Games From the Good Old Days
Here are a few of the presentation screens I made for Commodore 64 games I
created in the '80s. The poor quality of the graphics is due to a combination
of the limited drawing skills I had back then (but compare the first and
the last picture and notice how much better I got in just one year) and the
mediocre graphical capabilities of the machine.
||Velocipede II (the sequel to a game called Velocipede -- don't
ask) was one of those horizontally scrolling games where you fired bullets and
Writing a unicycle game was inevitable, because I own one of those things
and used to ride around on it a lot back then.
In Fungus you also had the horizontally scrolling theme, but in a 3D
environment. No shooting here -- just jumping, running and picking
mushrooms. It might not sound too exciting, but this turned out to be my
most commercially successful product.|
The software company even let me draw the cover picture for the box. Then
they used it all as a gimmick -- that I had done everything
about this game -- to get me interviewed in a computer games magazine.
Clean Up Service was a two-player platform game. A couple of lazy slobs were
assigned to clean a hotel in time for the big opening. But there was a lot
more to it than that. Some levels contained very unusual gameplay elements.
On one of them you had to make hamburgers by leading meat through a
grinder, then under a mechanical shoe (to get stomped), into an oven and
finally past a chef.