A free app for iPhone and iPad, that recreates the classic TRS-80 space exploration game.
Hi, I'm Richard.
At Christmas in 1980 my family got a Video Genie (System 80) computer, which was a clone of the Radio Shack/Tandy TRS-80.
The Video Genie came with a demo tape, and on it was a game called "Star War". It was a textual space adventure, based on the various "Trek" games that had gone before it on mainframes and mini computers. It was slightly simplified to work on a more basic computer.
It was my first ever home computer game, and I spent hours playing it. I have great nostalgia for it, so I recently found a TRS-80 emulator and loaded a copy of the demo tape.
I thought it deserved a wider audience, and so I have tried to re-create it as best I can for this app.
I've created a TRS-80 style graphics engine from scratch to display everything authentically, and wrote the game again from scratch. I did consult the original BASIC code to make sure I used the same logic (including all the original quirks!) but this is all new code, not an emulation.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Good luck captain!
For support please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org