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Title: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: DarthNuno on February 03, 2009, 05:56:53 PM
(http://www.rotheblog.com/images/arcade/coinopspace/timskelly_chatannounce.jpg)

This Wednesday night, February 4th 2009 Tim Skelly will be chatting with arcade collectors about his place in the history of coin-op games.  Tim worked for Cinematronics and Gottlieb, having a hand in creating some well revered games such as;

    * Star Hawk
    * Sundance
    * Solar Quest
    * Warrior
    * Rip-Off
    * Armor Attack
    * Star Castle
    * War of the Worlds
    * Reactor
    * Insector
    * Screw Loose

The session will be an hour long from 9:30-10:30 EST and any member at Coinopspace.com can participate.  If you would like to join in the chat session, just log in to the following link and check "Will attend" in the RSVP box;

http://www.coinopspace.com/events/creator-chat-tim-skelly

This will be the first live Creator Chat event at CoinOpSpace.com.  Also upcoming this month are live chat sessions with Owen Rubin
(creator/project leader for Major Havoc, Space Duel and more) and Jeff Kulczycki (Donkey Kong 2 creator).  Check out the "EVENTS" page for more info:

http://www.coinopspace.com/events

Hope to see some of you over there...

~Jeff


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: rotheblog on February 03, 2009, 06:04:30 PM
I apologize...I didn't put it in the right place.

I will remember that for next time.  Thanks for moving.


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: vib_ribbon on February 03, 2009, 06:18:04 PM
not played many of those games, but Armor Attack is my favourite there.

 :D


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: DarthNuno on February 03, 2009, 06:30:05 PM
ARGhhhhhhhhhh I'm a CRAZY FAN of ... STARHAWK :-* :-* :-*

Let me prove it  ;)

Still not the full size arcade game, but already the control panel  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum/starhawk.jpg)

...and I got a Vectrex only for playing it (and also Scramble)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum/starhawk2.jpg)

ARghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I need so help in order to convert the hour  :oops: : 9:30-10:30 EST ? What is the conversion for Belgium or London for example ?  :oops: Yes, shame on me... but I cannot convert it  :oops: ::) :'( Hhheeeelllllllllllllllpppppppppp  ::)


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: Sonic 1992 on February 04, 2009, 05:03:57 PM
Found This for you!

http://www.worldtimezone.com/



Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: rotheblog on February 04, 2009, 05:07:49 PM
This came up on another arcade forum in the UK, that this would be really early in the morning for you guys...ugh.

Well, I will keep this in mind when I schedule other guys from April out.  Maybe I will try to do a weekend where the time difference isn't as big of a deal, if those creators are ok with that.

The next guy I will try to schedule will be the creator of Mad Planets.


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: DarthNuno on February 04, 2009, 05:51:24 PM
Found This for you!
http://www.worldtimezone.com/

 :-* :-* :-*

OK, I've just checked and 9:30-10:30PM EST means for Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg,...  3h30 - 4h30AM  :o ...very difficult to be 'LIVE', especially during the week  :oops:

Well, STARHAWK is the only game I really know... and played back in the day (I remember it very well), I hope someone will relay these questions :

* STARHAWK was released in 77, the same year than the first Star Wars movie (episode IV 'A New Hope'). Does STARHAWK came before of after the movie ? Regarding what's on the screen (the *famous* trench, an X-wing ship that came from the top, and others ships VERY similar than the Tie-Fighters...), I would say... AFTER the movie?  ::) :P
In that case, did you care about licensing ? Maybe some trouble with LucasFilm ?

* How many persons worked on that title ? Did you also work on the cabinet design ?

* How did you decide if a game had to be a vector game (and not a raster game) ?  (This one is an evidence of course  ;))

* Have you been involved in the Vectrex port of the game ?

* Any particular anecdote regarding this game ?

Well, I will keep this in mind when I schedule other guys from April out.  Maybe I will try to do a weekend where the time difference isn't as big of a deal, if those creators are ok with that.
The next guy I will try to schedule will be the creator of Mad Planets.

Yes, it should be very difficult to found a perfect schedule. But it's not a big problem, because you've done the most important thing : make such 'chat event' happens  :) Thanks for that  :-* :-* :-*

I hope I'll dream about STARHAWK this coming night ...at least  :roll:  :-*

Have fun for those who'll be there  :-*


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: vib_ribbon on February 04, 2009, 06:25:44 PM
i think starhawk on the vectrex is one of the weaker games on the system....  :lol:



Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: DarthNuno on February 04, 2009, 06:27:36 PM
i think starhawk on the vectrex is one of the weaker games on the system....  :lol:


HHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

(http://www.anaitgames.com/wp-content/darth_vader_nooo.jpeg)

 :P ;)



Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: vib_ribbon on February 04, 2009, 06:31:59 PM
it's a terrible game. there is hardly any depth to the gameplay... and a lot of the time i think the game is cheating to make itself more difficult. i know for sure if i am playing in game mode B (if i remember correctly), the moment i release the stick, it will centre my cursor and for sure i can just move the cursor up and shoot down the starhawk... but on later levels it doesn't work when clearly on the screen you can see you are shooting it dead on in the head!  :'(

starship is a million times better.

 :P :lol:


Title: Re: Live Tim Skelly Chat session at CoinOpSpace.com
Post by: DarthNuno on February 18, 2009, 08:48:30 PM
The transcript from the live Tim Skelly chat is now condensed from the 28 pages and online at Rotheblog.com.  Here is the thread in case you missed the chat to take a read  :arrow:

http://www.rotheblog.com/arcade/live-tim-skelly-chat-a-success/

Good job on this Jeff  :)

 :spaceace: