September 28, 2004

C32 Interactive Fiction Needed, Pronto

by Nick Montfort · , 12:54 pm

Infocom Brain Ad + The C32

Commodore International is about ready to roll out the new C32 (to be marketed as the VIC 40 in Europe), the world’s first hardware implementation of Infocom’s Z-Machine. There’s only one piece missing: Dave Bernazzani needs you to write interactive fiction for its 32kb Z-Carts.

7 Responses to “C32 Interactive Fiction Needed, Pronto”

  1. Ian Bogost Says:

    Hahaha. I checked my calendar but it’s September 28, not April 1.

    How about an IF product about launching a nouveau-retro Commodore-based IF hardward device? You got the retro-hardware AND the retro-pomo-self reflexivity.

  2. nick Says:

    It’s September 28? Sheesh … maybe my version of ProDOS isn’t Y2K compliant.

    The programming contest is for real, though!

  3. josh g. Says:

    This is a neat contest idea, but more importantly, the delivery is brilliant. The web site’s writeup is brilliant!

    I may just have to enter this.

  4. josh g. Says:

    Don’t you hate it when you post something, then re-read it, and realize that you blatantly used the same adjective twice?

    I like an edit button.

  5. DaveB Says:

    Thanks for the interest in the C32 contest – I found this blog searching for my name and C32 (there are not many sites that make mention of the mythical Commodore32). I’ve only got 2 people interested in the contest so far and I’m not sure that’s enough of a critical mass (one person thought it was a joke at first and figured ‘why not?’ when he discovered otherwise). If you are on the fence as to joining the contest, I’d say go for it! :)

  6. nick Says:

    The C32 games are out! (scroll to the bottom…)

  7. nick Says:

    The results of the C32 contest have been announced, and there are reviews on for those who want to check there.

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