ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

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ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by keith56 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:49 am

Darkness has descended upon a world where Life is Short, Suffering is Commonplace, and Demons are CHIBI!...
Welcome to the strange world of Chibi Akumas!

The 8-Bit Bullet-Hell Arcade shooter 'ChibiAkumas' is back... and this time no 8-Bit system is safe! the 'Invasion' is coming to the ZX-Spectrum 128k, MSX2 and Amstrad CPC!

Watch the ZX Spectrum 128k trailer below:


Pre-order the game from Polyplay at:
https://www.polyplay.xyz/navi.php?qs=Chibi+Akuma+zx

Check out the official spectrum website at:
http://www.chibiakumas.com/zx/

See the 'Teaser-Poster' at:
www.chibiakumas.com/zx/TeaserZX.png

The game will be released free and open source shortly after the physical release ships!
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Chibi Akuma(s) Comedy-Horror 8-bit Bullet Hell shooter for CPC - http://www.chibiakumas.com
「チビ悪魔」可笑しいゴシックSTG: http://www.chibiakuma.com
Chibi Akumas Episode 2:Confrontation for CPC ...Out Now!

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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by moroz1999 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:57 am

I'm wondering how would it look like on 14mhz Z80: will the game become faster itself or jsut the frame rate would be higher (as in Castlevania)?
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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by Wall_Axe » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:03 pm

would the crystal thingie in the spectrum still oscillate at 50hz (or is it 60)
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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by Wall_Axe » Tue May 01, 2018 4:06 am

oh does the ac current in the uk running at 50hz trigger the telly update and the spectrum crystal? that would make sense.

back on topic, you must've broken the spectrum bullet record
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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by keith56 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:07 am

The game becomes faster on a higher speed CPU... the game originated on the CPC, where there is only 4mhz systems - and it was never designed with 'too much speed' expected to be a problem!

There IS a special MSX-TurboR mode (which has around 4-8x the normal CPU speed) - where the game runs more smoothly rather than faster, but it's done by reconfiguring the game engine with self-modifying code - and none of that code is built into the spectrum build.
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Chibi Akuma(s) Comedy-Horror 8-bit Bullet Hell shooter for CPC - http://www.chibiakumas.com
「チビ悪魔」可笑しいゴシックSTG: http://www.chibiakuma.com
Chibi Akumas Episode 2:Confrontation for CPC ...Out Now!

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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by Ivanzx » Sun May 27, 2018 10:12 am

Can we already purchase or download the Spectrum version? :)
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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by keith56 » Mon May 28, 2018 3:39 am

You can pre-order the physical release from Polyplay:
https://www.polyplay.xyz/navi.php?qs=Chibi+Akuma+zx

The digital version is available already to my Patreon backers, you're welcome to back be for $1 a month and then cancel after one month if you wish... I'm not looking to make money from the game, but the ongoing support of my patreon backers helps me to keep working as hard on new games... the new multiplatform release of Chibiakumas has taken 400 hours of development time, and I want to make more games if I can keep up this level and standard of development.

The game will be released as a free download ONCE Polyplay tell me sales have 'broken even' on the physical release costs - I don't want them to be out of pocket for supporting me with the physical release.

I'm not doing a 'paid digital download' outside of patreon, so if patreon isn't your thing, that's fine, please just wait for the free release.
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Chibi Akuma(s) Comedy-Horror 8-bit Bullet Hell shooter for CPC - http://www.chibiakumas.com
「チビ悪魔」可笑しいゴシックSTG: http://www.chibiakuma.com
Chibi Akumas Episode 2:Confrontation for CPC ...Out Now!

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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by ANDREWRYALS » Mon May 28, 2018 3:40 pm

Simply WOW! Hats off.
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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by keith56 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:47 pm

For anyone interested, I was interviewed on the Ep30 of the 'Press Play On Tape' Podcast, in which I discussed developing ChibiAkumas, and programming in general!

https://pressplayontape.podbean.com/
(Episode 30: Z80 Assembly with Keith from chibiakumas.com)
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Chibi Akuma(s) Comedy-Horror 8-bit Bullet Hell shooter for CPC - http://www.chibiakumas.com
「チビ悪魔」可笑しいゴシックSTG: http://www.chibiakuma.com
Chibi Akumas Episode 2:Confrontation for CPC ...Out Now!

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Re: ChibiAkumas for Spectrum 128K

Post by keith56 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:32 pm

Hello everyone! I'll be releasing ChibiAkumas (and it's source) for free download on October 26th 2018,

You'll be able to get the game and it's source code for Spectrum, CPC, MSX and Elan Enterprise free of charge in time for Halloween!

Check out the trailer below:
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Chibi Akuma(s) Comedy-Horror 8-bit Bullet Hell shooter for CPC - http://www.chibiakumas.com
「チビ悪魔」可笑しいゴシックSTG: http://www.chibiakuma.com
Chibi Akumas Episode 2:Confrontation for CPC ...Out Now!

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