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by 8BitAG
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Which MIA game would you love to have?
Replies: 31
Views: 744

Re: Which MIA game would you love to have?

-2011 (aka Wondergirl) The "Girls" of St Bride's getting into the soper-heroic genre. This could have been, eer... weird, but probably never happened. The last "true" St. Bride's game as well, perhaps? Certainly sounded like it was being made by the minds behind the original games, rather than some...
by 8BitAG
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Text adventure attempt 02 - December 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Text adventure attempt 02 - December 2019

DouglasReynholm wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Thanks, I'm one of his regular backers. I wasn't aware he had been active on the scene for so long.
Interview here...
https://prism.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/han ... sAllowed=y
by 8BitAG
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Text adventure attempt 02 - December 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Text adventure attempt 02 - December 2019

DouglasReynholm wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:18 am
I wonder if that is the same Andy Remic who does the Spectrum Addict documentaries on Kickstarter?
Yes.
by 8BitAG
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 27119

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

The Maltese Falcon is certainly the major influence, with Mary Astor inspiring the female character. I believe that the male character is pretty much a self-portrait. Certainly that's the opinion of Michael Gonzales: "For a moment I just stared at him, as the man himself flashed me one of his trade...
by 8BitAG
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Game art copied from elsewhere
Replies: 303
Views: 27119

Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

The Maltese Falcon is certainly the major influence, with Mary Astor inspiring the female character. I believe that the male character is pretty much a self-portrait.
by 8BitAG
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 380
Views: 24164

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

The date of release for Crystal of Chantie should be 1985 not 1987. https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=6117 Although the 1987 date matches the associated magazine review, it was advertised multiple times in magazine classified sections from 1985 onwards. (Some of which are already ...
by 8BitAG
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Interview with Gary Power of Pelagon Software
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Interview with Gary Power of Pelagon Software

A brief interview with Gary Power of Pelagon Software, author of 1980s ZX Spectrum homegrown text adventure titles, such as The Crystal of Chantie: http://8bitag.com/info/pelagon.html
by 8BitAG
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Games for your family
Replies: 13
Views: 431

Re: Games for your family

Our "computer room" was our dining room/kitchen table. Our entire family took it in turns to play through Arkanoid... We played it so much that everyone in the family was able to get through the entire game and beat the boss level. :)
by 8BitAG
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Website
Topic: Discussion on the handling of mods
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Site Updates

I can't believe that I had to argue for enhanced/radically changed versions of text adventures (often in different engines) getting a new ID when MODs get their own! :)

But on a more serious note, would it be worth splitting off this conversation into a separate thread?
by 8BitAG
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: ZXDB Discussion
Topic: Little bugs in the database 2
Replies: 380
Views: 24164

Re: Little bugs in the database 2

Returning to the Crystal of Chantie (mentioned above) https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=6117 The last download file in the list, as indicated below... https://i.postimg.cc/CdSP4HyX/error.png ...seems not to be The Crystal of Chantie. It seems to be The Crystal Cavern... https://spe...