Wednesday, 21 January 2009
FREE COMPUTER GAME
Many years ago I wrote a text based computer game, using a utility called PAW which stood for Professional Adventure Writer. Basically it was an easy programming system that allowed anyone to write a computer game. Then the program would convert your creation into machine code and you'd end up with a working game.
Well I wrote a James Bond parody called Operation Thunderbowel - this was 1988 long before Austin Powers. The plot was that Blobum planned to poison the entire United Nations with a powerful laxative. The game player, was Shamus Bond and had to solve puzzles in order to progress to another level.
Anyway I self published the game under the Sacred Scroll Software title and sent out review copies. I thought I was going to be Bill Gates before Bill Gates.
CRASH MAGAZINE - which was this cool ZX Spectrum mag gave the game a good review and I sold I think, 100 odd Copies. These were on cassette tape and ran on the Spec 48k and up.
The review can be seen - BOTTOM LEFT (click on image to enlarge to readable size.)
Anyway I've not got a copy of this game and yet all these years later I found that it is available for free download from worldofspectrum.com. And what's more with a free emulator from the same site it runs on a PC.
Isn't that incredible, I wrote the thing in 1988 - over twenty years ago!
Man, I love the internet.
Problem is I'm stuck on it. Can't remember how to get out of the car.