Announcement from ROUGOL, 11th November, 2014.
Chocks Away and Star Fighter 3000
Presented by Andrew Hutchings, Fednet
Monday 17th November 2014, 7:45pm
The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs in the Spice Lounge restaurant) 173 Borough High Street London SE1 1HR
Andrew Hutchings was part of the Fednet games development team that produced such classics as Chocks Away, Stunt Racer 2000 and Star Fighter 3000.
Andrew will tell us about how he started out in games programming and how his interest in 3D graphics led him to move on to the Archimedes due to the potential offered by its processing power. The success of that strategy is clear to see in the quality of games he produced.
Star Fighter 3000 generated interest from outside the RISC OS world and it was subsequently ported to other platforms, starting with the 3DO (by Fednet) and then the Playstation, Saturn and PC.
Andrew still works in the games industry usually as a part of a large development team, but has recently released a new game himself based on Star Fighter, called Space Fighter 4000 🙂
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The usual arrangements
Admittance is free and everyone is welcome. A range of hot and cold food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, will be on sale.
The venue is between London Bridge and Borough tube stations, so readily accessible by public transport (both stations are a five minute walk away, through well lit and CCTV’d main streets). It also has ample cycle parking (covered by CCTV) very close by.
If you are arriving by car, the Congestion Charge ends at 6pm and our meeting starts much later. However, please note that parking on double red lines is restricted at all times. On single red or yellow lines it is best to park after 7pm. If you are not familiar with central London parking or driving, please allow extra time, patience, and maps.