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New game: Kitsune's Curse
« on: 23:20, 16 April 20 »
I've released Kitsune's Curse, a new platformer for the Amstrad CPC (64k).

 

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Current version is 1.0.0.

You can download the game (CDT & DSK) from: https://www.usebox.net/jjm/kitsunes-curse/

GX4000 specific build to come a bit later, bear with me.

As you may know, Poly Play is put together an awesome Collector's Edition available in cassette and 3" / 3.5" disc; to be announced later on.

Enjoy!


The game is a continuation to Golden Tail: https://www.usebox.net/jjm/golden-tail/

It was challenging to make, and you can read the dev thread here: https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/kitsune's-curse-(development)/msg148727/

PS: again, a bit before the official release :D
« Last Edit: 23:25, 16 April 20 by reidrac »
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #1 on: 23:27, 16 April 20 »
Thank you for your time and effort.

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #2 on: 23:28, 16 April 20 »
Oh yeah!!! Will play it this week-end!!!
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #3 on: 07:55, 17 April 20 »
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #4 on: 09:25, 17 April 20 »
If (when?) you finish the game, remember to take a screenshot or photo of the end game screen and share it here.

It is spoilers free and it will rank your performance. Perhaps we can have a bit of a competition!
« Last Edit: 09:28, 17 April 20 by reidrac »
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #5 on: 09:47, 17 April 20 »
Looks awesome, thank you! I’m going to fire it up this weekend!
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #6 on: 12:57, 17 April 20 »
I played it yesterday late at night ;).

It's really good. But it's also quite hard! The first cave is really not easy at all, I hope it will not scare beginner players.

I found the fact that you can not jump once you are invisible rather strange at first, but once accepted, it gives more strategy to the game.

I manage to reach the first castle... More on this later :).

Great job, as always!
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #7 on: 13:02, 17 April 20 »
POQA ??? what is this sorcery???  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #8 on: 14:44, 17 April 20 »
I played it yesterday late at night ;).

It's really good. But it's also quite hard! The first cave is really not easy at all, I hope it will not scare beginner players.

I found the fact that you can not jump once you are invisible rather strange at first, but once accepted, it gives more strategy to the game.

I manage to reach the first castle... More on this later :).

Great job, as always!

You will get better! The first part of the forest and the fist cave is what I consider "the tutorial". The second cave is a bit harder because is not always obvious where / how to jump. By the time you get to the castle without much thinking, you'll have the skills to face new challenges!

It works like in the first game with a small difference (on top of the visual cue): you have a couple of fames to jump after activating the magic (to make it easier to play with joystick, mostly).

And thanks!
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #9 on: 22:57, 17 April 20 »
I knew @XeNoMoRPH would request this, so I had to do this: ;)

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1 ' Kitsune's Curse pokes
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3 '
10 MEMORY &81FF
20 MODE 1:CALL &BC02
30 INPUT"Infinite lives (Y/N)? ",e$
40 e$=UPPER$(e$)
50 IF INSTR("YN",e$)=0 THEN 30
60 INPUT"Unlock all doors (Y/N)? ",k$
70 k$=UPPER$(k$)
80 IF INSTR("YN",k$)=0 THEN 60
90 LOAD"kitcurs",&8200
100 a=&A000
110 READ h$
120 IF h$="END" THEN 150
130 POKE a,VAL("&"+h$)
140 a=a+1:GOTO 110
150 IF e$="Y" THEN POKE &A014,1
160 IF k$="Y" THEN POKE &A019,&3E:POKE &A01E,0
170 CALL &A000
180 DATA 21,00,82,11,00,02,01,7f
190 DATA 01,d5,ed,b0,21,13,a0,22
200 DATA 89,02,c9,3e,fd,32,40,8e
210 DATA 3e,28,32,0b,1c,3e,35,32
220 DATA f1,1f,c3,00,0b
230 DATA END


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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #10 on: 23:05, 17 April 20 »
I knew @XeNoMoRPH would request this, so I had to do this: ;)

I'd love to avoid spoilers, makes the experience nicer if the players find things by themselves.

But this is just fine. Like using snapshots ;) Whatever makes you enjoy the game more.
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #11 on: 02:56, 18 April 20 »
Oh yeah, great  8)


This will give me something really enjoyable this weekend, thx for your time and effort, will buy the poly play version for sure .... this looks so great  8) ;D

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #12 on: 20:30, 19 April 20 »
Thanks another great Amstrad game @reidrac i feel a trip to PolyPlay in order to add to my collection 😊
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #13 on: 01:25, 20 April 20 »
Ah! This is super nice! It looks and plays really really well  :D

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #14 on: 22:30, 20 April 20 »
Poly Play has opened pre-orders here: https://www.polyplay.xyz/navi.php?qs=Kitsune+curse

The shop says 25.05.2020, but please take into account that delays are possible because all the COVID-19 situation.

The box art is quite nice! (see here: https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/kitsune's-curse-(development)/msg185722/#msg185722)
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #15 on: 00:19, 21 April 20 »
Played a lot last weekend, love it !!!  8)


With some practice and the knowledge of the magic usage you can move on fast and the game feels so good, thx for this great game  ;D


P.S : We need a THUMBSUP smilie here please  :P

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #16 on: 09:57, 21 April 20 »
reserved  8)
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #17 on: 15:25, 21 April 20 »
Will Polyplay restock big box/collector release of Magica & golden Tail too ?

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #18 on: 21:15, 21 April 20 »
Will Polyplay restock big box/collector release of Magica & golden Tail too ?

I don't know. They usually re-stock, but you'll have to ask them.

EDIT: also take into account that these games are from 2016; although the physical release came a bit later, they had a good run!
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #19 on: 11:15, 22 April 20 »
Bit late to the party, congratulations on the release :) Preordering without delay!

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #20 on: 00:53, 30 June 20 »
The Collector's Edition is ready to ship!

 

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #21 on: 08:43, 30 June 20 »
Yeah !!! finally i will have my Kitsune's Curse - Collector's Edition - Cassette  :D
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #22 on: 10:26, 30 June 20 »
New batch?

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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #23 on: 10:31, 30 June 20 »
New batch?

As far as I know, this is the first batch. When the free download was released, art, manual design, etc were finished but because COVID other bits took longer than usual (e.g. the tapes).

Shipping should start shortly.

(as always, this is second hand info; Poly Play is in charge of the physical ed)
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Re: New game: Kitsune's Curse
« Reply #24 on: 10:39, 30 June 20 »
Will polyplay restock other collector edition actually soldout ?