|★ AMSTRAD CPC ★ COSTA PANAYI: DESIGNER OF THE MONTH ★|
|Costa Panayi||Games - Auteurs|
BORN: Manchester, 1957.
GAMES: Tornado Low Level, Android 1, Astral Convoy and two ZX81 games published on Michael Orwin's compilation.
You would think that Tosta Panayi would be soaking up the sun with his relatives in Cyprus, following the success of Tornado Low Level.
No such luxury for Tosta – who is already hard at work on the sequel to T.L.L. It will be a progression from T.L.L.
– though on a much grander scale with lots of extra features, making full use of all we learned on T.L.L. and Android."
As with Android, the Commodore 64 version of T.L.L. will be released soon by Ocean which has acquired the rights to the conversion.
I first got hooked on computing when I bought a ZX81 by mail order from Sinclair. I learned Basic from the manual and was soon writing my own programs
– though in my. spare time as I was working during the day for British Aerospace on infra-red systems.
Tosta is never far from the world of flying as, when he is not huddled over a Spectrum keyboard, he is leaping out of planes with a parachute on his back.
Vortex is described by Tosta as a family firm, "my brother-in-law is the company secretary.
Tosta is now working full time for Vortex and hopes to produce the sequel to T.T.L. in less than the six months of evenings that it took to produce the first game. I have now refined my techniques.
Favourite Food: Chinese.
Favourite Drink: Orange Juice. Favourite TV Programmes: Birds of Prey, Young Ones.
Favourite Computer Game: Fighter Pilot.
Countries Visited: Cyprus, Crete, France.
The thing about computing that most makes me want to throw up: Piracy.
C+VG n°36 (October 84)