The story behind Retro Gamer’s type-in game

May 28, 2012

Retro Gamer magazine celebrated its 100th issue recently, with an utterly fantastic double-release.

Highlights included a Sonic ‘Making of’ with Yuji Naka, an interview with David Braben about Elite, a fascinating technical piece by David Crane on how he made the Atari 2600 do impossible things, plus a full reprinted magazine of the rare-as-hen’s teeth RG issue 1.

Oh, and a type-in game.

What?

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More Raiding, Less Bungeling: Thanks Will Wright!

March 13, 2011

header: Raid on Bungeling Bay

Last week, gaming legend Will ‘Sim City’ Wright spoke at GDC (the Game Development Conference) about his first full game, Raid on Bungeling Bay.

I would have loved to be there – to say thanks for creating a great game, and to throw him a few questions. Alas, the JustOneMoreGame travel budget isn’t quite that healthy.

So here’s the next best thing. A four page love-letter (article) to a game that really deserves more recognition.

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Release day interview: Rocky Memphis

December 4, 2010

Previews? Reviews? Any blog can do that.

Here at J-OMG we love to give you release-day interviews. Something to read while you download a great new freeware game.

And today’s contestant is… Rocky Memphis & the temple of Ophuxoff.

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VVVVVV being demade… to the C64!

October 13, 2010
Screenshot: C64 demake of VVVVVV

Screenshot: C64 demake of VVVVVV

Wow.

Indie-hit VVVVVV (err, that’s 6 x ‘V’, not 3 x ‘W’, if you were wondering) is now being demade from it’s original PC platform, to the Commodore 64.

Matching the sound/graphics of the original won’t be too hard; but getting the item placement and controls right… will be crucial.

There’s already a demo available, so fire up your favourite C64 emulator, and get playing!

By the way the original game is STILL available for just US$5, from the author’s site. I’m about 40% through it, and it’s great fun.

Source: Endurion @ RR forums


Really raving about Raid on Bungeling Bay

August 26, 2010

You might have noticed a recent J-OMG post regarding the final issue of Retroaction. Downloaded the PDF yet? Had a read through?

If you haven’t, let me entice you a bit.

Further down this post, you’ll find a big stitched-together panorama of my ‘Raid on Bungeling Bay’ article. I’ve made it…to give you an idea of Retroaction’s quality of page composition. I think Neil the editor did an incredible job with Retroaction. Many other retro PDF magazines (*including ones that charge money!) could learn a lot.

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