Oh well, if anyone's interested in any gaming-related tat, I'll have it up on eBay by tomorrow night, having spent most of my free time day taking pictures for that purpose. There'll even be other assorted stuff too. Bah, again.
All is not lost, though. I said I wouldn't need a crowdfunding website until much nearer the end date. That remains true... I need to pull together as much content as possible before I start to format it. But that prospect became much easier earlier in the week, with the announcement that Kickstarter will open in the UK this autumn.
|I'm selling this. Yes, really.|
I fancied playing something a bit obscure today, so I trawled the depths of my mind for something really weird. And what I came up with was Shockway Rider.
I remember buying this from the second-hand bookshop on the market, for four pounds. I knew it had been pretty well reviewed, and in those days it was commonplace that I'd pop in there on a weekend and see what new games had been traded in. Yes folks, the pre-owned games market has been thriving for more than twenty-five years.
|Bradley Wiggins was starting to rue that puncture.|
It's completely mad and a lot of fun, if a bit on the repetitive side. There's a really nice Rob Hubbard tune, too, on the C64 version. It was published by Faster Than Light, who also released the vertically-scrolling shooter Lightforce. Unfortunately, I've got no idea who programmed those games! I know who was responsible for the Speccy versions, and they're already on my list of "must-haves". But sadly, the C64 versions may be forever shrouded in anonymity...