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Comments on Saturday 20 April 2002:
The Deus Ex Machina music is incredibly insidious. If I fall asleep with music on, and Deus Ex Machina is in the queue somewhere, it invariably manages to feature in my dreams, from just playing in the background to having people start singing it. I wonder if there's some rhythmic or tonal aspect of it which makes it particularly subconscious-compatible. "Imagine if it was all nothing more than some electronic game." [21:35]

Grimace
Whoo, how excellent! Memories of the man Croucher's Pi-Mania game occupy the very earliest hazy childhood portions of my brain. Deus Ex Machina apparently features the children of Warblington School, which is where I went to school, so I've been after it for a while. Yet to get in touch with my old music teacher to see if she remembers it, mind.

Tabbie
Hehe, my friends are all wiggly (or was it squiggly?)...

Tyrethali
Congratulations. It's stuck in my head, now. Is that what it takes to make you happy? Is it?

RavenBlack
If anyone wants to play the game that goes with the music, a functional Spectrum emulator can be had from here:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/9932/
And a zipped .tap file of the Deus Ex Machina game can be had from here:
http://www.void.jump.org/hackersanon/nvgcat/sna/sna-d03.htm
(the entry "Deus Ex Machina (Title SCREEN$ intact). TAP")

Then to run it with this particular emulator, open it (straight from the zip if you like) from the file-like menu, wait a few seconds for an annoying reset, then press J (LOAD will appear) then right-shift-and-P twice (a pair of quote-marks will appear), then enter.

kyla
sometimes i have no idea what you are talking about...
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