[NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

General games-related topics
User avatar
revivalstudios
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Contact:

[NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by revivalstudios »

Meet Clive Junior: Inventor Extraordinair

Clive's latest invention went terribly wrong! It exploded and all kinds of parts are flying across the room!

Your goal is clear and simple: Avoid the debris while running around and picking up parts to gain points!

Watch the trailer here -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esgNF4S8N_g

Game features:
- Available on Tape and as Digital Download
- Easy to pickup, difficult to master!
- Internet Highscore uploading
- Online rewards
- Support for AY-sound boards
- ZXpand joystick interface support

Screenshots:
ImageImage

Release info:
The full game will be released at the Spectrum 30 event in Cambridge, UK on september 8th/9th 2012, and simultaniously at a retroevent in Deurne, The Netherlands and will be available on Cassette Tape and as Digital Download. Additionally a free version (without any online features) will become available for download.

You can 0rder the full game on cassette tape (7,99 euros), or as digital download (3,99 euros) by emailing to: sales (at) revival-studios.com

Image

I will not make anything on producing these tapes on such a small scale, but i hope you will support my efforts (via tape or digital download) to support new game development for the ZX81 in the years to come.

For more information about this any of my other work you can visit my website at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Last edited by revivalstudios on Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
http://www.revival-studios.com - Classic videogame development. ZX81 programs at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Please Follow me on twitter (@revival_studios) for the latest information about my upcoming game projects
RWAP
Posts: 1337
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 8:42 am
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by RWAP »

If anyone is going to the Spectrum is 30 show on 8th September, I should have some of these available for sale on the day :)
sirmorris
Posts: 2811
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 5:45 pm

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by sirmorris »

They look great - I can't wait to see some in the flesh!
User avatar
revivalstudios
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by revivalstudios »

original message updated with photo of the final product
http://www.revival-studios.com - Classic videogame development. ZX81 programs at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Please Follow me on twitter (@revival_studios) for the latest information about my upcoming game projects
User avatar
revivalstudios
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by revivalstudios »

Just got news that a review of the videopac version of this game scored a 90% rating in a french print-magazine dedicated to retro gaming. A few quotes:

"The gameplay is perfect with and the animation is fluid."

"In a time where young kids have their Wii and Mario Kart 3DS, there has been a period where they been only be playing Mayhem at home! My Boy and girl even fight for it! The joy of entering your name on the internet only adds to this excitement!"


I agree the screenshots dont do the game justice. The gameplay is highly addictive and the character animation is really nice for just 4x6 subpixels ;-)

Also the Clive Junior character on the cover has been inspired by Sinclairs QL-jump commercial (as seen in the movie Micromen). The Clive Junior character will make a cameo in future games as well (such as stairrunner).
http://www.revival-studios.com - Classic videogame development. ZX81 programs at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Please Follow me on twitter (@revival_studios) for the latest information about my upcoming game projects
RWAP
Posts: 1337
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 8:42 am
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by RWAP »

This game was a real hit yesterday, amongst young and old(er)..

Best score on the day was a whopping 177 !! Although at that point the customer felt that he had got too used to the pattern of the game, and could have carried on for much longer...

Makes my high score of 48 look downright appalling! :lol:
RWAP
Posts: 1337
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 8:42 am
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by RWAP »

By the way people were amazed by the speed of this game running on the humble ZX81 !!
User avatar
revivalstudios
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by revivalstudios »

RWAP wrote:This game was a real hit yesterday, amongst young and old(er)..

Best score on the day was a whopping 177 !! Although at that point the customer felt that he had got too used to the pattern of the game, and could have carried on for much longer...

Makes my high score of 48 look downright appalling! :lol:
Good to hear! I just got back from another retro event and people enjoyed it as well! Some of them were really happy to see the ZX81 in action and liked the arcadey-ness of this game, as opposed to a lot of the slower-type games you see a lot on the zx81.
http://www.revival-studios.com - Classic videogame development. ZX81 programs at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Please Follow me on twitter (@revival_studios) for the latest information about my upcoming game projects
User avatar
revivalstudios
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by revivalstudios »

Updated topic with the trailer for mayhem. Like all my trailers best watched with sound. Enjoy!
http://www.revival-studios.com - Classic videogame development. ZX81 programs at: http://www.revival-studios.com
Please Follow me on twitter (@revival_studios) for the latest information about my upcoming game projects
User avatar
yerzmyey
Posts: 1240
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 10:11 am
Location: Rubber Planet
Contact:

Re: [NEW ZX81 GAME RELEASE] Mayhem

Post by yerzmyey »

revivalstudios wrote:Updated topic with the trailer for mayhem. Like all my trailers best watched with sound. Enjoy!
The problem is, I can't reasonably answer to this post, because seems like I'm the only person nowadays who makes music for ZX81.
But what I mean is: the trailer is BRILLIANT. But - about 20%-30% of this, makes... the music.

And............ it comes from GameBoy.

And now my dilemma is -
1) to suggest You to use any real ZX81 music
or
2) to keep my mouth shut. ;)

Of course synthesis of ZX81's YM/AY chip is different than GameBoy's sound-chip is, so I cannot provide You the same dynamic song. And actually I'm not even sure I could do this even if I wanted to, as I'm rather a 'continental' type of guy, so the Modern Talking is the style I love (hahaha), but it might be still a reasonable thing to do, while advertisement. Or not. ;) Maybe I'm wrong.

If You get Your target after all, it means to me: You make the ZX81 more famous. So we all win. ;)

Of course what would I know. I'm just thinking aloud, hahah.
IN NIHILUM REVERTERIS - a big text-adventure game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/g2m6m
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 - (Spring 2014) free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX81 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/
Post Reply