JDGames: Take The Challenge


Welcome to the website of Jetman’s Dad (aka David Cooper), showcasing my attempts to remake some classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum games for the PC platform. My goal in doing this is to update the games’ speed, graphics, sound etc., whilst retaining the essential gameplay elements that made them great in the first place.

There are a bundle of screenshots around, and all the games can be downloaded and played, in full, for FREE – no registration/subscription fees, no paying for a CD … nothing, so have fun and let me know what you think of the site, and the games, by leaving a comment on the relevant game’s page before you leave.

I have flirted with many gaming platforms over the years, including the Sega Megadrive and Saturn, Playstation and PC, but the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, with its multitude of graphically challenged but immensely playable games, remains my favourite to this day, and my discovery of emulation and the web’s dedicated community of classic game remakers have allowed me to indulge this passion all over again.

GameMaker LogoThis website is designed to showcase my remake(s) of some of those classic computer games, all made with GameMaker – an excellent shareware game creation utility by Mark Overmars (not the former Dutch International Footballer … at least I don’t think it is!).

Gamemaker uses a simple click and drag interface (for those of us duffers with no idea how to program using a “proper” language), but also includes a powerful scripting language of its own and can create large, complex games without unnecessary blood, sweat and tears once you’ve got the hang of it.

Your feedback on the games – good, bad or indifferent – is positively encouraged, and bug reports will be particularly welcome. Click here to go find the games, and make sure you leave a comment if you do have anything constructive to add.

Most important of all … I hope you enjoy playing these games as much as I enjoyed remaking them!