Superior Software 1987

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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by occularis » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:06 pm

Nice! That was my brother and his friend that visited Superior. They just wrote a letter (to Richard Hanson I believe) and asked if they could visit, and got a yes!

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Post by occularis » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:11 pm

Another memory just came up: I wrote to Superior to suggest an idea for Repton: when the player didn't do anything for a while, instead of Repton doing a looking left/right animation, he'd "knock" on the computer screen as if to wake the player up, and there would be a knocking noise. Superior wrote back and said "We like that idea, here's payment for it" with something like 15 quid. In the end they said they had difficulty getting the idea to work (animation/graphic problem, I suppose) so didn't put it in.

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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by crj » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:11 am

It sounds like you'll love Mad Professor Mariarti. :-p

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Post by geraldholdsworth » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:41 am

occularis wrote:when the player didn't do anything for a while, instead of Repton doing a looking left/right animation, he'd "knock" on the computer screen as if to wake the player up, and there would be a knocking noise.
In the end they said they had difficulty getting the idea to work (animation/graphic problem, I suppose) so didn't put it in.
Well, actually they did - have you played PC Repton?
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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by occularis » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:13 am

geraldholdsworth wrote:
occularis wrote:when the player didn't do anything for a while, instead of Repton doing a looking left/right animation, he'd "knock" on the computer screen as if to wake the player up, and there would be a knocking noise.
In the end they said they had difficulty getting the idea to work (animation/graphic problem, I suppose) so didn't put it in.
Well, actually they did - have you played PC Repton?
Oh! I had no idea! I've not played the PC Repton much. Lovely to know it got used in the end!

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Post by PCRepton » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:23 pm

occularis wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:13 am
geraldholdsworth wrote:
occularis wrote:when the player didn't do anything for a while, instead of Repton doing a looking left/right animation, he'd "knock" on the computer screen as if to wake the player up, and there would be a knocking noise.
In the end they said they had difficulty getting the idea to work (animation/graphic problem, I suppose) so didn't put it in.
Well, actually they did - have you played PC Repton?
Oh! I had no idea! I've not played the PC Repton much. Lovely to know it got used in the end!
That's a nice anecdote! I remember when Richard sent me the graphics and asked me to add that into the PC version. We
were both really pleased how it looked!


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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by streaks » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:54 pm

They nicked a couple of ideas from Repton game prototypes I sent them. Like the pulsating fungus, and something else I can't remember. Where's my 15 quid? ;/
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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by geraldholdsworth » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:19 pm

streaks wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:54 pm
They nicked a couple of ideas from Repton game prototypes I sent them. Like the pulsating fungus, and something else I can't remember. Where's my 15 quid? ;/
I suggest you take that up with Richard.
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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by timmy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21 am

Who's is the garage?? :-)

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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by barbarossa69 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:35 pm

timmy wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:21 am
Who's is the garage?? :-)

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It belongs to Mike 87.... ;)

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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by Rocketeer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:04 pm

Top photo would be in Richard Hanson's office itself IIRC.

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Re: Superior Software 1987

Post by blackwitch » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:04 pm

I know Richard. He's a great chap.

Some great photos. I still have the 'can you write games' and the signed compliments slip they issued back in the day... Made my career in games come true.

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