Press cutting added by Ste Pickford on Thu, 17 Oct 2013
Subject: Solstice 2
Hot on the heels of the truly dreadful UK print advert for our SNES game Plok that I posted last week, I've done a bit more digging and found another advert for one of our SNES games that's almost as bad.
This advert is for our isometric adventure / puzzle game Equinox (which should have been an RPG, but that's another story). Once again it's an advert dominated by odd photography, rather than images of the game, and doesn't really tell you very much about the product at all. And it's really, really ugly.
So both Sony and Nintendo were caught up in the dreadful advertising craze of the mid 90s.
The one good thing about the Equinox stuff is that they had a poster campaign, as well as just print ads. The photo at the bottom was taken on the streets of Manchester, on the way to the pub from the offices where we made the game. As usual back then, we didn't know anything about the sales or promotion of the game, so seeing that poster on the streets was a total surprise. Very lucky that I had a camera with me!
Tags: press, magazine, advert, poster, photo, sony, snes
Predecessor post: Plok UK print advert - SNES
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Wow, they really took the saying "There is no such thing as bad publicity." literally, didn't they.
Comment by Guest Caramelman, added Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:25:57 GMT
You know I was planning on sleeping tonight
Comment by Guest Mr Polygon, added Sat, 26 Oct 2013 02:13:08 GMT
I finally found you.
You are the ARTIST who created EQUINOX?
Comment by equinox, added Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:32:54 GMT
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:31:17 GMT
Tnk for reply.
I desidered to ask you questions about the game EQUINOX,
you are available?
Comment by equinox, added Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:39:58 GMT
Comment by Ste Pickford, added Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:56:30 GMT
Here are the questions:
Have you used ASSEMBLER ?
it has ben complicated to program it?
Some time ago I phone at Sony, to ask the source code, but they said they had lost. (A shame !!!)
Have you the code sorge ?
You also have the game's sprites?
The graphics you did you and your brother?
How did you do to Z- SORTING?
I saw that sometimes there is some small defect in the paint correctly in the right depth.
In your code you have solved the ---> Painter's problem?
Mike Webb, he made development tools for Solstice 2.
It is a MAP EDITOR? I can have it?
All for now.
Tnk to yuo for answers.
Comment by equinox, added Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:55:21 GMT
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