Spectrum games. By 1984, just two years after launch, 3,500 games had been released for the ZX Spectrum. Of course, not all of them were sophisticated and of excellent quality, but among them were great innovative titles that were critically acclaimed. , becoming a market in which it was possible to generate money and professions. Classics like Galaxians, Chuckie Egg, Match Day, Match Point, Manic Miner, Atic Atac, Jet Pac, Jet Set Willy or the Daley Thompson Decathlon, for example, conquered thousands of children and adults with simple, sometimes even simplistic, language. but that showed the creative possibilities of electronic games, the impact of sounds on gameplay and an aesthetic that, although limited, influenced several professionals and continues to influence today.
The ZX Spectrum was the first photo retouching service computer that really entered every home and the forerunner of great programmers who lived with this technology from a very young age. It made us feel like in the movies of the eighties, like in TRON ... and having access that, with all the limitations, was what gave us a boost at a creative level, especially in the search for ingenious solutions to be able to make games, or programs, especially in my case, mixing pixelated graphics and programming, experimenting and having fun ", reveals Gabriel Suchowolski. How the ZX Spectrum forever transformed the gaming universe 16 Attic Atac - Ultimate Play The Game (1983).
Jet Pac, for example, is an 8-bit platform game that inspired other titles. Knight Lore innovated by betting on a 3D setting and an isometric view, languages almost impossible to create in codes as limited as those of the ZX Spectrum. Even so, these creations full of crazy ideas inspired an entire generation and continue to interest new generations. Creating a good game goes beyond graphics, as we see in the industry today, and is about using available technology to create an experience that is interesting enough to amuse and entertain. A contemporary example is Among Us , a game with simple and relatively easy to understand gameplay, so it doesn't take long to get to the fun part, regardless of whether the player is a veteran or not.