Guest Posted July 11, 2020 Share Posted July 11, 2020 On 5/5/2020 at 4:21 PM, cvga said: I don't think they left gaming. I was one of those people and I simply moved from video game consoles to home computers. The Commodore 64 was out and I was busy buying games (and blank discs for more games) during that period. There were tons of people like me. 100% right. Here in the UK after the C64 came out in 82, there was a slow but steady amount of software coming out primarily by 1 or 2 man developers selling games in mags by mail order. It just kept growing, cheap affordable 8 bits were everywhere and at some point it went Bang! and the industry just grew and grew and a huge gaming industry now exists. Here Tape was king, and Tape was/is the cheap format that could be mass produced and you wouldn't lose money on a poor game, you could do all sorts, discount it, bundle it. Worse case, copy a new game over and relabel them, you cant do that with carts. The huge cost of Carts is why a lot of UK Devs suffered in the 16 bit era, but in the years 1982-1990-ish they thrived. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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