Old unknown game found: GUP

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Ralf
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Old unknown game found: GUP

Post by Ralf » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:52 am

A new-old game is discovered :)

A man called Jon Burton, who is currently an active modern games developer decided to share his first game with world. It was written in 80s when Jon was just 14-15.

The game is called GUP and here's the author's Youtube video:



In the video he talks that he sent it to some publisheer but it wasn't good enough for them. It's a shame as we know much worse stuff was published (SQIJ anybody? ;) )

Some screenshots here on a Russian site:
http://idpixel.ru/games/gup/

And the download if you missed it in the links:
http://idpixel.ru/games/g/gup/files/gup_z80.zip

Admins, as the author shared it himself, I suppose you can add it to database.
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Re: Old unknown game found: GUP

Post by RMartins » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Nice find.

Always great to see relics like this, come back from the twilight zone.

The same INK/PAPER trick, was a nice idea to minimize complexity.
The teleport to avoid the weird screen memory layout, was also a nice dodge :)

Some graphics are nice, but others just look like "programmers art" :D

But the great part was the learning, like the author reports.

P.S.
Admins, could try contact the author to get permission.
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Re: Old unknown game found: GUP

Post by R-Tape » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Ralf wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:52 am
Admins, as the author shared it himself, I suppose you can add it to database.
RMartins wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Admins, could try contact the author to get permission.
Yep the plan is to do both these. Apologies if things don't appear to be moving very quickly, we're a bit snowed under at the mo(Peter might literally be!) and there is a backlog to work through.

I love these old finds too, like Globus. Looks pretty good this, especially for aged 14-15. As I've said before, I was just about toilet trained at that age!
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Re: Old unknown game found: GUP

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 pm

Good find, Ralf. Seems interesting.
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