens of new book titles since 2013 and over 100 Apple software titles. A.P.P.L.E. published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy Protection, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
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