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New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« on: October 01, 2014, 14:05:05 PM »
Hello everyone!

After many months of work, finally COUSIN HORACE is here, my new game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48/128 - an epic adventure with the following main features:
  • Five different chapters
  • An immersive plot illustrated by and comic book-like in-between screens.
  • Comes in TZX (Biturbo-II fast loader) and TAP format.
  • Game and documentation immediately available in six different languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

But who is Cousin Horace, actually?

The idea came to me by looking at the cassette inlays of the versions of Horace games made for the Timex Sinclair 2068, the American clone of the Spectrum. The character portrayed on them bears very little resemblance to the one we all know and love, although the games themselves are indistinguishable from their Spectrum counterparts.




The game was developed with the help of several programming tools, among which La Churrera, Arcade Game Designer and Shoot-Em-Up-Designer.

Download it from my web site (link at the bottom of article)

Have fun!
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 14:58:35 PM »
Nice looking game  :)

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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 15:24:49 PM »
Agree! Great looking game.

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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 15:42:48 PM »
That looks absolutely fab, I can see why you used many different game creators. Getting a server error here on that link.
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 16:39:27 PM »
:113: Thank you all folks, I really hope you will enjoy the game.

Quote from: "zapiy"
Getting a server error here on that link.

The link should bring you to my website; anyway, try the direct link to the file and please let me know here if you still have problems downloading it:

http://www.alessandrogrussu.it/zx/Cousin.zip
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2014, 16:41:53 PM »
It does, maybe it was something with my iphone when i tried earlier.. All ok now. :113:
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2014, 20:54:30 PM »
Looks very nice!

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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2014, 22:52:12 PM »
This looks pretty cool. I like the little anecdote behind Cousin Horace' conception.

I'll certainly be trying it out. Good luck with it  8)

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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2014, 23:10:09 PM »
Looks very good! Will have a go on this sometime, must rekindle my Speccy love!
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 12:11:04 PM »
I have been playing it all morning, very accomplished game.. Highly reccommended..
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2014, 23:16:48 PM »
Thanks again! 

But wait a minute... There is an important message:

[size=120]Please note:[/size]

a bug that prevented the end-of-game message to be displayed has been discovered in Chapter 5.

The error has been dealt with, but please download the ZIP file again from my website.

Sorry for the inconvenience!   :77:

Many thanks to Albert "DeusEx" for bringing this issue to my attention.
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2014, 23:22:31 PM »
Thanks for that fella and i will..
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2014, 21:08:24 PM »
@corporal jonlan great to see your game featured in the latest retro gamer mag.
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2014, 19:21:50 PM »
Thank you very much zapiy!  :69:
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Re: New ZX Spectrum game: COUSIN HORACE
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2014, 19:40:13 PM »
Wallop. I would have happily got you a copy and posted it to you fella. Congrats. A great honour.
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