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Edited by AMyggen
Posted by Rahlyn

Skip to 2:25 if you have epilepsy.

Edited by mashzapotato

For Dan, A scone is like a biscuit but its shaped like a triangle and its got a harder crunchier crust.

Posted by BeachThunder

It's cool to see a ZX Spectrum styled game. There's a lot of NES styled games but not a lot of 80s computer styled games.

Posted by Quantris

@amyggen said:

@quantris said:

First!

Booo!

I continue to hold out hope that quests are coming back. I joined the site a couple of months before they went away.

I wonder how Dan would feel about cheese after reading this (from Wikipedia): "Natural calf rennet is extracted from the inner mucosa of the fourth stomach chamber (the abomasum) of slaughtered young, unweaned calves." (Rennet is added to milk to make many types of cheese).

Actually, now I'm not sure how I feel about cheese.

Posted by TehPickle

My inner 5 year old went crazy seeing this. Oh, I loved my Speccy.

I think US folk refer to scones as biscuits, for some reason.

Edited by Evan223

@mashzapotato: shaped like a triangle? I've never seen a triangle shaped scone, they're always circular.

Also @jeff it's the Zed X spectrum.

Posted by Mister_V
Edited by SomeJerk

This is how you make accurate retro-pixel graphics and I hope others who want to pull it off study their desired system limits and behaviours as deeply as the developers of this did. This is the best. (and it's always okay to ignore spritecount limits in favour of providing an experience without slowdown and flickering)

And it's also another great and strong female character in games that will go ignored.

Posted by Hassun
Posted by Branwulf
Edited by mashzapotato

@evan223 said:

@mashzapotato: shaped like a triangle? I've never seen a triangle shaped scone, they're always circular.

Also @jeff it's the Zed X spectrum.

Then you've been having english scones. American scones are shaped differently (the ones in the game are circular and therefore english.)

Posted by Phili151

Jeff and Dan say scone wrong

Edited by Splodge

Posted by Sammo21

Well, that's a game.

Posted by MJHAYLETT

damn now I want a scone with jam and a cup of tea. It being the UK around me that is not too hard to do. Also I don't remember any timer countdowns on the ZX Spectrum but it was a long time ago. That was an accurate loading screen though apart from the turbo load and timer I mean.

Posted by AMyggen

@phili151: No, they say it the American way.

Posted by EpicReflex

I'm pretty sure that it should be 'bash/bashing' not 'bosh/boshing'.

Posted by Icaria

So Dan's heard of the C64 and Rorschach tests. That's something, at least. I was beginning to suspect that he was raised in a monastery with no contact with the outside world (save an N64).

Posted by Dunchad

@quantris said:

@amyggen said:

@quantris said:

First!

Booo!

I continue to hold out hope that quests are coming back. I joined the site a couple of months before they went away.

I wonder how Dan would feel about cheese after reading this (from Wikipedia): "Natural calf rennet is extracted from the inner mucosa of the fourth stomach chamber (the abomasum) of slaughtered young, unweaned calves." (Rennet is added to milk to make many types of cheese).

Actually, now I'm not sure how I feel about cheese.

That's the traditional way of making cheese. A lot of cheese production these days uses gene modified microbes to produce rennet - though traditional cheeses still use rennet extracted from calves.

Posted by Phili151

@amyggen: You get a lot of English people saying that way as well. They're all wrong also.

Edited by onarum

Now I'm all about cool 2d graphics games from snes era and stuff, that is something will never get old , but this stuff just looks like total garbage... why would anyone go out of their way to emulate this type of looks, and moreover why would anyone pay money for this thing...

Posted by wrecks

Did someone say Red Faction?

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Scones are fucking lush

Posted by StraightGrizzly

I want this game already just for the title screen music.

Posted by xite

Did Brad write the deck for this?

Posted by Mayor_McCheese

The fact that this is out there and someone was passionate enough to do it is pretty rad to me.

Posted by ThomasCro

Saturday?

Posted by lordofultima

@onarum said:

Now I'm all about cool 2d graphics games from snes era and stuff, that is something will never get old , but this stuff just looks like total garbage... why would anyone go out of their way to emulate this type of looks, and moreover why would anyone pay money for this thing...

Because people have nostalgia for this and were alive back then. Believe it or not. I enjoy the look of 3D PS1 games, timeless to me. I imagine Jeff feels the same way about this stuff.

Posted by Quarters

This looks very much like a real old game, but I think that makes me completely turned off to it. Just looks super boring. And scones are delicious.

Posted by kewlsnake

This game looks pretty cool. You can find the free version here. It even has xbox 360 controller support! If you're using a DS4 controller, remember to uncheck the "hide DS4 controller" option. The game also has support for saves.

The intro section in the giant bullet is different from the one from the quick look which is interesting.

Posted by OhDearAudrey

Dan : i know one of those services was called the big blue disk, which would have a few games some utilities, odds and ends and ads for upcoming things that was sent out every month or every 3 months,

Posted by Brightside

The loading screen made me very very happy, I have a lot of love for the old Speccy. Also don't confused Scone for Scone, very different things! (One rhymes with 'cone' the other with 'con')

Posted by CornBREDX

This game looks awesome. I added it to my steam wish list.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

I appreciate this game's style a whole lot, but I don't think it looks like something I'd want to play.

Posted by GunstarRed

A Zee X Spectrum. Surely you meant a Zed X Spectrum Jeff!

Edited by antime

Speccy graphics, but C64 sounds... Blasphemous!

Posted by Slay3r1583

I don't understand why you would make a game like this in 2014, it just looks bad and not fun. Maybe if you were programming something that works on the actual old hardware that would be novel but I still wouldn't be interested.

Posted by JammyJesus

When Dan pronounced Jammy as Jamie I lost it.

Posted by OtterChaos

Do we need a "Time till Wrestling" ala "Time to pull a Brad" for these? It was 29 seconds before wrestling was mentioned.

Edited by evolvedtolive

More games like this please!!

Edited by oliveshark

@straightgrizzly: I wholeheartedly agree! This track is amazing!

http://electric-cafe.bandcamp.com/album/rock-boshers-dx

@Slay3r1583: I'm 25 years old and wasn't raised on these games and have no interest in them either, but I like to imagine that this might do for others what it doesn't do for me. Thus it's worthy of it's place. Be it for nostalgia, that it executes in its genre or simply because it has an incredible soundtrack (see link above).

Edited by Sinusoidal

"Crazy super artisanal aged cheddar."

Oh Dan...

Posted by Luck702

I feel like most Ryckert stories end in "... Then I ate too much and it made me sick."

Posted by badseed

Oh man that loading screen is fantastic, never had a spectrum but my C64 with tape loader is still in working condition.

Too bad Dan is too young/ignorant of this era, it would probably been more interesting if Jeff had someone to bounce off of rather than Dan contiually derailing the conversation because he has no connection to this era of games, his C64 story was good though.

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