BLAST ANNUAL 2020

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BLAST ANNUAL 2020

Post by BLAST ANNUAL » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:27 pm

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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.

We currently have an exclusive mult platform game being made for Blast Annual 2020 called Crazy Blaster. A first wip zx speccy image is shown below

If you are interested to learn more or would like to join in the community and even contribute then please come to the fb group.

we are looking for people who would like to write articles on coding on the zx spectrum at any level basic, intermediate or advanced, people who hold events for the zx speccy during 2019 - these events can be anything at all big or small, people who have created artwork and demos in 2019 on the zx speccy, developers who have released zx speccy games and anything else zx speccy related.

There is a closed fb group for you to join in the community and keep up to date with what is happening - here is link if you want to join the community but if the link won't work for you just let me know and i will invite you.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2286690961659824/



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Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020

Post by RMartins » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:13 pm

Being a facebook group, immediately closes it for me.

I don't want to use facebook, in any way or form. :lol:
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Post by Alessandro » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:12 pm

RMartins wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Being a facebook group, immediately closes it for me.

I don't want to use facebook, in any way or form. :lol:
Ditto. Using facebook, and a closed group to boot, for establishing such a kind community is against my principles.
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Post by BLAST ANNUAL » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:40 pm

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 ZX Spectrum games being reviewed.

* There are a number of other Spectrum related articles and features that will be covered too.

* Spectrum version of Crazy Blaster game being developed too - when i have images of that i will post them.

I am only able to work on this project one day a week due to work and family commitments so when i can i will provide further updates.

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Post by BLAST ANNUAL » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm

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 your creations.

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Re: BLAST ANNUAL 2020

Post by BLAST ANNUAL » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm

Greetings !


I just wanted to update you 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.
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