Time for an update, I think. So, my new ZX Spectrum game “The Speccies” has been finished for a couple of weeks now, but it’ll be a little while longer before it’s released into the wild, though.
The reason for the delay is that the artist and me wants to produce a small amount of physical cassettes, that’ll we’ll put up for sale, and it’ll be a while before we get this sorted out. Had it only been the standard-sized cassette boxes it wouldn’t have been much of a delay, but we want to produce a small amount of large Ultimate-style boxes too (similar to the ones in the background of the picture below), and they’ll be brand new boxes made specifically for this purposes (and in blue) which means that we’ll need to have new plastic inlays produced too…and that’s the primary thing holding it up at the moment. Hopefully we’ll get them produced sometime soon – within a couple of weeks.
There will only be a very limited amount of these available – less than half of what there were of Dingo, and they’ll include some sort of extras that we haven’t quite decided on yet, so if you want something really special then this will be the way to go. However, the game will also be available to download for free, so if you’re late to the party, or don’t want to spend any money, then that’s fine too. 🙂
I think the game has turned out very well – but don’t just take my word for it – here’s what the musician had to say about the almost finished version a month ago;
Heheh, what a great little game. Really plays well, doesn’t it!
Can’t really think of anything suggestion-wise — I think you’ve got it all very well covered to be honest. Graphics are awesome, gameplay is awesome, and it’s exactly the sort of game I enjoy playing too (on any platform) so I’m really proud to have my little version of the The Brainies tune in there.
Excellent work. I think it’ll go down very well indeed when it’s released!
Stay tuned for more updates about the release soon.