Step Back in Time

Long time no diary updates….and nobody was surprised.

New old game 1982 is now FREE on STEAM. or HERE for those that don’t drink from the Steam pipe.

1982 was an attempt to wrap up a bunch of early 80’s influences and references into something playable, mindless and fun. Old VIC-20 game Arcadia by Imagine was the starting point and it just evolved from there.

While it doesn’t stick strictly to shmup rules of the time (it’s way more forgiving) I really wanted it to capture some of the feeling of those early shmups and I’ve hopefully achieved that.

– Yes it’s got features

I’ll post a bit about scoring and some gameplay tips later.


…and we are back!

After a long illness enforced break and subsequent (and ongoing) go-slow it’s time to open the doors to the zoo again.

I’ve cleaned out the cages and given everything a fresh lick of paint in readiness for the first new title “1982”. (Rumours that it gets its name from when I started coding it are untrue….although it feels like that at times.)

Next up I’ll post a summary of development to date.

Something from Martin Galway seems appropriate…