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by bobs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

mrtinb wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:24 pm I like the Steps idea. Maybe you could invent Steps 2. With more puzzles.
Personally I doubt I’d design such a game, but if Ahmed did do a follow-up I would definitely look into whether it could be converted to the Zeddy.
by bobs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

Since converting this I do wonder now about making a similar ‘open world’ adventure game for the Zeddy. Not limited to steps this time, but in a similar style (flick-screen or scrolling) with more adventure/quest elements - something like Zelda I believe (although I’ve never actually played that!)
by bobs
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

Thanks all! 8-) Beautiful looking game, compliments! With the recent releases seems ZX8* are still and strong on the rise! You've also other very nice ones, and for what I can see seems you are a very good programmer but also a very good pixel artist! :) Lo-Rez ZX81 games like this are a joy to writ...
by bobs
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

nollkolltroll wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:34 pm Very good looking, congratulations on a fine game!
Many thanks! I can take zero credit for the game’s design and graphics, but 100% for bringing it quickly and accurately to the humble Zeddy.
by bobs
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

New build uploaded to itch, which fixes a slight graphical glitch would could occur at a certain location on the map.

The gameplay itself wasn’t affected though, so it’s not been made any easier to complete, or to find all those damn coins!
by bobs
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 654

STEPS - New 16K ZX81 Game

A new game for the 16K ZX81 - 'Steps' - A conversion of the Pico-8 game of the same name by Ahmed Khalifa. game-1.png Steps is a small Minit-like game where instead of dying from time, you die after a certain amount of steps. Explore the cursed island, solve puzzles, and find the hidden coins. Try t...
by bobs
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 196
Views: 216332

Re: New ZX81 Games

Name of Software: Steps Author: Bob Smith, after Ahmed Khalifa Release Date: 13/02/2021 Requirements (eg. 1K, 16K, AY Card, Hi-Res Scheme): 16K Description: A conversion to the ZX81 of Ahmed Khalifa's Pico-8 game 'Steps' Screenshots: Download link (if available for download): https://bobs-stuff.itch...
by bobs
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Area
Topic: Hello from Genoa, Italy
Replies: 4
Views: 3743

Re: Hello from Genoa, Italy

Or to move in the completely opposite direction to Dr Beep, try some of my lo-res 16k games available on my itch site, including official conversions of Ant Attack, Crossy Road, and Super Hexagon!
by bobs
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: ZX Spectrum Lounge
Topic: IDE option in Eightyone emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

Re: IDE option in Eightyone emulator

I assume that FDC is for a “Floppy Disc Controller” and IDE is for “Integrated Drive Electronics” - so basically a hard disc controller. The terms were in common use for PC hardware back in the 80s. As it’s a multi-platform emulator I imagine they are standard options, but how they apply to a ZX81 I...
by bobs
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: Pac man on the ZX81
Replies: 12
Views: 8369

Re: Pac man on the ZX81

Slightly different approach - but you might want to try my own take on the format - One Little Ghost: https://bobs-stuff.itch.io/one-little-ghost It uses the same maze and enemy logic as the arcade, but does it with the roles reversed (you play a ghost) and in scrolling isometric 3D. https://img.itc...