Legend

Century

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A book and adventure combo which originally got a release on the Spectrum platform and can be found in the WOS archives at http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0006571

The game is a simple text adventure that was fairly well recived on the Spectrum, but "Flag", a GTW reader was skimming through some copies of Acorn User, and found an interesting article on the book/game combo’s that cropped up around 1984 time. They mentioned various ones that came out (Unorthodox Engineers etc) and then Legend by Century Communications.

The article mentions:

"And Century are about to release Legend, a piece of Tolkien-like fantasy fiction, in April. This will be followed later in the year by a version of the book with cassette and full-colour map of the kingdom.

Century took their book to a professional games designer, and then took the game to a programmer; in fact several programmers for the different micros. This entailed a heavy investment.

‘We plan to recoup our outlay by putting the game onto several machines, and each new one as it comes along. So far versions are planned for the BBC, Commodore 64 and Sinclair’s QL.’"

So as well as the released ZX version, a C64 version was being penned… but how far did it get?… It could have easily been written in Quill or similiar, but we have no idea what has happened to it.

No coder names as of yet, but we assume that it could be the same as those behind the Spectrum version. We hope to find out more soon!

Do you know any more?…

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