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Saving the Hot Copter - Archiving Our Digital Heritage
For several years during the 1980s I regularly attended the Central City Computer Interests Group, a club for computing enthusiasts held every Tuesday night in my home town of Dunedin. One of the regular attendees was Harvey Kong Tin, an Atari enthusiast with an artistic bent. I remember Harvey showing off Atari games and graphics, some of which were his own work.
During this time, Harvey had been working with a programmer, Andrew Bradfield, on a game for the Atari, which went by the working title Hot Copter, and was published in 1986 as Laserhawk, and it's successor, HawkQuest. Recently the New Zealand Film Archive announced it's intention to archive and exhibit New Zealand computer games. Harvey had previously contacted me and asked if I was interested in preserving his files and documents from these games, so as soon as I heard that, I thought of Harvey and Laserhawk. I contacted Harvey, and he turned out to be very keen to share these artifacts with myself and the Film archive.
Attached below is a PDF containing an initial set of scans of some of these these documents. Some pages were too big to full fit in my scanner, so this is a preview only, and as such the PDF here is low resolution, suitable for screen presentation only.
Many thanks to Harvey and his generosity sharing these items.
All items are Copyright Harvey Kong Tin.