[BBC-Micro] FW: Repton!

samwise samwise at bagshot-row.org
Sun Jan 17 16:03:28 GMT 2010


> And then a few months ago, the original author of XOR got in contact
> with me, and we got chatting. It turns out we only live about 20 miles
> apart, we're both in the same line of work, and we have friends in common!

Interesting, Kris.  Your site needs updating then:

http://www.danceswithferrets.org/xor/copy.htm

:)

> It's not really an "official" release, but it has the original author's
> blessing. I'll be releasing it for free, as a retro-remake (hopefully
> faithful to how the original played).

Sounds pretty close to official to me ... ;)

> The first release will contain the 15 original maps. I then hope to do
> subsequent map updates. I've never actually played the Amiga version, so
> I have no idea whether any "liberties" were taken with the rules of the
> original. It's on my todo list!

If by "liberties" you mean whether all those levels were actually
completable, I think the answer is no.  ;)  But a lot of that hard
work has been done, I believe.  Try looking at the older news articles
on www.stairwaytohell.com.  Specifically, I suggest reading the
entries for 28 July 2006 and 23 Sept 2007.  I think they'll be of
interest to you.

Peter.



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