Dr. Andrew Broad
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
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Jet Set Willy: The Chronicles of Narnia


I'm planning a seven-game JSW tribute to C.S. Lewis's classic seven-book series The Chronicles of Narnia. I love these stories even more than when I first read them as a child (and Michael Hordern did a brilliant audio adaptation), and I think they will inspire me to write some great JSW rooms! :-)

I should like to do a (48K) JSW game for each book, to be released in seven consecutive years. C.S. Lewis wrote the books in 1950-1956, although not in the order they're supposed to be read. Whereas I plan to release the games in story-order:

  1. The Magician's Nephew
  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  3. The Horse and His Boy
  4. Prince Caspian
  5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  6. The Silver Chair
  7. The Last Battle

I'm still trying to decide which seven years to release them. I might use 2010-2016 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the books; in any case, it will be after the release of Afrikaan and Toy.

However, my latest thinking is that seven JSW games would be just too much - it's a huge outlay of time, and life's too short. So I think I'll read the books again, making a list of room-ideas, and maybe do a JSW64 game since 64 rooms are most unlikely to be enough - or a JSW128 if I will need more than 128 rooms.


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