Wed. Feb 19th, 2020




Blast Annual 2020 is a brand new multi format retro gaming publication. It covers the eight and 16-bit gaming communities.  

The main focus of BLAST ANNUAL 2020 is all in regards to the 4 C’s – Neighborhood, Coding, Computer systems and Consoles. Our major purpose for the Blast Annual 2020 publication is to cowl as a lot as potential of the retro neighborhood and retro gaming in 2019. This can be showcased in a shocking onerous cowl e book full of recent recreation opinions, gaming occasions, the individuals concerned within the retro gaming neighborhood, the numerous occasions of the retro gaming neighborhood all through 2019, coding ideas written by actual retro gaming individuals, pay tribute to retro gaming heroes, inform with function articles on retro recreation builders, retro recreation dev contest outcomes, look again in time with some nostalgic opinions of a lot beloved video games in addition to function new recreation releases from 2019 on Amstrad CPC, Atari 2600, Commodore Plus four, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, SMS, ZX Spectrum, ZX SPECTRUM NEXT and a complete lot extra!

It’s with a lot appreciation and gratitude to the retro gaming neighborhood, that I’m very completely happy to announce that every one the content material and web page layouts for the Blast Annual 2020 challenge have been accomplished.

We have now obtained such an awesome quantity of help from the retro gaming neighborhood that the quantity of content material we now have is big.

Consequently, what we now have determined to do is create two Blast Annual 2020 books. The primary crowd fund marketing campaign can be for Blast Annual 2020: Quantity 1. We hope to launch this challenge on Kickstarter quickly – I simply want to seek out a while away from work to place all of it collectively. Quantity 1 at the moment has 198 pages, this can be extra relying on how the gang funding marketing campaign seems. Any earnings after bills produced from Quantity 1 can be given to charity to assist help these individuals who have misplaced the whole lot within the current and ongoing bushfires in Australia.

Blast Annual 2020: Quantity 1, has been put collectively by the retro gaming neighborhood for the retro gaming neighborhood. I wish to personally thank our primary contributors for all their effort and time that has goine into this new publication particularly Lobo, Andrew Fisher, Andy O’Flaherty, Brian Matherne, Dougie Mcg, John Davies, Louie Diminovski, Gordon King, Frank Romero and Richard Yaxley. There are a lot of different individuals who have been concerned with the Blast Annual 2020 challenge that I wish to thank all of you as nicely.

BLAST ANNUAL 2020: Quantity 1 can be printed to a excessive commonplace, with good high quality paper. Will probably be A4 in measurement with a robust hardback cowl. 

Here’s a pattern picture under of how the web page layouts are wanting. Many due to Lobo for all his paintings, as one particular person acknowledged on Fb they appear gorgeous!

Keep tuned as I hope to have one other replace with a launch date of the Kickstarter marketing campaign and extra particulars and pictures about whats inside Blast Annual 2020: Quantity 1.



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