This site is dedicated to the games I've written for Sinclair's ZX81
& Spectrum home computers.
2005 a friend persuaded me to submit a Spectrum game I'd written years
earlier as a teenager and had been re-discovered in a box of tapes from
attic, to Cronosoft, a modern retro-computer publishing house.
They liked it, published it, and in the next four
years I wrote a further nine
games for the machine.
2010 I decided it was time for a change, and so took a step backwards
in time and started to write for the ZX81, a much slower and less
feature-rich machine than the Spectrum, but full of promise. Two
games in, and a brief return to the Spectrum was required to bring the
fourth Horace game back to its spiritual home, before returning back to
In 2012, another four games were released - an ASCII-based
shoot'em-up for the 48K Spectrum called 'LumASCII', 'Noir shapes' -
a tile-based puzzle game for the 16K ZX81, 'Impact!' - a conversion
of the familiar arcade game 'Asteroids' to the 16K ZX81, and 'One
Little Ghost' - a rewrite of the familiar arcade game 'Pac-Man' for the
16K ZX81 but with the tables turned and in isometric 3D.
And now, our first game of 2013 - Gem Chaser - a fiendish little arcade puzzler.
updated 23rd March 2013 - 'Gem Chaser'
released for the 48K ZX Spectrum.