1K ZX's 33 year reign has just been challenged. The challenger is a program called BootChess, which includes all of the features of 1K ZX with a stunning memory allocation of only 512 bytes. The program was written by Olivier Poudade and Peter Ferrie.
|It was never a very graphic-intensive game, anyway|
|Olivier is not, in fact an evil genius. I can't prove it. Yet.|
That 512 byte number might be familiar to some readers; it is the exact size of an x86 bootloader (You can take a closer look at the source, in assembler below). There is still a bit of a controversy surrounding the release, as there appears to be a few bugs with BootChess. I personally haven't had a chance to give it a complete test run yet (but I look forward to). Let me know what you think.