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How a design museum unearthed a treasure trove of classic Slovak games


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“I don’t want to say [it was] against the regime, but it’s very subversive,” says Brojo.One of the developers behind Šatochín, Stanislav Hrda, was also involved in the translation and preservation project. In Hrda’s words, he told them, “Yeah, you guys made such a nice, fun game, but be prepared and take a toothbrush with you because when the police come to catch you, you must be ready.” Hrda laughs as he says it, but he admits that he was “a bit afraid” after that.But he and his friends continued to make games, calling themselves Sybilasoft. With financing now available, he says, programmers across Czechoslovakia were able to create “very high-quality games for the ZX Spectrum.” But in the West, people had moved on to more advanced computers, leaving the creations of Hrda, Fuka, and others to be played primarily in Eastern Europe only.But a few years ago, Hrda was involved in an exhibition at the Design Museum that showed off these games from the ’80s, allowing people to play them on the original hardware.

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