atarilux Posted February 15 Share Posted February 15 Nice work, I played Elite for hours with a friend who owned a BBC - the original platform it was on. The A8 demo looks very impressive, its great to see even an unofficial version come to the Atari. To answer a really early question, why no Atari 8 version till now? Elite was (if I remember right) from a British software developer and was published by Acornsoft. Ports were often made to Acornsoft games but usually to the other popular platforms in the UK, ie. Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad. Elite was a game which persuaded a fair few to buy Acorn machines, it was almost their Super Mario! Also, there was little interest in the A8 in the UK relative to other platforms. I had a Spectrum initially then also an A8 later, and so many UK games never crossed the divide. The A8 was almost a new gaming world, which made it sort of fun but also a little harder to get things for. I was never away from mail order, or one of the few local resellers - who happened to be a guy at my local market who sold stuff for many machines, including Oric. There was an Atari 8-bit community in the UK, but it was never on the scale of the other platforms, so it was rarely economic for people to publish for it. Some did, but they were often diehards.. thankfully. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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