I must have been seven or eight years old when my Dad purchased a BBC B Microcomputer for my brother and I. It may have only come with 32k of memory and an 8 colour display, but it was easily the greatest non-human influence on my life.
Like most kids, our first use of the machine was to play commercial games, but it wasn't long before I was teaching myself how to code simple programs. 26 years later, not much has changed.
I've never been a great fan of computer games. There have only been three I have ever found interesting enough to become 'addicted' to, these being the visionary Elite (BBC), the football gem Kick Off 2 (Amiga) and last but by no means least, the amazing Thrust (BBC).
My version isn't perfect but I hope it goes some way in capturing the spirit of the game. It won't work in any current version of IE, but the other browsers should be fine. Personally, I find it plays smoothest in Google Chrome. If you find any bugs or want to suggest ways I can improve it, I'm all ears. Ready? Play Thrust!