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by Clockwork Hippo
Wed May 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ex C64 dev launches retro style arcade game today!
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Ex C64 dev launches retro style arcade game today!

Has anyone got any feedback for me? I'd love to know what you guys think of the game.
by Clockwork Hippo
Sat May 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ex C64 dev launches retro style arcade game today!
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Ex C64 dev launches retro style arcade game today!

Some of you may remember Warhawk on the Commodore 64 It was a vertical scrolling shmup that was well received by the gaming press at the time. I was the pixel artist and main level designer on the 3 man team that created the game. After Warhawk my normal IT career took of and I pretty much left game...
by Clockwork Hippo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.
Replies: 33
Views: 1140

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

God this is a hard list. I could make 10 lists and I'd be happy with all of them but here's what I've come up with: 1. E L I T E NES (best 8bit version) 2. Dropzone C64 3. Gribblys Day Out C64 4. Warhawk C64 (I'm biased as I designed the graphics and most of the levels but it's still fun today) 5. A...
by Clockwork Hippo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Humble Bundle Game Books
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Humble Bundle Game Books

Humble Bundle have got a bundle of really interesting Game Studies books from MIT press. The bundle starts at $1 and the top tier is $15. I bought the 18 book $15 bundle There are some great books in the bundle. Such as: Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America I Am Error: The Nintendo Fam...
by Clockwork Hippo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: How big are you expecting the PS4 VR to be?
Replies: 277
Views: 6307

Re: How big are you expecting the PS4 VR to be?

I really hope VR does well on PS4. I have an Oculus Rift and Touch but I hope all the VR platforms do well. VR has such potential. We should all be rooting for all the VR platforms. PS4 has VR and it Has Elite Dangerous but it doesn't have Elite Dangerous VR. If ED ever comes to PSVR you will have t...
by Clockwork Hippo
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Bubble Bobble - The Perfect Game?
Replies: 18
Views: 482

Re: Bubble Bobble - The Perfect Game?

Bubble Bobble was one of those games I liked but really really sucked at. I bought the Amiga version so I wouldn't be so embarassing in the arcades and still I sucked at it. And don't get me started on Rainbow Islands. I was even worse at that. What annoys me now is how people look at cute games and...
by Clockwork Hippo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: “No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: “No Man’s Sky” vistas rendered in HAM mode on the Amiga 1000

Love the video. The humble machines of my youth never fail to impress me. HAM mode was awe inspiring at the time the Amiga 1000 was launched. I used to drool over the Amiga every time I saw one in a shop window. My meagre part time wage at the time crept slowly towards the amount needed for one of t...
by Clockwork Hippo
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?
Replies: 35
Views: 808

Re: If not the "Big 3" 8-bits then who?

For me it would have to be the BBC micro purely because it had ELITE. Back in the day I used to work in a computer shop and I was paid to play ELITE all day. Basically I would demonstrate the game to customers. Then I'd teach them how to play and half the time they would leave the shop with a BBC an...