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January 7, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Blake's 7 is a new point & click adventure video game for Oric computers

Blake's 7 point & click adventure game for the Oric
This past Fall, a new game, Blake's 7, was released for 48k Oric computers with a microdisc unit, and for emulators.
Blake's 7 logo It warms my heart to see how much love the homebrew community has for classic consoles and computers. I've enjoyed many games for the Atari 2600 and Nintendo's NES that were designed in the last few years for consoles that were decades old.

Nintendo's release of NES and SNES mini consoles has proven the appeal of retro gaming, but we already knew that. In fact, it isn't just the popular selling consoles that boast active homebrew developers.

Blake's 7 characters I'm much more console-focused, but the developer reached out to me about Blake's 7 and I love the visual style and the fact that the Oric is somewhat obscure. Retro Gamer Magazine gave Blake's 7 a 93% review score! If you enjoy this style of point & click gaming, you should definitely give Josť "Chema" Enguita's game a try!

If this title sounds familiar you may remember Blake's 7 was a British scifi show produced by the BBC and televised in 1978. It was a low budget series. but became quite popular and stood up due to it's dystopian story line, good characters, ambiguous morality, and dark tone.

Blake's 7 point & click adventure game for the Oric For me this is a wake-up call in terms of where I look for retro video games. The proliferation of emulators lets most of us experience games (new and old) for nearly any console or computer. The best games don't exclusively exist on the most popular platforms. Look around You may be surprised at the gems you find!

The Defense Force website, hosting the Blake's 7 info, also features a Space 1999 game for Oric. I loved that show and I'm excited to check out this game as well!

Oric computer Tangerine Computer Systems developed the Oric line of home computers in the early 1980s. The line had a short life, but enjoyed some success on the heels of the Spectrum computers.

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