Welcome to my little place on the web.

I'm a software developer by day, but occasionally when time allows, I like to tinker with home automation, home theatre and retro gaming (basically anything geeky that involves a computer).

When I get time I'll try and blog about these projects here. I have also shared some of my software, which I hope may be of use to others. It's on my software page.

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Lost Little Spaceman is now available for the ZX Spectrum

I have an exciting announcement! Lost Little Spaceman is now available for the ZX Spectrum. Yes that's right the mobile game has been ported to this great little 80s machine.

I will be posting more in the coming week, with source code etc, on how the game was created with the amazing AGDx game engine.

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Please check it out. It's free to download from lostlittlespaceman.com and ... read more

Composite mod for ZX Spectrum 48k

I have been recently reliving my youth and have bought an old ZX Spectrum, one of my first computers! The main reason I picked this up was to test my latest game! Yes that's right it's for the ZX Spectrum! Why? Well, why not? It's actually a port of Lost Little Spaceman and should be ready for release soon.

Before I could test the game on the real spectrum, I was strugging with the RF out, as it needed an analogue tuner. So I fixed it with a simple mod that isolates the RF Module and wires the composite video signal directly to the socket. I though this may be of use to others, so here are my steps to complete this:... read more

Lost Little Spaceman iOS update

Just rolled out an update on iOS. This is a minor update, but does include some new language packs.

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This version includes the following on iOS

★ NEW Polish, Spain, Russian language
☆ Minor bug fixes and improvements

If there are any other languages you would like to be included, please let me know. I hope to get another update out soon in both Android and iOS.

Download for FREE at lostlittlespaceman.com

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Trex Runner RIP

I just removed Trex Runner from the Google Play store and sadly don’t plan to reinstate it.

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This is because of a number of policy violations, incorrectly raised against the app. The reason is that the store listing mentions the open source Chromium project, and there is a policy that states you cannot use brand names, However I need to mention this to declare it uses the open source code from this project.

I would then need to go through the procedure of getting it reinstated. I have done a number of times and the appeal always goes in my favour, but I ... read more

Happy new year and i'm still here !

Happy new year everyone. I hope everyone has had a great break.

2018 was a very quiet year for posts. I had hoped to release a couple of games, but well, it never happened. Mostly due to focusing most of my efforts on my new online shop newfangledthings.com. The shop will still keep me busy, but I really miss making games, so I am determined to get a game or two made this year, and probably some other fun projects. I might finally finish my DIY arcade cabinet too!?

Anyway this was just a quick post to give you a quick update to say that I'm still here... read more

OddsMonkey! Make profits. Not peanuts.

You may have noticed that I changed my top banner to OddsMonkey. I'm not normally one to push 'get rich quick' sites. But this is different. I have been a member for years now and I make a substantial tax free income from it.

You are basically betting on all outcomes, so can't lose. The video above explains it much better than me. This system does NOT suggest gambling.

More at oddsmonkey.com

#money

New mobile games added to Software page

I have just added a number of new mobile games to my software page. These are games that I released last year under my app company nellyfish.com. Please check them out, they are free to play! More to come.

#gaming

Switched comments to Disqus

You may have noticed that I disabled comments from my website a number of months ago due to the ridiculous amount of spam comments I was getting. This was even after intergrating reCapture a few years ago. It looks like the bots are now getting too clever for the 'Googles I'm not a robot' web tools!

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So today, after some very overdue website maintenace and improvements, I have added comments back to all blog posts. Please check them out. I have also move away from my own backend php and mysql solution. Instead i'm just using Dis... read more

Lost Little Spaceman wins Amazon Appstore Developer Spotlight !

I'm thrilled to announce that Lost Little Spaceman has won Amazon's Appstore Developer Spotlight award. It will be featured in the Amazon Appstore from 11th December.

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This is great news and will hopefully get the game some much needed publicity.

Check out all the Winners! m.amazonappservices.com/spotlight-winners

#nellyfish #gaming

Lost Little Spaceman full release now on Android and iOS

It's finally here, the full release of Lost Little Spaceman. Get it for free on Google Play or the App Store. It you like it please consider leaving a review.

Just head over to lostlittlespaceman.com

#gaming #nellyfish

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