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by Garry
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Steve W. Lucas games
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Steve W. Lucas games

I have the Electric Adventures 'Pyramid' credited to Tony Cruise. It's quite likely that he ported one of the other Steve Lucas versions and released it, possibly commercially. I have another Electric Dreams game called 'Escape from Planet Beta' (not in the CASA database), also credited to Tony Crui...
by Garry
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Mixed up screenshot
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Mixed up screenshot

The screen grabs for the Amstrad game are definitely wrong.
by Garry
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: vz200 Dracula's castle
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: vz200 Dracula's castle

Melinda wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:59 am
He happily declared the plant monster was based on me as a brother would do...
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by Garry
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventure Master
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Adventure Master

That's true. It's an extensive rewrite (as I didn't have the original) with enhancements, extra puzzles and more descriptive text. I haven't used PunyInform yet. I guess I should give it a go at some point.
by Garry
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventure Master
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Adventure Master

A friend of mine wrote an adventure for the Atari 8-bit using Adventure Master and it was very good. It was called 'Pirate's Booty' by Steve Bradbury. Unfortunately, it was not published anywhere and I can no longer access the files. On the off chance that anyone has a copy, I'd love to get it on em...
by Garry
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Adventuron Christmas Jam
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: Adventuron Christmas Jam

The submission period was extended by 44 hours. There were 24 people registered and 12 submissions. That's a 50% submission rate, which exceeds the past rate of around 25%. You can now play and rate all the games from the submissions page . These are all classic, parser-based text adventures, not mu...
by Garry
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Platform of Adventuron games
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Platform of Adventuron games

Contrary to what I said earlier, some Adventuron games have been compiled to run on 8-bit platforms such as Spectrum Next. When this is the case (not very many), this should also be included as a platform.
by Garry
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Platform of Adventuron games
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Platform of Adventuron games

Adventuron is a system, not a platform, so there shouldn't be any games listed under Adventuron as a platform. The only appropriate system is browser, as that's what it runs on. All modern games run in just about any browser on just about any platform, including mobile, although iOS is too cumbersom...
by Garry
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Plagiarised game
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Plagiarised game

So, I'll have to play John Olsen's game first, then play Steve Lucas' game and note the differences. Thanks for the info.
by Garry
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Steve W. Lucas games
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Steve W. Lucas games

When I embarked on the collection of type-in adventures from books and magazines, it quickly became evident that Steve Lucas was the most prolific author in the English-speaking adventure community. He did the community a great service in the early days. It's just a pity that his parser and his test...
by Garry
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Steve W. Lucas games
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Steve W. Lucas games

Yep, that's definitely the same. When merging them, the primary source should be the first one that was published. Note that there is also a C64 game called 'The Pyramid'. I was never able to find the source of that one. Now that we can see the three solutions, it looks like the C64 version is an un...
by Garry
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Plagiarised game
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Plagiarised game

Are you sure? I haven't played Frankenstein Adventure yet, but I haven't noticed any plagiarism in his other games - at least not the ones I've played. It is not unusual for authors to borrow ideas from other games, but plagiarism should at least be credited as a port of another game.
by Garry
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: Steve W. Lucas games
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Steve W. Lucas games

Yes, you're right. I have played a lot of Steve Lucas games and I have more info to contribute when time permits. The trouble with Steve Lucas games (apart from the fact that they're always buggy) is that even though they may appear to be the same based on the initial screen grab, there are sometime...
by Garry
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Site feedback & announcements
Topic: When can I expect my submissions to be approved?
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: When can I expect my submissions to be approved?

There's no such thing as queuing too much. It's more important that we get the information. I've had times when I've had up to 100 things queued. I've currently got a few things queued that have been there for months. Everyone that works on CASA are volunteers and they do a great job. Rest assured, ...
by Garry
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: Arctic Adventure
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Arctic Adventure

Oh, man. I've been meaning to add screen grabs, maps and solutions for all those games for some years. Unfortunately, that evil thing called 'time' is always against me. Too many things to do and not enough time to do it.