In nihilum reverteris - new Polish text game from Yerzmyey

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In nihilum reverteris - new Polish text game from Yerzmyey

Post by Ralf » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:11 pm

I'm announcing it here mostly for database completeness as you would need to speak Polish to enjoy it ;)

So Yerzmyey of Hooy Program (whom you may know as a music composer) with help of a few friends made a text game. It's actually something like a"gamebook" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamebook . You know, you read a long paragraphs of text like in a regular book and sometimes make a choice. But I don't suppose we have such suble categories here ;)

The link and some screenshots (it has some graphics and AY music of course) :

http://yerzmyey.i-demo.pl/In_Nihilum_Reverteris.zip

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Post by R-Tape » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 am

Will add this to the spreadsheet later.

Looks interesting, presumably a murder mystery?
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Gamebooks were very popular in the 80s, but I don't remember any Spectrum game designed as one of them.

Anyway, it's a very interesting idea.
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Post by rockersuke » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Gamebooks were very popular in the 80s, but I don't remember any Spectrum game designed as one of them.
Remarkable examples from good old days include The Adrain Mole series or The Archers, by Level 9, both based on poular TV or radio shows. In recent years the spanish website Bytemaniacos has held several 8 bit CYOA games jams where quite a few Sepctrum games have been released. Take a look at "Está en la CAsja" and "Está en el Pantano" by Relevo Videogames, which has had a physical edition.
Also recently a tool to make gamebooks for Speccy has been made: Mucho (Multiple Choice Adventure Engine). One of the most interesting works made with it is also a spanish game by Pablo Martínez "El Cementerio".
¡And I'm sure there are many more! :)

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Post by yerzmyey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:35 pm

Hello,

just to specify - the fully English language version will be available for ZX Spectrum 128 next month, hopefully.

I will keep You guys updated.

Kind regards.
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Post by R-Tape » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 pm

rockersuke wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Also recently a tool to make gamebooks for Speccy has been made: Mucho (Multiple Choice Adventure Engine). One of the most interesting works made with it is also a spanish game by Pablo Martínez "El Cementerio".
¡And I'm sure there are many more! :)
I think that is the only one, not including the examples Sol originally included with it. MuCho is an amazing piece of work that I certainly hope it gets more use.
yerzmyey wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:35 pm
just to specify - the fully English language version will be available for ZX Spectrum 128 next month, hopefully.
Fantastic!

(Crosses "Learn Polish" off the 'to do' list)
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Post by Hikaru » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:06 pm

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Gamebooks were very popular in the 80s, but I don't remember any Spectrum game designed as one of them.

Anyway, it's a very interesting idea.
I remember this one too, completed it with some effort BITD alongside a huge English dictionary we had at home (a lifeline too many times) just cuz I liked the cartoon. :)
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Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:02 am

Thanks for the examples! I didn't know both The Adrian Mole and Danger Mouse games were these kind of games. I've never been interested in played them, actually, but maybe I should give them a try, including the spanish ones... :)
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Post by yerzmyey » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:13 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 pm
Fantastic!
(Crosses "Learn Polish" off the 'to do' list)

Haha, yes. ;)
We do everything we can to release it in February. Hellboi is kinda busy at the moment, sadly.
Still, the game in txt version is fully ready (well, I paid 850 EUR for a professional translation, hahaha, so I DO hope it will be OK ;) ).

All the best,
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Post by R-Tape » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:27 pm

yerzmyey wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:13 pm
(well, I paid 850 EUR for a professional translation ).
This is where I look really stoopid and ask if you're joking or not...
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