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June 9, 2021 by ST Graveyard
Miles and Patrick Lord are two self taught game creators. Born in the 70's, they grew up with Sinclair machines and of course the Atari ST. They started to hack games on the mighty ZX Spectrum before dabbling into 16bit assembler. On the Atari, they created the amazing Droid. But it didn't end there. If you want to know more about the history of one of the best free games ever to grace an ST Format coverdisc, look no further.
June 4, 2021 by ST Graveyard
In 2017 he enhanced Klax for the Atari STe, a little later he created the sound engine Turbochip and most recently, he completely redid the amazing platform shooter Droid for the Atari STe, turning from a flipscreen game into an 8 directional hardware scroller. Oh, and let's not forget his incredible work on Lotus Esprit STe. Join me as we go into full detail on all these projects and more, in this indepth interview with Jamie Hamshere aka Junosix!
June 2, 2021 by muguk
It was announced on Twitter earlier today that John Wilson, also known by his pen name of 'The Rochdale Balrog', had passed away in his sleep on the 31st May 2021.
John was a much recognised figure within the Interactive Fiction community. Starting out in the 1980s, he and other adventure creators, released lots and lots of text adventures on the old 8-bit systems through John's label, Zenobi Software.
We were also lucky to have a number of their ported from the 8-bit to our 16-bit system mostly via STAC.
He will be greatly missed amongst those fans of the "LOOK NORTH", "GET TORCH" era as well as those who are using modern tools like PunyInform to create modern variants of the classic text adventure.
Indeed, John also ventured down this path in his later years and I will find and acquire the latest versions that he did for the Atari ST and get them uploaded onto Atari Legend as soon as I can.
May 21, 2021 by ST Graveyard
Today we have an interview with Jani Penttinen and Matti Mäenpää, the creators of the original Utopos game for the Atari STe. If you want to learn more about history of Utopos, the demo scene and the game industry from the good old days, read on!
April 26, 2021 by ST Graveyard
We have a new interview up with Jonathan Thomas, creator of Lotus STe. This interview is filled to the brim with technical details of this new production as well as some history of his other ST endeavors.
April 14, 2021 by ST Graveyard
We are proud to present an indepth interview with Sébastien Laborie (aka Orion) of Replicants/Fuzion fame. Séb is responsible for creating the ultimate, working version of the game Son Shu Shi to the ST Community. If you are interested in the glory days of Atari ST cracking groups, this is something for you.
Ah, FTL: they didn’t do to much for the ST, but what they did they did with class. This game is one of the earliest space simulators, and I’m sure it broke lots of new grounds when it was first released.
July 24, 2002 by perihelionMore
In the mid 80's Atari was approached by a company called Nintendo. They asked if Atari was interested in distributing their new 8 bit system. At that time, Jack Tramiel was head of the Atari company. He declined the offer, saying Atari wanted to stop releasing consoles and focus on personal computers instead! So in the end, Nintendo had to distribute the consoles themselves ... In just a few months, they wiped Atari from the throne!
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