OK, so is there ANYONE reading this who is unaware that today is the 30th birthday of the ZX Spectrum, first gaming addiction of many?
From Google’s Doodle to the BBC and the Guardian (tech article here), Radio 4 and even @Tetley_Teafolk on Twitter (no, I jest not) it seems like more people jumped on the Speccy bandwagon than were commenting about the BBC Micro a few weeks ago (and yes, I know, a detailed series is in the works on that, but end-of-month and assorted other work stuff, freelance editing, a social life and various people’s birthdays have intervened).
The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones considers the Raspberry Pi to be a successor to that era (video here), Imperica is holding a celebration of all things Spectrum (details here) in a couple of weeks and chip tune musician and Suffolk Creative Computing Club founder @Pixelh8 has produced an iPhone app to celebrate the day.
So, from one Manic Miner to another – what was your favorite Spectrum game? Why not comment and let me know? There’s an app for that, thanks to Pixelh8. There are also a couple of retro-computer organisations which may be able to help with any addictive tendencies, ask @rainbowchazer on Twitter if you have a need to know.
Now, anyone for another round of Jetpack?