Tess (BBC B/B+/Master 128) - Everygamegoing.com

Tess (1983) (BBC B/B+/Master 128, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: H&H

Genre: Game

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
BBC B/B+/Master 128

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))

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Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Apr 1983
Original Release Price: £9.95
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Black
Author(s): -

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"After a time the instructions become second nature and the pleasure of creating the tessellations takes over." (Read Full Review)
... The Micro User

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Download What It Contains
A digital version of Tess suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))


Tess | Features | Equipment Needed | Loading


This is a completely different kind of program; one to let your imagination go. Starting with a square you can draw an endless variety of designs on the screen. While you are creating your shape, the computer makes sure it will tesselate. This means that the shape will fit together with copies of itself, without leaving any gaps. At any point you can tell the computer to tesselate. The screen is then filled with many copies of your design, in the pattern, colours and size of your choice. You can alter any of these or even get back to the shape to make further modifications. It's possible to animate your drawings and fill the screen with lively characters.


  1. Fine and coarse pencils for varying thickness of lines
  2. Full range of colours
  3. A shape can be saved
  4. The size of the shape can be altered
  5. Comprehensive instructions and an animated example on the tape
  6. Simple controls using the red keys
  7. A self-adhesive label is provided to make the red keys
  8. ESCAPE for menu
  9. This program is stored on both sides of the cassette. Side 2 at 300 baud.

Equipment Needed

  1. BBC Model B
  2. Audio cassette player
  3. Domestic TV or monitor



In about two minutes, the menu is displayed.

Hold SHIFT and tap BREAK to boot

Tess is Item ID 60570 in our database. Last modified on Friday 24th May 2019 at 06:41:20 AM.

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