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June 1983

Pan Books/Personal Computer News

1983 saw the crest of the early computer gaming wave. The crash came later, but before it happened Pan Books in partnership with the magazine "Personal Computer News" published a series of books titled "Sixty Programs for the Commodore 64", "...for the Sinclair Spectrum", "...for the BBC Microcomputer" etc. The bulk of them were initially written for the Spectrum or C64, and then ported by a small cadre of subcontractors to the other platforms. I was one of that group, doing about 7 ports between C64 and Spectrum. I'd forgotten all about my early foray into freelance software development, until I stumbled across a copy of my port of Battleships at www.gb64.com.

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