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BOARD GAME (Development Part 2)

Posted by StanJr, 25 June 2018 · 162 views

So after getting some basic movements down and roughing in some combat, the game started to resemble the game from faded days of yore.  However, the edges were still really rough and I hadn't fully put my finger on what the character stats meant.  Since sometimes the only way ahead is through, I just kept playing very small micro-games with a ru...

BOARD GAME (Development 1)

Posted by StanJr, 04 June 2018 · 154 views

Developing a board game is hard.  I can't even imagine starting from scratch now at my age.  I am extremely fortunate that I did all of the groundwork for this 25 years ago by pulling from AD&D, Hero Quest, NES RPGs and god knows what else.  Even so, developing a board game, even from a good start, is hard.  There's a whole lot of...

BOARD GAME (A Prospectus)

Posted by StanJr, 25 May 2018 · 124 views

Below is the prospectus I wrote up for BOARD GAME to present to my fellow collaborators.  I've got a guy who may do my artwork for me (another old high school buddy, we'll call him Matt), but if he's too busy I'll be shopping an artist.  Again, I'm working from my original basic rules, but I'm tweaking them so that they are more user friendly an...

So I'm making a Board Game...(A History)

Posted by StanJr, 21 May 2018 · 178 views

25 years ago, as will come a shock to all, I was a very geeky, very lonely teen.  I had a few friends of a similar ilk.  Unlikely, I know.  One of those friends, we'll call him Bill, was really good at painting miniatures, like Warhammer and so forth.  He had a wide variety of minis that he hand painted, but the vast majority were fant...

Complete Guide to Tutankham (2600)

Posted by StanJr, 14 May 2015 · 830 views
NOTE:  I am attempting to port over all of my old "Ultimate Strategy Guides" from the old Atarinvader.com site.  The site is archived somewhere deep in the annals of the internet and that is my only resource for retrieval.   I apologize that for right now these will be text only, but I hope to migrate them all over at some point and revital...

Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued, Part 3

Posted by StanJr, 21 April 2014 · 822 views

Now that I have established that there is fertile soil for planting in the Yars' Revenge universe, I'm going to take a minute to give you an overview of my vision for that universe and write a bit about the backdrop against which my (first) story is set.
Being such a fan of the original material, my first goal and my "Prime Directive" if you will,...

Yars' Revenge The Comic Book Continued

Posted by StanJr, 16 April 2014 · 658 views

Last time around, I gave you a peek into the inspiration behind writing a Yars' Revenge comic book that will (likely) never see print.  It's a great writing project and will be a good way to get some practice in, should I ever be so bold as to make a pitch to one of the big comic publishers.  It's also a fun way to merge two of my favorite hobb...

Yars' Revenge: The Comic Book!

Posted by StanJr, 08 April 2014 · 595 views

As some of you may have heard, I have been toying around with a Yars' Revenge comic book.  I am doing this entirely as a writing exercise to see if I can do it. I am a huge comic book nerd and would LOVE to write comics for real, but as I am not an actual writer, this is more of a dream than something I could actually do.  That said, if I ever...

The Evolution of Platforming Games

Posted by StanJr, 12 April 2013 · 784 views

http://www.electricf...orm-gaming.html I submit for your review, a little piece I wrote on the evolution of platforming games.Thanks for reading.

Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 Wrap-up

Posted by StanJr, 01 February 2013 · 691 views

A big thank you to everyone who has been reading along this month.  You can find the full list of the Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 at the Wrap-Up Party .  You can also check out the game I forgot!I hope you had as much fun with this as I did!

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