Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

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: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by Spud » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:17 pm

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Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Dear Sir/Madman,

After an invigorating sojourn to John Menzies in the high street, and buying a copy of Christmas Crapmas for £14.99, I am severely displeased to discover that the rigorously challenging first level was followed by a literally impossible second. There is a white enemy at the bottom right that moves one char every twenty minutes, which impedes progress on a level with a time limit of a mere 14 CGD units.

I would like to complain in the strongest terms, ask for a full refund, and call the author a bellend.

Felicitations

Desmond Gruntled, also Berks.
That''s because you're doing it wrong.

Regards,

A. Bellend.
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by R-Tape » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm

Spud wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:17 pm

That''s because you're doing it wrong.

Regards,

A. Bellend.
Ah. Oops. If you're quick enough to turn on the block rather than past it you don't get trapped.

"I'm bad", as the kids say.
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by MatGubbins » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:14 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:57 pm
Spud wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:17 pm

That''s because you're doing it wrong.

Regards,

A. Bellend.
Ah. Oops. If you're quick enough to turn on the block rather than past it you don't get trapped.

"I'm bad", as the kids say.
You are Michael Jackson and I claim my £10.

I thought the challenge of the game was to load it.... but once it is loaded the challenge is to control santa and collect prezzies. Piece of piss, as I said to the doctor, handing over a fresh, warm sample.


Gubscroll fixed...

Has a few features to play with as you read the text.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/fb8hh1

Available for about 28 days, then it will be deleted by the hosting site.
So... get it now (if you can)

Think of it being similar to a DVD release: now with deleted scenes, added commentary, new graphics and an alternative ending.
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by Morkin » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:55 pm

Argh, so I finally got fed up with wading through Amazon dross and failing to buy any Xmas pressies, and finally got round to trying this.

Very amusing Mr Typoid, nice work..! I managed to get 4 of Rorthron's clues - might have got a few more if I was less impatient.

Flippin' eck, the Christmas Pud game has a touch of the Rally Drivers about it.. Talk about twitch central.. :lol:

Am enjoying the advent calendar game, have done up to the 12th and will try to continue with one a day.

Not sure what else is on the tape, I have a day off work tomorrow so may have a look when I get back from the pub.
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Post by Ivanzx » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Woooot! I loved Duddlebug! I had to play it until completing it, addictive and infuriating :lol: was shorter than than I thought but super fun 15 minutes! ;)
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by R-Tape » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:46 am

Cheers Ivan, I'm glad I gave it infy lives, I think I'll make that a regular feature.

Something I considered (but did nothing about) was translations. Getting it done in one language was enough work, but a Spanish & Russian version at the very least would be good.

It would spoil the formatting a bit as some pages were edited to fit on 1 page, apart from the Russian one of course where only the Я is turned the wrong way round.

Next year. Honest.
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Re: Woot! ZXMAS Tape Magazine 2017

Post by textvoyage » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:25 pm

After some feedback, I made some changes to my Xmas puddings game... the keys are less sensitive now and I've made it possible to remove the in-game tips:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m84p3mqu4tzk4 ... 1.tap?dl=0

I'm not sure if it's still "Christmas" or not now at time of writing, I still feel a bit Christmassy and quite enjoy being in "deliberate denial" about Christmas being over, if it is over, which in my opinion, it isn't!
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