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Retro Remakes concludes its voting – CounterClockWise wins ‘best sound’, ‘Heroes’ leave us with a cliffhanger

It’s taken them a while (3 months), but the Retro Remakes crew has finally managed to go through all the submitted games and tell us what they think. To be honest, I’ve expected CCW to win, or at least find its way into the top 3, but it seems that the accessibility has decided that fourth place is…the place to be. I’m just a little bit disappointed, even after playing the games that won, but those are some great remakes – congratulations to the authors. I’m well aware that I’m being subjective, but I really can’t do anything about it :)

I won’t speak in Nenad‘s name, but I do believe he’d agree that the fourth place rocks, the ‘best sound’ award is something we both can be proud of, people love the game and I’m glad I was given the opportunity to be involved in a part of its creation. We won, wooohoooo! :D


I’ve watched the 11th episode of “Heroes” just a couple of hours ago, I love that show. After “Buffy” and “Angel” had ended, I was in a dead zone for a while, looking for some great new show(s) to watch. First, I stumbled upon “Battlestar Galactica” after a friend had recommended it — whoa, I was hooked instantly and I still am. Then there were “Joan of Arcadia” and “My name is Earl“, for example, and “Lost“, which had me going for a while, but come on… Now I’m anxiously waiting for January 1st (or 22nd, says Wikipedia), 2007 so I can continue watching “Heroes”. Cliffhangers are something you gotta love and hate at the same time, especially if they’re as great as this one at the end of “Fallout” (11th episode of “Heroes”) was. And this Friday, BSG will leave us with cliffhanger too (most probably), and it’s coming back on January 21st.

Got any shows to recommend? Please, don’t be afraid and fire away at the comments, I need something good to watch until January :)

BTW, Masi Oka, the actor who plays Hiro Nakamura on Heroes — please check his biography on IMDB, the guy is incredible! Respect ;)

Retro Remakes 2006 and Counterclockwise

The Retro Remakes 2006 compo is over and 76 classic game remakes are available for download (modem users beware: someone forgot to resize thumbs and each page is over a megabyte in size).

My dear friend Nenad (aka 16×16) has coded a remake of the classic 1983 ZX Spectrum game “Knot in 3d” for this compo, and in his version it’s titled “Counterclockwise” (link to page 4 of the compo list, should be first on the page), or simply CCW. Think of it as a game of snake, but in full 3d (16x16x16 cube), with enemy chasers (crafts) which you can destroy. You can pick up ammo, shields or score, perform “tricks” around obstacles, etc.

Aside from being a great remake (and quite addictive), I’m posting this because I’ve composed 3 tracks for this game, and some of the sound effects. I’m quite satisfied with the results and I hope you’ll enjoy the game!

I’d like to thank Nenad for giving me this opportunity, I’ve had much fun working on it :)

I’ll post the music files in a couple of days, when the judges pick the winners. I hope we’ll win something ;)