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by bobs
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 122
Views: 60043

Re: New ZX81 Games

Name of Software: Rebound Author: Bob Smith Release Date: 23/12/2014 Requirements (eg. 1K, 16K, AY Card, Hi-Res Scheme): 16K (ZXExpand joystick & Chroma 81 colour support) Description: Breakout / Arkanoid clone. Screenshots: http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/rebound.html http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/images...
by bobs
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: REBOUND - 3 Level demo
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: REBOUND - 3 Level demo

Thank you Sir!

I enjoy writing for the Zeddy - it's actually quite a fast and capable machine (if you stick to the low-resolution stuff) and appeared to have so few great games - so I'm trying to redress the balance a little. :)
by bobs
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: New ZX81 Games
Replies: 122
Views: 60043

Re: New ZX81 Games

Name of Software: Pandemic Author: Bob Smith Release Date: 15/11/2014 Requirements (eg. 1K, 16K, AY Card, Hi-Res Scheme): 16K (ZXExpand joystick support) Description: Top-down map-based shooter Screenshots: http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/pandemic.html http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/images/pandemic_0_d2.pn...
by bobs
Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: REBOUND - 3 Level demo
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: REBOUND - 3 Level demo

Build updated (same link as before) with a fix for the 3-ball split sometimes producing vertical balls, and the Game Over text sometimes not being visible under Chroma.
by bobs
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Chroma 81 - SCART and Colour interface for the ZX81
Replies: 146
Views: 20585

Re: Chroma 81 - SCART and Colour interface for the ZX81

I've been talking to Paul (Fruitcake), and we're going to get Chroma colour into my next game - REBOUND. There's a thread detailing the alpha version - which you can download - here: http://www.sinclairzxworld.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1544 And the first draft of the game looks rather sweet with colou...
by bobs
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: REBOUND - 3 Level demo
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: REBOUND - 3 Level demo

Thanks! It's still only an alpha build at the moment, although I think I've found most of the bugs. I've just updated the build (same link as before) to include support for the colour features of the Chroma 81 device (although only tested on a somewhat slow JSZeddy), which certainly adds something t...
by bobs
Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: REBOUND - 3 Level demo
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

REBOUND - 3 Level demo

Thought I'd do one over the six and put another game out this year - so here's a 3-level alpha build of REBOUND - a version of Breakout with extras (so more akin to Arkanoid, or Batty on the Spectrum, than the original Atari game) http://www.bobs-stuff.co.uk/extras/rebound_alpha.zip It is an alpha v...
by bobs
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: GAMES
Topic: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game

Thanks, it's fun! (although JSZeddy runs so slowly on my laptop as to make the game unplayable) Having read up about it, I think games such as mine would need to be written with Chroma in mind, and so write the full attribute screen rather than link colours to characters. It would be difficult to re...
by bobs
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game

Did a post get removed? Something about a colour version? Would that be from using the Chroma interface?
by bobs
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: GAMES
Topic: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: PANDEMIC - New 16K ZX81 Game

Thanks chaps. :)

Can't quite shake the feeling though that low-res games aren't really in favour any more though. :|