Article 14—TTI Dangerous Journeys Flyer (1993)
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I believe that this is the last piece of printed material I ever received from Turbo Technologies Inc., maker of the TurboDuo game system. It’s a flyer announcing the future release of Dangerous Journeys: Necropolis, a Super CD role-playing game based on the paper-and-dice RPG from Dungeons
The curiously worded headline (“Turbo Technologies, Inc. joins GDW, Electronic Arts, JVC, Penguin-ROC in publishing Dangerous Journeys!”) is a bit misleading, probably intentionally so. It seems to suggest that all of these companies were working together on a single video game, when in fact they all had separate licenses to publish Dangerous Journeys products: books (Penguin-ROC), PC games (EA), cartridge games (JVC) and the paper-and-dice game itself (Game Designer’s Workshop). To say that TTI was joining these companies in publishing Dangerous Journeys was the equivalent of saying, “Cap’n Geech’s Shrimp Shack joins McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s in making hamburgers!”
You’re probably wondering why I’ve posted such a poor-quality scan. I’ll admit that it looks like a copy of a fax rescued from the recycling bin, all scuffed and mottled. But the sad fact is that this is the actual flyer distributed to the press, not a third-generation
I had a close relationship with Turbo Technologies, Inc., having worked on the official TurboGrafx-16/TurboDuo magazines TurboPlay and DuoWorld in addition to my regular job at VideoGames magazine. We visited each others’ offices frequently and would occasionally socialize after hours. They were good people. It was sad to see the company fade away the way it did.
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