Category: BBC Micros

  • Secret Realms

    Secret Realms

    Repton was an BBC Micro puzzle game I first came across in 1985. It was one of the very, very few computer games that really clicked with me and I have had an on-off relationship with the lizard in the yellow jersey ever since! In 2010, I was involved in the BBC Micro and Electron […]

  • This is BBC1

    This is BBC1

    After doing a BBC2 “GEM” clock, I thought it would only be right to do the BBC1 clock to go with it. The BBC1 caption is one of the fiddliest things I’ve drawn on a BBC Micro, and it wouldn’t be something I’d normally attempt to draw using MOVE, PLOT and DRAW commands. It would […]

  • A little GEM

    A little GEM

    Sometimes, things don’t go as well as you expect. Other times, things go a lot better. And here’s one that falls into the second camp. After creating Oliver Elmes’ 1979 BBC2 symbol in Owlet, I thought it would be fun to create the fully-electronic BBC2 station clock to go with it. The BBC2 station clock […]

  • Back To Basics

    Back To Basics

    Recently I’ve noticed that I have repeatedly revisited things whenever a new or interesting way of doing them turned up. When I first got my BBC Micro, back in 1983, one of the first things I wanted to do was recreate old television logos and teletext pages. Six years later, when I got my A3000, […]