While we wouldn't normally discuss educational games at length, we'll always have a soft spot for the Fun School series. Just about everybody growing up in the 80s and 90s was at some point gifted a title from this series in an attempt to teach them a little more extra-curricular activities. Of this memorable series though, one title has been missing in action for two decades now without a single copy known to be in collectors hands. With this in mind, Commodore 64 fans will be pleased to know that Fun School Paint and Create has recently been preserved online and made available to download thanks to GamesThatWerent.com.
Although this very title did indeed make its way on to the Commodore Amiga and PC, many fans of the C64 have been baffled by the existence of this missing title. Despite being reviewed in Commodore Force back in 1993 - receiving an impressive score of 91% - no digital copy had surfaced and nobody had been able to prove that the game existed. In an attempt to find out more behind this elusive and evasive creation, Gamesthatwerent managed to get in touch with the game's original artist and coder, however, neither of these could confirm the whereabouts of their prior work.
Nevertheless the hunt continued and the webmaster behind Gamesthatwerent was soon amazed at what he uncovered. Sitting dormant in an online retro game shop was a copy of the Commodore 64 game waiting to be snapped up. While Gamesthatwerent were unable to identify whether or not this game was mass produced or sold in limited quantities, they have, however, preserved the game and released its code to the retro gaming public.
So should you fancy casting aside your joysticks for one evening, or even engaging your retro gaming youngsters in a spot of extra homework, head on over to Gamesthatwerent for a little extra helping of Fun School.
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