Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

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: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by sinc LAIR » Thu May 24, 2018 1:06 pm

Ralf wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 am
Hello sinc LAIR.Welcome to the forums!

This is a great project! And it's great that you have Sanchez in your team. I know him, maybe not very personally but we exchanged
a few emails. And I can confirm that he is a very productive, prolific, hard working, friendly man who does some mega projects from
the start to the end in reasonable time where others would take years and in the end abandon the work.

You mention some team member leaving the project but it's not Sanchez as I understand now, right?

Some more quick questions:

- when do you expect to finish the project?

- is the game design ready? Please tell us more about it? Will there be bosses, inventory, dialogues with NPC?
Did I get it right from video that the action will be happening in Russia/Soviet Union?

- how many levels do you plan? Will all levels be some industrial factory like in the video or do you plan other
type of levels too (city, forest, flying mega airplane :0 whatever)

Best luck with your project. I'll be watching it!
Thanks ! So, I'm answering to your questions :
1. We don't know when we finish it, but we work every day on it.
2. Yes, game design is ready. .There will be bosses, NPC etc. also there will be two playable characters.
3 There won't be dialogues with NPC. There will be rechargable iron suit and power-ups.
4.No, the action won't be happening in Russia :) it will be happening in a distant future.
5 there will be 6 levels. 3 levels will be in industrial places, one in the office building, and another one in a bio laboratory. Also there will be a racing level.
6. No, Sanchez didn't leave our team :)
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Ralf » Thu May 24, 2018 3:07 pm

Thanks! As I said before good luck. If you have in future any new videos/things to show, don't forget to visit our site :)
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by R-Tape » Thu May 24, 2018 3:14 pm

The Next version looks like a 16bit sprite on a Spectrum ULAplus background, are the background graphics an intentional way of keeping the Spectrum's spirit?
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by sinc LAIR » Fri May 25, 2018 12:29 am

R-Tape wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:14 pm
The Next version looks like a 16bit sprite on a Spectrum ULAplus background, are the background graphics an intentional way of keeping the Spectrum's spirit?
Yes. Indeed 😊
Ralf wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Thanks! As I said before good luck. If you have in future any new videos/things to show, don't forget to visit our site :)
Thanks ! Of course !
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Pegaz » Sat May 26, 2018 8:15 pm

A wonderful game, I can hardly wait to see it finished. :)
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by ANDREWRYALS » Mon May 28, 2018 3:37 pm

Thats is super impressive! Well done guys.
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Ralf » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Maybe you forgot about this thread but it seems that the work is progressing.

Some screenshot appeared on Facebook today:
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At first glance doesn't seem much improvent over the earlier video in this thread but if you look closer it seems that the game got enemies. Or whatever is this thing at the right. At the video it's hero walking around empty land.

I'll be personally waiting for more news.
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Ivanzx » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:56 pm

This is going to be the next big thing coming out for the Spectrum :o
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Ralf » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:48 pm

New video posted today:



Lot's of new stuff - enemies, shooting, some armour that you can put on and off... Watch it yourself
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Re: Work in progress - Power Blade - The next Sanchez blockbuster?!

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:39 pm

Looks bloody awesome, this one.
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