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Qazi The Twonk
Download: Qazi The Twonk (C64) (7K zipped PRG)


Qazi is a Twonk (i've been saying that for ages, but lets get this down in ASCII form =-) and has been captured by the evil Elitist Sceners after an attack on the Twonk village in Compton, because they hate his Flash animations and cool BASIC experiments. Help him to run away from the Elitist Sceners (because their uncreative touch is fatal to such a sensitive creature) and survive their scathing ridicule whilst writing the next thrilling installment of "Scene Review". And all this with just a joystick plugged into port 2 for help!

So... is this a serious project?
Nope, it's just a test of a couple of routines; pseudo gravity, a very rough platform and bounding box sprite collision system. A few possible real projects may evolve out of the routines, but i'm not sure what they'll be yet.

Okay, so is this thing playable?
Only in a very loose sense of the word, yeah. It's only the base code so Qazi is under joy control and leaps around with simulated gravity, the Elitist Sceners move on rails (there's no control logic for them in there, just speed and direction) and one touch is fatal to poor Qazi. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is about a 0.4, give or take. =-)

Where are the materials from?
Platform graphics were built into the source code, Qazi and the Elitist Sceners are a mod of the main sprite from the Mastertronic game Bouncer (part of the Games Creator package) and the music is by Chris "T.L.F." Lightfoot. I suspect that qazi is a figment of his own imagination.

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