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John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:21 pm
by Symoon
Hi all,

Dbug, it seems John S. Sinclair replied to your comment on Zorgons Revenge ;)
http://www.oric.org/software/zorgon_s_revenge-545.html

Glad to see he's still around, I'd love to make a small interview (having to read again the one Steve made though).

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:05 pm
by Chema
Hey, nice surprise!

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:01 pm
by Dbug
Surprise :)

What would be awesome is if we could contact him and see if still somewhat has the source code of his games.

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:03 pm
by Steve M
It's a long time since I did the interview. He seemed easy enough to talk to. He was in touch via email and I sent him the questions to reply as he wished. I have his email address still but not sure if it is still valid.

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:50 pm
by ibisum
Would be so great to have him around, and especially neat if he could dig into the sources for some of his games ..

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:08 am
by coco.oric
It's fun seeing him on oric.org

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:37 am
by robcook
Wow. Mr John S Sinclair! :)

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:12 pm
by ibisum
A name that will ring through the ages as one of the first of my personal gods of software .. ;)

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:19 pm
by Chema
The first game I got for my Oric-1 was Zorgon's Revenge. It was stunning for the time. John S. Sinclair, Nick Sinclair, Keith Sinclair... :D

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:29 pm
by Steve M
Wasn't it Ian ? i.e IJK = Ian John Keith. There's also the SSS logo on IJK software showing the three Sinclairs.

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:11 pm
by Chema
yeah, I have to check, but I recall something about a certain Nick...

Edit, nope. It says graphic design John, Keith, Nick....

https://youtu.be/-TiMCyaC-mk

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:36 pm
by Steve M
Ah - well remembered. I'm pretty sure there was an Ian, as well. I can't find my interview with John to check what he said. I think he mentioned the team behind IJK. Maybe Ian was in the office?

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:01 pm
by robcook
Steve M wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Ah - well remembered. I'm pretty sure there was an Ian, as well. I can't find my interview with John to check what he said. I think he mentioned the team behind IJK. Maybe Ian was in the office?
I remember there being an Ian too... IJK... at least, that's what my memory is telling me.

Zorgon's Revenge was my first Oric game too. I can still hear the opening jingle.

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:14 pm
by Steve M
Yes there was.
I couldn't find my original interview but Didier sent me the version André put in the CEO. John wrote in reply to my page which looks at different cassette versions. You can see I added a footnote. http://www.48katmos.freeuk.com/cc04.htm

Re: John S. Sinclair on Oric.org

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:49 am
by retroric
Symoon, if you do get in touch with Sir Clive, please let us know, if you are thinking of an interview I'd be interested in contributing a few questions ! :-)