"The Most Important Event In Jaguar History"
-by Chad Ridgeway
Basic's first. Now this is how I see it-
With T-games starting deciding to launch 4 new
Jaguar games (Towers 2, Breakout 2000, Worms, and Zero 5) and
Wes Powell posting a message about it on Jag INT, the old Jaguar
spirit started to rekindle. Most thought it was rumors, but fortunately,
it was all true and official, and avid Jag fans went wild.
After April '96, when Fight for Life had been
released as the last Jag game, there had been SOOOOO many Jag
plans to get it back on it's feet. From sending sincere mail to
companies to actually BUYING Atari, but without anyone to back
us up, it all went down.
Now to the bright and glorious future, where
T-games came in, and one bright, very enthusiastic soul (or should
I say SOULS) brought a semi-insane, yet prominent idea. A huge
Jag party where we could all hook up Battlesphere and play the
all the Jag games in one huge bunch. Thus, a single spark starting
FIRST ANNUAL JAG TEETH 1997! Which then went
FIRST ANNUAL JAG BASH 1997! Hey, but JAG and
BASH in the same sentence didn't sound so hot. So it eventually
FIRST ANNUAL JAG FEST 1997! And that name stuck.
Back to the person(s) who started it. BNV, as
they call themselves. There were problems with rude people with
insults and other stuff, and BNV sort of passed the responsibility
to Chad. Chad started this Jag Fest page, and tried to take the
responsibility of the entire idea, but soon 3 other brave characters
joined and took it over. Hyperturtle, Kevin Manne, and Wes Powell.
We gotta thank Hyperturtle for hooking up the places, spending
the money, and making the arrangments that made the Jag Fest possible.
Kevin for looking up city information and working closely with
Hyperturtle, and Wes, for making some of the finest art the Fest
may ever see.
Now we got a member of 4-Play coming, stickers,
places and times set, and all KINDS of hype. It's all good.
Well, there are also so many many, many enthusiastic
people who helped out, and too many names to mention, but we thank
you ALL so very much, and hope this spectacular event turns out
great. If you see anything we've missed or got wrong, please e-mail
any of us. Thanks again.
Jag Fest '97, definetly
"The Most Important Event
In Jag History".