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Lost in the Jungle is a silly little adventure game for the ZX Spectrum, made with the BASin development environment and inspired by one of my old type-in books (40 de jocuri logice รฎn Basic, by Ion Diamandi and Gheorghe Pฤƒun). The gameplay is significantly different, though, and the implementation is all my own.

How to play: get a move on every time you have the chance, but don't neglect rest, or your health. The game hints at how close you are to safety -- watch for the jungle growing less dense -- and tells you when you're starting to get tired. That happens more easily when you're hurt. Persist, there is an end to the journey.

This game was made specifically for the ZX Spectrum BASIC Game Jam, though it builds on gameplay concepts I've been pondering for a while now.

You can play the game online courtesy of the JSSpeccy emulator. BASIC source code is included in the snapshot; just end the game when prompted to, and list it. Use as you wish, and enjoy!

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Published16 days ago
AuthorNo Time To Play
Tags8-bit, Retro, Survival, text-based, Turn-based
Average sessionA few minutes


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Great idea implemented well.  Could do with a little expansion to safe the repetitiveness of events.  Is there an end to it I wonder - got as far as some ruins so far!

Thank you for the nice words! Yes, there is an end to the game. And you're right, ideally there should be a lot more encounters, but there where limits to what I could do for now.