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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 pm
by R-Tape
Hehe. If push came to shove, I'd say that's the best text adventure based on a long running rural farming soap opera I've ever played.

Actually—they could have taken the black mirror format and transplanted it to the Archers. Choose between Nigel Pargetter falling off the roof and not...

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:32 pm
by PeteProdge
I know the Imagine Software inspiration is very obvious, but there are some subtle things in there.

I'm fairly certain the ugly brutalist tower in Croydon was the real-life home of Probe Software for a while. My grandfather used to live in a nearby town and we'd pop through Croydon and see that.

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm
by Kweepa
Do you remember if they were there in the 90s? I interviewed at Probe in 95-96 (when they were working on Die Hard Trilogy and a Fantastic Four game for the PlayStation), and your description sounds familiar.

I was very impressed that the setup Colin Ritman had looked identical to Matthew Smith's setup for Manic Miner - a TRS80 and a Speccy connected with a home made cable.

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 pm
by stupidget
PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:32 pm
I know the Imagine Software inspiration is very obvious, but there are some subtle things in there.

I'm fairly certain the ugly brutalist tower in Croydon was the real-life home of Probe Software for a while. My grandfather used to live in a nearby town and we'd pop through Croydon and see that.
There was a bit at the beginning when Stefan goes to the offices and Mohan Thakur says 'Imagiiiiine'.

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm
by stupidget
Did anybody catch this little gem?

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm
by Spud
PeteProdge wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:32 pm
I know the Imagine Software inspiration is very obvious, but there are some subtle things in there.

I'm fairly certain the ugly brutalist tower in Croydon was the real-life home of Probe Software for a while. My grandfather used to live in a nearby town and we'd pop through Croydon and see that.
Disagree. The NLA Tower is not ugly.

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm
by R-Tape
Spud wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Disagree. The NLA Tower is not ugly.
It's quite nice, but Preston bus station spunks all over it.

Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez