Talk:Exile (1988 video game)

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The Thrust link doesn't lead you to anything about the game. A x

Fixed mavhc

"BBC computer game"[edit]

Given the wide range of platforms other than, and more popular than, the BBC for which this game is available, would it not be smart to rename this article? ThomasHarte 15:31, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

If the BBC bit is to stay, it should be changed to BBC Micro computer game to avoid confusion with the British Broadcasting Corporation - admittedly they are from the same root, but the Corporation had nothing to do with the game - Anon.

I agree, this article needs to be renamed. It's confusing at the moment, especially because (as mentioned above) people might think it has something to do with the British Broadcasting Corporation. Zagrebo 13:33, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Further to this, can I suggest "Exile (arcade adventure)"? - Zagrebo 18:43, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, I've gone ahead and moved the page as there seemed to be a general consensus. - ThomasHarte 15:10, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Cross-posting to GIDb[edit]

The Game Innovation Database doesn't have an entry about Exile. Were there any true innovations, or did it just seem like it to an Acorn Electron user? Ste 14:00, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Not sure there were any absolute innovations as such, but it was very much state-of-the-art in 8-bit gaming, if not the absolute pinnacle. It was the combination of physics, alien intelligence, huge map, digitised speech, impressive graphics and sound effects, smooth scrolling, and a very natural-seeming open-ended playing environment without arbitary puzzles. And the accompanying novella helped give it atmosphere (as well as containing hints to various puzzles, such as feeding grubs to the imps). --KJBracey 22:45, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Exile BBCMicro LoadingScreen.png[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Exile (video game).jpg[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Exile (video game).jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 21:35, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Manual link gone.[edit]

The "External Link" for the game's manual is broken. 67.142.172.22 (talk) 08:32, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Please remove this section. My modem crashed during submission, and created a duplicate. 67.142.172.24 (talk) 08:44, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Game map (BBC micro)[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived.

The map of the orignal world is available at Simon Storr's website. Do you think it would be feasible to include here under the NFCC? Its inclusion would significantly increase readers' understanding of the topic. The resolution could be reduced if necessary. Thanks. --Trevj (talk) 11:35, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I've just noticed this site is linked to under External links. There's also a map of the Amiga version there. Anyway, I still wonder if it could be included in some form. --Trevj (talk) 11:54, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Strongly disagree. Maps should only be used if they need to be, and I'm not seeing any significant commentary of the map to warrant even mentioning it. - The New Age Retro Hippie used Ruler! Now, he can figure out the length of things easily. 22:22, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
Good point. Some references on how the map was generated and squeezed into the limited memory would be appropriate here. --Trevj (talk) 05:41, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
Another concern is I don't think a map satisfies NFCC 3a (minimal usage). Especially if the map is collection of screenshots. NFCC 3a ties into what Retro Hippie is talking about as well. Does the map help the reader understand the article's prose? And if so, what is the bare minimum needed to accomplish that?
I'm inclined to say that a map be excluded. (Guyinblack25 talk 14:15, 5 May 2011 (UTC))

Development[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Reference library/Retro Gamer lists issue 30 of Retro Gamer, containing the 'Making of...' Exile. User:Hahnchen is currently present around here, if anyone has the time/inclination to get in touch. -- Trevj (talk) 20:06, 3 January 2012 (UTC)