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Pete Davison - 10/10/2020
To add to the below, having watched the video...

Jeffrey McArthur sadly passed away in December of 2017, but he leaves behind a YouTube channel with commentary on the two games he created -- one named Kamikaze, and this.

McArthur attempted to release this game commercially by going into business with friends and seeking venture capital, but he politely described the outcome as being "a learning experience" and encourages everyone to never go into business with friends! "Go into business with people who know what they are doing."

No copies of this were ever sold, but a pirated copy found its way onto the Internet at some point, and someone in possession of that copy contacted McArthur with a bug. Apparently if you play the game continuously for 24 hours (presumably constantly scoring points along the way), the score counter will "wrap around" and eventually break the game. McArthur offered to fix it but never ended up doing so.

Rest in peace, Jeffrey, and thank you for leaving behind such detailed thoughts about your work.
Pete Davison - 10/10/2020
The original author of this game has done a Let's Play and some commentary on this game at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq7DtSsLiww

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Information

GenreShoot'em Up! - MiscellaneousYear?
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherStar Gazer
ControlsJoystick, KeyboardDeveloperStar Gazer
Players1CountryUSA
Programmer(s)

McArthur, Jeffrey S.

LicensePrototype
Graphic Artist(s)

McArthur, Jeffrey S.

Medium Disk
Sound

McArthur, Jeffrey S.

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Cover Artist(s)[unknown]Serial-
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Additional Comments

This program was ready for commercial release but never got sold.

Missing original disk image!
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