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Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake)

Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.6

Max Power (paolo)



Roam the kingdom in search for the cursed keys to save the world, find new fellowers, hire new warriors, defeat the evil wizard!!! This is a quick and easy rpg-game, easy to understand, easy to play, without millions of stats etc.


you can choose your profession now.

nobleman will give you more food/gold at start
warrior will give you more warriors etc.

a little graphic-update, look at the screenshots

some code improvements (still ugly)

more flavour at all ;)

the gameover screen won't work, i will fix that soon


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Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.6 - Oct 24, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.5 - Oct 23, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.4 - Oct 22, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.3 - Oct 21, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.2 - Oct 21, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.9.1 - Oct 20, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.8 - Oct 19, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.7 - Oct 17, 2008
Curse Of The Keys (C64-Remake) - 0.5 - Oct 16, 2008 account Comments

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January 14, 2009 7:13am - Muspellsson - nickname: (muspellsson) - 5/5
Good remake of C64 game.
November 28, 2008 8:21pm - RB[0] - nickname: (roebros) - 4/5
Nice game, would be nice if there was more to do at first than just building up as much gold/rations and troops as possible though...
October 24, 2008 2:58am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
sorry for that, it's fixed now...
October 24, 2008 1:12am - Carsten Eggers - nickname: (masterlee) - 4/5
The download link is broken. And on homepage only 0.9.2 can be downloaded through all links.
October 23, 2008 10:44am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
Thank you! I will keep working on it!
October 22, 2008 3:24pm - Luca Fabbri - nickname: (keul) - 4/5
This game is great! Please please please keep on it!
You (as you say in the game too) only need some other tile!
Check for charas generator!
October 22, 2008 11:27am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
buy the wizard early in the game, he is quite strong :)
saving will be implemented in 0.9.5
i am cleaning up the ugly code most of the time :)
October 22, 2008 10:46am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
Fun! Still no saving/loading? Fights are a bit hard at the beginning of the game. I kept coming up against 30 trolls and then when I ran away I lost like 5 men. :-( (Yes, I was on level 1) But it's looking good! Just needs some difficulty tweaks.
October 22, 2008 10:39am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
Checking it out now!
October 22, 2008 5:31am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
ok, calling pygame.mixer.init(abc) after pygame.init() was the problem.
i use transform.scale2x now, so the fighting-sprites now look a lot better
October 22, 2008 3:40am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
the music sounds nice, but when i play a sound (pygame.mixer.Sound), it sounds like crap. Has anybody a solution?
October 21, 2008 12:02pm - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
another bug:<br>
on each part of the worldmap (the new big one), there is a key<br>
will be fixed in 0.9.4<br>
October 21, 2008 11:22am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
if someone has better graphics (map-tiles/monster-sprites), contact me!
October 21, 2008 3:19am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
ok, i fixed that!
feel free to check out the new release!
October 20, 2008 5:12pm - Carsten Eggers - nickname: (masterlee) - 5/5
Good game, but i found an bug when you get into an location and find an key you can revisit that location to get the other two keys...
October 20, 2008 11:01am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
since the biggest 'problem' is balancing, please let me know if you have some ideas about it. I don't know how fights/strenghts of opponents etc. were calculated in the original
October 20, 2008 10:49am - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
you are right, I totally forgot that, luck that it is easy to implement ;)

btw, the biggest difference to the original is the game speed.
in the c64-version, every step took ~1.5 seconds, and you could only play with at least 2 players via hotseat, which was very annoying.
October 20, 2008 9:24am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
Oh wow. This is quite fun now :-D It could use a save feature though.
October 17, 2008 1:10pm - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
homepage: that's true, there isn't one right now :)

1) you can (let's say: soon you will be able to) hire a Miracle Healer, which can revive some of your warriors after a battle
2) yes, there are villages (to buy warriors and rations), nomad settlements (more expensive than villages, but here you can hire followers), castles & ruins (maybe you find some gold here), and a capital city (get warriors and gold for free when you don't have any). Press space to enter and leave a city
3) No, there aren't any items (maybe later, when the 'main-game' is completed*)
4) No, you don't have a party (*)
5) Right now, yes. But that has to be changed
6) No, you have to find all three cursed keys, but you can't find them right now

* at first, this is a remake, and as soon as it is finished, I will extend it for more depth of game.

Consider that I started yesterday :)
October 17, 2008 10:42am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
Hmmm... I was a bit lost.

1) How do I heal?
2) Can I enter a city?
3) Can I buy items?
4) Can I switch party members?
5) Can you always evade enemies without failing?
6) Can you win the game?

Game looks promising, but it needs a readme!
October 17, 2008 10:38am - pymike - nickname: (pymike)
For the main site, it says


You don't have permission to access /curse/ on this server.

I was able to download the game though.

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