About Us

Binary Star Software is Chris Malcolm, a professional software developer based in Glasgow, Scotland. A Vectrex owner since around 2004, I finally got around to programming games for it as a hobby in 2012 and haven’t stopped since 🙂

As I’ve had a couple requests for one, a link for donations can be found here : paypal.me/BinaryStarSoftware

Thanks for your support!


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  1. Please let me know when The games can be purchased on cartridge. I plan to use PayPal. I am located in the USA.

      1. NOX/Death Chase will be available ‘soon’ (hopefully before the end of the year). Unfotunately we have been patiently waiting on the overlays being produced since February! (Lots of problems getting the correct colours). There is no preorder list. Once the games are ready to ship, it will be announced on the subscriber email and on this website.

        1. Thank you for the update! Ian mentioned the color issues to me regarding the overlays. Waiting on the Yasi overlay as well.

        2. Just discovered your site/game. Absolutely stoked to play death race on vectrex. I helped port it to the 2600 but never got around to releasing it because the liscense holder wanted way too much. That being said I’d love to buy one once you go through pre orders. If you can add me to a list or something that’d be great.

  2. 2-3 months hehe! A little too conservative an estimate there! Busy year 😉 Aside from the Xmas Cart, two releases will be available early 2015.

    1. It could be possible, there are a few way to go about this but it’s not a project I’d be interested in. Animated (vector) images are no problem. Raster/’Sprite’ images can be displayed but this seriously limits what can be done on screen. I think a game of this type would be better designed from scartch, playing to the Vectrex strengths, rather than slavishly trying to recreate DOOM or Wolfenstein on the hardware. Otherwise, I doubt it could be done very well without an additional FPU or other processor doing all the grunt work.

    1. If you are asking how you sign up to the newsletter/mailing list, just check the box at the bottom of the page and enter your email address,

  3. Hello! Sorry to post this here, I didn’t see another form of contact. I bought the Christmas 2014 cart from the original owner. It appears the USB port no longer works, as the tree works when plugged into my computer. I’m guessing it was damaged in transit. Any chance I could send it to you for repair?

    1. I’m afraid ROM downloads are not planned at the moment. NOX and Death Chase will be available soon on cartridge only in a run of 100.

  4. Please add me to your newsletter. I am interested in your future game release along with Light Gun cable if you have make them available. Thanks, Jon

  5. Sing me up too! Very interested to hear news ´bout future releases and waiting for the NOX/Death Chase… Keep up the good work!

  6. just grabbing your free stuff and signing up for the mailing list… i was hoping to make it to Revival but my car has other ideas…
    keep up the good work chaps…

  7. Sign me up so i can buy 500 copies of my own game and clime the home brew charts.. there is such a thing, right?

  8. Ok so is THIS is where I sign up 🙂 …..

    interested in my first Homebrew for Vectrex 😉 Death Chase, there’s a Death Race cab a little over an hour drive for me @ Funspot \o/

  9. Hi Chris,

    I would like to get all 3 new and amazing Games!

    I would buy NOX, Death Case and Space Launcher, please


  10. Was excited to receive my games today, unfortunately it appears some one along the way decided to jump up and down on the box. Is there any way to replace the Nox/Deathchase box? Also Galaxy Wars/Space Launcher is coming to the title screen and resetting or shutting down my Vectrex. Help!!! Still excited about your products though, Thanks.

    1. It will happen as soon as we receive the next batch of overlays. Hopefully not too much longer now, the job has been with the printers for the last couple months.

    1. Hi Peter,

      I’m afraid we have not been sending any email acknowledgements (other than those paypal sends) but I can give you a status update. The second run of overlays is being printed this week so will be in our hands soon. Once we receive the overlays, the second batch of Nox/DCs will be sent out. I will inform everyone on the mailing list of this as soon as they are available again. Apologies for the delay but unfortunately we have been waiting since August for our overlay order to be fulfilled.

  11. Hi BinaryStar,

    I’m trying to connect with you about some Vectrex work I’d like to commission. Is that something you do / would be interested in?

    Please let me know. Thanks.

  12. Will the Death Chase/Nox cart be re- run?
    Just got a Vectrex and discovered this site would love to get a copy. Signing up for the newsletter.

  13. All your games are a nice addition to the Vectrex library. I found out about your site a little late but will keep an eye out for future releases.

  14. Very interesting! I only found this page because I was looking for someone in Scotland to help me repair a pair of Vectrexes. Now I know there are new games, I want to repair them even more! Any advice on who could help me would be most appreciated by the way ☺

    1. Hi Steve, I’ve had one of my Vectrex units fixed locally by a tv repair man in the past. Where are you based? The guy I used is here : https://ihnenelectronics.co.uk/ Otherwise, I’d scout for oldschool tv repair people in your area. You could always ask for help on UK arcade forums such as jammaplus.co.uk or ukvac.com.

      You may also be able to find people to help repair on the Vector Gaming Forums http://vectorgaming.proboards.com/board/20 , Atariage http://atariage.com/forums/forum/182-vectrex/ or the FaceBook Group “Vectrex Fans Unite”. I hope that helps restoring your Vectrex to it’s former glory 🙂

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