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Title: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 12:39, 20 July 19
BLAST ANNUAL 2020 is a new publication work in progress.


The publication is about computer games (8 bit based - c64, amstrad cpc, zx spectrum, msx, atari, bbc etc), console games, community and coding.


With much thanks to developer Misfit and TFW8B we currently have an exclusive multi platform game being made for Blast Annual 2020 called Crazy Blaster. This will be a physical tape release and exclusive to Blast Annual 2020.The first wip CPC screenshots can be seen below. The black and white screenshot is the test of 4 colour mode and the second screen a test in 16 colour mode.


If you are interested to learn more or would like to join in the community and even contribute then please come along to the fb group. The FB group is a closed group to keep out the trolls and spammers so just let me know you want to join in and i will invite you.


Blast Annual 2020 is also seeking people who would like to write CPC articles on the following topics:


* CPC coding at any level - basic, intermediate or advanced.


* CPC events in 2019. These events can be anything at all big or small.


* CPC people who have created artwork and demos in 2019.


* CPC devs who have released CPC games in 2019


* Arcade to CPC game conversions.


* The BEST arcade to CPC conversion.


* The WORST arcade to CPC conversion.


* Your own All time top 10 CPC games - any games = homebrew, arcade, original, etc


* Anything else CPC related.




Want to discuss and find out more just reply here or you can contact me on fb or twitter.


Cheers
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: GUNHED on 18:36, 21 July 19
* CPC coding at any level - basic, intermediate or advanced.
Well, if you're interested in a "how to write an MC program for FutureOS" then please PM me.
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 10:17, 22 July 19
Sweet! Is there a site for this?
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 23:18, 21 September 19
Sweet! Is there a site for this?




Not YET
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 23:29, 21 September 19

A few page layout examples of how BLAST ANNUAL 2020 is shaping up below.


Progress report:


* Some really great people contributing to the publication now. Many thanks to all of them for their efforts.


* New and old game reviews are being submitted, there is a healthy selection of CPC games being reviewed.


* CPC Crazy Blaster game being developed.


* If you would like to contribute CPC content please contact me to discuss possibilities etc.

I will provide further updates when i can.


Cheers

Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 08:16, 22 September 19
Looks nice and clean. Cheers!
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Lazy Dude on 13:16, 25 September 19
Sweet! Is there a site for this?
I think this could also possibly mean "FB sucks, please feel free to post further updates on this forum"  :D
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 13:56, 25 September 19
Definitely :D
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 00:07, 29 September 19

If you are (WIP) working on a game of any description please feel free to post it in this thread or to contact me as there will be a Works In Progress section of the publication and we would love to be able to show and share your creations.


Cheers  ;D
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: norecess on 07:56, 29 September 19
I have good news to share: the next game from Condense to be first shown at Alchimie this year (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/new-game-for-amstrad-gx-4000-from-condense/ (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/new-game-for-amstrad-gx-4000-from-condense/)) will get exclusive coverage in BLAST ANNUAL 2020 !  8)
(While we are at it, know that BLAST ANNUAL also became the official sponsor of the game)
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 09:59, 29 September 19
I have good news to share: the next game from Condense to be first shown at Alchimie this year (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/new-game-for-amstrad-gx-4000-from-condense/ (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/new-game-for-amstrad-gx-4000-from-condense/)) will get exclusive coverage in BLAST ANNUAL 2020 !  8)
(While we are at it, know that BLAST ANNUAL also became the official sponsor of the game)


Its going to be a real BLAST !!!


Hope you have total BLAST at Alchimie 2019 !!!!


 :D :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: MacDeath on 16:20, 15 November 19
Alchimie13 from 2019 really WAS a blast : the biggest (French) CPCscene reunion since a lot of time.

Amiga and AtariST peoples were really impressed by the GX4000 unleashed power, bu t we really cannot compete against the AtariST guys, they had a freaking fully working and filled  BEER TAP !!!
 :o
 :laugh:



Really hope some scene peoples from other countries may come in 2021 as well.



will paper edition of Blast2020 be available in Europe and especially in France ?
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: GUNHED on 19:11, 15 November 19
My little article is 72% finished. Hopefully I can do it during the next 12 days.  :)
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: norecess on 05:58, 24 November 19
I just finished writing my article about Sonic GX for BLAST ANNUAL 2020. It's a quality article with interesting (new) content + illustrations, don't forget to get a copy when it will be released :-)
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: GUNHED on 22:02, 19 January 20
Well, if you're interested in a "how to write an MC program for FutureOS" then please PM me.
Text emailed. Let me know if you need anything else.  :)
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 21:07, 12 February 20

Greetings !




I just wanted to update you all on the progress of Blast Annual 2020.


Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has contributed. Without your help Blast Annual 2020 would not have been possible.


The content we received from contributors was overwhelming so we have decided to create two Blast Annual 2020 publications.


Both volumes have been fully completed and all pages laid out.


Volume 1 is currently 198 pages. This may increase with people / organisations wishing to take out ad space in the Kickstarter campaign.


The KS campaign has been drafted and has been sent to sponsors for their approval. Once this has happened Blast Annual Vol 1 will be submitted to KS for review and hopefully will receive the ok from KS to launch.


The KS page sets out what Blast Annual 2020: Vol 1 is and details everything that will be included in the book. You will have a full list of its contents and articles.


We have decided that any profits made after expenses from Blast Annual 2020: Volume 1 will be donated to charity to help those people affected in the recent Australian Bushfires.


You do not need to donate on top of the KS pledges and just so people are aware KS regulations state we can not mention charity on the KS page.


But I just want people to know we will donate any profits made from the KS campaign to a charity or spread it out among different charities to help those who have lost everything in the recent Australian bushfires.


When Volume 1 has been completed we will start work on a KS campaign for Blast Annual 2020: Volume 2.


Once again on behalf of everyone involved with Blast Annual 2020 I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have contributed.


Kind regards


Blast Annual


**** The KS is not live at present - do not look for it yet !!!!


**** When the KS becomes live i will update you all again and add the link.







Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: SharkusMaximus on 14:03, 15 February 20
Any hints at what we can expect to see in volume one that’s CPC related?
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Didier Disquette on 18:14, 15 February 20
Will there be some articles covering the Amstrad demoscene?
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: keith56 on 05:33, 18 February 20
Sounds fantastic... it's great you have received so much content... I look forward to reading it.

Hopefully the Kickstarter comes soon!
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 13:06, 26 February 20
Sounds fantastic... it's great you have received so much content... I look forward to reading it.

Hopefully the Kickstarter comes soon!




BLAST ANNUAL 2020: Vol 1 update. Great News KS have approved our application. I will work on the launch details over coming days I would like to get it done now but real life looking after my ill mum and work are first so I will update this again soon with KS link and all that when its ready to go. Thanks again to everyone who has followed this project and who have been involved as a contributor :) ;) :D :D ;D ;D 8) 8)



Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 21:39, 27 February 20
here is the KS PRE LAUNCH URL




https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 09:51, 28 February 20
When is it going live?
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 15:08, 29 February 20
When is it going live?







BLAST ANNUAL 2020 VOL 1 KS is now live


Much appreciation and thanks to everyone who was involved




KS URL here


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book?ref=discovery&term=blast%20annual
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 15:09, 29 February 20
Saw the campaign right when the email arrived.

Gonna back it, but: really, really disappointed by the tiny amount of CPC games covered.
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: norecess on 21:55, 01 March 20
I backed it too ! :)

VOL 1 has an article about Batman Group, I look forward reading it.VOL 2 (later this year) will have the article about Sonic GX.
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 08:34, 08 March 20
Any hints at what we can expect to see in volume one that’s CPC related?


Everything - that is all content is listed on the KS page [size=78%]https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book)[/size]
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 08:35, 08 March 20
I backed it too ! :)

VOL 1 has an article about Batman Group, I look forward reading it.VOL 2 (later this year) will have the article about Sonic GX.




Both articles will be in Volume 2  ;D ;D
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 08:39, 08 March 20

Many thanks to everyone who has backed the KS so far.


Currently 32% backed with 27 days remaining.


There is a fantastic special offer at a massively reduced price for this weekend only for people who have not backed the book.


This includes:


1 Stunning Blast Annual 2020: Volume 1 Hardback 198+ pages


2 BLAST ANNUAL MUG's provided by OLD SCHOOL PIXELS http://www.oldskoolpixels.com/


1 set of 3 posters - Moritz to the Moon, Blast Annual cover artwork and Warhawk Next


* Your name printed in BLAST ANNUAL 2020: Volume 1 "Hall of Fame"


* Free Crazy Blaster V1.2 digital game (CPC, C64 & Speccy)


* Free C64 digital music from Chris Abbott of C64Audio.com


* Free Blast Annual 2020: Vol 1 bookmark


* Pledge amount includes postage




All the above for just $40 AUD


or approximately $27USD or $24EURO or $21UK POUNDS at the current exchange rate


This is one hell of an awesome one time offer, but it is only available for this weekend. The cut off time on Kickstarter for the offer will be 12 noon, Monday the 9th of March, Australian Eastern Standard time.


Make your pledge on kickstarter here [size=78%]https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book)[/size]


and lets get Blast Annual 2020: Volume 1 fully backed !

Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: SharkusMaximus on 14:23, 08 March 20
Thanks for the update, and I’ve now taken advantage of the weekend special.
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 11:44, 09 March 20
Thanks for the update, and I’ve now taken advantage of the weekend special.




5 CLS
10 Print"SharkusMaximus is AWESOME
20 Goto 10
Run





Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 11:45, 09 March 20

**** Foreign Exchange rates between Australia and other major currencies have fallen again overnight meaning that Blast Annual 2020: Volume 1 is even cheaper now for people living outside of Australia using UK pounds, Euros or US Dollars. Right now is a great time to back the project you are getting awesome value for your money so those who have not backed it yet here is the link for the KS and lets get this projected fully funded !!!! ****




https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book

Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 22:50, 26 March 20
Just 8 days left to back the KS.


Currently at 43% backed so far its a tough ask for sure going to need a lot of support to get it over the line


you can back it here




http://kck.st/2TuaNo5
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: Gryzor on 09:41, 27 March 20
More CPC content ;)
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 06:08, 31 March 20

KS has offered the project a 7 day extension which I accepted - the final date for the KS will now be the morning of Saturday April 11 Australian Eastern Time. Please share with your friends and lets make this happen.


A reminder of the value you receive for your $38 Australian which equals at current exchange rates $23.51 US dollars $21.32 Euros and 19.06 Pounds Sterling approximate amount.


An A4 200 page or more book


Hardcover bound


over 80 game reviews and 40 articles


includes postage cost


Free digital game download of Crazy Blaster V1.2 on Speccy CPC and C64


Free digital music tracks from C64Audio.com


We have also made the 8 Bit Annuals of 2018 and 2019 as Free pdf's which you can download from this link


https://eightbitmagazine.com/index.php


Lets make this happen :)


We want to thank everyone for their support so far really appreciate it.


To everyone around the world stay safe in these most difficult times.


Link for the KS is here


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book



Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: BLAST ANNUAL on 11:51, 10 April 20

36 hours left to back the blast annual KS the link is here


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1863593401/blast-annual-2020-volume-1-multi-platform-retro-game-book
Title: Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020
Post by: SharkusMaximus on 00:45, 12 April 20
Sad to see that this didn’t work out. Hope you get a second chance, and if you do, I’ll definitely be there again.