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Title: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on February 09, 2019, 14:58:42 PM
(http://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/Sophia2.png)

Hi fellas!

Here is the second chapter of the princess-magician's story: Sophia II.

Two years have passed since Sophia defeated the evil sorcerer Yojar. The Emperor named her Princess, and her land became the autonomous Principality of Xixerella. Under her wise rule, the small region has become a haven of peace, prosperity and tolerance. But something obscure has already set its eyes upon it... Once again, Sophia, as the champion of her people, must face overwhelming perils and use every knowledge and skill she possesses, in order to defeat the new menace!

The game is essentially an enhanced remake of Matthew Smith's first title, Styx, which ran on the 16K Spectrum. And like Styx, it is divided into three parts. Each one of these is larger than the levels of Sophia, thus the two games are roughly the same size. However, while in Sophia the player's action did not vary across the levels, in Sophia II the action will be different:
Another difference with Sophia is that, in the best tradition of historical Spectrum games, the soundtrack is entirely composed with renditions of pieces of classical music, while in the previous game it was based upon folk tunes, with the exception of W.A. Mozart's Dies Irae for the final level.

Thanks to the efforts of Ersh and Bedazzle, game and documentation will be available in eight languages right from the start!

And now some technical details:
But above all - I hope you will enjoy the new chapter of Sophia's adventures!

And if so, please vote for it in the ZX-Dev remakes competition (http://zx-dev-mia-remakes.proboards.com/)  ;)

Download (http://www.alessandrogrussu.it/Sophia2.html)
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: zapiy on February 10, 2019, 13:36:34 PM
Looks awesome fella.

Have you seen Bitmap Soft?
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on February 10, 2019, 20:04:14 PM
Thanks Zapiy!

To be honest I didn't know about Bitmap, but I found and read more information on this forum.

Good luck with your project  ;D  Do you plan to cover the Spectrum as well?
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: zapiy on February 11, 2019, 10:58:34 AM
We will be, a Spectrum game will be our 2nd physical release.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on February 17, 2019, 21:02:01 PM
More news ahead!

Sophia II has been updated to version 1.01. Changes for this version are:
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: zapiy on February 20, 2019, 14:09:10 PM
Awesome bud, will grab the latest version.
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: Corporal Jonlan on March 31, 2019, 21:18:42 PM
Hi everybody,

a new 1.02 version has been released today and can be downloaded from the link in the first post as usual.

What's new:

The sprites for Sophia in level 2 have been modified. We now have a swimming Sophia  ;)

(http://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/Sophia2-V102.gif)
Title: Re: New ZX Spectrum 128K game: SOPHIA II
Post by: zapiy on April 04, 2019, 10:32:21 AM
Awesome work fella. Thanks for the update.