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Wednesday, 22 April 2009


QUAKEWARE has been set up to deal with my new ZX Spectrum games.

BIOHELL (Part 1) for the 48K Spectrum is now complete, and has 60 locations, NPCs (sort-of), and full use of the Spectrum hardware including 8 colours!!

Price- well, err, it's FREE...

COMPETITION!! to win 5 copies of Remic's novels!! [starts 1st May 2009]. Just download the game, play it, complete it, and send the solution and password to along with your address.


BIOHELL is a fast-paced hardcore first-person epic graphical text adventure, utilising guns and bombs to progress across a nano-molecular zombie-infested city game-world where you, FRANCO HAGGIS, must battle AIs, aliens and, of course, horrible zombie mutations. The game utilises advanced AI for behavioural patterns in advanced violent textual adversaries, superlative 8-bit advanced 3D bump-mapping, a full range of 8 (yes 8!!) colours and advanced shading techniques, advanced textual parser and many advanced Spectrum features!! Hell, this game is just totally advanced!!


The City: an entire planet teeming with corruption, guns, sex, and designer drugs. Humans are upgraded by the injection of microscopic nanobots, courtesy of a new technology from the Nano-Tek corporation, but when this highly desirable technology heads onto the black market, millions of people inject themselves with pirated biomods - and transform into zombies. Now they roam the streets, out for blood, packing shotguns and bombs. The Combat K squad are dropped into this warzone to uncover what's turned the planet into a wasteland of murder and mutations, and soon their focus is on the darkness at the Nano-Tek corporation itself...

Remic, with his first true-love.... his Spectrum 48K.

My next project, if you can believe this, is writing the Spectrum 48K version of HALF LIFE 2, by VALVE SOFTWARE. I am currently just negotiating the rights with Gabe Newell :-)

HALF LIFE 2! On the Spectrum!! Cool, hey??


Swainson said...

I love it, posting about this at 1.55 am. man you need some sleep, it's 8 colours aaaahhhhh.
You've convinced me with your fancy subliminal advertising to go back to Waterstones, with some actual money, first thing tomorrow to by War Machine. I think that had at least 8 colours on the cover.

Andy Rem said...

War Machine very craftily uses only 8 colours, in a subtle reference to my 8-bit days. Read it. You won't regret it. And if you do, don't blame me..... (damn, you will, cos I wrote it, yeah?!!!) damn bugger damn.

Swainson said...

That's ok I'm binary man. * is way more than I'm used to!!
Ha subtle Remic that's a paradox and the universe is going up in flames!!??

gnome said...

An excellent idea, an excellent idea, an apparently (judging by the Biohell extract) great s/f book and a cunning marketing scheme too! After all I'd never have know otherwise....