Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

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Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Poll runs till Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:45 pm

Pnoid
0
No votes
Pengo Quest
0
No votes
Christmas Gift Hunt
0
No votes
Chrimblast!
1
2%
Amnesia
0
No votes
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob - Lurching Dead
0
No votes
Save the Trees!
0
No votes
Stars (Gumi)
0
No votes
Cosmic Commerce
0
No votes
Escape from the sewers
0
No votes
Perry Pumpkin
0
No votes
Stakeout!
0
No votes
The Infeasible game
0
No votes
Rabbit in Nightmareland
0
No votes
Jumpcollision
0
No votes
The Order of mazes
3
6%
Knightmare 2 ZX
2
4%
The Adventure of Bouncing Bob : Bustin GHosts
0
No votes
El Cetro del sol
0
No votes
Ishido: The Way of Stones
0
No votes
Rabbit in Wonderland
0
No votes
Pixel Quest
3
6%
The Adventures of Bouncing Bob - Summer breeze
0
No votes
Shoggot Halls
0
No votes
Aquanoids
0
No votes
Cap N Rescue 2
0
No votes
Bathyscape
0
No votes
Red Planet
0
No votes
Bubble Monkey Bross
1
2%
Hop N Frog
0
No votes
Lirus
1
2%
Mazegame
0
No votes
3Amok
0
No votes
Strange Kitchen
0
No votes
Gertrudis, el soldado
0
No votes
Anima
0
No votes
The Legend of Bocatapuesto
0
No votes
Mice Vs Scientists
0
No votes
Zombo
2
4%
Godkiller 2 Exile
1
2%
The Return of Traxtor
3
6%
Black Star
0
No votes
Complica DX
1
2%
Journey to Another World
0
No votes
Rabid Mower
0
No votes
Euphoria 2D
0
No votes
Explorer
0
No votes
Falling Blocks
0
No votes
Oceano
0
No votes
Weird Island
0
No votes
Zen II
0
No votes
Stormfinch
6
13%
Dead Flesh Boy
0
No votes
Baldy ZX
0
No votes
Super 48K Box
0
No votes
Jaws The Text Adventure
2
4%
Flype
0
No votes
Vade Retro (Retroworks)
0
No votes
Bumber
0
No votes
Rays Reprisal
0
No votes
Baffo Jones
0
No votes
Pets Vs Aliens Prologue
1
2%
Pentacorn Quest
4
9%
Rescue Lander
0
No votes
Jet Set Luis: Rumbo a la costa Blanca
0
No votes
Little Dragon 2
0
No votes
The Tales of Grupp
2
4%
Castlevania: Spectral Interlude
12
26%
A prelude to Chaos
0
No votes
Page and the curse of the pharaoh
0
No votes
Uroboros
0
No votes
Ice Slider Z
0
No votes
Lava
0
No votes
Xorka
0
No votes
Jucha
0
No votes
Sixteen Skirmish
2
4%
Popeye
0
No votes
Diamond Digger
0
No votes
When Alex didnt do it
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 47

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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Ivanzx » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:41 pm

Come on people! Only 10 people voted!! The effort by Dave with that table describing all the games deserve at least 30 more votes ;)
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:51 pm

These were my stand out releases of that year:

The Infeasible game
The Order of mazes
Knightmare 2 ZX
Pixel Quest
Aquanoids
Lirus
Complica DX
Stormfinch
Dead Flesh Boy
Baldy ZX
Super 48K Box
Flype
Vade Retro (Retroworks)
Pentacorn Quest
Rescue Lander
The Tales of Grupp
Castlevania: Spectral Interlude
Uroboros
Ice Slider Z


Balancing quality and the amount of time they made me want to play I voted for these. Bit cheeky but one of them is mine...

1 - Knightmare 2 ZX
2 - The Tales of Grupp
3 - Stormfinch
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:55 pm

It didn't get my vote but Uroboros* is a landmark title as a snake game that doesn't look like a BASIC type in.

*argh! another TAP not in the archive yet. We'll get around to it Ralf!
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Seven.FFF » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Joefish wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:51 am
Good point. I did a search on this site, but it didn't give me a link I could share!
That threw me too. Turns out if you click anywhere inside the search result it takes you to a linkable page:

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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm

Ah, I didn't understand joe's original question, I think I do now.

- when you do a search it bring up a list, even if it's just one entry, you then click on that link and it takes you to a full page - screenshots, gamedownloads*, instructions, manuals, support material.

Every piece of software has its own page, based on the ZXDB ID number. Is that a surprise to most? Perhaps we need to make that clearer somehow.

The original list is a bit like screenshot browsing.

* (a growing list of)
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Seven.FFF » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:17 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm
Is that a surprise to most?
I think it's only because the search result summary is so detailed it almost looks like it could be the full info!

Maybe just having a "more..." or "details..." link that also takes you to the linked entity would be enough to finesse it (so for title results it would take you to the title's page, etc).
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Joefish » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:03 am

No, I meant the search results page just has a generic URL. You can't cut and paste the URL into the forums to link people to the same search results.
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by R-Tape » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:20 am

Ah I see what you mean, if you search 'Year 2015' it would be nice to be able to copy the link to display the same listing.
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by hikoki » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:17 pm

I played mostly Castlevania, Dead Flesh Boy, Rescue Lander, Bubble Monkey Bros, Chrimblast, Rabbit in Wonderland, Pnoid, Ice Slider Z, Uroboros, Christmas Gift Hunt, Hop N Frog, Super 48K Box, The Return of Traxtor.
Shame on me! There are quite a few good ones that I have barely played.
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Re: Best (Homebrew) game from 2015

Post by Rorthron » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:56 pm

I"ve gone with Stormfinch. Castlevania seems the obvious star game, but I really enjoyed Stormfinch. I think I'm a sucker for shoot-'em- ups and rainbow graphics. It still feels like it's breaking the laws of physics to have more than two colours per square.
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