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Wordplay (CD-i)

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Title Screen


Developer: Backs Electronic Publishing
Publisher: Philips Media
Platform: CD-i
Released in EU: 1994

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Developer Message

Some development notes about the game can be found in the abstract file:

Program notes:

Programming was done using Balboa, on top of which
lies a proprietary scripting language similar to HyperTalk.
This compiles to efficient code that is interpreted at

Graphical objects such as the buttons, letters and numbers
are processed by a separate "object" compiler, which
generates a list of named objects for use at run-time, each
having information about size and position.

The title and credits animations are RL7 movies; other 
animations were generated by a proprietary sprite compiler 
as tables of frame differences.

The dictionary is Huffman coded and memory resident. It 
occupies about 100k bytes.

The project took about a year of intermittent effort by 
one designer and one programmer.