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OCR from a screen grab? Why would you want that? Ahh….Ok.

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As development on Blobbit Push draws to an end there’s a list of things that need fixing, sorting and tweaking before the game can be published. One of ‘these things’ is to compile a list of all the animations we’re using for the front end UI. Stuff like level select, pause menu, you get the

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Origins of the Blobbit logo and meanderings…

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A 3rd Blobbit game has been on the cards for quite some time, we didn’t really plan it as part of some grand plan;  we knew when the time was right a game we would make. That time was late 2017, the game we started was Blobbit Push (1.5). Before I write about what the

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At last! The new website lives!

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What seems like an eternity of web development woes, which I should state was mostly down to my own inexperience of server side geeky techie stuff, the new site has finally gone live on this 26th day of October 2017. The old hobeka.com site will be removed and all future content will be added to

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Revisting the Sensible Golf Editor Part 2

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Back in 2011 whilst browsing through some of my art archives I found a disc image called “Sensible Golf Editor”.  Of course I simple had to try it out even if I couldn’t remember how the thing actually worked! Well it was a great idea at the time but I just couldn’t remember what keys

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Blobbit Push the 2nd

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It’s been many years since the first Blobbit game came out and as many years again Mark and I have pondered on when we should work on it again. Neither one of us had the time previously  but the planets have aligned correctly somewhere in the Universe and we both agree 2016 is to be

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Football sprites… I wondered I did…

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I was sitting on the sofa, as you do (or don’t if you have successfully mastered the art of levitation), when a thought crossed my mind. I pondered I did, I pondered again and this time the thought went a little something like this..”I wonder how many times  I’ve drawn football player sprites over the

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Molotov Man Concept Sprite

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Meet Molly, nickname for the main character from the unreleased unfinished and unsigned game called Molotov Man developer to work on the Super Nintendo.

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Sega World Championship Soccer II (Secret revealed)

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There’s a secret that I’m surprised hasn’t surfaced by now? It’s not something to change societal structure, nor create widespread panic on a global scale. No, this secret is about a game I worked on during my Sensible Software days,

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Revisiting 1995: The Sensible Golf level editor

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It’s screen shot time again folks! I’ve taken it upon myself to provide a few screen shots for the GamesTM article that’s currently being written. ‘Yeah no probs’ I said thinking I’d load up the old Amiga emulator, take a few screen shots and be out in time for the virtual pub to open.. Nope!

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Jack Sparrow Pixel version!

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Argh me hearties it be that time of the year when all that swashbuckling and rum drinking be a taking over the erm… well you get me meaning… My son is playing Lego Pirates of the Caribbean at the moment on the XBOX 360. So I thought I would post a few animations I did

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Cannon Fodder disk box…

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During a recent clear out and tidy up..hang about that reminds me does anyone remember that show that used to be on in the UK many moons ago called Stoppit & Tidy Up?? Narrated by Terry, oops Sir Terry Wogan? No?… oh OK…as I was saying I was in my garage doing some “conversion” work…

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I was on the radio I was.. last Friday to be precise @ 9pm..

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  So there I was last Friday having a cuppa tea when out of the blue at zero hour I read an email asking if I would like to be a guest on a football themed radio show called “Cafe Calcio” on London based Resonance 104.4 FM. The subject of discussion was ‘Games’ which for

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