Escape from Colony 8

This is a game for the ZX Spectrum 48k (and 128K), and my entry for November in my one game a month challenge.

Title screen In game screen

I can't really tell what happened, when they first attacked our base or where they came from, but Colony 8 is lost. My only chance is to get to the hangar and escape from this nightmare. I just hope my combat suit will be strong enough!

Controls

The game supports keyboard (keys can be redefined), Kempston and Sinclair joysticks.

Default keys are: o, p, q, a and space.

Hold fire for some seconds to load a missile (requires ammo), release fire to launch it.

Use backspace to exit the game, 'h' to pause.

Downloads

Latest release is 1.0 (2014-11-30).

colony8.zip (.tap file inside).

If you don't have the hardware, you can still play it in a ZX Spectrum emulator such as FUSE (Linux & Mac), Spectaculator (Windows) or USP (Android, can open the ZIP file).

You can also play it online thanks to Qaop/JS (external site).