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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Repton 3 lives on!
 

Repton 3 lives on!

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 13:42, 29/5/2002 | ,
 
We just received an email from old Acorn enthusiast Tom Godber about a new product from Masabi, a company founded by him and another Acorn enthusiast, which has signed a deal with Superior Software to convert Repton 3 to next generation mobile phones and connected PDAs.

He says: "Our aim is to give the core game away for free, making it as easy as possible to pass between friends, and charge a micropayment (less than the cost of a ringtone for current phones) per level and/or sprite set ('skin' seems to be the current trendy layman-friendly name), releasing all 144 levels from Repton 3, Around the World in 40 Screens, Life of Repton and Repton Thru Time with the original Archimedes graphics (to make use of the increased colour depth on these new phones).

"On top of this we'll be providing web-based level and sprite editors so anyone can create them for their friends or publish them to the whole community, and other things that can only be achieved in an online environment like leaderboards based round speed records for levels, single session high scores etc."


Other titles such as Thrust, Pipeline and Ravenskull are also being looked into for a one-off price.

Link: http://www.masabi.com/
 
  Repton 3 lives on!
  (14:08 29/5/2002)
  Jason Tribbeck (14:44 29/5/2002)
    Guest (14:45 29/5/2002)
      Rich Goodwin (09:28 30/5/2002)
        Guest (11:41 30/5/2002)
          Guest (23:43 30/5/2002)
            Guest (16:28 31/5/2002)
              Guest (22:41 31/5/2002)
                Guest (10:49 5/6/2002)
                  Guest (10:18 19/6/2002)
                    Nathan Walker (09:39 20/6/2002)
                      Andrew Weston (14:14 20/6/2002)
                        Andrew Weston (15:20 20/6/2002)
                          Anonymous (13:54 21/6/2002)
                            Charles Taylor (09:10 17/10/2002)
 
Guest Message #87436, posted at 14:08, 29/5/2002
Unregistered user Exile - somebody mention this to Peter Irvin!
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87437, posted at 14:44, 29/5/2002, in reply to message #87436
Unregistered user And Starship Command...
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Guest Message #87438, posted at 14:45, 29/5/2002, in reply to message #87437
Unregistered user Interesting yes!
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Rich Goodwin Message #87439, posted at 09:28, 30/5/2002, in reply to message #87438
Unregistered user If you can think of any other Superior Software titles that might go well on a smartphone, Masabi are interested in hearing your thoughts...
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Guest Message #87440, posted at 11:41, 30/5/2002, in reply to message #87439
Unregistered user how do they hear 'em Rich?
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Guest Message #87441, posted at 23:43, 30/5/2002, in reply to message #87440
Unregistered user This really does sound amazing. Let's hope it works out!
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Guest Message #87442, posted at 16:28, 31/5/2002, in reply to message #87441
Unregistered user Strykers Run !?!
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Guest Message #87443, posted at 22:41, 31/5/2002, in reply to message #87442
Unregistered user I'm just waiting on Mr.Jeffries for that one.
:)
Andrew
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Guest Message #87444, posted at 10:49, 5/6/2002, in reply to message #87443
Unregistered user Hi There, Masabi can be contacted tom@masabi.com or ed@masabi.com
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Guest Message #87445, posted at 10:18, 19/6/2002, in reply to message #87444
Unregistered user I reckon that boxing wallaby game, can't remember it's exact title though. I used to waste entire days playing it on my BBC master before I sold it.
Another one that would go REALLY well is AirLift.
that wee game where you bomb the tanks and rescue the hostages, can't remember if Superior published it or not.
Catcha, Ben B.
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Nathan Walker Message #87446, posted at 09:39, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #87445
Unregistered user Funnily enough, GEK started writing a new version of AirLift called Chop-X. There are three levels and it is really good. Unfortunately it was a tad difficult to create levels so it's sat on a shelf with our Scotland colleague.
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Andrew Weston Message #87447, posted at 14:14, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #87446
Unregistered user Hmmm.....

I only ever sit on the fence ;)
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Andrew Weston Message #87448, posted at 15:20, 20/6/2002, in reply to message #87447
Unregistered user Bloody hell, you didn't mean me.

<retreats dragging size 12s with him>
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Anonymous Message #87449, posted at 13:54, 21/6/2002, in reply to message #87448
Unregistered user Godber, Fletcher back to your cell at the double!!!!!
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Charles Taylor Message #87450, posted at 09:10, 17/10/2002, in reply to message #87449
Unregistered user I'ts even made it into the news:

See:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2207229.stm

:)

Charles
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