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2014/04/04 - BOH 5th Anniversary Edition released
4/4/2014: easy to remember, the date of the 5th anniversary of BOH. There is no better way to celebrate the event than releasing a brand-new edition that majestically closes the incredible evolution the game underwent since its original release.

The 5th Anniversary Edition:
  • includes all the updates released previously;
  • reworks the video modes handling (full screen by default; window on 16-bit screens allowed; more robust; etc.);
  • adds the CRT and LCD pixel modes;
  • adds the 5x zoom;
  • adds 5 new missions, bringing the total to a massive 60;
  • assigns the pause to the [ESCAPE] key (instead of a specific key), which thus no longer causes the immediate abort of the current mission;
  • reworks the menu controls (more keys; do not depend anymore on the in-game controls configuration);
  • adds the emergency configuration reset (assigned to the key [F12]);
  • adds the screenshot functionality (assigned to the key [PRINT]);
  • makes quitting by means of [ALT]+[F4] available on all platforms;
  • sets the default URL for records submission to http://www.retream.com/BOH (it is no longer necessary to specify such URL manually in the configuration file);
  • replaces the copy code with an email address for the records submission;
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies many other optimizations/changes/fixes, for more performance, polish and robustness.

It comes on a new CD image that contains:
  • the AmigaOS, AROS, Linux, MacOS and Windows versions;
  • universal installers that can install the game from scratch or update any previous version;
  • the soundtrack (CD-quality audio files and print-quality jewel case materials).

It is now available also from IndieGameStand*, besides Desura*, Gameolith* and, of course, this very website.
Users can download it for free from http://www.retream.com/BOH/download.php?ID=code (where "code" is the 25-digit personal copy code).
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

*Please note that it might take a few days before the updated version appears on these shops.

2014/01/05 - 5th Anniversary Edition announced
This year BOH will turn 5, an event that will be celebrated with a brand-new, special edition that majestically closes the incredible evolution the game underwent since its original release.

The 5th Anniversary Edition:
  • includes all the updates released previously;
  • reworks the video modes handling (full screen by default; window on 16-bit screens allowed; more robust; etc.);
  • adds the CRT and LCD pixel modes;
  • adds the 5x zoom;
  • adds 5 new missions, bringing the total to a massive 60;
  • assigns the pause to the [ESCAPE] key (instead of a specific key), which thus no longer causes the immediate abort of the current mission;
  • reworks the menu controls (more keys; do not depend anymore on the in-game controls configuration);
  • adds the emergency configuration reset (assigned to the key [F12]);
  • adds the screenshot functionality (assigned to the key [PRINT]);
  • makes quitting by means of [ALT]+[F4] available on all platforms;
  • sets the default URL for records submission to http://www.retream.com/BOH (it is no longer necessary to specify such URL manually in the configuration file);
  • replaces the copy code with an email address for the records submission;
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies many other optimizations/changes/fixes, for more performance, polish and robustness.

It comes on a new CD image that contains:
  • the AmigaOS, AROS, Linux, MacOS and Windows versions;
  • universal installers that can install the game from scratch or update any previous version;
  • the soundtrack (CD-quality audio files and print-quality jewel case materials).

4/4/2014 - keep it mind.

2013/02/08 - New domain and records submission
Last year the BOH website moved from www.bohthegame.com to www.retream.com/BOH. Until a few days ago, accesses to the old website were automatically redirected to the new one. Now this no longer works, so, to have your game submit your records to the global online standings, it is necessary to add the lines

RECORDS_SUBMISSION.HOST = www.retream.com
RECORDS_SUBMISSION.PATH = /BOH/store_record.php

to the configuration.txt file that can be found in the game main directory (the file can be edited with any plain text editor).

2012/09/16 - BOH sponsors RGCD's C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition
Create a C64 game, get it published on a cartridge and win a copy of BOH (and other prizes)!

For details about the competition: official page.

2012/07/16 - BOH soundtrack released
Today, thanks to the warm and positive feedback received, the game soundtrack is brought to everybody, in a deluxe package prepared with the same meticulous care that characterizes BOH throughout.

The package contains:
  • 18 tracks (6 menu tunes, 6 failure jingles and 6 success jingles, for a total of over 11 minutes) in CD quality;
  • a print-quality, jewel case-format, 8-page booklet which accompanies the reader on an aural journey through the mazes of BOH;
  • a print-quality, jewel case-format, double-sided inlay;
  • a color serigraphy for high-quality CD stickers and pressed CD labels;
  • a black-and-white serigraphy for LightScribe labels.

Everybody can download the soundtrack for free from the DOWNLOADS page.

2012/04/04 - update15 released
On the day it turns 3, BOH receives its 15th and final update, which brings even more contents and improvements!

More specifically, this update:
  • adds 5 new missions;
  • adds the Dutch translation;
  • optimizes even further the rendering engine;
  • replaces the transition effect with a cooler one;
  • centers the graphics vertically when playing in a screen bigger than the game area;
  • allows providing just alphamask files for all the graphics of themes;
  • replaces icons with bigger and crisper ones;
  • allows to configure the URL for the submissions of records to the online world standings (so that, in future, standings will remain accessible also if the URL changes);
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies various other minor optimizations/fixes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2012/03/26 - BOH at the Viva Amiga Party
On April 7, 2012, BOH will be at the CKC center in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, to join the Viva Amiga Party, where it will be demonstrated live on the big screen by its creator - there is really no better occasion to dive into the depths of BOH and asking questions directly to the crazy mind behind it!
For details about the event: Viva Amiga Party official announcement.

2012/01/01 - Simone Bevilacqua and EDITEL snc terminate publishing deal
Due to a radical business change, as of Jan. 1, 2012, EDITEL snc will no longer market BOH.
The author Simone Bevilacqua wholeheartedly thanks them for their friendly and effective support.

2011/02/11 - the eBOHlution bundle
This is an offer that indie games lovers must not miss!

With the purchase of a physical copy of BOH, you get also a free copy of Multiwinia or Darwinia, acclaimed video games by Introversion Software.
You must hurry as the copies availability is limited as follows:
  • 1 physical copy of Multiwinia;
  • 1 physical copy of Darwinia;
  • 1 Steam digital copy of Multiwinia;
  • 1 Steam digital copy of Darwinia.

The copies will be assigned according to the order of payments. It is possible to indicate an alternative preference in the order notes: if possible, it will be satisfied.
For details: official note on Facebook.

The offer is valid for packages shipping to Italy only and cannot be cumulated with other offers.

2010/12/15 - The Christmas SurpriCe
The update released a few days ago was not the only surprise in store for Christmas: starting today, BOH comes at ridiculously low price!
In fact, who fancies the idea of receiving a nice boxed copy of BOH comfortably at home, only needs EUR 8.99, for Italy, or EUR 14.99, for any other place in the world! - and that's including taxes and shipping!
And, of course, there's a surprise also for who is perfectly happy with a digital copy: downloading the full game costs only EUR 4.99!
You'll never ever get so much for so little, so, if you're looking forward to lots of gaming fun during the upcoming holidays, don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This offer supercedes any previous offer and pricing scheme.

2010/12/09 - update14 released
The year could not end without BOH players getting one more nice gift: this 14th update ups the total number of missions to a whopping 50 (for many tens of hours of play), brings a few enhancements and makes life easier to who enjoys creating his own missions!

More specifically, this update:
  • reworks the advanced automapper (the realistic mode has been replaced with the fullscreen view, which allows to see more; the controls have been made more comfortable);
  • improves the video modes suggestions;
  • allows terminating map lines with CR+LF;
  • improves error logging;
  • improves the graphics of blocks in theme "C64";
  • adds 5 new missions;
  • retouches slightly a few missions;
  • retouches slightly the Spanish translation;
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2010/12/01 - BOH passed the first round of the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards
Thanks to the help of its fans, BOH passed the first round of the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards!
Now the fight becomes harder, as only 10 games will make it to the finals: if you want to see BOH among the finalists, go here, click on the "Adventure" category in the "TOP 100 RELEASED INDIES OF 2010" list, locate BOH's line (it should be the third) and then click on "VOTE"*.
Thank you so much for your support!
For details about the contest: 2010 Indie of the Year Awards official page.

*No registration is required.

2010/11/29 - THE CONQUER OF BOH
BOH will be presented and demonstrated live by its author on December 11, 2010, at the Exodus Comics shop, in Campobasso, Italy. Moreover, the visitors will be able to try the game freely and to partecipate to a free competition that will award the winner with special copy of the game.
For details: official note on Facebook.

2010/11/15 - BOH partecipates to the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards
BOH is one of the indie games that take part to the contest launched by Mod DB: if you want to see it among the winners, vote for it*!
For details about the contest: 2010 Indie of the Year Awards official page.

*Guest votes are allowed. Votes by Mod DB registered members count more.

2010/11/10 - BOH to be presented at the ARCHEOLUDICA
On November 21, 2010, BOH will be presented at the ARCHEOLUDICA in Rome: the author will be available all day to demonstrate the game, talk about its inception and development, let attendees try the game under his friendly guide and satisfy any curiosity. Moreover, the game will be on sale at a special price!
For details about the event: ARCHEOLUDICA official blogspot.

2010/10/29 - The QUOD INIT EXIT Prize begins
The QUOD INIT EXIT Prize begins today: partecipate and enjoy a EUR 8.00 discount on the price of a physical copy of BOH!

2010/10/27 - BOH at the SAKU Christmas meeting
BOH goes to Oulu (Finland) to meet the enthusiast Amigans that will gather at the SAKU Christmas meeting on November 13, 2010: a game competition will award a physical copy of the game and the attendees will also get the great opportunity1 of grabbing a physical or digital copy at the special price of EUR 8.002 (instead of EUR 12.002)!
For details about the meeting: official Finnish Amiga Users Group announcement.

1. The offer is valid only for the copies available at the meeting and cannot be cumulated with other offers.
2. VAT included.

2010/10/25 - BOH bundled with the AmigaOne X1000
BOH, thanks to its deep Amiga roots, gives a sweet touch to Amiga's rebirth: each customer of the first batch of AmigaOne X1000 boards, in fact, will find in the package also a free physical copy of BOH!
For details about the AmigaOne X1000: A-EON Technology website.

2010/08/18 - update13 released
For both those who are having a great gaming time now and those who will be back at their computers after the summer, here is one more massive update that takes BOH to yet another level.

More specifically, this update:
  • adds world standings: the game can send automatically the local records to a global server that keeps the real-time standings of all the players in the world who make use of this new feature;
  • adds a new tile kind: the message point, i.e. a location that reveals a message (a hint, a riddle, a part of story, etc.);
  • uses the messages points to make many missions more intriguing and to improve the tutorial missions (which have also been slightly modified for greater effectiveness);
  • adds the theme "pyramid";
  • adds 5 new missions;
  • adds the possibility of specifying a success epilogue and a failure epilogue for each phase;
  • reworks automappers: the more powerful one now covers the same area of the other one, but provides also an alternative rendering mode whereby the map reflects faithfully the actual colors of the tiles;
  • makes movements of enemies clearer;
  • allows the RM to open locked passages and exits only when facing them;
  • removes sidestepping;
  • makes [SPACE] the default automapper key;
  • makes the alignment of menu texts definable by the theme designer;
  • improves a few strings in some translations;
  • improves and updates the manuals;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2010/07/01 - The Price Match Deal
As the summers gets hotter, BOH news get hotter as well! Starting today, the price of the physical copy will match that of the digital one... forever!

2010/06/18 - update12 released
The previous update brought to surface a couple of nasty bugs, but with this update BOH players can be sure they won't show up anymore. But that's not all: the occasion has been seized to also raise the number of missions to 40 and to add a new translation!

More specifically, this update:
  • fixes 2 bugs that could cause crashes;
  • adds 2 new secret missions;
  • adds the Polish translation;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2010/06/08 - update11 released
BOH players will be pleased to know that this summer they'll be able to enjoy an even richer version of BOH thanks to the 11th update, which also makes the game a little easier to beginners.

More specifically, this update:
  • adds the aiming device (a tool that shows the shooting trajectory);
  • allows to restart from the last phase played when difficulty is set to "easy";
  • adds 2 new missions;
  • refines light casting;
  • enriches and extends the menu music of the theme "underground";
  • retouches the menu music of the theme "default";
  • adds the Danish translation;
  • improves the translations;
  • fixes the "mood" of the ending;
  • updates and improves the manuals;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2010/04/03 - The BOH-Day Offer
Tomorrow is BOH's birthday and the best way to celebrate it is letting more people get hold of its sexy package at a cheaper cost: starting April 4, 2010, worldwide shipping is free for orders of 2 up to 7 copies!* This means that two or more friends can place a single order and receive their copies comfortably at home at the same price they would have paid if they had picked them directly from the shelf of a store! Moreover, the offer extends also to customers of the digital copy, who, as usual, just have to pay the price difference with the physical copy.

Happy Easter to all!

*The offer is not valid for companies. All the copies are sent in the same parcel to a single destination.

2010/03/22 - update10 released
10 updates: a big achievement which is self-celebrated by the massive amount of improvements brought by update10, released today.

More specifically, this update:
  • adds acceleration to the turning of the main character when standing (allows to turn by small degrees and, at the same time, to change totally direction more quickly);
  • makes enemy fields harmful like traps;
  • adds sound effects to enemy fields and conveyor belts;
  • improves the sound volume balancement of clusters of squares (enemy fields, conveyor belts and traps);
  • intensifies the hit sparks effect;
  • increases a bit the weapons shoot rate (so killing enemies is a bit easier);
  • replaces the "USE ENHANCED/STANDARD WEAPONS" option with the "DIFFICULTY: normal/easy" option, which affects also the spawning rate of enemies;
  • removes the "ENABLE/DISABLE BARRIERS" option;
  • adds the "NAME REQUEST: once / per session / always" option;
  • adds walls graphics to the themes "C64", "default" and "warm";
  • extends the illumination range of rotating lamps;
  • adds music and recoloring of graphics to the mission report screen;
  • adds 10 new short pieces of music;
  • improves some graphical elements, sound samples and music pieces;
  • simplifies menus and adds the number of the non-secret missions;
  • modifies the automatic theme switching so that it will not occur after selecting another video mode or another different automatic theme switching option;
  • optimizes slightly the graphical engine;
  • adds a new secret mission;
  • makes some minimal changes to a few missions;
  • updates and improves the manuals;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2010/02/15 - Best game at the Amiga Games Award 2009
The Amiga community has voted BOH as best game of 2009 for AmigaOS 4 and AROS at Obligement's Amiga Games Award 2009!
Full results available on the official page.

2010/01/26 - update9 released
The new year begins like the previous ended, that is, bringing a nice surprise to BOH players!

Today sees the release to update9, which:
  • adds secret missions, i.e. missions that remain hidden until one or more other missions are completed;
  • reworks hidden passages so that they follow the orientation of barriers and are / can be perfectly unified with them;
  • re-adds trembling to fixed lights;
  • improves video modes suggestions by indicating also the optimal zoom factors;
  • forces recalculation of global time also when 0:00;
  • retouches themes;
  • improves missions "getting started" and "unequal alternatives";
  • fixes mission "watch your step!" (it had been left in a test/altered state);
  • fixes pits near barriers (in some cases they may have looked weird);
  • adds two new missions;
  • adds the latest expansions;
  • updates the manuals;
  • applies various other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

Please also note that, on this occasion, all the other update packages have been reworked: besides better installers/updaters, they now include also all the expansions, so that it is no longer necessary to install the latter manually.

2009/12/30 - Theme "underground" released
To celebrate the end of BOH's year of release, the collection of expansions grows with a brand-new, claustrophobically oppressive theme: "underground"*.

*Now part of update9.

2009/12/14 - The Christmas BOH Under The Tree RELOADED
A week after the beginning of The Christmas BOH Under The Tree offer, given the requests received from less lucky countries, given the way sales have increased and given the fact that EDITEL snc wants more and more customers to be able to enjoy the full, physical product, the offer is pushed even further: the price of the boxed version of BOH is set to exactly that of the digital version - a shockingly low EUR 7.50*! - and who bought the digital version will be entitled to receive the physical package at home by paying just the postal expenses*!
Getting BOH has never been and will never be so convenient: hurry up, the offer will last only until January 6, 2010!

*VAT excluded.

2009/12/08 - BOH @ 1UP STORE
On December 12, 2009, BOH will be presented at the 1UP STORE, in Campobasso, Italy.
For details: official note on Facebook.

2009/12/07 - The Christmas BOH Under The Tree
The Christmas season brings 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*! Don't miss this chance to buy yourself or give as a gift a quality game for so little!

But that's not all, as there's a little surprise also for current users: update8 is available right now for free download! 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.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

*VAT excluded.

2009/11/27 - The Instant Rewards Initiative begins
Today the Instant Rewards Initiative begins with the part dedicated to themes graphics.
If you are a pixel artist, here is a chance for you to get a free copy of BOH! If you simply prove to be very motivated and capable of producing the graphics of a theme for BOH itself, you immediately get a full digital copy of the game! And, as if that were not enough, if you manage to create particularly brilliant graphics, you will be rewarded also with a physical copy!
For details and to take part to the initiative: official thread on Mod DB.

2009/11/23 - update7 released
BOH's update7 is out now and, besides the usual abundance of improvements, it brings novelties that enrich the gameplay even further!

More specifically, this update:
  • 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;
  • adds the Norwegian translation;
  • extends/improves the manuals;
  • applies some other changes/optimizations.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/11/09 - The TOUGHER AND TOUGHER CONTEST ended
The TOUGHER AND TOUGHER CONTEST ended and the winners have been proclaimed today.

2009/10/26 - The TOUGHER AND TOUGHER CONTEST begins
The TOUGHER AND TOUGHER CONTEST begins today: partecipate and win a very special copy of BOH and more!

2009/10/12 - update6 released
Today BOH lands also on AROS and, in doing so, it also improves further!

Specifically, this update:
  • 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;
  • adds the latest expansions;
  • applies some other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/09/30 - BOH goes to the VIDEO GAMES HISTORY 2K9
On the 3rd of October, BOH and its author will be in Monza, at the VIDEO GAMES HISTORY 2K9, where you'll get a chance to try (and buy) the full game and to meet its creator.
For details about the event: official page on GamesCollection.it.

2009/09/14 - Theme "vectors" released
For even more retro goodness, BOH gets "vectors"*, a new theme inspired to vectorial graphics.

*Now part of update6.

2009/09/11 - BOH goes to the GAMECON
On the 18th of September, at 5 PM, BOH will be presented at the GAMECOM, a fair entirely dedicated to games and video games which will take place in Naples from the 18th to the 20th of September. It will be a nice occasion to meet in an entertaining, stimulating and playful environment!
For details about the event: GAMECON official website.

2009/09/08 - update5 released
The development of BOH never stops and brings you one more update full of nice surprises!

Specifically, this update:
  • 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;
  • adds the developer's manual;
  • applies some other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/08/19 - Developer's manual released
The developer's manual has been finished: all the information to create new missions, themes and translations is now available!
Download it for free from the DOWNLOADS page.

2009/08/04 - update4 released
BOH continues to improve and now it even runs natively on Linux!

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;
  • adds the latest expansions;
  • applies some other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/07/23 - Finnish translation released
The Finnish translation* has been released today.

*Now part of update4.

2009/07/13 - BOH goes digital
EDITEL snc is happy to meet the popular demand for a digitally delivered version of BOH by making the CD image of the CD-ROM available for download at the reduced price of just EUR 10.00. Customers will be entitled to buy, at any time, also the physical product by paying just the price difference (EUR 2.50) and the postage.
Moreover, the direct purchase of the boxed version, which continues to be available at the usual price of EUR 12.50, will give immediate access to the downloadable image.
The image contains the most up-to-date versions for all the supported platforms, as well as all the expansions released to date.
Prices do not include VAT.

2009/07/03 - Missions editor unveiled
Mark Ashley created a nice on-line mission editor: learn about it here.

2009/06/29 - update3 released
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;
  • adds the latest expansions;
  • applies some other changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/06/18 - Theme "castle" released
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 gauntlet, defeat the dreaded Evil Masters.

*Now part of update3.

2009/05/20 - Theme "C64" released
The theme "C64"*, which takes BOH into the wonderful 16-colors world of the C64, has been released today.

*Now part of update3.

2009/05/10 - Demo released
Finally the demo is out! Get it from the DOWNLOADS page.
Moreover, the mission "tougher and tougher"*, created specifically for the demo, has been made available also to BOH owners.

*Now part of update3.

2009/05/07 - Swedish translation released
The Swedish translation* has been released today.

*Now part of update3.

2009/05/07 - update2 released
A small service update has been released today.

Specifically, it:
  • fixes a problem with 3x and 4x zooming on SAM machines;
  • fixes a problem with missions handling;
  • adds a suggestion to the user's manual.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/05/04 - update1 released
BOH just got better and now it even runs natively on MacOS X!

Specifically, this update:
  • makes the game run natively on MacOS X 10.4+ 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 version to SDL 1.2.13;
  • applies some other minor changes.

Users can download the update for free from the DOWNLOADS page.
The demos have been updated to reflect the changes.

2009/04/04 - BOH released
EDITEL snc is pleased to announce the immediate availability of BOH, a brand-new, original, retro-flavoured game for desktop OSes.

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