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Why is it called Photon Storm?
The name comes from a lesser known Jeff Minter game released for the Atari ST. I thought it was a great game. Very few magazines agreed. Even Jeff himself doesn’t rate it too highly. But it had a wonderful name which I adopted for this site, much to Jeff’s amusement.
The game was a 2D shooter. You viewed your ship from above and flew around with a combination of the mouse and keyboard. The control system was very Geometry Wars in style. Mouse to aim and keyboard to move. It took some getting used to but was well worth the effort. Truly innovative for 1990 and not really repeated again until everyone was using dual analog sticks.
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