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Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:30 am
by dave3622
polluks wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:53 am
dave3622 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:16 pm
I managed to find a copy of Issue 175 today but there was no review in the Magazine. I guess it's going to be in Issue 176 which supposedly goes on sale today or tomorrow. I will look out for it!
I couldn't find it https://issuu.com/FuturePublishing/docs/ret176.issuu
It will likely be in the 'Homebrew' section of the magazine which is near the back. The sampler you linked to just shows you the first 13 pages.

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:38 pm
by Chema
I have no idea about the section (which should be Homebrew), but I can assure the review exists. This pic was posted in the Spectrum4Ever Facebook Group.
b7.jpg
The author of the post stated he thought it was a Spectrum game, but alas... no. It was on the Oric :)

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:31 pm
by dave3622
I managed to find a scan of the review which indeed was in Issue 176. I've added it to this post as an attachment.

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:56 pm
by Chema
Hey, thank you so much, Dave!

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:27 pm
by coco.oric
I'll receive my copy within a few days in the postmail.
however, i found a pdf file on the net :), and i'm happy to read this article about the oric game of the year. Bravo Chema

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:27 am
by Chema
It is also a very nice review!

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:21 pm
by Dbug
Should I add the Sizzler badge on the webpage?

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:56 pm
by Dbug
I added the badge, as well as an extract of the review, and a note with the issue and page number.

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:50 pm
by Chema
You were too fast :) thank you!

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:15 pm
by ibisum
Its totally strange how, seeing an Oric game reviewed in a magazine, takes me way .. way .. back in time. What an accomplishment, congratulations!

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:08 pm
by Chema
Yeah, it is great to see the Oric in today's magazines... when it was missing from them in its time :)

More webs with info on the game: http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2018/blakes7Oric.html

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:34 pm
by Pengwin
Chema, you have done it again, this is a great game. And not only that, a great game that is unique to Oric.
Watched Blake'7 back when it first aired, and now, after playing this, I am going to binge watch all 4 seasons again.

After Space 1999, and this, what's next? Sapphire and Steel? Survivors?

I am in awe of what you are getting the humble Oric to do.

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 pm
by Chema
Thanks for your kind words. I am glad that you liked the game, and to hear about others who also watched the series back then!

I am now going to take a small break, because I just don't know what I'll do next :)

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:21 am
by Symoon
Chema wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 pm
I am now going to take a small break, because I just don't know what I'll do next :)
Did you mean "I am going to make tie break", a tennis game ? :lol:

Well I suppose there are plenty of ideas (or others suggestions), but enjoy the break. What an achievement watching back all the different kind of games you made :shock:

Re: Blake's 7 feedback and review thread

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:26 pm
by Chema
Not "Small break" = "being idle for months", but "Small break" = "Rest a bit from programming until I find a new idea or challenge for a new game" :lol:

I always take a small break between games.

But there is something that I have to do: work with DBug in the new version of the disk routines for FloppyBuilder!

I have a somewhat definite version of the routines supporting Atmos+Microdisc, Telestrat (not booting, that is not possible in the same disk, but a separate program or different disk image could be created) and Jasmin.

I know that you are now busy with the crazy idea of 4 orics generating the same picture, but when you have some time, we should have a look a this.