Golden time Vectrex enthusiast. Never had direct contact before – but I know of his deeds (yes DEEDS) around the Vectrex scene. Payment via PP:
(Sending xx more money and saying:)
“I am tipping because I appreciate your efforts to produce new Vectrex games!!!”
Three weeks later:
“Received and WOW! I should have paid you more. GREAT JOB. I was blown away by the calibration screens and then also by how effective they were. This game is amazing. THANK YOU!!!”
It is NOT about the money! Although I naturally appreciate that too – but getting praise always feels good. Thank you!
You know, sometimes I have a soft spot. With Vectorblade – as long as I had copies left (or left again), I tried to accomodate people who “nagged” me in a friendly way or sounded really “desperate” (as far as that goes concerning a copy of a game…).
The more it irritates me on the other hand if that is on the opposite end not noticed or appreciated.
(and yes sometimes I offered VB without switching the randomizer on – shoot me!)
No interest and no reaction!
(10th of September, 10 days after the final VB call!)
Him: “Hi, XXX from YYY its, you know for Vectorblade. Hope for a positive answer. Greetings XXX“
Ok, not really THAT heart warming, but he is on FB and seems to be active and nice enough :-). After a couple of days I had a Vectorbade copy that was unassigned, and I offered it to him.
At the same pricetag as “always”, which has been literaly weeks on my page (and his YYY is in Europe) – Meaning IMHO he could very well have known the price. His answer…
Him: “Hey!, Thx for the mail. But the price is not cheap. I let you know. Thx in advance. Greetz XXX“
There are two things that I (since I am a cry baby) find “hurtfull”.
a) He is not really interested in my game (so my interpretation), since he did not even bother to investigate further what/how I am offering. The price and circumstances were made VERY public. He just chose not to read it or not take it seriously.
b) After that I never heard from him again.
- sources (Version 1.03)
(including a tiny little minor change, debouncing of a button)
- sounds and music
- and everything else
Is now openly available on GitHub: https://github.com/malbanGit/Vectorblade