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Volume XII - A tribute to: Fairlight I & Fairlight II

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Published on Jul 7, 2012

The Land of Fairlight was once a happy, jolly place — but this is no longer the case. More than three thousand years have passed since the worthy King Avars held court over the land from his Castle, and the whole county is enveloped in gloom and despondency. The Light has gone from the land, and the days are perpetually grey and gloomy when once the sun shone endlessly in clear blue skies. Over the years, partly as a result of a series of weak rulers, the social fabric of Fairlight declined — the people once lived happily in a peaceful land, full of music, jollity and magic. Now the county has a feudal system; society is fragmented, overseen by merchants and barons.Isvar is the reluctant hero of this game, which forms the first part of the Chronicles of the Land of Fairlight and is subtitled A Prelude: The Light Revealed. Musing one day on the state of life he decides to enter Ogri's Wood — a wood that is universally acclaimed as dangerous. Ignoring the wisdom of the Elders, (Isvar is sure they must be hiding something — perhaps a great treasure) he enters the wood and is captured by the woman-monster Ogri and carried off to her cave, unconscious.

'Bo Jangeborg has certainly come up with an excellent new system for creating 3D representations of rooms and the objects contained in them. Playing Fairlight is a little tricky at first, owing to the number of keys that you have to master but once the initial awkwardness is overcome it's great fun shoving things around the place and piling objects on top of one another to make ramps which Isvar can climb. Very soon you do feel as if you are playing in a real world and although the pauses between rooms are a bit annoying, the links are made very well. Overall an excellent game, with first rate graphics — worth getting hold of to play not just to look at.'
(from Crash Magazine, 22 & 36)

As I first played Fairlight I was simply stunned by the "ultra-realistic 3D graphics" but hey, it was 1986! Both games are very entertaining and gave me hours of fun to play!

I purchased FL1 in 1986, the second part in 2006, but the twenty years timeout doesn't matter. Thanks Bo for these two great games!

If you want to play these games, get a Spectrum or get a Spectrum-Emulator for Android (I prefer Xpectroid, but there are many others at Google.play) and play it on your Smartphone/Tablet. More Info can be found at World of Spectrum: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/

Have fun!

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