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8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
« on: 08:21, 13 January 18 »
John K and myself have put together a new 8BIT publication which is now live on kickstarter

It will be 200 plus pages of 8bit content covering Amstrad CPC, MSX, Spectrum and C64.

What will be the CPC content ?????

please see below:

CPC content


- DDi3 USB Floppy Drive Emulator & 512kb Memory Expansion.
Written by: Carlos PineApple Linares


SUPER MARIO BROS - test scroll engine
The Shadows of Sergoth
Space Moves 2 - no screens as yet as not a lot of work progressed.
Golden Tail - Kitsune’s Curse
Galactic Tomb -ESP Soft
Street Fighter 2 - exclusive interview
Ninjajar - the lost levels

Chibi Akumas Episode 2
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
XALK - deluxe
Combat Pilot
Finding Red
4 LOST CPC GAMES = Frogger, Acolyte, Ninja Grannies and Unpredictaball,
Turn Quest
Try To Run Away
All 29 games form CPC retrodev reviewed with help from Jesus Delmas

Symbos / Prodatron interview
Jose Javier Garcia Aranda - 8BP for the CPC
Keith Sear
The Shadows of Sergoth - amazing interview and pictures
Mojon Twins
Shinning - bad arnold demo and Pentonimo

2016 games reviews

Hire Hare
Imperial Mahjong

Blast from the past section - 1985

Yie Ar Kung Fu
Way of The Exploding Fist
Frank Bruno’s Boxing

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Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
« Reply #1 on: 09:40, 13 January 18 »
So by "annual" I'm assuming it'll be one magazine per year? And the first one will be about all the stuff that took place in 2018? That could be a nice Christmas present every year.

Due to my love for diskmags - and as a musician, I wanna make a suggestion here early in the project:

Books can contain text and images, so text authors and graphics artists are always included plenty in projects like this - but musicians are always left out for obvious reasons: You can't include music in a book.
Except you can! PDF files can in fact contain audio.

My suggestion is that you add an audio player in the PDF version to play various audio formats of the old computers, composed by various musicians on the different platforms.
The player could be an SWF file that plays formats like AY, YM, SID and so forth. (FLV and F4V isn't supported (anymore), but SWF should still be).

That way the PDF (almost) becomes a diskmag'ish thing. And adding music doesn't require a whole lot of space either, because these audio formats takes up very little space already.
You could also include MODs and XM files in the playlist.

I would be happy to contribute with some of my tracks.


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Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
« Reply #2 on: 18:26, 13 January 18 »
What's that? A yearly book that will cover the CPC, too?

Step 1: go to KS
Step 2: BACKED

To do:
-read the KS description
-read the rest of this thread :D

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Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
« Reply #3 on: 00:33, 14 January 18 »
Sounds like a great project!

I've backed this - I look forward to seeing it!
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Re: 8-BIT ANNUAL magazine now live on kickstarter
« Reply #4 on: 12:31, 14 January 18 »
Backed! I really hope this funding campaign succeeds!

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