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by Drew Rodger

Drew Rodger was a composer on many hit games, but he also designed and created many games. Now he has shared one of those previously unreleased games with us.

The title screen of Zuid

Drew says:

I’ve finally transferred one of my SEUCK games to .d64 (only took two years), please find this attached. I just played it on VICE and it seems I used a C64C / 8580 to create the music (via Ubik’s Musik), based on how the filter sounds.
The name “Lateral Thought” refers to a limited company I formed in 1988, the idea was I’d self-publish my SEUCK games - that worked out well! :)
Zuid was professionally recorded onto one cassette, with a black & white inlay card (I don’t know if I have an original copy anywhere now). I don’t believe any were sold.

You’re an alien trying to escape from humans (‘Zuid’ is the name of your alien’s race, I believe).
Most threats can be destroyed by your ‘plasma’ weapon, but human gunners have to be killed by touch.
Many threats need to be shot multiple times (especially the rotating ball turrets that spit out lasers).
The (very annoying) bouncing ball things can be shot, but they fire more bouncing balls that can’t be shot.

Touch the human gunners to kill them...

Click here to download the D64 file

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