Pleased to meet you. My name is Simon Burford.

Back in the 80s, I started out my journey in programming by producing a series of text adventures - first for the TI99/4a home computer, and then for PC - back in the days when Scott Adams and Infocom were rulers of the text based universe and desalinating salt from seawater during a storm was obviously the only way to pursuade a volcano based bear not to eat you. Logic was often out of town in those days.

I was working on my first actual solid state module for the TI when Texas Instruments decided that home computers weren't for them any more and threw in the towel. From there, I moved into database software development and systems design before becoming a SciFi and travel writer ( but a large part of my heart has always been back there where I left it, frozen in time on a Savage Island, and I believe that now is the time to retrieve it. Those of you who were around at the time might even have a clue what that means.

The concept work has been done in my spare time, but I'd really like to now dedicate as much time as possible to all facets of the Rewind Project in order that it sees the light of day before the dystopian future depicted within actually comes to pass and the whole thing becomes a documentary. I also intend to create a complete soundtrack and all new graphics and illustrations for the software version, as well as developing several mini games within the adventure

But that's not the whole story. By giving the Rewind project my full attention, I'll be able to produce episodes 2 and 3 of the book trilogy, follow-up games based upon them, and other advanced Interactive Fiction projects for the community. Comic book? Movie? Who knows - the protective dome in the sky is the limit... I might even learn that you're not supposed to start sentences with words like 'but'.

Remember to check out my other projects and shop here, where you can buy not only Rewind merchandise, but also my travel books - all of which help to pay the bills and keep the Rewind Project alive - and if you happen to be best friends with Mr Big at Massive Pictures, please mention the project to him while telling him what a lovely person I am to work with. Also do try to stop by and follow me on my Twitter feeds: @SimonBurford for general updates, @BurfordsWorld for travel photography, or @PaintedRoad for digital art.

Space Artwork Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
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