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ST and Amiga programmers rejoice - STOS/AMOS are to return for modern computers

Francois Lionet - the creator of the awesome AMOS and STOS Basic for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST - has announced that he's working on AMOS 2. The original languages built up a massive following in the 16-bit days with much of the public domain and shareware software communities built on those packages. Some of our fondest memories are playing games built in STOS and we even created a few (admittedly terrible) games in them ourselves.

Lionet has already shared some of his plans - games created in AMOS will be playable on any platform that supports Javascript and HTML - so any web browser should be more than capable, and the plan is for the updated development system to support original .AMOS files meaning original Amiga games will be playable on modern hardware. In addition there are plans for an updated AMOS 3D to work with the new development package.

Development is already well underway and the first 'version' restricted version of the software will be available before the end of October.

Francois Lionet has set up a Patreon to support his development.

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