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Author Topic: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game  (Read 2784 times)

mouser

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Nice 3 part article about the early days of personal computer game making..

The Faery Tale Adventure was a computer game that I created for the Amiga in 1987. It was moderately popular for it’s day, and was ported to a number of platforms, including MS-DOS and the Sega Genesis.  I decided to write this account because, much to my surprise, there is still interest in the game — I occasionally get fan email or inquiries as to whether there will ever be a sequel. And so I thought it might be interesting to tell the story of how the game came to be, and what happened afterwards.



from http://www.osnews.co...e_a_personal_history

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Re: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 10:16 AM »
Thanks. That was interesting - and quite enlightening, actually.

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Re: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 08:30 PM »
I actually own the Sega Genesis version of this game.   :D

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Re: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 09:32 PM »
ha!

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Re: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 09:04 PM »
Interesting story. I've never heard of him, or his game, or any of the other people or games he mentioned.

But I may have heard of some of the tools he made (Musica, Tiled, Anima). Either that, or other people made similar tools with the same or similar names.

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Re: The Faery Tale Adventure: A personal history of making a video game
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 10:12 AM »
A friend of mine was totally into that game at the time it came out for his Amiga. He even spent weeks making a huge hand drawn map (to scale) from the terrain/island the game played on.