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  • 25th June 2016

    Dev entry by:

    Hey guys. I've added another forum update with regards to the Spacewhale progress. Have a read about it here.

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  • 17th April 2016

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Hi all! Wow it's been quiet here for ages, and I really need to redesign this website to make it easier to find information relevant to our games. That is still coming, but in the meantime, here's a link to my latest game dev blog for Spacewhale

    Enjoy and chat soon!

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  • 18th April 2015

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Hey everyone! Apologies for the relative quietness, but we've been busy as usual with a variety of things. Suffice to say, we've now set up a Forum, so it's easier for us to communicate with yourselves and get some comments, feedback and more info from you! You can find the url here. Please register and join in on the various conversations.

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  • 7th December 2014

    Dev entry by: Andrew





    Some nice graphics from Jaco, but programming progress has been slow. Rewriting (over and over again!) systems takes time.

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  • 23rd August 2014

    Dev entry by: Andrew

    spiker-sam_3fb6592d88.png Resumed work on thr SAM Spiker shoot-em-up game. Bringing it up to match more or less the Speccy counterpart, and will then go forward with a possible dual speccy/sam development of chapter two which should have a lot more actual game to it. I would say it is about 60% of the way through to matching the released Speccy version, so shouldn't take too long .. hopefully !

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  • 28th April 2014

    Dev entry by: Andrew

    wriggler-end.PNGe3d49208ff.png Finished the best ZX Spectrum game ever this weekend not for the first time as I did it once a few years ago but the game decided to grant me 1st place rather than the 4th it gave me last time.

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  • 25th March 2014

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Hey everyone!
    We've set up a freshly baked Youtube channel which will henceforth be used for our video uploads.

    Please subscribe!

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  • 24th March 2014

    Dev entry by: Spud

    Big monster

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  • 28th January 2014

    Dev entry by: Andrew

    And now I've had to order some more floppies as I've run out of those too!

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  • 25th January 2014

    Dev entry by: Andrew

    Unexpectedly high demand for Moebius Goatlizard on floppy disk means I've ordered a bunch more cases so there are a fresh batch available. Just drop me a mail at andy@blackjet.co.uk if interested.

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  • 23rd January 2014

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Hi all. On a general note, I thought it would be good to post a small update of what is currently happening. Andrew's taking a small break after having completed Spiker for the speccy, but is already itching to get started on a new project! On my part, Spacewhale is coming along nicely. More info on the game page! And finally, for those that might like to pose any questions or just hang out with us, you can find us on our own IRC server at blackjet.co.uk on port 6667 as you would expect.

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  • 15th December 2013

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Twitter! Yes, we are now finally on Twitter. You can follow us here: @blackjetgames Have fun!

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  • 28th June 2013

    Dev entry by: Andrew

    mobycase_1071dafa91.jpg We've got a small number of complete packages for sale comprising the game, inlay, case for the modest price of 7.50 UKP (plus p&p). Any of the disk based games are available. But The Incredible Adventures of Moebius Goatlizard has been updated to version 1.2 for this physical release with extra content. Drop me a mail at andy@blackjet.co.uk if you're interested.

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  • 22nd June 2013

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Just a small update today. We've added a new platform: PC! Yes, we are now also developing for the PC. There are still more secrets to reveal, but not just yet... :) We've also updated the Media page, so it's easier to find what you're looking for. In addition we've added floppy case inlays for all our floppy based games.

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  • 1st May 2013

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Just to let you all know, that we are now also hosting Classic Amiga wallpaper packs. They are targeted at 640x256 Pal Hires, 256 colour screen resolutions, so please feel free to use them. They can be found in the Media section

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  • 5th July 2012

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    For those that may be interested. RGCD did a review of our Lost Disks of Sam game! We're looking forward to taking the feedback and applying it to future games so that the overall quality of what we make only gets better :) You can read the review here!

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  • 16th June 2012

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    lostdisks-40inch_63555056e0.jpg Thought I'd show you what Lost Disks of Sam looks like on a real Sam and a 40" LCD TV :) You should try it yourself!

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  • 31st May 2012

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    We've added the floppy label for Lost Disks of SAM, for those that wish to write the game to a real Sam Coup? and stick a nice label on the floppy..

    You can find it on the Media link.

    Enjoy!

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  • 25th May 2012

    Dev entry by: Jaco

     http://blackjet.co.uk/images/uploads/moby-creds_29d0f0216b.gif

    The Lost Disks of SAM is completed!

    Yes you read that right. The game has gone through a massively fast development pace. We had loads of fun with this one! Please make sure you download the game on the Sam page of our website! We'll probably create a disk label for it too as we did with Dave Invaders, which will be downloadable on the Media tab.

    Have fun!

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  • 5th February 2012

    Dev entry by: Jaco

    Hi there! Black Jet are in the process of starting two new games, namely "Dave Infuriators" for the Sam Coupe, and "Cosmic Overlord" for the ECS/AGA Amigas. We will post more updates as and when we get the time to, and when there's useful information to provide. Surely you don't want to hear about every meal we've had or how many cans of cola we've consumed during the making of our games :)

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*Please note: Information expressed on this page can and will most likely change, so don't count anything mentioned here as set in stone.
For final information, check out the details provided on the Sam Coupé and Amiga pages.
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  • Black Jet consists of:

    Andrew Gillen
    Jaco van der Walt

  • Contact:

    a n d y @ b l a c k j e t . c o . u k
    j a c o @ b l a c k j e t . c o . u k

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