>> Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The game was published by New Media in 1994, but was only available to my knowledge for a very limited time from McNo of Colchester. Programmed by BEPL, who also created Wordplay and Food of France. Programmer Mr Graham Trott very kindly shares his experience with me on producing this quality game..
''Space Safari was quite a challenge; the animations required some special graphical coding techniques to keep their size under control. But the use of the meta-language meant we could develop piece by piece, and once each piece was done it rarely needed much changing. The system was so modular that things
almost never interfered with each other...I look back with some nostalgia at Space Safari. It was a very difficult title to program, requiring a good deal of ingenuity to handle the needs of the graphics. But I always liked the result''.
Many thanks to Graham for his time.
The game involves classifying animals and their habitats. You must 'beam' them into their correct categories; for example a toad is an amphibian. There are difficulty levels too, and I like how you have to work against the clock which makes the game challenging. Also good is the space age theme.
Courtesy of Alan @ Philips CD-i Zone