Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shallow Water: A practical effects film – Kickstarter

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Once upon a time, before Hollywood ruined the horror and sci-fi genres with endless sequels, remakes, cheap digital effects, shaky cams and a general fear of new ideas, there was a glorious era of wildly blooming innovation. Iconic monsters roamed the theatres, suspenseful storylines amazed the audience, and innovative visuals showed us worlds never seen…

Virtua Tennis – now 15 Years on!

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  The video game masterpiece that just played so fantastically well which first appeared in arcades across the world in 1999 was regarded as the greatest and most realistic tennis game ever seen, however importantly, the game presented the most significant advancement in tennis video gaming for over 15 years. Graciousfilms were commissioned to produce a…

Top 10 Megadrive Games

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  10 Wonder Boy in Monster World An epic, engrossing and enjoyable mash-up of platforming and RPG. Lots to see and do, items to collect and monsters to bash. A great game in a great (if somewhat barmy) series. 9 Comix Zone It’s a shame the Sega Technical Institute didn’t make more games, really. This innovative…

The Wizard's Tower

Zork the Great and Powerful

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  Welcome to The Wizard’s Tower, a regular Retro Now feature covering the history and development of computer ‘adventure games’, the programmers, the publishers and the games themselves. Each week, the Wizard opens his Book of Lore to look at a different aspect of adventure gaming, as well as reviewing individual games from time to…