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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:39 PM

http://www.baroquega...tree_hugger.htmAtari 2600 programmer Billy Eno has given us word that his next 2600 game, Tree Hugger, is well underway.Tree Hugger will be a multi-screen game with different goals for each screen. The first screen will be titled "Pave the Greenbelt", where your objective is to bulldoze trees and ponds to get up to six lanes of traffic to appear. Other screens include "Spotted Owl Hunting", "Whale Sport", and "Oil Spill". You can find more information about Tree Hugger, as well as an early demo you can download, at the freshly updated Baroque Gaming Homepage.

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:43 PM

A politically incorrect Atari 2600 homebrew. This will be the best thing to hit the home market since Custer's Revenge! ;)

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:46 PM

WOW! An ANTI-Environmental game? Not terribly PC are we? The EPA is going to be ALL OVER this game.

I like the multiple screen/game concept.

Maybe the game should be called "Destroy the Earth!" :D :D :D


From the website:

If you have any complaints about the content, please email me here.


HA! Is your mailbox full yet? :D

Should be an interesting game! :)

Tree Hugger Stan ;)

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:49 PM

Maybe the game should be called "Destroy the Earth!" :D  :D  :D  


Too bad we can't get Bloody Human Freeway released to the public. Someone could hack that cart and replace the man with deer; then we could have yet ANOTHER politically incorrect game: ROADKILL!!

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:50 PM

:D Ha HA! That's great. I'll be certain to pick one up!

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 2:03 PM

LOL :D

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:02 PM

I welcome the new game .. but did you read on his site that the Sniper game will be incorporated as a level into the Tree Hugger game. Does this mean that Sniper will not be a lightgun game? :sad:

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:20 PM

Heh heh heh, looks like a good one!

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:56 PM

Outragious, Contemptuous, and Hilarious ! I am a tree hugger, but certainly will enjoy this game ! :D

Anyword if Mondo Pong is going to be an Atariage Offering ? :roll:

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:00 PM

I am going to be the opposition on this one. I for one am horrified at the idea of this game. The paving roads bit doesn't bother me that much..but the spotted owl hunting and the sniper bit on whales down right pisses me off! :x Sorry Billy but I will not be purchasing this game. And I am not going to say anything more on this. I am offended by the idea and that is my opinion.

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:05 PM

I think it's all in good fun, and I'm excited to get it... :-)

After all, in splinter cell you interrogate people in a choke hold and then put a cap in their head. I don't condone that anymore than killing whales, but it's fun to play none-the-less.

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:20 PM

yeah, I'm going with its meant to be fun and a video game. Now if he had a kill the earth video game and used the proceeds to fund terroism or big tobacco (what's the difference ;) ), then I wouldn't be interested in buying. But sometimes it's fun to play as the bad guy, my favorite is being a dark Jedi in Jedi Knight II, running around and choking people to death with my force powers, now try explaining that to my mom :D

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:28 PM

What is next ! Crack House King or Drug Lord ! Then again I have played and Axis power in Return To Castle Wolfenstein and I hate Nazis, I am undecided on this one. :|

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:31 PM

There was a game like that available for DOS a long time ago :-) you had to kidnap children and sell them for money :-) as well as rob banks, and sell drugs...

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:40 PM

Gaming has a history of being politiocally incorrect - Custer's Revenge, Leisure Suit Larry, just to name a famous few. In the future Tree Hugger, Crack House Whore, ....

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 5:17 PM

Billy Eno is my hero now, just for having the balls to make a game like this. :D

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 5:26 PM

Looks cool.For those that oppose this game, at least one can destroy the earth on the TV screen and not in reality.And if you really oppose it,then go find a cave to freeze in,where you would not use any natural resources at all(not for long anyway).Gaming is not reality;it's just simple fun.

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:39 PM

From the website:

If you have any complaints about the content, please email me here.


HA! Is your mailbox full yet? :D

Should be an interesting game! :)

Tree Hugger Stan ;)


Just for grins, follow that link....

-Billy

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:42 PM

I welcome the new game .. but did you read on his site that the Sniper game will be incorporated as a level into the Tree Hugger game.    Does this mean that Sniper will not be a lightgun game?   :sad:  

Rob Mitchell, Atlanta, GA


I haven't completely given up on it as a light gun game. The light gun concept is cool, but to really be effective, I figured it would have to follow where you are pointing the gun. It may not be possible given the limitations of the hardware. But, I do hope to return to some sort of light gun game.

-Billy

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:46 PM

I am going to be the opposition on this one.  I for one am horrified at the idea of this game.  The paving roads bit doesn't bother me that much..but the spotted owl hunting and the sniper bit on whales down right pisses me off! :x   Sorry Billy but I will not be purchasing this game.  And I am not going to say anything more on this.  I am offended by the idea and that is my opinion.

:thumbsdown:


I can respect your opinion. But the only reason it is funny is that the ideas are really riduculous. I am certainly not an anti-enviromentalist. I just figured it might get featured in the Austin paper when it is done, the Greenbelt is quite a touchy subject around here. Any press being good press...

-Billy

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:05 PM

Freakin' awesome! I'll buy two to help make up for the uptight goobers who end up boycotting you. Here's a song we used to sing - for inspiration....

You don't bludgeon a seal 'cause you want a meal
No you do it 'cause you wanna hear those little suckers squeal
You hit 'em on the head and you do it just for kicks
And you poke out their eyes with you eye-pokin' sticks

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:05 PM

I haven't completely given up on it as a light gun game.  The light gun concept is cool, but to really be effective, I figured it would have to follow where you are pointing the gun.  It may not be possible given the limitations of the hardware.   But, I do hope to return to some sort of light gun game.

-Billy


You mean follow it onscreen? I don't think I've ever seen a light gun game that did that. You might as well buy a $5 laser pointer and mount it on the light gun itself. ;)

If you meant "prevent the player from scoring big by aiming his gun at a lightbulb" like you could do with the first Odyssey game, that's trickier, but there's no reason you couldn't do the Nintendo thing of "blank the screen for one frame except a white square where the target is, sample the gun's input at the beginning of the frame and the end of the frame to make sure it's not seeing light, sample the gun while the white square is displayed and if it's seeing light, record a hit" on the 2600. You just have an alternate kernel for when the trigger's been depressed.

Rob

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:17 PM

I don't relish the thought of having to find a 2600 light gun to play this game... I'd rather it work with standard equipment. Unless you plan to sell Light Guns with it some how.

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:24 PM

id buy 2 as well.. great parody game

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Posted Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:44 PM

WOW!! looks GREAT!!! @billy when do you think the game will be finished?

take care,

Rick




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