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Old 14 September 2012, 21:25   #1
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Looking for an old BBC Micro Game

Hi, I'm looking for an old BBC Micro game I used to play at school during lunch break. All I can remember about this game was that you were on a desert island, not sure if you start off there or get stranded...there was also a map screen I think and you had to manage supplies to survive/explore..The only other detail I can recall is that you could find and eat "tapioca" to survive. I'm not sure if the game was purely educational, but it certainly had strategic elements to it.

I've been searching high and low for this game but no luck, hoping it joggs the memory of somebody here.

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Old 14 September 2012, 21:39   #2
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Emerald Isle? http://www.mobygames.com/game/bbc-micro_/emerald-isle
Savage Island Part 2? http://www.mobygames.com/game/bbc-mi...sland-part-two
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Old 14 September 2012, 21:55   #3
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Hmmm, it's neither of these...I don't think the game used a text parser system like the traditional adventure games. I seem to remember there being a graphic of a map which played a big part..
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You can browse by platform+genre on mobygames.com
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And these two game groups might contain the game you are looking for:
http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/...rness-survival
http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/...-hunger-daemon
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Thanks the info's guys, just scanning mobygames now...this game is proving very illusive indeed.
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Old 14 September 2012, 22:46   #7
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I was a Beeb owner and I can't picture this one at all!
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Old 14 September 2012, 23:03   #8
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I was a Beeb owner and I can't picture this one at all!
Perhaps it was only distributed to certain schools around the country? I only have the vaguest of memories of it, it might be part of an educational bundle...I've exhausted the search on Mobygames and no luck

I must have been no older than 10 at the time putting the date around 1988...
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It seems like there is at least one person who also remember the game:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/forum.asp?c=29&st=1

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Morning all,
I wonder if anyone can help: There was a BBC B game when my fiancee and I were at school, and we're trying to remember the name of it.

It was set on a desert island. You survived by eating tapioca, and sometimes you got a fever/ malaria (we can't recall exactly). It may have been educational (they allowed us to play it at school!). Can anyone remember what it's called?
Or was it lordofchaos already searching it under another nickname?
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Old 14 September 2012, 23:14   #10
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It seems like there is at least one person who also remember the game:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/forum.asp?c=29&st=1



Or was it lordofchaos already searching it under another nickname?
Nope not me, but I found this one too, it seems nobody on this thread was able to help. It's funny how he remembers the Tapioca reference as well.
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Hmm. I am curious too to know this name too. "Tapioca" is a Brazilian food from the state of "Bahia", where everything started in Brazil, and "malaria" is a tropical disease known in Brazil too, mainly in the regions of Amazonia.

In my country there is a very know 8-bit game from the 70 decade called Amazonia, from Renato Degiovani, if I remember well. It made tremendous success in that decade, albeit I never played it and was released for many platforms like Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, CP/M, etc. Maybe that is the game you are looking for.
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Hmm. I am curious too to know this name too. "Tapioca" is a Brazilian food from the state of "Bahia", where everything started in Brazil, and "malaria" is a tropical disease known in Brazil too, mainly in the regions of Amazonia.

In my country there is a very know 8-bit game from the 70 decade called Amazonia, from Renato Degiovani, if I remember well. It made tremendous success in that decade, albeit I never played it and was released for many platforms like Apple II, MSX, ZX Spectrum, CP/M, etc. Maybe that is the game you are looking for.
That's some nice deduction Leandro but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be the game I'm looking for, also I can't find the BBC Micro version of that game...I did find a Video of Amazonia on youtube but it doesn't show a map screen, only text. The link you made with Brazil might prove helpful...the search continues..
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Try asking the people over at http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/ the old Stairway to Hell Beeb forums. They may know...
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Try asking the people over at http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/ the old Stairway to Hell Beeb forums. They may know...
Thanks Jherek, I'll give that a go.
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perhaps Raft away river?

http://playitagainproject.org/games/raft-away-river/
 
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If it is Raft-Away River it seems to be one hell of a rare game.
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i remember playing a game called wagons west when i was at school, its not on any tosec rom collection i have for the bbc so im guessing "maybe" like your game, its a specific school education disc collection.

i have found this thread that archives a few school collections, these seems to be graphic adventures using typing skills, its a long shot but maybe worth looking at

http://stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9040
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@lordofchaos me and my wife both remember this game. We are same age as you, and my school was in Somerset and my wife's in Hamshire.

She remembers more than me and her eyes lit up at the mention of 'tapico'!!
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I can vaguely remember this game too (I was at school in Dorset).

Also remember a game where you had to manage an ice cream stall (I think)
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