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Z:The Game Coming Soon From Bitmap Brothers

03-31-2011, 06:44 AM
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Z:The Game Coming Soon From Bitmap Brothers

Acclaimed for its more complex and challenge strategy gameplay when released back in 1996, The Bitmap Brothers Z - now called Z: The Game - is being remade.

The project is a collaboration from licence owner The Bitmaps, and two of the original developers Tony Kavanagh and Peter Harrap (of Monty Mole fame).

It's promised that the game's tongue-in-cheek humour and addictive gameplay will be bought over intact, although the controls and interface have been radically overhauled to handle touchscreen devices.

Prepare for service

Z: The Game will be available on a range of devices from iPhone and iPad to Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and PC and Mac.

"We're thrilled to be working with The Bitmap Brothers on the fantastic Z: The Game," said Tony Kavanagh, MD of Kavcom.

"Fans of this classic strategy title are in for a real treat - everything is in there, from the terrific comedy cutscenes to the frantic multiplayer mode, and with a much friendlier, intuitive interface. This is going to be the definitive version of Z."

More details, screenshots and release dates will be announced shortly.


03-31-2011, 08:09 AM
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Nice.. I had it on my PC long time ago when 64mb of ram where too much..

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03-31-2011, 08:12 AM
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Cool. But after the speedball 2 price drop a week after release this will be a 59p purchase for me.
03-31-2011, 09:16 AM
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Sounds great to me, here's hoping that Sensible Soccer is next in line
04-18-2011, 03:43 AM
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Wow, this is a really hard game to google for information!
04-18-2011, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Cool. But after the speedball 2 price drop a week after release this will be a 59p purchase for me.
Same here, bought Speedball instantly and then a week later they dropped the price a ton. Normally its the other way round ! So i'll be waiting on this one.

Must admit i cant wait for Chaos Engine which i hope they'll do after Z
04-20-2011, 06:17 AM
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I spent a large chunk of my teens playing bitmap brothers' games on amiga.
Can't wait to play this again
I love their artwork

Game source code for PC, Mac, Linux and iOS here.
04-20-2011, 09:23 AM
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Me too dude! Lookin' forward to this...

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04-20-2011, 10:18 AM
this game sure brings back alot of memories. insta buy for me
04-20-2011, 11:26 PM
this was such a great game, i still have it on my old pc lol