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by Sokurah
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Two new Spectrum games released: The Speccies & Speccies 2.
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Two new Spectrum games released: The Speccies & Speccies 2.

Well, after being completed for a couple of months - just waiting for the summer vacation to be over - we (being the artist Redballoon, and me) ran into problems with the physical copies and then some last minute-bugs caused by the introduction of a longer tune in The Speccies, but both of these hom...
by Sokurah
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Free making of R-Type book
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Free making of R-Type book

there's some technical discussion but he warns readers to skip ahead if they're not interested and most of the story is about the hardships of commercial games coding and the dodgy dealings some of the development houses went through. I found the technical parts of it very interresting though, but ...
by Sokurah
Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thoughts on New Miner Willy game
Replies: 32
Views: 854

Re: Thoughts on New Miner Willy game

I wouldnt say its a scam. If you read the app description it tells you this is NOT the new Matthew Smith game. I'm pretty sure that description wasn't there to begin with, and was edited in shortly after the app was released. I can't be 100% certain though - not without my Tardis anyway...but that'...
by Sokurah
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Thoughts on New Miner Willy game
Replies: 32
Views: 854

Re: Thoughts on New Miner Willy game

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Hmm i dont like this much.
What? That Elite tried to scam people into paying for something they thought was going to be something else? In that case I agree with you. :lol:
by Sokurah
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 80's?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 8

StickHead wrote:Maybe you should grab the Retrogamer DVD's. Those back-issues would be a great place to find information regarding UK companies. Hardly an issue goes by without some kind of in-depth look at a UK dev or developed game.
I have each and every issue of the magazine in paperform. ;)
by Sokurah
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 80's?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 8

paranoid marvin wrote:Not a book , but the tv programme 'Micro Men' is well worth watching!
I've seen that several times. And it only really covers two companies. ;)
by Sokurah
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 80's?
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Are there any books about the UK micro industry in the 80's?

We should all know of The Ultimate History of Video Games which is an awesome book that chronicles the emerging arcade gaming culture in detail, but I'd like to know if there are any books, that go into as much detail, about the British computer industry and all the many microcomputers produced ther...
by Sokurah
Wed May 29, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.

The game is now feature complete, the loading screen is done, the music sounds good...ie: it's pretty close to being finished. :) There's a bit of free memory before the game is started the first time, so redballoon will be doing some animation panels we can put in there - a bit like what Dingo had,...
by Sokurah
Mon May 20, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.

The Laird wrote:I posted about this over at my own site for you a couple of weeks ago.
Ah, I see. Thanks. :)
I've just signed up over there too - the forum seems full of good stuff. :)
by Sokurah
Mon May 20, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.

Not much love for this game I guess? I noticed it was mentioned in the magazine a while back and was called boring or something. Oh well, good thing I love the game myself. :lol: But what can you do - it's a game I've wanted to remake for a long time. :) I originally started working on a 3D remake o...
by Sokurah
Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Which game have you put the most hours into?
Replies: 51
Views: 967

Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Back then: Doom I&II, C&C and Syndicate. And a lot of that in multiplayer mode. In newer times: Burnout Paradise (about 130 hours). These days I will look at reviews for how long it takes to complete a new game, and if it's more than 10 hours it has to be really enticing before even considering it. ...
by Sokurah
Wed May 01, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.
Replies: 7
Views: 639

New ZX Spectrum game - "The Speccies" - coming soon.

Perhaps some of you can remember the puzzlegames " The Brainies " or " Tiny Skweeks " available for the DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Apple II, Mac, Amstrad CPC and SNES platforms? Well, I've now remade it for the ZX Spectrum and is currently putting the finishing touches on it. Just a couple of small bugs ...
by Sokurah
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: D
Replies: 76
Views: 1493

Re: Game you looking forward to most in 2013

Just two games for me;

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Tomb Raider

...nothing that hasn't already been mentioned lots of times. :roll:
by Sokurah
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New remake: Arcadia
Replies: 3
Views: 350

New remake: Arcadia

I finished another game - a remake of the early ZX Spectrum classic: Arcadia. Because my games seem to get larger and more complicated with each game I decided to do a small and simple game - something I could do in no more than two weeks. It couldn't be a vectorgame, but I'd remake it as one (it re...
by Sokurah
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: New Remake: Black Widow
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: New Remake: Black Widow

Oops, almost 2½ years later, but I finally managed to get back to this remake and finish it. :lol: 8)

I just posted it on my website yesterday. You'll find it here; http://tardis.dk/wordpress/?p=922

I hope you'll enjoy it. :)