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Speccy Jam 2 releases :: posted by Jason :: 15 Sep 2014

The second week-long Speccy Jam ended on the 5th of September and, along with a collection of entries for current generation platforms that simulated the Spectrum, there were a few titles actually written to run on the real hardware. We've already mentioned First World Problems previously, but the other releases include Jonathan Cauldwell's top down Retro Racer, multi-screen exploration game Find The Greenroom and some blasting action for shoot 'em up fans in the form of Mini Danmaku.

Retro Racer for the Spectrum

  • External link:   Speccy Jam website forums
  • News source:  Indie Retro News

Wap-niak 2014 releases :: posted by Jason :: 15 Sep 2014

Last weekend in Warsaw, Poland the 2014 iteration of the Wap-niak party was held and five 8-bit games were released, one on the Spectrum and four for the Atari 8-bit. The Spectrum game is Archeomania, an action puzzle game based on the coin-op Tetris Plus with a storyline about archaeologists.

Archeomania for the Spectrum

On the Atari the games are Biedny Pies Antoni 2 which is a two player game where one person is a dog leaving... erm, a brown trail across the carpet whilst the other cleans it up, Russian Roulette which does what it says on the tin, a one button, fast-paced maze game called SpeedMaza and SubChase, a simple but cute little shoot 'em up.

The games can be grabbed from the World Of Spectrum and Atari Age forum threads.

Unkatris (ZX81) released :: posted by Jason :: 11 Sep 2014

Unkatris is a Tetris clone for the unexpanded ZX81. So now the name makes a bit more sense! More information can be found at the WOS forums and here's a YouTube video of it running:

  • External link:   Unkatris at WOS

First World Problems (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 08 Sep 2014

So you've ordered the very latest Jphone but the postal service have stuffed things up and you need to collect it from the sorting office. That sounds like First World Problems which also happens to be the name of a new platformer on the Spectrum released for the second Speccy Jam.

  • External link:   First World Problems at WOS

Jupiter Sumo (Atari 2600) released :: posted by Jason :: 07 Sep 2014

Two players with Jupiter Lander-style craft must do battle in the future sport Jupiter Sumo where bumping an opponent into a landscape feature will take one of their lives.

Jupiter Sumo on the Atari 2600

  • External link:   Jupiter Sumo at Pouet

Temple Of Terror (Plus/4) released :: posted by Jason :: 07 Sep 2014

Temple Of Terror is a text adventure with graphics which was released for a number of 8-bits. The C64 version has recently been ported to the Plus/4 by Csabo with some major bug fixes and upgrades along the way.

Temple Of Terror on the Plus/4

  • External link:   Temple Of Terror at Plus/4 World

X=Y=Z (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 02 Sep 2014

Bob Smith has been busy once more, this time releasing a sequel to his isometric Spectrum puzzler W*H*B which is called X=Y=Z. The idea is to use commands left on the landscape to guide a cube that rolls from cell to cell towards the exit.

X=Y=Z for the Spectrum

  • External link:   Bob Smith's website
  • News source:  World Of Spectrum forums

Godkiller (Spectrum) released :: posted by Jason :: 21 Aug 2014

Next on "When Gods Go Bad"... Godkiller for the Spectrum is a game about finding and destroying the deity who has killed your wife. There's an English translation on the way.

Godkiller on the Spectrum

  • External link:   Godkiller at the WOS forums

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