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New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:12:20 AM »
Hi everyone!

I am glad to introduce you Sophia, the master wizard girl on a mission to save the Empire from destruction and humanity from enslavement!



A brand new game for the ZX Spectrum inspired by such classic titles as Cybernoid, Equinox and Druid, with the following features:
- 4 levels
- 85 screens
- 20 different enemy sprites
- 5 tunes
- Final boss fight
- Successful end of game sequence

Game and printer-friendly documentation available in six languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Designed for models with 128K RAM but can run (without AY sound) on 48K/+ ZX Spectrums equipped with Beta Disk/Plus D/DivIDE/DivMMC interfaces.

Controls: Keyboard (fully redefinable), Kempston, Sinclair.

File formats: TZX (accelerated with SetoLOAD), TAP, TRD, SCL and MGT.

Freely downloadable from: http://www.alessandrogrussu.it/Sophia.html

Have fun!

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 19:56:19 PM »
Looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 20:35:56 PM »
That's looks fantastic fella..

Will have a play at some point this weekend.

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 22:35:18 PM »
Looks good.
Do you have recommended emulator to play it on?

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 07:39:31 AM »
Thank you everyone for the feedback!  ;D

Joe Musashi: I recommend Spectaculator and SpecEmu, which were used for game testing before release. An user reported a problem with ZX Spin, which although having many useful features for developers shows also quite a few bugs and has not been updated for a very long time, so I do not recommend it for general emulation.

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 10:12:44 AM »
Update: Thanks to Bedazzle, Sophia now also speaks Russian! That brings the total number of localized version to 7.

I also modified the multi-language disk image files to make the loading screen appear for some more time, otherwise it would almost be invisible.

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 19:17:22 PM »
Update: Thanks to Ersh, who was the first to complete the game, Sophia is now also available in Swedish!

The total number of localized version rises to 8.

I also corrected some typos from the manual and the Russian end-of-game screens.

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Re: New ZX Spectrum homebrew: SOPHIA
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 18:31:58 PM »
Great to see this doing so well fella.
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