Chris Newcombe

20 Tons

20 Tons

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

A Boulder Dash clone released in 1985 by Argus Press Software (APS)/64 Tape Computing and programmed by Chris Newcombe.

The Quest for the Holy Grail

The Quest for the Holy Grail

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

The Quest for the Holy Grail falls into the genre of a text adventure game but in addition to the text there are simple pictures which help add to the descriptions of the locations you are in and add to the atmosphere as you move around the game world. You take on the role of the knight Sir Tappin, who is on a mission to track down the Holy Grail. You must navigate your way around the villages and countryside of medieval England to track down the clues that will help you on your quest. You will need to find objects to help you negotiate your way past the characters dotted along the way,...

Tau Ceti: The Special Edition

Tau Ceti: The Special Edition

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1987

A space simulation with elements from a number of other genres mixed in. Your mission is to destroy a robot army that has taken over a planet. Gameplay includes arcade sequences, where you fly your ship around and shoot the enemy robots; strategy elements, as you attempt to navigate and locate parts to repair the defense system; and even text-adventure elements, in the form of giving commands to your ship's computer. This enhanced version was released for the 128K Spectrum in 1987 and features extra graphics and a larger amount of accessible library data about the game world.

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