19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

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: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by Ersh » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:13 pm

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Here is a walkthrough video with the CD tracks running in the background. Nice music, but not quite appropriate for a fast-paced action game, rather for an adventure/role-play/strategy one.
Reading the comment section for that video, Zotova states; it's not the full OST but a bonus track by Tiurula. The full soundtrack will be handled by the team. That being said, I like Tiurula's mellow tune, it's got an ethereal quality that suits the heroine and complements the atmosphere perfectly.
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by redballoon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:14 pm

Woah, gave them all a go and I'm incredibly impressed!

The ones that stood out for me were Pre-zu, Space Monsters meet THE HARDY, Valley of ains and Yazzie, but Pre-zu was the one I enjoyed the most out of all them in both gameplay and style. I know the simple graphics suit the game, but I'd love to do graphics for another version.
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The presentation on just about all of them are incredible! I agree about Drift, though - sweet Moses it looks incredible but found it quite unplayable but I'm aware it just needs time and practice.
Valley of ains is just great but the minor gripe I have was that there are no clues on the grass where the spikes would emerge.
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Post by JasonUK » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Automated Cave Explorer & Yazzie are the stand-outs for me. Valley of Rains looks great but gameplay isn't all that (IMHO). Drift similarly looks great but playability is low (or I'm just getting too old lol). I quite like the look of Quest for Elements too ~ the blue/black/white palate looks pretty cool although probably not to everyone's taste.
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by moroz1999 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:30 pm

djnzx48 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:35 am
Valley of Rains: Graphically appears very similar to Savage, and seemingly goes as far as tracing sprites. The scrolling is faster, and there are some meaningful additions, such as the parallax effect, that prevent the game becoming a straight clone. Wasn't sure what the soundtrack CD referred to in the opening was.
In-game credits mention that soundtrack is made by Tiurula.
http://tiurula.ru
So I think we are expected to play that folk album in a background, similar to what was done in older MS-DOS games :)
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by ianace » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi just downloaded some of these, drift, Mario and s couple of others, as tap files, to try on the vega, sadly while they load then crash.....any chance of a vega vision?
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by Morkin » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:56 pm

druellan wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Morkin wrote:
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Just been playing Automated Cave Explorer.
I'm surprised by this game. Is one of the best Boulder Dash clones I've played and there are a TON of them!
One of the things that I've noticed (so far) is that although there are moving creatures/enemies, they don't move so crazily fast that you don't have much time to react.
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:00 pm

I see awesome top-quality. Most of them would have been commercial hits back in the day, definitely.

Drift and Valley are my faves.
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by druellan » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:35 am

Hunt Buck reveal effect. Seems to transition from whatever is currently on screen, border synchronized, no colour clash.

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Post by djnzx48 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:27 am

I did think that effect was quite cool. It works by switching between the two screens on a 128 while also changing the border colour. The game has been designed for Pentagon timings, which is why the menu doesn't look right on a Sinclair or Amstrad machine.
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Re: 19 new games at Yandex competition!!!!

Post by DenisGrachev » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:01 am

What a great compo, as expectrd. As a Tourmaline author i really enjoy Automated Cave Explorer
Btw, final version of Yazzie (with 48K version + pentagon) will be released at the end of the week.
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