The Big Dizzy/Oliver Twins reveal - ONE week to go!

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The Big Dizzy/Oliver Twins reveal - ONE week to go!

Postby Adz.M » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:31 pm

As I'm sure many of you are aware, there is a major event happening at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge on Saturday 24th October, 11am - 7:30pm.

Two Dizzy related announcements will be made at the event.
One will be the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a book about The Oliver Twins titled "Let's Go Dizzy! - The Story of The Oliver Twins" by Chris Wilkins and Roger M. Kean.

- PICTURE OF THE BOOK COVER -

And of course the second announcement will be the unveiling of a new Dizzy game that The Oliver Twins mentioned last month with this picture posted on Social Media.

- SEE IMAGE -

Ticket prices for the day is £10 per adult, £6.50 for children.
There are only 110 places up for grabs and all ticket sales money goes to the museum.

You can order tickets via the Museum's website:
:egg: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/39547/Lets-Go-Dizzy-Saturday-24th-October/

Address:
Rene Court, Coldham's Rd
Cambridge
CB1 3EW

Phone: 01223 214446

I'm happy to mention that three of the brains behind this very site will certainly be there - That's Andrew Joseph, Peter Teal and myself (Adam Markey).

Also attending will be Neil Green of Indie Retro News and the Facebook group, Dizzy : Retrogaming.
And lastly, our friends at the Retro Asylum and the RGDS Podcast.

So there's no doubt that Dizzy Community history will be made at the event too!

Don't worry if you're unable attend the big day in Cambridge, the announcements will be made online on the same day.

Roll on the 24th!

:egg: The "Let's Go Dizzy!" event page on Facebook

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Postby Meph » Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:01 pm

:D Have fun, and go dizzy!!
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Postby AndyG » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:33 am

I wanted to buy tickets a while ago but I had to make sure I could go... and it turns out I can't :( . Pretty disappointed but that's the way it goes. It will be just my luck if Charlie Brooker's there (I know he writes for the Guardian and wrote for video games magazines way back in the day) and that's three childhood heroes missed - though that's probably just my paranoid brain. Have fun everyone who's going, and record some video for the rest of us :)

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Postby Meph » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:32 pm

Who's Charlie Brooker? Game developer?
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Postby AndyG » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:22 pm

The greatest writer of all time! He used to write for PC Zone in the 90s, then Official Dreamcast Magazine, and he's since done a few TV specials on video game history. But he's done lots more, he's a pretty big star these days. I just thought since he writes for the Guardian and they're attending..

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Postby frogandhat » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:01 am

There's a nice piece about this announcement in the new issue of Retro Gamer - it's quite funny, I am reading the article today 24/10, and it starts "On 25 October, the Oliver twins announced...." :dizzy_smile:
The website doesn't appear to be live yet, but maybe that's because it won't go live until tomorrow. Looks like we should all keep our eyes open on this site as maybe Adz knows more about this right now than he is letting on? :v2_dizzy_wink2:
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Postby pteal79 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:59 pm

The big news....

Wonderland Dizzy

After 22 years the "lost" game is now available to play through your web browser

http://www.wonderlanddizzy.com


More details to come later :)

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Postby frogandhat » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:33 pm

And the Olivers were right, it is tough, partially because there are plenty of ways to kill yourself, and also because controlling Dizzy is a bit more tricky - for example you can't jump straight up and then press a direction so that the next jump will send you in the direction you need,and Dizzy also feels like he has been working out and sprints everywhere now!
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Postby Meph » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:53 pm

Awsome. And you all thought it was going to be a 'new' game :P
Just watched the video and it's like a remixed version of Magicland.
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Postby AndyG » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:06 pm

Haha yeah. Very sly. The absolute bare minimum. And people who went have to put on a brave face and say, "what a treat!" I still wish I'd gone, though.


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