Phone Box Thursday: Temple, Temple

Odd title I know. The street name is Temple, and so is the village name. Mum and Dad drove through it on their road trip the other week.

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Red phone box, Temple, Temple, 16th April 2021.

(Coordinates 55°81’54.0″N, 3°09’15.1″W.)

It was hard to find an angle on Street View where the image wasn’t doing the weird ‘turn all the red things green’ effect that it sometimes does!

This one still has a phone in. Nice to see!

Phone Box Thursday: Main Street, Carrington

I can finally do some phone box logging again! The relaxation of restrictions in Scotland has meant that Mum and Dad have been out and about for the first time in months and have found me some more phone boxes, which will feature over the next few weeks.

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Red phone box, Main Street, Carrington, 16th April 2021.

(Coordinates 55°83’33.8″N, 3°08’90.7″W.)

Always great to see an adapted defibrillator box. Lovely location too.

More from Scotland next week!

Phone Box Thursday: Edinburgh Revisit #4

Dad sent me a picture of one of the Grassmarket phone boxes he’d taken while out on a walk around Edinburgh recently. I miss Edinburgh so much and can’t wait to go back once we’re allowed to travel up again! I first logged this phone box here (now updated) and am happy to see it’s still thriving.

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Red phone box, Grassmarket. Edinburgh, 9th April 2021.

Thinking wistfully of a visit home.

Phone Box Thursday: Barry Basic and the Quick Escape

Thursday phone box post pulling double duty today, as I’m featuring the phone box from my latest text adventure game, Barry Basic and the Quick Escape (released yesterday – click the link to play)!

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An essential part of an early puzzle!

I can’t believe it’s taken me so many games to get round to featuring a phone box! Mind you, the first game I ever created in Adventuron (abandoned when mostly complete and still unreleased… but I’ll finish it one day!) has one in. This is the first example in a finished and released game!

I might put one in every game now 🙂

Phone Box Thursday: Edinburgh Revisit #1

Mum took a few phone box photos for me in central Edinburgh last year. I had already logged most of these boxes but it’s nice to be able to post an update!

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Red phone boxes, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, 30th September 2020.

These are the two boxes on George IV Bridge, between the two big Edinburgh libraries (Central Lending Library and National Library of Scotland). I originally photographed them in 2016 and have now updated the 2018 post.

I expect there’ll be a few more Edinburgh revisits in the next few weeks while I continue to hunt for the next Doctor Who example.

Phone Box Thursday: Pixel Planning

Yes, I’m still searching for the next Doctor Who red phone box. I’ve got plenty of other phone box-related stuff to talk about in the meantime though!

There’s a new Adventuron jam on and my planned game FINALLY features a phone box. Pretty much all of my games have been planned to feature a phone box but I’ve had to cut it for space and time reasons. This time it’s actually happening.

I’m not doing pixel art for this particular game – I’m going to be using a different style. Still, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ‘plan out’ my featured phone box through the medium of pixels.

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Pixel phone box! With no phone inside as that would have spoilt the simplicity of the image. The box is a standard K6 – I might have a go at a K2 sometime soon.

Within the month, I should be able to share the final phone box image with you! Need to block out some time to get those graphics done…