Nice game, really enjoyed the demo and I've Pre-Ordered it. Looking forward to playing this over Xmas.
Castle Escape (ZX Spectrum 48K-128K)
A downloadable game
Wee Knight must escape the haunted castle collecting gold coins and dodging the castles deadly inhabitants as he goes. Due to the enormous weight of his armor, Wee Knight cannot jump very high unless he consumes the purple eggs found within the castle. But beware, the anti-gravity effects of the eggs do not last long leaving Wee Knight at risk of missing out on the castles many treasures. Prolong life by collecting the hearts and don’t let Wee Knight fall too far or he'll be crushed by the weight of his own armor.
- Default Keys (can be redefined)
- O - Left
- P - Right
- SPACE - Jump
- When 'Wall of Heroes' is displayed
- S - Save scores to Tape/MMC
- L - Load scores from Tape/MMC
- Default Keys (can be redefined)
HINT: All gold is reachable, but you may need purple eggs to reach it.
- Design & Coding
- Levels Designed with Tiled by IrataHack
- Rich 'Tufty' Hollins
- rnR T.A.D.
- Sound Effects
- Loader courtesy of Tom Dalby (ZXSTLC)
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files when they are released:
- Re: Competition Time!23 hours ago
- New Demo Build Available2 days ago
- A Tricky Bug to Find5 days ago
- Z80 Development Tools9 days ago
- Updated Demo Version9 days ago
- New Samples12 days ago
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Thanks for your support. There are still some final touches needed but development is coming along nicely.
Ok so, I have no experience with the hardware, playing or developing, but the music in this game has convinced me, I think, that maybe it's time to look into it! It's so lovely and appropriate to the theme.
me again, ok it works
on my spectrum 128k +2b only appears the scenario the player doen't appear nor everything moves on the screen only music and scenario :(
Sorry to hear it's not working for you. Currently only the +2 and below are supported due to the games use of the floating bus feature which is not supported by the +2b hardware. Stay tuned to the Devlog, if I find a resolution I'll post an update there.
Aw hey! :) I remember we talked about it a year ago, I just looked and oh god I forgot to reply to your last email. I so sorry. But great to see you keeping at it. :) I'mma pre-order it and give that latest demo a go. :) Glad my old pixels were good for something.
By the way, my username hasn't been Carnivac for about, I dunno, a decade? I never made that ZXArt page. I don't know who did. The images on it certainly weren't from 2014 as it says. Actually did them in 2010 so I think whoever uploaded them to ZXArt did so in 2014. :) Anyways my name ain't hugely different but was tweaked in case Hasbro registered 'Carnivac' (which is a Transformers character) and I wanted something a bit more unique. :D
Hey Carnivius, (got your username right this time ;)) great to hear from you. Thanks for the support! I updated your username and linked to your itch.io profile.
Stay tuned to the Devlog for updates.
Aw thanks for the name adjust! :D
Yeah I'm following you now (not in a creepy stalker way) and I played the demo earlier. Man I suck at it but I'm having fun playing it. :)
I didn't think it was creepy... Until you mentioned it, and now it's weird... Just kidding.
I've been told it's 'Brutally Hard'. I've been playing a lot as I've been developing so I guess I'm used to it.
Awesome ! When is the final release ?
In true Speccy style I hope to have it complete by Christmas. Stay tuned to the Devlog for updates.
Thanks! Great video. You nearly found the secret passage to the lower portion of the rightmost 2 levels ;)
Cool game for retrolovers. Thumb up.