New software 2018

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 2018

Post by Ralf » Fri May 18, 2018 8:26 pm

The recent game Knights:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 6&id=32308

got version 2.0

From Facebook:

KNIGHTS v2.0 - now in machine code! http://www.clounagh.com/temp/Knights.rar

This is a brand new version of the game (which was originally in BASIC), recreated from scratch in Z80. New features:
- Levels load at lightning speed.
- Improved cursor movement, with diagonals possible.
- Some graphical improvements.
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Re: New software 2018

Post by Ast A. Moore » Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm

I remember Darryl’s series on Z80 assembly, I even gave him a few pointers. This game is solid. He’s a quick learner. Really happy for him!
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Re: New software 2018

Post by R-Tape » Fri May 18, 2018 9:54 pm

Crikey it was already polished. I only played a few levels of version 1 but I didn't even consider that pressing BREAK was an option!

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Re: New software 2018

Post by Ralf » Sun May 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Just to make sure that nobody misses it and that it is all here in one thread:

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Re: New software 2018

Post by R-Tape » Mon May 21, 2018 6:57 am

Cheers Ralf, and that brings the tally up to 50 new games (that we know about) so far.

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36% AGD games (including 1 PGD)
8% Churros

There was a spike in January due to the ZX-Dev contest, yielding 21 quality games.

Woot!
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Re: New software 2018

Post by druellan » Mon May 21, 2018 11:37 am

R-Tape wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:57 am
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36% AGD games (including 1 PGD)
8% Churros
This is very interesting information. Have you thought about producing a quick report twice a year showing the status of the homebrew on the Spectrum?
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Re: New software 2018

Post by R-Tape » Mon May 21, 2018 12:28 pm

druellan wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:37 am
This is very interesting information. Have you thought about producing a quick report twice a year showing the status of the homebrew on the Spectrum?
Yep I'd be happy to. Hopefully it will come to mind in the middle of the year, and I will do one for the Woot! End of year tape magazine (there is such a report in the 2017 Woot).

I started this thread hoping to convince someone with the relevant skills to query ZXDB and produce something more in depth but no takers so far.
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Re: New software 2018

Post by druellan » Mon May 21, 2018 12:33 pm

Awesome! I have too many things on my hands right now, but I'll be around. I'm already using the ZXInfo API for some basic queries, and I want to go deeper.
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Re: New software 2018

Post by Ralf » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 pm

TANK-1990

New game from Russia, it's from 2018, despite the name ;)

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The download:
http://zx-pk.ru/attachment.php?attachme ... 1528226274

and the original thread at zx.pk.ru:
http://zx-pk.ru/threads/29225-igra-tank-1990-(128).html

Inspired by Battle City from NES, like many other similar Russian games.
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Re: New software 2018

Post by R-Tape » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 pm

Ralf wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Inspired by Battle City from NES, like many other similar Russian games.
Looks great and plays well. Why is it 128K only? It doesn't have AY.
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