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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:37 am 
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Hey, ZZrTers. Been thinking about maybe staging another ZZT game jam in the future, maybe this Fall, maybe not on an international holiday.

In the meantime, I released a freeware game that I spend most of last year working on. It's called Caverns of Khron and it's all NES and DOS-game inspired retro sensibilities and stuff.

WiL wrote the music for it.

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Can be downloaded here: http://khron.bombdotcom.net/

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The lizardmen are real tough! I like the level design, a lot. Some cool puzzles and a good amount of action. Though it seems that later levels seem to favor action over puzzles. Haven't finished it yet.
The music is pretty great. I like the first level track and the lizard man level track the best so far.

Also: Thanking Sweeny for ZZT and Janson for STK in the manual is Image

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http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk/game/info/


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tapeworm wrote:

the hardest game ever,
I managed -3 metres, and lent him on the wall.

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 Post subject: Re: The Freeware Thread
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Hey, kids. I guess why not indulge in a little shameless self-promotion on this here quiet internet forum I still check a couple times a week? I did it five years ago!

Here is Explobers, a puzzle platformer inspired by things like Lemmings (still on that shit) and the Lost Vikings. I've spent probably more time on this game than any game I've made. The palette is the 16 EGA colors, because I'm a dork who grew up on ZZT.

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Free download. I like donations but don't need them.

I even made a fucking trailer. God help me.

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Meet "Oolite", the fanmade sequel to Ian Bell's venerable Elite:

As-is it's a dang fine successor to the original but of all things it specifically supports mods. At last count there are well over 500 of them, including landing on planets to space communists to just random stuff happening in your day-to-day space life.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:14 pm 
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Do formerly-paid games specifically released by the makers as free count as freeware?

I've been made aware that Epic Games and many other makers of DOS games have generously opened their archives, releasing a lot of stuff to the public.

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