I will be presenting some of the outcomes of this research at this year’s DIGRA-FDG 2016 conference in Dundee, Scotland during the 1st – 5th August. My paper titled “Reading Game Code: Computer Game production practices in 1980s Britain” will examine two type in listings found in the Usborn book Computer Battlegames. By reading the BASIC code of the Missile! listing for both the BBC Micro and the ZX Spectrum, the talk will outline how we can not only use this to understand the differences in the two platforms and the role of type in listings in game histories but also how books can also be seen as a form of software.
More information about the conference, including the programme can be found on the DIGRA-FDG 2016 website here.