Omega Race 2009: Remake of the month

Not only do I get a mention in the latest issue of Retro Gamer Magazine,
but Omega Race 2009 is reviewed and awarded “Remake of the month“.

Me=happy. 🙂

Here’s a small scan of the article (I’m not posting the whole article as I don’t want to step on anyones toes).

Omega Race races ahead.
Omega Race races ahead.

Meanwhile I’m getting ready for my vacation tomorrow – 2 weeks away from work. I need that. I’m not going anywhere though – just hoping for 2 weeks of rain so I don’t have to feel bad about sitting in front of the computer. 😀  One of my plans are to see if I can bang Psycho Pigs into shape by rewriting the AI in (again). I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂

“Good Job!”

Last week I happened to find Tim Skelly’s email addres while I was surfing. Tim Skelly is the programmer of the original arcade version of Rip-Off.

So I emailed him and said ‘thanks‘ for making one of my all-time favourite arcade games and asked him if he’d tried, or even heard of, my remake of Rip-Off, and if he had any comments on it.

A few days later I recieved a reply, and among other things he said ‘good job‘, so that was very nice. I’ve heard from a few sons of programmers but I think this is the first time I’ve had a reply directly from the original programmer himself.

…and that the game is Rip-Off makes me very happy.  My first “officially sanctioned remake”. Yay. 😉