After a hard day at school, me and a guy called Andrew “Swig” Nibbs got together in the bottom of his basement and we developed videogames. This was in 1990 - over 20 years ago? Ohmy. 20?
I used a proprietary pixel art package he crafted called “Pixel Pixies” which flashed up a single pixel cursor and access to colours via the function keys on the humble BBC B Micro. It was, let’s say, more programmer-focussed than art-friendly.
I have very happy memories of this part of my life - the generously large cups of tea and huge doorsteps of buttered toast provided by Swig’s Mum gave me a peek into my future career path. Plus playing Elite, Repton and Bonecruncher helped seal my fate as a videogamer.
Crazy Ball, by the way, was pretty swish in that it used interlaced colour techniques to double the colour palette of the BBC B too. Would love to see this in action again…