In Memoriam: Amy Howard Wilson

Two weeks ago we lost Amy Howard Wilson, voice of Nova from Star Blazers and convention mainstay for many years. When she told me she had been a contestant on The $10,000 Pyramid back in the seventies, I told her I would love to make an anime convention version of Pyramid for her to play as a celebrity guest. She loved the idea, and I would debut The ¥25,000 Pyramid in 2003 at Anime Weekend Atlanta alongside Bruce Lewis, who we’ve also sadly lost.

I don’t have much video from back then, but I do have an episode of Match Game and an episode of Pyramid from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012. I will share them here as a way to remember Amy doing what she loved, entertaining fans worldwide. Amy will be missed.

Amy Howard Wilson on Pyramid at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012
Amy Howard Wilson on Match Game at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012

Adobe Flash is dead. Long live Adobe Flash!

Hope everyone is staying safe. Wanted to give you an update in case you’ve been wondering how the “end of life” for Adobe Flash affects the software I create and that is still available for sale. For those who don’t know, as of January 12th Adobe, Windows and all web browsers have disabled Flash with a “kill code” that renders all .swf files unplayable in updated Flash players.

Long story short, I’ve started including a standalone Flash player of the same vintage as the 2003 compiler I use to make the software. It’s unaffected by the “kill code” and still runs my software just fine. No guarantee it will work on anything made with Flash software of a newer vintage, but it runs all of mine with no problem.

If you have previously purchased software from me and would like the player, please contact me at jgwicker at gmail dot com and I will make it available for you.

I am also in the process of making all my Etsy software also available on eBay in physical form, shipped on a thumb drive that includes the Flash player.

Thanks as always!

Happy New Year!

As much of a dumpster fire as 2020 was, I can find some things to be grateful for:

I successfully had my lipoma removed. I feel and look so much better without that NERF football stuck in the back of my neck.

Despite the impending heat death of Adobe Flash, I still had a fairly robust year of software sales, keeping things going financially.

Another completed year of sobriety. It still seems unreal that I haven’t taken a drink of alcohol in over two years.

I didn’t participate in any significant amount of drama…sobriety is likely a huge component of that.

My family has avoided COVID-19. We lost a couple of friends to complications related to the pandemic, but all of us will have emerged unscathed this year.

And most importantly, I have a close group of friends and family who are still around, still supportive, and who still mean more to me than just about anything else.Thanks as always. See you in 2021.

How to support Greggo’s Game Shows

Hi guys!

I haven’t mentioned this in a very long while but it’s still a thing that exists, so I’ll throw it out there…if you’ve ever had an inclination to support Greggo’s Game Shows, I do have a Ko-Fi account that you can find here:

Obviously considering everything that’s happened and considering the world right now I don’t expect a thing from this, but any and all support is definitely appreciated.

Have a great week!

New software: Range Game

Hi there!

I’m in the process of working on more pricing games for The Price is Right software, but things are going slowly, so I’ve decided to add them “a la carte” for now as they’re finished. Range Game is available now! Here’s a link to it in the Etsy shop:

As more games are available they’ll be added one by one, with “Pricing Game Pack 2” available once six are finished. But you can play Range Game in your game now! Thanks and enjoy!