Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 pm

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...
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by PeteProdge » 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.
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by Kweepa » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm

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.
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by stupidget » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 pm

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'.
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by stupidget » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Did anybody catch this little gem?
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by Spud » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:34 pm

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.
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Re: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Post by R-Tape » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:26 pm

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.
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