TL;DR: Are you the author of one of the games in the list below (sorted by author name)? Would you mind if it was included in a collection that is distributed for free?
I’m a proud owner of the new turbo-charged 8-bit computer MEGA65. Now I’d like to release one or more compilations of Z-code games for this platform, and make this compilation(s) available for download, for free. The number of MEGA65 computers in the wild is still small, but growing, and one can also use an emulator to run MEGA65 programs on any modern computer. I’m hoping to get some more MEGA65 owners interested in IF, by offering them some quality titles in a nice package.
Below is a list of the games I’d like to distribute in such a collection, sorted by author. If you are the author of any of these games, and you know that you’ll [a] allow me to distribute your game(s) or [b] won’t allow it, or perhaps [c] would like to discuss it first, please let me know by replying to this thread or dropping me a PM. For games where I don’t get a reply, I will make an effort to contact the authors, but I know it’s not always easy to get hold of authors several years after they wrote a game.
Reply. Mine is fine. However, I am aware of at least one bug and an enhancement that I’ve been meaning to fix. What’s your time frame? Would I have time to fix those? I can also give you a z3 version if you’d prefer.
If you’d like a few days to fix some bugs, that’s fine.
If you think the z5 version has a nicer presentation, let’s go for the z5 version. The MEGA65 has a 40 MHz CPU and lots of memory, and should be able to handle pretty much any Inform 6 title, so no need to go to z3 just to save on bytes or CPU cycles.
Jokes aside, I would totally love to see this compilation in a nice box with stuff and maps and feelies and whatnot. I wouldn’t be surprised if more of these were sold than there are actual mega65 devices…
We’ve all had enough of this F2P crap¹ now and want the good stuff again!
¹ Of course I don’t mean IF, which is actually and really almost always free, but all the stuff that is distributed everywhere, especially on mobile phones.