Level & Graphic Design Contest for Indie Remake of Jetpack

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  1. AdeptSoftware

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    The pre-internet past does seem to be a hazy mystery. Here's a brief summary: Software Creations transferred its software line to Impulse Games (cofounder=me) in 1993. Software Creations (#1 BBS! home of Apogee & once Epic Megagames) crashed and burned with all the other BBS's when the internet reared its ugly head. I still remember the owner telling me about this "world wide web" thing, and thinking it sounded like a gimmick. Something probably only 3 people know is, we had a 3D engine superior to Doom in 1993 but didn't have the sense to drop everything else and make a game with it. I also had a killer pinball engine that we never finished a game with. Impulse crashed and burned around 1995 due to the founders having no business training or experience. Our authors always personally retained the rights to their games. Some of those included: Jetpack, Squarez Deluxe, God of Thunder, Hexxagon, Nite Raid, Entombed, Tubes, Funball.

    Adept Software is my own company risen from the ashes. My game properties are Jetpack & Squarez. There's never been a conflict with the UK "Jetpac" brand. I made most of the levels in God of Thunder but I don't own the rights, I host a page for it because the author didn't want to. Looking back, I think things would have gone a lot better if I'd given Jetpack to Apogee or Epic Megagames. But what does a 19 year old know? And in the useless trivia category, if you've ever seen the ansi Apogee logo at the end of their old games, I made that. For some reason I'm pretty good at a limited media like ansi, not so great at freeform art.

    Adam
     
  2. Jamie W

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    I'm slightly confused now Adam. Is JetPack a different entity to Jetpac? There are 2 JetPacks?

    I was only aware of the old spectrum game, by Ultimate; and I would have thought a game like that would have a lot of 'retro value', and be well worth doing a professional job with..
     
  3. AdeptSoftware

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  4. Applewood

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    Heh, maybe I'm not as confused after all. Or rather, I wasn't before but sure as shit am now. lol

    Especially when I confused "software creations" with "software projects" who now I remember did jet-set willy, not jetpack.

    Getting too old to even reminisce properly! :confused:
     
  5. PoV

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    Yeah, Jetpack is what us DOS nerds played. Jetpac is what you Speccy heads played. US vs. UK. ;)
     

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