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Thursday, July 12, 2007
"In the 1990s, your humble correspondent spent some time working as Development Manager for legendary multi-platform game developers Sensible Software. During that time, Sensible created a game called Sensible Trainspotting, a fun simulation of the bizarre anorak's pastime to be given away for free on the coverdisk of games magazine Amiga Power. It was Sensible's last original game, and was intended as a little thank-you farewell gift to the company's many fans.

In 2003, a company called Demon Star released a game called Train Tracking. As a tribute, Train Tracking would be charming. It is, in every gameplay design and mechanical sense, a clear and exact copy of Sensible Trainspotting - only the graphics and presentation style have been altered. Sadly, however, Demon Star have no intention of paying any tribute to the game they're reprised. Their website presents the game as their own original work, going so far as to offer up a detailed story of how the game came into existence."

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(Thank to Retro Remakes for this story)
Blogger Alex said at 7/13/2007 02:27:00 AM:  
Yeah, Stu Campbell fights on the side of good, but two wrongs don't make a right and this is definitely wrong.
Blogger Graham Goring said at 7/13/2007 03:47:00 AM:  
Lawks, what made you dig this old chesnut out, Tim? :)
Anonymous oddbob said at 7/13/2007 04:04:00 AM:  
Free game! Brilliant! :D
Blogger Graham Goring said at 7/13/2007 07:13:00 AM:  
Bad news, Bob. It's a shit one.

Which spookily, contains some code I wrote for Myke.
Anonymous oddbob said at 7/13/2007 08:24:00 AM:  
Man, I got my hopes up for a decent freebie there too :(