Game Boy Colour

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The Game Boy Color was the last of the 8-bits
Just 32K of RAM and a Z80-like CPU
Still being made in the early 2000s
It seemed like it was my last chance to become a game developer

I got a flash cart and made a playable demo
Moving a sprite around with the d-pad
Got flown down to Toronto for a GBC job interview
Got offered the job but I really didn't want to move

And then the Game Boy Advance came along and I hated it
Hadn't even played it, I just knew it was a 32-bit ARM
And figured I'd never be able to get a job doing that
32-bit was so far from what I'd always done

But then I heard about Car Battler Joe
It sounded like my dream game, the game I wanted to make
And it was an exclusive for Game Boy Advance
Had to drop my prejudice and get one

And it turned out to be one of my favourite games ever
And it turned out to be on one of my favourite platforms ever
And by 2006 I had a job programming a GBA game
It's funny how things can change


from Nerd So Low, released November 30, 2016



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Bedford Level Experiment Thunder Bay, Ontario

Bedford Level Experiment makes sincere nerdrock, ranging from folk-rock to post-punk to shoegaze. We focus on creating concept albums around geek themes - procedurally generated Shakespeare lyrics, the sci-fi musings of John Wyndham, or growing up in the '80s as a computer nerd without a computer, for example. ... more

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