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Old 23 November 2003, 14:22   #21
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shame...

We should contact John Twiddy somehow again. I was so close a couple of years ago, he only needed some time to sort out some cd's which had the master-files on it. But I never heard from him again. Where is this guy now anyway?
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Old 23 November 2003, 14:47   #22
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Stuart Campbell left a few months before Amiga Power reviewed the game. He also said that a huge amount of Amiga stuff was simply taken to the tip when the magazine was shut down so if they had the rarities like Putty Squad, Tilt (Codemasters) etc it's probably rotting away as we speak
Jesus christ! That's one of the WORST things you could ever do! Why didn't they consider giving all their stuff to relatives or close friends, or find other ways to preserve all the rare stuff?
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Old 23 November 2003, 15:26   #23
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The game was also rewieved on THE ONE in August 1994 (4 pages!), from Matt(hew) Broughton.
If someone knows him could ask about the game...
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Old 23 November 2003, 19:06   #24
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Yup, it would be nice to find matt Broughton. I wonder if he still dons a goatie?
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Old 24 November 2003, 06:28   #25
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shame...

We should contact John Twiddy somehow again. I was so close a couple of years ago, he only needed some time to sort out some cd's which had the master-files on it. But I never heard from him again. Where is this guy now anyway?
I could be mistaken, but I think he's still involved at Studio 3 (fomerly System 3), I dare say involved in their Last Ninja 4 game. He might've been overruled by Mark Cale in your dealings with him Riempie-you'd gotten closer than anyone else so far!
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Okay guys with some pushing from 7-Zark-7 I contacted Dan Philips and asked him about Putty Squad.. below are to replies I have had off him

I asked him if he knew about Putty Squad and if he could locate or contact John Twiddy etc.. his reply:

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Hiya,
I left System 3 right after putty was finished.
John Twiddy is still working for Studio3 as far as I know, but I haven't seen him
for a good few years, he's working on The Last Ninja 4 apparently

I'll ask Robin Levy (Ruff'nTumble) if he knows what happend to it as he carried
on working for Sys3 until about 2000 or so. If not Rob'll be able to contact John.

Cheers

Dan
I replied thanking him alot for his help and here is another reply

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Hiya, I've spoken to Robin, There was a fully complete and finished version for the Amiga 1200.

He hasn't seen/spoken to John Twiddy for 4/5 years, We are asking around to see if we can get in contact with him, don't really want to ask MC but will if all other avenuses fail

Cheers

Dan
Fingers crossed eh
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PHWOAR!

Now this'd be a sort of Xmas present, HUH?

*crossing fingers too* (hope it helps )
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Old 16 December 2004, 10:51   #28
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Nice!

If this pans out can we try to get a proper dump of the game disk we can all work from, i.e. using the CAPS dumping tool?

I know I know. First things first.
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Old 21 December 2004, 16:50   #29
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Nice one BippyM, though more thanks to you & esp. Dan Phillips/Robin Levy. Anyone who's followed their contris to Frank Gasking's excellent C64 GTW site,would not be surprised by their responses.
And "if" anything came off from it, I think it would be an excellent idea that (whilst we shouldn't hold our breaths-esp. with Mark Cale), a theoretical co-ordinated response ala CAPS (or other exp. Amiga compilers who reside here), be decided as the possible point of contact.
What the heck System 3/Studio 3 are doing these days,I wonder-I thought LN4 got cancelled yonks ago?
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Old 05 December 2005, 10:54   #30
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snes version is really fantastic! i just bought real snes for it. awesome game
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Old 05 December 2005, 12:22   #31
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I recently spoke to Jason Page (Putty Squad Musician) about the game, and he said he never even saw the game - he and Richard Joseph were commisioned for the music, given a brief, and they sent the music to System 3.
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So this a dead end then and we are nowhere near finding the game? :/
We should sum up who was contacted and who might still know something about the game like reviewers, developer team.
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Based on past evidence, it would seem John Twiddy would still be the best possible source if he had indeed preserved his work onto CD,but finding/contacting him would be another matter.
I seem to recall an article/interview with Mark Cale/John Twiddy from Retro UK magazine a few months ago. Others may recall more info, but think Studio 3 was closed down & subsequently Cale has started up a co. involved in mobile phone gaming with John Twiddy now involved there.

However, in a email exchange with C64 GTW Webmaster Frank Gasking a little while back, he observed that Mr Twiddy was v. difficult to contact,with the Retro Magazine interview only possible via a phone interview. I think (being realistic), there's about as much chance at this rate of Amiga Putty arising from the ashes as the C64's mythical "Murder!" & "Daffy Duck".
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Maybe Twiddy even occasionally reads about this and even enjoys seeing one of his old games being and *remaining* such a mystery.
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Maybe Twiddy even occasionally reads about this and even enjoys seeing one of his old games being and *remaining* such a mystery.
Creepy, huh
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Old 22 February 2006, 17:07   #36
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Putty Squad

hello chaps,
I did the graphics for putty squad back in the day, and was just looking on the internet for some images from it when I came across this forum!

I can't even remember why it never got released on the amiga. I think it may have something to do with Ocean going tits up!

Funnily enough, the amiga version was better than the SNES version. John and I added a lot more cosmetic details to it...

Its nice to see people are still trying to track it down.

I still see John and Mark, so will try and find out the MYSTERY
 
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welcome aboard nickrlee

Good to see another famous member

The gfx on putty are fab, and it'd be great if we could unearth this game
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Yes at last ^^
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Old 23 February 2006, 15:20   #39
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This would be a nice info update for AGTW,if nothing else! Although the state of the Amiga market,(CBM collapse), undoubtedly had an impact on its non-release, any other anecdotes from the development of Putty Squad? From the magazine preview articles it certainly appeared a lot of thought had gone into the design of things.
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Old 25 February 2006, 20:28   #40
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erm, I'm not sure any thought went into the design actually! we just made stuff up as we went along and tried to get the coder to put it in!
 
 


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