It's C64 month!

by Paul Morrison

It's August which, according to Twitter, is #c64month.  If that leaves you scratching your head, then just consider this: the Commodore 64 was released in August 1982.

It would go on to impact the lives of umpteen million people across the globe, being (allegedly) the biggest selling home computer of all time.  It certainly impacted mine... it's probably responsible for my school grades going down the pan.  Thanks, Commodore!

Still, no point having any regrets and I don't.  My school qualifications are but letters on a piece of green paper, whereas the Commodore 64 is ingrained on my soul.  It's provided me with way more enjoyment than maths or physics ever did, so I'm happy enough.

It's also inspired me to write, and I have two books on the go which are heavily inspired by the machine.  In fact, one of them is called Why I'm 64, and it features my write-ups on 64 Commodore 64 games which are iconic, legendary or simply have some meaning to me.  There are also a couple of bonus sections, so you'll have plenty to read when it's finished... which will be soon.  I'm just adding the finishing touches then, once I have a foreword (for I would like to have one) and run it past my graphic designer, we'll be looking at ways of getting it into your hands or onto your screens.

Exciting stuff, and I'll be pushing on with that, as well as my main project, They Were Our Gods.  As it's C64 month, though, I intend to make a few posts this coming month in celebration.  Keep an eye out for them...