Repton on and onBy Chris Williams. Published: 22nd Jul 2004, 23:01:16 | Permalink | Printable
Going retro again in 20048bit gaming legend Repton is to be brought up to date for RISC OS to match its PC counterpart, APDL's David Bradforth stated yesterday.
Its original publisher, Superior Software, has re-released the medically addictive cult puzzle game for Windows computers, and has further plans for Repton 2 and 3. You can also play the game, which has its own appreciation society, on your mobile phone or PDA.
"The RISC OS version is shortly going to be placed under a renewed phase of development; bringing the levels (and possibly the graphics) into line with the PC version," said Dave in his announcement. "The aim with this is to ensure that both RISC OS users and PC users alike can play the same game on their preferred operating system."
APDL already sell Desktop Repton for RISC OS, which includes the original Repton 1, 2, 3 and other spin off levels. According to Dave, the RISC OS dealer and publisher will either have to split the Desktop Repton pack into three separate titles or put the price up for the overall package, in order to "cater for the increased royalties due to the PC authors". As he's looking for feedback on this issue, you're invited to email Dave or call him on 07946 405555 with any questions or suggestions.
Incidentally, Dave is also exhibiting at the London Classic Gaming Expo this weekend, representing Superior Interactive, aka Superior Software, with various bargins and old yet rare 4th Dimension games for the BBC Micro.
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