Author Archives: Gavin

The Making of the Speccy version of R-Type eBook

It’s been a while, but I can’t really NOT post about this -> If you’re interested in Retro games, below is a link to the site hosting Bob Pape’s story of making the Speccy (Sinclair ZX Spectrum) version of R-Type. For the record, … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Developer Preview, not so shiny?

As everyone is probably aware by now, Microsoft made a Developer Preview of Windows 8 available last week during their Build 2011 event. Microsoft has clearly learnt a lot from Apple and Google about hosting such events, even stretching to a … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Robot…

I’ve been intending to make this post for a number of weeks now, initially before taking part in the University of Portsmouth’s GameJam 2011. However, I spent the week before the game jam preparing, then the jam itself takes place … Continue reading

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Softography

Just a note to flag up that I’ve finally managed to get my Softography (games I’ve made list) up to date, see the ‘Softography’ link above for the details.

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Windows 8 Announcement

So Windows 8 is now official, and includes support for both ARM and x86 code. Engadget have some excellent coverage of the announcement event, including an initial video of the OS in action. http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/microsoft-reveals-arm-powered-windows-8-prototypes/ First impressions are good, the Metro … Continue reading

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