Thursday, 7 January 2016

Miscellaneous

  • I received this mail message in 2006

    Hey Tim,

    Hope you don't mind me emailing you just to thank you for making the marvellous Tim Love's Cricket for the Dragon 32 all those years ago. I absolutely adored the game. I saw a copy up for sale on Ebay just before Christmas, and picked it up for a bargain £1. Now all I need is a Dragon to play it on :)

    Good luck with your endeavours.

  • And here's my tax form -

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Press cuttings

Here are some press cuttings from The Guardian, Nottingham and Portsmouth Evening News, and Home Computing Weekly

Reviews

Here are some mentions in magazines -

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Introduction

A long time ago when computer games were on audio cassettes and computers had 32K of RAM, I wrote a game

It was with a small company, Peaksoft. According to the potted history of Peaksoft it got some ok reviews

  • Remarkable ... Fantastic Detail ... Graphics 100% ... Value 100% - "Home Computing Weekly"
  • Ingenious ... Brilliant - "Personal Computer Games"

That's not how I remember it (I'd taught myself how to program and was learning as I wrote). I got about half a year's pay from it (that I was going to get money for something I enjoyed came as a shock) and I had the chance to see my game at a stall in a Computer Game show.

Here's some of the draft code -

And here's some of the draft graphics -

The dragon computer is on display at the History of Computing museum -