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An odd 3D spacey arcade game that was being converted from the Spectrum to the Amstrad at Binary Design, for Quicksilva, while Ste was there on work experience.

Later re-released on the Bug-Byte label.

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Glass screen shot 1

Project details

Started:

Thu, 03 Apr 1986

Development studio:

Binary Design

Main client / publisher:

Quicksilva

Status:

Finished

Proper Pickford Bros game?

No, either a work-for-hire project, or we aren't claiming much credit for this game.

Core studio team:

Gary Ireland

Programmer

(?)

Graphic Artist

Ste Pickford

Loading Screen only

Glass Amstrad CPC UK cover

Platform:

Amstrad CPC

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Thu, 03 Apr 1986

Title:

Glass

Publisher:

Quicksilva

Developer:

Binary Design

Sales:

10,000

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Glass Amstrad CPC UK cover

Platform:

Amstrad CPC

Territory:

United Kingdom

Release date:

Sun, 01 Jan 1989

Title:

Glass

Publisher:

Bug-Byte

Developer:

Binary Design

Sales:

5,000

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Ste Pickford

One of several games which I just did the loading screen for, whilst on 'work experience' at Binary Design.

The Amstrad version was so tight on RAM that the programmer told me that the in-game control panel had to be on the loading screen, as there was no space for it anywhere in RAM (basically the control panel was loaded into VRAM before the rest of the game, and there was no copy of it anywhere else in RAM - leading to hilarious bugs when it was overwritten by stray bullets or mis-placed panel updates). That's why the loading screen image is only drawn in the space matching the in-game view.

 

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