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Old 14 July 2018, 16:30   #1
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Graftgold Blog: The Making of Fire and Ice

https://uridiumauthor.blogspot.com/2...e-and-ice.html

Excellent entry!

I'd never heard of Graftgold myself until this game, and it amazed me!
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Old 14 July 2018, 16:32   #2
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Graftgold did some quite cool games on the Amiga: <click>
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Awesome stuff, great thanks for sharing it
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Graftgold did some quite cool games on the Amiga: <click>
Fire and ice ended up being one of the games I remember most fondly on the 16 bit platforms.
It wasn't too difficult, but it wasn't suoer easy either, had excellent controls, and looked & sounded amazing.

Huh!
I actually owned Super off road on the Atari, but didn't play it much. Their name is actually on the title screen! I never noticed.

Yeah, once I'd played fire and ice on the a600, I wanted to try the cd32 version, which was superb. And, that lead me to some of their other games, too, recently.
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author is mentionning an AGA version. There isn't one. At the time, you could not run the CD32 version on a standard amiga without a lot of patching/hacking. That was before whdload
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The author is Braybrook himself. Not enough time to do an AGA version.

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I also remembered the days I had spent tuning up the runaway mine cart to get it working just so, and when I revised the speeds I had to re-do just about everything. I reluctantly decided that it was too much work in too short a time. Similarly re-doing all of the graphics in more colours when the originals took about 30 man-months wasn't a go-er. Knowing that the A1200 could do 2 play-fields of 16 colours each, we set about producing some backdrops in 15 colours, plus upgrading the sky colour fades, and get that parallax scrolling. The title sequence also got its own back-drop. We had the Coyote playing the piano in a hall with lots of animals looking on.
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Anyway great blog for a great game.
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Great blog! Is it possible to contact Andrew Braybrook through the site? I mean, we're still lacking the Uridium II CD32 version which AFAIR was finished but not released. Including full CD soundtrack by Jason.
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Great blog! Is it possible to contact Andrew Braybrook through the site?
Well, it's his personal blog, so, I presume so? Just leave a comment.
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