Friday, January 29, 2021

January Update

 I'm still working on my vaguely interactive fiction for Christmas. I've been working on the artwork. There's lots of illustrations. And I've been converting them to the zx text versions. It's taken so long that I've been able to get a bit of distance from all the writing which I went through today as I was inserting the images. And I'm pretty pleased with it. 


Sunday, December 27, 2020

December Update


 December has drifted away. It became clear that I wouldn't be able to finish my vaguely interactive fiction for Christmas, in time for Christmas. So it will be for next year instead. It's not in the tradition of Christmas ghost stories because it's mostly just weird, and it's not really a tradition because I've only done one before. and it can't be annual if i can't do one for every year. Apart from that I'm really pleased with it.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Update for the month of Bluaghblurber


Here's what I've been up to this year and a selection of teletext pages I've made.

Monday, January 20, 2020

January Update

Thanks to everyone who downloaded my Christmas ghost story as part of the WOOT! compilation. there's a play through here. It even has a little description and review. Thanks to Modern ZX-Retro Gaming. Their channel shows a real dedication to cataloging new spectrum releases.

Monday, December 23, 2019

December Update: Bonus Christmas ghost story. Out now!

Free Bonus Download

5 Rings, my vaguely interactive Christmas ghost story is out now for the ZX Spectrum. You are traveling home for the holidays and stop off at a village known for its standing stones! A place you haven't visited since childhood. 

Ghost stories were a popular staple of tv at Christmas particularly in the 70s. Although not normally set at or featuring Christmas this is my go at that sort of thing.  I've been focusing on putting this together over the last month or so. Thanks to everyone on the spectrum computing forum who've been supportive since I started doing Speccy stuff.

download for FREE it's part of the WOOT! Christmas compilation. Which has many seasonal contributions. You'll need a ZX Spectrum emulator or a way to run files on original hardware.

click here to download WOOT! 2019 bundle

woot! 2019 description, contents and download

EDIT (if the tap file loads it should run)

Monday, December 16, 2019

November Update: But in December

Shorter projects. coming soon....

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October Update

Doing monthly updates made more sense when things were going well! I've been working on tools this month. Even though I'm making progress it might not be so interesting to read about. So as it's halloween month I've decided to introduce a new character called goth apple to liven things up a bit.