Some previous Games I worked on

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Way Of The Exploding Fist (1985)

The Way of the Exploding Fist is a 1985 fighting game developed by Beam Software, by a team consisting of Gregg Barnett, Bruce Bayley, Neil Brennan and David Johnston. Originally developed on the Commodore 64 and published in June 1985 by Melbourne House, ports were made for Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Acorn Electron and Commodore 16.

Released on

  • C64


  • Sprite Multiplexing

    Using carefully raster-synchronised code, each player was made of 3 x 3 sprints (total 18) produced by reusing 6 sprints with very rapid changes of position and content at specific vertical offsets.

  • Involvement

    As a full time employee of Melbourne House, developed the sprint multiplexing system and other graphical features of the game. Also developed the tools used to edit the sprite graphics and the "Missing Link" hardware and software which allowed us to develop games on the BBC micros and transfer them to/from a Commodore 64 using a specialised cartridge and cable that connect to the BBC printer port..