Fomos contactados por Stanislav Hrda, que nos comunicou uma notícia incrível, e que não resistimos a transcrever na totalidade.
...Maybe it could be interesting story for the ZX Spectrum text adventure gamers: thanks to a small euro grant support, we translated to english 10 slovak text adventures (Made in former Czechoslovakia) for the ZX Spectrum (and one port for Atari XL/XE). Those adventures are probably not most sophisticated adventure games (no intelectual property copyright in communist planned economy and no shops for video games at all), but their origin from soviet satellite country in 80s shows an interesting and a bit obscure nonvisible scene for decades for english speakers worldwide for a first time. Later we will add the screenshots constructed maps as help for players and more contextual information. You can download the ENG versions of games in the TAP format (XEX for Atari XL/XE) from this page.
More on the topic games from former Czechoslovakia - without access to the UK market in 80s that period:
- How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures
- MIT Press book: Gaming the Iron Curtain
- 50 Years of Text Games
E as surpresas não se ficam por aqui, pois observem só quem é o responsável pela música na primeira aventura que carregámos. Vamos ter muito com que nos entretermos em 2022...