|This is considered to be one of my best
pictures, and is probably the most famous, as it seems to be on all many
of the C64 websites that have the Warhawk game. remember trying to
get more money out of Firebird for this one, as it was considered to be
pretty good at the time.
I was inspired by the quality of the game, as it was an excellent shoot-em-up, with (for the time) decent graphics, and one of Rob Hubbard's best C64 tunes ever.
In fact the picture almost got me doing a full game. One of the demo
coders on the Commodore 64 network Compunet saw it and was very
impressed. He wanted me to do a shoot-em-up with him, but unfortunately
(for me!) he got a job programming with a games company before we could
get started, and nothing came of it.
The text in the scroller said that the picture had taken about 14 hours
to draw. That's quite a bit longer than the 6 to 8 or so hours it normally
For some reason this picture doesn't have a firebird logo on it.