I am currently working on trying to create a nice portfolio of simple but fun Android games and if you enjoy my games or have played my PC/Mac/Linux remakes and games in the past please give me your support by buying something from the Google Play store (or search for TCKSOFT on the Amazon Market).
** Buy TCKSOFT games on GOOGLE PLAY! **
Many thanks in advance – every purchase helps to motivate me and keeps me supplied with coffee, which is the fuel that powers production of my games. You are amazing (if you bought something – not so much, if you haven’t).
My #1gam for October is completed and available on Google Play.
If you ever played my BlitzMax game Stack Attack then this is kind of a sequel and hopefully just as fun if not more so, as there are a couple of extra scoring/gameplay features…
“WARNING: A TABLET IS *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED* (Or very slender fingers…)
How to play:
Tap on groups of candy to eat them – the more candy you eat in one go the better as you will score many more points. Eating a single candy makes you sad (you lose 1000 points).
Stop the candy reaching the red score bar, or your game will end.
If you eat candy at the right time you will score even more points. Watch the pulsing colour of the screen.
The game will speed up over time so put down your tablet and eat with both hands to survive!”
Popping Candy on Google Play
EDIT: Now also available on OUYA.
Well since I last posted I’ve released another few Android games.
Let me see… There is:-
- Duck Dash (remake of my PC remake of the Atari ST game)
- Mined-Out (remake of the awesome ZX Spectrum classic)
- Tappy Tables (a FREE fast action game to help people with their times tables)
- Metal Pangic (sequel to Pangic and Pangic Plus)
- Hunt The Wumpus (faithful remake of the famous TI-99 logic puzzle game)
- SHOGUN (an Android version of an old 1970s board game)
Click on the links to go to their Google Play pages to get more information and see some screen shots.
Also I’ve just ported Jumping Jack to OUYA for anyone out there who has that great little machine and wants some ZX Spectrum style loving. It’s in the sandbox category at the moment but hopefully if enough people play it and like it we can get it out and into the retro category where it belongs.
Sorry for the lack of updates in the last six months (wow has it been that long?) but I’ve been busy making games as you can see Hopefully it won’t be another half a year until I post again – unless I come back with another half dozen games for you all that is.
I’m very verrrrrrrrrrry slow posting this but my March game for OneGameAMonth is up on Google Play. It’s a riff on my previous game Transversion EX, but done in a very “arcade” style with different controls because of the whole “touch screen” thing.
New features to this are boost where you can speed up your ship, and mines which just hang about waiting to be crashed into – which will happen because your craft is flying without any brakes so you have to keep your toes even more than in the original.
Twenty new stages and some lovely stylings & touches mean it’s probably the game I’m proudest of this year, so far. I hope you will take a chance with your 99p and take a look.
Please let me know what you think.
Solar Trex on Google Play
Solar Trex on Amazon App Store
The action poker patience game that will keep you on your toes is out now for 99 English pence.
Buy the game on Google Play.
When I wrote Jumping Jack I searched the net for Albert Ball, the original author, without success. All that showed up on my Spectrum related searches were old reviews etc and links to the Jumping Jack game itself, so I released it and hoped for the best and that if he stumbled upon it he would see it as a fitting version and not be too displeased.
Yesterday I posted about the game on World of Spectrum and asked if anyone had any idea about contacting the author. User “fog” said I should have not written the game before getting the ok, which is fair enough but he also gave me a link to Albert’s current project, Railway Operation Simulator, which is certainly worth visiting if you are into railways and such.
Of course I immediately emailed him and told him about the Flash version and also the 99p Android version saying I hoped he liked them but of course if he was not happy I would take them down or at least make the Android version free. Colour me tickled pink to get a lovely reply this morning.
Thanks to you I’ve just driven myself daft trying to get Jack up the levels – I’d forgotten how frustrating and addictive the game was!
Well done!!! You’ve recreated the original very accurately indeed, the graphics and sound effects are perfect. You most certainly have my blessing (and strong encouragement) to market it wherever you wish, it will be very nice indeed to see the game have a second life. Thanks too for the credits for the original game. It’s a nice touch making it a 30 year birthday edition – incredible that 30 years have passed since the original – it’s frightening how time flies!
I hope the Android version becomes a nice little (or even better a big) earner for you.
With best wishes,
These are the moments that makes being a games remaker so very very special. I hope Albert will not mind me putting his email here in full.
Thank you Albert for creating a brilliant game, and for being such a great guy and making me smile from ear to ear today.