Jack the Ripper
|Jack the Ripper|
This game has a hidden developer message.
Truth is stranger than fiction. Nastier too. Jack the Ripper - the first game ever to receive an 18 certificate from the BBFC - attempts to recreate the atmosphere, terror and puzzlement of those dreadful months in 1888 when London was in the grip of the 'RIPPER'... in the form of a text adventure intersped with occasional gory imagery.
Little messages are found in the .tzx dump of the game, staring at Block 3, address 5CFB48.
At 5D01 someone says:
HI TO SU
At 5E2F, there's this:
Cracking Any Speedlock Program Which is Dead Dead Easy Improves Your Sex Life
It's not until 5D3B in Block 5 that it gets interesting...
The Excelerator System You Still Here I Write This 3 days After I Got Engaged And Im Deeply In Love So This Is Dedicated To All Those Hackers And Programmers Who Are In Love And Lets Do It To Them Before They Get Us Eh! And This Is Aslo Dedicated To Those People In Strides Grimsby Who Stuck A Mickey Finn In My Drink My Headache And New Technicolour Bathroom Is All Through Them. Programmers Do It While Rotating
61D8 has one more message:
SPEEDUNLOCK IT ANY TIME PROTECTION SYSTEM DING RUDDY DING DING HELLO TO DEAN MANDI BEV SUPPOSE YOU WANT TO KNOW A BIT ABOUT ME THEN IM 21 LOVE CHEESE CAKE AND HATE GETTING UP IN A MORNING AND IM A PROGRAMMER ARENT WE ALL OH WELL MUST GO GLAD YOU FOUND THE MESSAGES