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The letter e.

Posted by atari2600land, 26 March 2015 · 16 views

I don't like the letter e. It looks like an upside down lowercase a. Perhaps I should hate the letter a because it looks like an upside down lowercase e. I also don't like the letter e because I'm trying to write a novel without it. I doubt it will ever get published though, even though it has a novelty gimmick of not once having the letter e in it. How d...

Castle of Doom

Posted by atari2600land, 25 March 2015 · 48 views

For some reason or another, I quit working on this game. Which seems a shame, since I really like it. But it's hard getting back into it since I need to refamiliarize myself with the code again. For example, the playfields are screwily coded. I think this was so I could get the most rooms out of the space I had in bank 2, but, again, I don't understand ho...

Captain Bruce update

Posted by atari2600land, 23 March 2015 · 60 views

I have finally decided to get my rear to it and make and sell the game. This might be a one-player game. If not, then I'll fall back on the two-player idea I originally had. I made a prototype mini score log to keep track of scores. I doubt I will ever get an Odyssey 1 to test game ideas on. So anyway, what's left to do is go get the overlays made. I will...

A hill of beans

Posted by atari2600land, 23 March 2015 · 50 views

I worked some more on Jack last night. Basically what I did was put in the bean. It was a lot of trouble as I couldn't find an unused part to put it in, so what I had to do was remake the sprite as Jack and the bean combined then only display the Jack part or the bean part. That worked. The bean is really small, so I was having trouble with it. I also put...

Troll routes

Posted by atari2600land, 22 March 2015 · 84 views

So I started work on the PlayStation game I'm making again. Jack and the Beanstalk. You know, the silent one :(. Anyway, I tried to make the troll chase after Jack, but it looked bad, so I tried to make the troll bump into the trees and not go through them like Jack does. I must have spent four hours trying before I decided it was useless and gave up. Ins...

Expecting two packages

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 19 March 2015 · 97 views

So I just bought two Pokemon Mini games. One is Tetris, and the other is Zany Cards. I bought Tetris because I love Tetris, although I think it also has something to do with collecting Pokemon, I'm not sure. The other is a couple of card games in one cart. I like Klondike Solitaire, so this will also be interesting to find out what it does. So while the g...

I will never get a complete Pokemon Mini collection.

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 18 March 2015 · 100 views

Looking on eBay, I see Togepi's Great Adventure, and it is selling for $999. Sadly unattainable. Even though I love my Pokemon Mini, there are limits to how much I can spend on one game. And that limit is about $960 more than I care to get one game for. And it's sad that it is that expensive because it looks like it is a good game. Oh well, at least I hav...

2 months, 5 minutes

Posted by atari2600land, 17 March 2015 · 107 views

So I started work on the Celery Show on January 19. Here it is almost 2 months later, and I'm five minutes into the episode. If I keep going at my current rate, I will be done with the episode sometime late next month. I would like it to be about 7 and a half minutes long. I originally aimed for 11 minutes, but decided I couldn't do that because of the si...

In a desert with no horse & no name...

Posted by atari2600land, 16 March 2015 · 77 views

I figured it was time to work on the Celery Movie again. Last time we left Mr. Celery, he had crash landed at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. He actually crashed into one. Well, now Mr. Celery is inside the pyramid. He looks for a way out and finally does. Then as we leave him this time, he had just entered the lonely deserts of Egypt. How will he survive?...

Halloween in March

Posted by atari2600land, 15 March 2015 · 89 views

I'm in the middle of a windstorm. The front door blew open. The cat didn't know. Which is good because she's an indoor cat. I don't get why people like to let their cat outside. Anyway, this horrid windstorm reminds me of the type of weather we have in the fall. And then we had no snow this winter. I have a fair-sized jack-o-lantern collection. Most of th...

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