WHAT! ! ! That's terrible news! No wonder Warblade 2 was delayed! They said on the official forums that Ed had been ill but noothing life threatening. Man i love galaga deluxe it's my all time top Shmup game. RIP Ed.
I tried my best to write a nice blog about Edgar and my experience with Deluxe Galaga, if anyone fancies some toilet reading this is a link to it. http://retrogamingroundup.com/blog/?p=1165 - Did anyone actually buy Deluxe Galaga from a shop on release? i realize now that i haven't ever seen a box for it? i wonder if there ever was one?
Shareware, means people could play a free version obtained from either PD libraries or magazine covers, then send the author money to unlock the full game if they wanted to. So he would have received the money directly for sales.
It is such a shame. The best versions of Pacman and Galaga were his IMO, and we will never see the updated versions he was planning.
I always wondered what the disk would have looked like, that's a humble beginning for such a great game with a lot of history. I have been told that EMV have been aprroached by a game dev/s to attempt to finish the new warbade mk 2 - all of his code could be used to finish his games IF EMV trust and have the rights to release it to a team that would hadle the code well and do the job right. I imagine his family will be concentrating on other things at this moment in time but in the future we may see these games?
I will keep everyone posted if i find anything out in the future. I'm sad to see this road of game development end, i have a planet rank in Warblade and really do love this game.