Colour Personal Computing - The Amstrad CPC Fanzine Kickstarter launch


When I was a youngster way back in the 80's I got my very first computer, an Amstrad CPC 464 with green screen. It gave me hours worth of enjoyment loading tapes, rolling Dizzy, playing with my parents, and yet I still preferred it over any C64 or ZX Spectrum. Even today I always go back to my Amstrad with my huge haul of games, yet there is a serious lack of any new books or magazines for it by the fans, such as the ZX Spectrum in Pixels. Well now that is about to change, as James Ford is pushing through a successful Kickstarter with Colour Personal Computing - The Amstrad CPC Fanzine!


According to James, Colour Personal Computing is the fulfilment of his (almost) life-long dream of starting an Amstrad CPC fanzine ever since the age of eleven. He almost came very close to creating the first issue of a cross-platform PC & CPC fanzine with a friend, which never came to be. So fast forward to this year and the creator is making an A5 format black and white fanzine with a minimum of 32 pages covering game creation, game playing, hardware, demos, applications and much more. As he states 

"With a quarterly-schedule we hope it will be a good way to catch-up on any news and releases that you may have missed, and ideal for more casual observers of the CPC scene to keep track on what's happening without checking a website daily. And we hope it will make you laugh, or at the very least raise a smile. 

In the first issue you can expect  Reviews of the latest CPC games including Jewel Warehouse, CoolBox and Let's Go!, A feature on the upcoming game, Doomsday Lost Echoes, including an interview with its creator, A special feature on the latest CPC hardware expansions, A beginners guide to Floppy Disk emulators, The first part of a new drama serial, "The (Alex) Van Damm Chronicles" and lots of other silliness and Lots, lots more (it's fantastic that we're in a position where there's so much to write about the CPC!)"

All in all Colour Personal Computing - The Amstrad CPC Fanzine sounds all so cool in an Amstrad kind of way, that really should be getting that extra pledge!

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