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R3play…

Posted in ROTJ by urbaninteractive on September 30, 2010

If you are interested in retro computers, retro games, arcade machines etc then the upcoming R3PLAY event will be just up your street (literally if you live in Blackpool).  It’s on in November and looks like its going to be packed to the gunnel’s with lots of lovely people and shiny things.

I will be attending with the guys from Ovine by Design who have a table at the event.  Stu will be hopefully showing some of remakes he has in the pipeline including The Last Ninja, as well as some of the back catalogue him and Andy and others have made.  I hope to show something of ROTJ though its probably not going to be anything playable.  Perhaps just a tech demo showing the engine working?  If you’re about and will be at the show then please don’t be a stranger (I’ll accept a pint of anyone).

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  1. Jerky said, on November 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    After you come back from R3PLAY, you need to post some video of the ROTJ tech demo. The last time we saw any demo here was April of ’09!

  2. urbaninteractive said, on November 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

    April 09, now that was some time ago! Ok, let me see what I can sort out. The reason I haven’t shown much is because I have been working on the backroom stuff like getting the engine working. This doesn’t make for very interesting viewing. I did however start building the game back up, and have now have hidden line fleet working well and the speed is far more acceptable. I will see if I can make a quick video this weekend.

    In the meantime I have to say R3play was awesome. If you like retro and you didn’t go, I would really recommend making the effort next time. The machines they had there were great. They had a SW cab (Upright), ROTJ and SW Trilogy, plus a whole load of other classic machines like defender, battle zone etc. Beside the cabs, they also had tons and tons of consoles and retro computers scattered around to play with.

    The people there were also just great. I meet a few people who I only knew online and had some great chats. The room we were in was shared with Jeff Minter and he was a really cool bloke. He is everything you expect, chilled relaxed but passionate about games, and his flock of sheep.

    It was definitely worth going, even if the trip home was a complete nightmare 🙂


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