New Software 2019

People are still making stuff for the Sinclair related machines. Tell us about new games and other software that runs on the Spectrum, ZX80/ZX81, Pentagon and Next.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Ralf » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm

Has anyone here ever been asked to do this at a job interview?
Me personally not. But I've heard that yes, it's actually asked quite often on interviews.

And here's some really weird interview story about it ;)
http://thedailywtf.com/articles/The-Fiz ... uter-Space
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Ralf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Looks like this thread is not up to date.

So, what I quickly noticed:

The Amethyst Dagger:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1236

Mike, the Guitar - The Shooter:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1253

Resistance:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1240
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm

Also new this year...

Eight Feet Under
by Stefan Vogt
published by Pond Software (2019)
Text adventure
Produced using DAAD https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30013
Spectrum 48K - two parts
language - English

(Only available as a bonus with the physical release of Hibernated 1 from PolyPlay
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=34312 )

On the same subject... the current version of...
Hibernated 1: This Place is Death https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=34312
was also produced with DAAD
and will be published as a physical edition by Polyplay in 2019
Hibernated 1: This Place is Death - Collector's Edition - CPC/Spectrum cassette @ 20 Euros
Hibernated 1: This Place is Death - Collector's Edition - Spectrum 3"-Diskette @ 25 Euros

I don't know if you'd make a separate entry for the DAAD version of Hibernated 1, compared to the PAW version. There are examples, I think, of both instances where Quilled & PAWed entries are combined and also listed as separate games.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:38 pm

Ralf wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 pm
The Amethyst Dagger:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1236
This one is 2018, and the same author also has two others that are missing: Mini Explorer and Elon M. with Jetpack. All very good AGD games that many wouldn't guess were AGD. They'll have entries in the next update, hopefully file permission too.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by stupidget » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:03 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:58 pm
g0blinish wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:43 pm
FizzBuzz
Fizz Buzz is a very simple programming task, asked in software developer job interviews.
A typical round of Fizz Buzz can be:
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100 and for multiples of '3' print "Fizz" instead of the number and for the multiples of '5' print "Buzz".
I know FizzBuzz as a spoken word game, but didn't realise it was a common software developer question.

Has anyone here ever been asked to do this at a job interview?

:lol: :lol:

We used to play this as a drinking game, but, it was called Sh1t B0110x. We’d sit round a table and we’d count up from one onwards going from person to person and anytime a multiple of 3 landed on you you said sh1t and multiples of 5 you’d say b0110x. If you got it wrong you had to neck your drink. You can imagine the states we used to get i after a few rounds !!!!
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by 8BitAG » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:21 am

8BitAG wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Also new this year...

Eight Feet Under
by Stefan Vogt
published by Pond Software (2019)
Text adventure
Produced using DAAD https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=30013
Spectrum 48K - two parts
language - English

(Only available as a bonus with the physical release of Hibernated 1 from PolyPlay
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=34312 )
Here is the loading screen & running screen...

Image
http://8bitag.com/temp/EFU1.scr

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http://8bitag.com/temp/EFU2.scr
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by PeterJ » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:02 pm

DerbyPro from Andrew Owen:

https://zx.itch.io/derbypro
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by Ralf » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm

The viewer
(an universal browser to browse images, including multicolor ones, listen to music, read texts etc)

Image

https://kpacku.gitbook.io/the-viewer]
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by R-Tape » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:03 pm

Ralf wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
The viewer
(an universal browser to browse images, including multicolor ones, listen to music, read texts etc)
My first impression is that this is really cool. The multicolour viewer will be most up my street.

Who is the target audience? Mainly demo coders? It certainly seems to do more in one place than a PC based utility. I can't decide if it's a fancy multi-functioning (though unused) kitchen gadget, or a real utility with an edge over what is already available.

Either way—it's an impressive piece of zx-software.
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Re: New Software 2019

Post by DarkTrancer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:13 pm

Ralf wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
The viewer
(an universal browser to browse images, including multicolor ones, listen to music, read texts etc)

Image

https://kpacku.gitbook.io/the-viewer]
"The Viewer will only work properly on Pentagon-based machines. Minimum configuration: Pentagon 128k.
If you have ZX Evo with TS-Conf then The Viewer will use all 14 Mhz."

I will try this later on,so is it not compatible with zx next?
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