Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has confirmed that its second Xbox Live Indie Game, JET SET WILLY 360 has passed ‘peer review’ and has been scheduled for release during the weekend of 24th August, 2012 … the game will also be released for Windows Phone at that time.
Jet Set Willy for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.
JET SET WILLY 360 is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as written by Matthew Smith in 1984 and is being brought to Xbox Live Indie Games as an officially licenced product.
Elite MD, Steve Wilcox noted, “The release of JET SET WILLY 360 as an Xbox Live Indie Game and as a Windows Phone game is the next exciting step in bringing classic ZX Spectrum games to a new audience, via new devices and platforms and in the process restoring some order to the market. We began doing this some 22 months ago with our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Apps for iOS devices and in the intervening period there have been more than 100,000 paid instances. The release of JET SET WILLY 360 follows the positive reception and a successful launch of MANIC MINER 360 as an Xbox Live Indie Game and as a Windows Phone game … it’s expected to be followed by more classic ZX Spectrum Games.”
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