Revision of the game trivia for Shoot 'em up Construction Kit
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Battle BallAfter a wave of people attempting to sell SEUCK-coded games to commercial companies, programmer Stoo Cambridge attempted to do so himself. He coded Battle Ball using a slightly modified version of SEUCK to create something which had only superficial differences from the standard. It was sold to Power House but they folded before its release. Cambridge was paid however. The game was lost until being recovered in 2014; it is now available via the Games That Weren't website.
OutifreThe German magazine ASM (Akueller Software Markt had a section in which they reviewed games made and sent in by readers without (respectively in search for) a publisher. In the first installment, they reviewed the game Outfire supposedly made by "Rainbowsoftwareclub" along with a reference address. It scored (average) 5 out of 12 points. As it turned out, it was just a renamed Outlaw, one of the demonstration games shipped with SEUCK... The review can be seen here.
Rip-offIn 1994, an enterprising Polish programmer by the name of Zdzisław Bułka released a Commodore 64 program named Projektuj Grę! ("Design a Game!"), publishing it in Poland through the company Biuro Informatyczno-Wydawnicze. In fact, Projektuj Grę! was the Shoot 'em up Construction Kit, except with the code edited to translate all text to Polish, and with the authorship information changed to credit Bułka. As the original program was rather obscure in Poland, Bułka could hope that few Commodore users would notice the rip-off. "Bułka's" program received a praising review in one of Poland's major Commodore-related magazines, Commodore & Amiga (issue 2/94, pp. 31-32). It was not the first, nor the last C64 program he ripped off and sold as his. Bułka's practices eventually came to the magazine's knowledge and received a scathing criticism in its pages (issue 10/94, pp. 28-29).
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