Pete’s Pixel Art

Pete’s Pixel Art

I started doing Pixel art for the first time July 2nd 2017 and hope to get better over time I hope you like. All my art is taken from me looking at the games screenshots and trying to replicate this. Below are the results: Spectrum games       Nintendo   Arcade

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Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

  Pre Order Now   I have been promoting Andy Remic’s movie as soon as I saw the Kickstarter. Andy even kindly done a making of diary which was the one time due to Andy’s busy schedule.   Andy kindly invited me to attend the premiere with a guest my mate Adam Modley came with me and kindly gave me a lift. The Premiere was at the Computer history museum in Cambridge a perfect location for the premiere surrounded by retro computers and consoles. What a night people who attended…

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Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict Premiere

Click here to order   RaM Films, in association with The Centre for Computing History, is proud to announce the film premiere of Andy Remic’s nostalgic ZX Spectrum documentary feature film, Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict. The film explores the history of the Spectrum, contains actor-led vignettes harking back to the 1980s – remember opening your Spectrum from under the Christmas tree – and interviews major industry figures of the day, developers, graphic artists, publishers and dedicated fans.   Starring such notable industry legends as The Oliver Twins, Clive Townsend,…

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Spectrum Addict making of Diary

Spectrum Addict making of Diary

Diary by Andy Remic Click here to order Intro: Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict is a unique tribute to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, a full-length documentary feature film made by author and filmmaker Andy Remic, which takes a detailed look at the Speccy’s history, developers, games and fans. This is a not-for-profit film. Please consider pre-ordering, because the more pre-orders we get, the more we can actually spend on pre- and post-production. The Steve Turner Interview IT WAS A cold, bleak December morning as I queued on a dual carriageway…

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Turrican II

Turrican II

Review by James Whelan Published by Rainbow Arts Software GmbH Developed by Factor 5 GmbH Released 1991   In 1990, German developers Rainbow Arts turned the Amiga gaming world on its head with the release of Turrican, a sprawling run-and-gun shoot-‘em-up which not only pushed the Amiga’s hardware to the limit but proved that beautiful looking games could actually be playable too. Critics heaped superlatives on Turrican which received numerous honors at various award shows. The bar had been set pretty high and it would take Rainbow Arts themselves, along…

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Focus on Batty

Focus on Batty

by Peter Ward Published by Dennis Publishing Developed by Elite Systems Ltd. Released 1987 Platforms Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 (1988)     HISTORY: Original Concept game was named Wipe Out by Mark Betteridge with 20 Levels and Batty 15 Levels. Batty is a breakout clone published by Elite in 1987 & released for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC & 1988 for the Commodore 64. The game raised the bar for free cover-mounted cassettes and come free with the October 1987 issue of Your Sinclair & later on 6-Pak Vol. 2 compilation.The game was…

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Project ZX

Project ZX

Interview with Richard Langford by Peter Ward     The YEAR IS 1982. Clive Sinclair is unveiling his new home computer, the ZX Spectrum, to an eagerly awaiting Britain. The computer is to revolutionize homes throughout the country as parents will be lapping up the machine to help their kids with homework and improve their education. Or so Mr Sinclair thinks. In no time at all , the kids are using Sir Clive’s beloved invention to play games, wasting away their time on mindless entertainment INSTEAD of doing their homework….

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Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Tragically Doug passed away on 4th June 2017 and very sad by this news I had the pleasure of some online chats and the last thing Doug said to me was “You know, I have such admiration and respect for the young people whom are retro game lovers. These’s a special magic and in the early games…and these young people see it. Awesome. Please take care of yourself and I wish you the best of health and fortune. -Doug” Retro Interview: Doug Barnett by Peter Ward Bio Doug Barnett has…

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John Gibson Imagine

John Gibson Imagine

Interview with John Gibson by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? There were no such things as computers when I went to school so I didn’t dream of becoming a programmer. I don’t remember what aspirations I had but I certainly didn’t want to be a fireman or a train driver. My very first ‘proper’ job was driving…

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Vega+ Production and Overview 2016.  

Vega+ Production and Overview 2016.  

  A Pain in the Buttons….  We had hoped to post an update a few days ago. Unfortunately, we have been swamped working on the improvement to the Vega+ we previously told you about. The testing has proved to be slightly trickier than previously suspected and the new buttons caused all sorts of additional issues – they really were a pain in the buttons! We now believe we have finally solved most of those problems and we have a series of production meetings between now and next Tuesday to confirm this, once…

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