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by ste pickford
Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Zub archive
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Zub archive

We've added a new page to the Pickford Brothers website, a Zub archive: http://www.zee-3.com/pickfordbros/archive/zub.php . It's an in-depth article about the development of this mostly forgotten 8-bit title, and a close look at some of the graphics, for anyone who might be interested in this kind o...
by ste pickford
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Naked War - our 'indie' game is out.
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Naked War - our 'indie' game is out.

I hope its OK to post here about a *new* game. My brother John Pickford and I have launched our first 'indie' game - Naked War. The game is free to download and play from http://www.naked-war.com , and you can see screenshots, movies, and links to the first couple of reviews on that site (including ...
by ste pickford
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Cheers Darran!
by ste pickford
Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

I've just read the Way of the Rodent piece - great article, thanks.

Cheating in Feud? Hey, it was written 20 years ago! (unless you were playing the C64 version, in which case I quite agree - shocking!)
by ste pickford
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

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It did make me laugh reading about the C64 coder doing the c64 version of Feud. Why did you keep him on? Surely there were other coders who could have taken his place??? We didn't run the studio that was writing Feud, we just worked there. We weren't happy that our game was being ruined, but it was...
by ste pickford
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re:

ive let the admin on world of spectrum know about it, cos i searched for the pickford brothers on its infoseek and nowt came up, surprising since theres a fair few speccy games on your list and you wasnt mentioned in the solar jetman section on wos either :( We're both pretty well covered on WoS to...
by ste pickford
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Cheers. The comments are very much a work in progress. John hasn't added any yet, and I've got plenty more to add when I find the time.
by ste pickford
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Pickford Brothers website open
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Pickford Brothers website open

John and I have finally opened our website, which contains loads of info about the games we've worked on (around 90 titles at the last count), from the 8-bit home computer days right up to current generation consoles. You can find it here: http://www.zee-3.com If you ever loaded a pirate of one of o...
by ste pickford
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer #20 review
Replies: 28
Views: 6560

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I have no problem accepting this, but it assumes that the artist is actually conscious about it and not only finds it easier to work with black. I wouldn't _bet_ on all pixel wielders back in the day doing so. Yeah, I don't think it was concious, and as you hint, most pixels artists in those days c...
by ste pickford
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Retro Gamer #20 review
Replies: 28
Views: 6560

The colours on all the 8 bit machines were very strong and bright, so it was difficult to use any colour (other than black) across a large proportion of the screen without it becoming overpowering - almost hurting the eye. I seem to remember that if you made the whole screen white on the C64 you got...
by ste pickford
Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 141
Views: 19752

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Couldn't resist...
Meh wrote:Need for Speed: Most Wanted on XBox.
andy vaisey wrote:I'm currently playing "180" (Mastertronic) on the C64.
Both games written by the same programmer!