The Accolade

This is my entry for SpeccyJam (2), that is a game jam to build a “ZX Spectrum looking” game in a week. Check the rules, although I think it is still easier than programming for the original hardware.

This is also September’s game of my [one game a month challenge](/jjm/one- game-a-month/).

The game was developed from scratch using C++ and SFML.

in game screenshot

YouTube review: [Indie Attack 098: Accolade]( =Kc-RmudFSwI).


  • 2015-01-03: released a new version of the game including some minor bug fixes.
  • 2014-09-08: Ubuntu packages for version 0.9 added to the page.
  • 2014-09-07: version 0.9 released and submitted to SpeccyJam 2.


The game requires OpenGL.


In the menus use the arrows to move, Z (or Enter) to select.

Playing the game:

  • use the arrows to move and attack enemies.
  • use Z (or Enter) to drink a potion from your inventory.
  • use the ESC key to quit the game.

Joysticks/Gamepads are supported!


Uncompress the ZIP file and run “accolade.exe”.

Ubuntu Trusty

Install the package and its dependencies and The Accolade icon will be added to your games section.

Last updated May 23, 2020