It’s time to share some insights into the game development, the years before this game was “remaked” i used to code only in paper, because i doesn’t have a computer, i wrote down the code into paper and sometimes i had luck and a friend let me test some of that code.
But when i bought my Spectrum +2 (The Grey One), I stated to play with code, those years were the golden era of “choose your own path” books, in which you select the hero actions through page selection (Search for “Tiumun Mas Elige Tu Propia Aventura”). At the same time i was able to get a copied version of “Graphic and Adventure Games” from Anaya, and i’ve started to learn coding through the programs inside.
One of them was “Dungeons and Demons”, the base for “Hero Quest 2D”, i put the code in my spectrum and star to modify it, added some feature: Rolls, Stores, Traps , Sounds, a loading screen …. when the machine told me “Memory Full”, then i stopped coding, and forgotten that in a box.
I started playing with audio chip, learned binary and character definition, all in Basic, i’ve read about machine code the years before, explored low level programming, but never put in practice because the lack of a computer. That was the moment i was to went into that, but in november 1994 i started to work, went to militar service, then my father bought a Pentium 100 PC… so i jumped directly to MS-DOS and forgot our beloved Spectrum …
Years later, during the era of es.comp.sistemas.simclair and IRC, i talked about that and told to save the game in tap format, so anyone could play it. The game is not the best of the world, but “better shared than forgotten”, so i write down the instructions txt and shared it. The rest is history.
After that, someone sent it to WOS, and since then i’m proud that my little experiment were there!. Something maybe no-one knows … yet, the RYM in the loading screen was for “Raul y Marisa”, the girls i was in love then … and the girl who i never told it =S
Through the years some pages has been talking about it, creating pokes …. but that is another story to be told next week! 🙂