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Goby was the first Gameboy emulator for Symbian's EPOC operating system (used by the Psion Series 5). It was written specifically for the Psion 5mx and was a major technical achievement for the underpowerered machine (with an ARM CPU clocked at just 36 Mhz). Goby was also a major innovation, still providing some of the best games available for the platform to this day. The success of the product has been recognised by the awards it has won and the comments it has received from users and reviewers alike (see below).
For several months, trading under the name BacklitGames, I marketed and sold Goby myself. However, upon returning to university for my final year I turned over the software to Proporta (previously PalmTec) who published it for several years.
Now that plenty of time has passed since the commercial release I've made the registration key generator available so that anyone can use Goby freely. Josť Luis Cruz took the initiative of porting the key generator to OPL so that it can be run on an EPOC machine without requiring a Windows PC to hand which is also available to download.
Symbian Developer Competition
Runner-up (i.e. 2nd place) for the Best non-Java game on the Symbian platform, 2000.
Goby v1.1 reviewed (local copy) by PDAGeek.com giving it a massive 5/5 for quality and 5/5 for geekness (apparently this is good!) as well as being made a Geek.com Pick. It reviews version 1.0 with an update for the latest version.
Goby v1.0 reviewed (local copy) by EPOCGamer.com on 18th July 2000 (the day after first release), receiving a 10/10 rating, making BacklitGames only the fourth company to receive an EPOCGamer Gold Award.