Jez San 2
We’re holding a little competition for the Uncle Art Kickstarter for you to win the £250 reward which is a Sit In On The Mix reward where you get to be Mix Consultant for the day in the studio with us, and you also get the £80 reward of your choice which is basically everything: CD, Vinyl, T Shirt plus you can get including the Bonus CD signed by Jez San as well as Dave Lowe which is a really nice collector’s item!
OK so the competition is based on the original Uncle Art Starglider 2 piece of music which was the extended piece of studio music you got on the bonus cassette with the game. It’s a fantastic piece – one of my personal favourites in fact – and hear it is in its full re-mastered glory.
And you might notice there’s some beeping toward the end… well this isn’t just random beeping! It’s a secret Morse Code message! My dad asked my Grandad on my mum’s side who was a Master Pilot and flew Spitfires and Hurricanes (and Mosquitos as you can see his little Mosquito badge on the game box in the photo) and he told my dad the speed at which proper morse code messages are sent and so this was recreated. As a test they played him the final version and he got it in one listen straight off! So the competition is for you to tell us what the secret Morse message is!
So any Morse Coders out there – this could be your chance to win!
To enter: You must be a backer at £15 or above on the Kickstarter and first person to correctly state what the Morse says in the Comments section of the Kickstarter wins the prize! There may be some lower level rewards for good efforts if they’re not quite bang on too!
Link to the Kickstarter is here: UNCLE ART KICKSTARTER: A TEMPORAL SHIFT
To make it a bit easier for you, we’ve taken the section with the Morse and filtered it so you can hear it clearer!
Good luck!! And happy coding!
THERE’S A RINGER ON THE INTERNET UNDER A GOOGLE SEARCH SO WE WILL KNOW IF YOU’VE CHEATED!
Big news for Starglider, Amiga, Atari and all-things-progressive fans! Jez San has come onboard with our Kickstarter project now! He’s going to come down to the Abbey Road sessions with us and sign a whole bunch of the original gaming music CDs too!
Check the Kickstarter page NOW as these rewards are limited quantity!
I’m sure you all know who Jez is, but if you don’t then seriously do some reading up about him. This is the man responsible for Starglider 1 & 2 – the first 3D style graphics in a game ever! The first person to create a game developing company! The first person to develop the 3D chip for Nintendo (the story of how he did this is incredible!) and now he owns PKR one of the biggest and 3D online poker sites!
It was Jez who my dad Dave Lowe worked closely with to get the sampled studio music with real vocals and synths playing out of the Atari ST in 1986 long before tracker music. Another first!
As Jez will be down at Abbey Road with us – we can interview both him and Dave about these Starglider days in the documentary that Lucy Lowe will be filming. It’s really exciting! I’m excited! Are you?! Then make sure you BACK THE KICKSTARTER to make this happen!