Re: [stella] The Core revisited

Subject: Re: [stella] The Core revisited
From: Erik Mooney <emooney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 17:27:22 -0500
On Sat, 10 Mar 2001 09:47:30 -0800, you wrote:

>At 12:52 AM 3/10/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>>The damn thing is, I'm still not convinced it was intentionally a scam.
>>Has anyone been able to prove that screen shot isn't real?  Seems like
>>a very strange, elaborate scheme for what probably wasn't THAT much
>>money.  And why would he bother accepting carts as part of the payment?
>I'm convinced the game was written.  The screenshots looked authentic to me.
>It wasn't designed to be a scam, not that it makes a difference.  It's just 
>that at some moment he decided he wouldn't or couldn't deliver the product, 
>and pocketed the money or forgot about us.
>I still think the game could be released if someone managed to track the 
>guy down and give him a guilt trip.  He might release the ROM image.

I think his game kinda wound up in the same boat I did with INV - he got a
ways into it out of curiosity about 2600 programming, and then got bored
with it when the coding got more tedious than fun, and the code got harder
and harder to keep a handle on.  I'd bet that he does have a ROM in
prototype/beta form, though not a finished game.

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