• mothbanquet - July 2, 2014 7:34 a.m.

    Ah Net Yaroze, you caused quite a stir among us school-goers at the time. Though I was but a scrawny teenager, my friends and I were filled with the desire to pen, build and release our own RPG. But we didn't. Still though, clearly remember pouring a few hours into Adventure Game and Haunted Maze. Good times.
  • Faustinator - July 1, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    Still have the demo disks that most of these came on :)
  • mafyooz - July 1, 2014 12:09 a.m.

    Adventure Game, Terra Incognita and Decaying orbit were probably my three favourites. An old friend of mine who coded a few games for us back in the Speccy days kept saying he was going to get the full Net Yaroze kit but never got around to it, I'd have loved to see what he churned out with his twisted imagination ;)
  • 64kDroid - June 30, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    The game that most stood out for me was "Adventure Game". It was a seemingly deliberate half-arsed attempt at a game and played like a dog, but was worth it for the 'unconventional' dialogue, which was mostly hilarious.
  • shawksta - June 30, 2014 3:45 p.m.

    Damn these are awesome, i would love to play some of these. Except Clone, NO XD
  • homestar99 - June 30, 2014 12:46 p.m.

    Thank you Towell and indeed all of GamesRadar for helping me make a history report every time one of these articles pops up.
  • SamuelJamesRiley - June 30, 2014 noon

    Bloody hell, Blitter Boy! I've been trying to remember the name of that one for years now. I also poured a ton of hours into a little known gem called 'Gravitation' (imagine Asteroids but with more than the one screen and a competitive multiplayer). It was pretty addictive. Also, is it just my imagination or did certain net yaroze titles switch up depending on the time of year you were playing your demo disc. I definitely remember that happening to me.
  • Rhymenocerous - June 30, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    Aww man, I actually had a load of these on the Official Playstation Magazine demo discs. Some were quite impressive, and that black Net Yaroze development PS1 kit looked awesome back in the day. So many memories of being ill off school (such a weak, pathetic immune system as a kid), bed-bound, with not enough pocket money to afford new games, so just buying demos from the Newsagents. Or renting from Blockbusters, but that meant a short bus trip. I played Clone too. It was... Somewhat unsettling, one might say.
  • BladedFalcon - June 30, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    Oh Lord, Clone looks like the stuff of nightmares indeed. Cheers Towell, I'll drink to your sleepless nights and therapy sessions XD
  • GR_JustinTowell - June 30, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    Thanks :) I can only begin to imagine the thought processes that produced those... 'things'. I don't think there's even any variation from one level to another. Unless my mind has blocked out something EVEN WORSE.
  • BladedFalcon - June 30, 2014 9:42 p.m.

    Well... if the thought process went as "let's create something way creepier than doom did, regardless of quality" then I'd say they realized it pretty well XD
  • GR_JustinTowell - July 1, 2014 2:28 a.m.

    Nailed it :P

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