Glen McNamee
I’m making a Game – 2012 edition
Posted on Mar 1, 2012 in Life

One of the first game I ever played was even smaller a game called Blitz on my friend’s dad’s Commodore Vic-20. When I got home I attempt to recreate the game on the families humble Sinclair ZX81. Despite having no programming knownledge at all at that point.

Blitz on the Vic20

I do go on to learn to program on many different systems. So, many years later when looking for a game to write in AMOS Basic on the Commodore Amiga. I choose to remake Blitz, with help from few friends, including now professional game musician Anthony Putson.

Obscure Blitz on Commodore Amiga

We did go on to approve the game from the version seen in that video, and one day I’ll get the Amiga out again and record it.

Anyway, enough of the history lesson. A few month back, mostly thanks to @Jayenkai I discovered the rather brillant playmycode a browser-based game developing website. Thus I’ve again decided to gave game coding another go, and obviously the first thing I’m attempting is a new version of Blitz.

Here’s what it looks like so far. I’ll take what ever feedback I can get at this point, because I’m not sure what to do next with the game. I’ll keep you updated either way.



  1. Pete Davison says:

    Ah, Blitz. AKA City Bomber, AKA all manner of other things.

    Those social game devs think they have a problem with cloning now — it’s NOTHING compared to the number of variations on a theme we got back in the “bedroom programmer” days 🙂

    I’d love to learn how to code games, but I’m not sure I have the right mind for it. I prefer using tools that make the basic mechanics easy, then plaster some creativity on top — things like RPG Maker, Ren’Py and the like.

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