Who needs Jimmy Savile?

The R3PLAY Arcade, Retro and Video Gaming Expo was held on the 6-7 November in Blackpool and, as I said a few days ago, it saw the official launch of Repton: The Lost Realms.

The visitors to the show had the poster I designed inflicted on them as they were queuing to get in:

Photo: Michael S. Repton

The Retro Software team were ready and waiting to sell millions of copies:

(Back L-R) Peter, Greg, Steve, Tom, Michael, Jonathan, (Front) Martin, Dave. Photo: Martin Barr.

Needless to say, the game completely sold out. And no wonder, the finished article looked gorgeous – in spite of the fact that I did all the artwork:

Kecske Bak, after Ellis Ives Sprowell

We were honoured that Repton took time out from running his HSE-free diamond mining conglomerate to attend in person:

Photo: Michael S. Repton

The Beeb performed masterfully:

Photo: Martin Barr

And so did its half brother by the milkman, the Acorn Electron:

The most impressive Acorn Electron Repton yet

Contributing to a real Repton release was a childhood ambition of mine – and one that, somehow, I’ve now managed to fulfil.

Paras Sidapara, Tom Walker, Michael S. Repton, Jonathan Parkin, Richard Barnard, Dave Moore, Peter Edwards, Andrew Weston, Richard Hanson, Matthew Atkinson, John Chesney and of course the durian munching genius polymath that is Tim Tyler all put a huge amount of work but most of all love into Repton: The Lost Realms and I think that really shows.

I’m really honoured I got to be a part of the team.

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