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Welcome => Introduce yourself => Topic started by: justinlloyd on 06 February, 2017, 19:37:32

Title: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: justinlloyd on 06 February, 2017, 19:37:32
Just wanted to drop in and say that it's nice to see the machines still being played.

I used to work as a software developer/designer back in the late 1980's and early 1990's of fruit machines for a couple of companies located in South Wales.

Most of my design work was done for JPM and Ace. Did a brief bit of work for Crystal (later bought by JPM I think?).

Started out writing the games in straight assembly language (different languages depending on the CPU in the machine). Later built my own fruit machine game maker for the Atari ST that let me do all the light sequences, PAR tables, mathematics and simulation, and feature set of nudges, and accumulators, and so on, using a mouse and menu system instead of laboriously typing everything in by hand into text files.
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: andrew96 on 06 February, 2017, 20:05:29
Hi and welcome! what JPM tech did you write for?
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: DaddyAl84 on 06 February, 2017, 20:34:19
Hi Justin, welcome to the forum
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: The graham on 06 February, 2017, 20:37:51
Hi Justin. Jon and ace games in the 90s to early 2000s were some of the best games in my opinion. Which games do we have you to thank for?

Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: The graham on 06 February, 2017, 20:38:27
Jon=jpm... stupid spell check 🙂
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: lineup chris on 06 February, 2017, 20:39:53
Welcome Justin.
I used to live and work in  Cardiff
Printing fruit machine glasses and reel bands
Mostly for JPM and Maygay.
So many an Eachway Shuffle glasses
passed through my hands😊
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: DaddyAl84 on 07 February, 2017, 00:11:53
Never knew that Chris. How interesting.
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: lineup chris on 07 February, 2017, 01:13:38
Yep. Me and fruit machines go back
a long way!
I used to be an apprentice  silk screen printer.
And we printed bus advertisements. T. shirts
Fruit machine glasses and reel bands mostly for JPM
Flyers and sale boards for shops.

On Fruit machines when I first started we were printing
Eachway Nudgers, Nudge Double Up and deluxe versions
Lite a Nudge which were all SRU'S.
Eachway Shuffles and Lucky 2s by the 1000s.
We went onto Supa Stepps, Nudge Shuffle, Clickity Click
Frog it, Fruit Snappa. Kick a which were sys80s.
We did some Maygay stuff as well like Cash or Nudge, Bust out
and Link3 which were all triple m tech.
We also did clubbers and machines for the European market.

It was a great job and I got to learn all the reels as well😊
Title: Re: Nice to see all the old games still being played and collected
Post by: sulzerned on 07 February, 2017, 17:45:48
Welcome Justin to the forum thanks for the very interesting introduction and always nice hear from old programmers .