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Candy Catcher Pre-order! Limited Text Label Version and CIB Version!

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#1 disjaukifa OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 4:24 PM

Hey Guys,

I decided to see if I could design, program and release an Atari 2600 game before halloween that had a halloween theme to it. The game is called Candy Catcher. The game is going to have two versions release, a text label cartridge which will be a limited numbered release that will cost $20 shipped in the US. This release is now soldout.

A cartridge with manual and box which is going to cost $35 shipped in the US. This version is not numbered or limited, the list below for 50 is the amount of materials I have at the moment. If there is enough interest, more can be ordered!

After the first 50 CIB version sells out that is going to be all for a while. I'll start a wait list but I want to get all of the orders that have been requested finished and processed first. This game has gotten a much larger and wonderful reception than I thought would happen which I'm eternally grateful for! I'm single person doing this by myself and honestly I'm going to need a little break.

Please note there is going to be a delay on shipping the Cartridge, Manual and Box release as I do not have any of that stuff made yet.

The game was programmed in batari basic and is only 4k. The graphics are a tribute to Berzerk, my personal favorite Atari 2600 game. I started game design on September 27th and started programming the game on September 28th and finished the game on October 9, 13 days from original idea to completion.

For more information about the game please check out my thread which I documented its short development life: Candy Catcher (2600) a small game for the Halloween season!

And here are some screenshots of the game being played:

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Finally here is the current release candidate build.

Note: You have permission to use this program with emulators and on a real Atari using a Harmony cartridge or similar device. Please do not include any version of this program in collections and please don't put it on cartridge without first getting my permission.

Candy Catcher Final Build:

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Posted Image Candy_Catcher_Final_PAL50.a26 4K 1 downloads

Text Label Limited Numbered Release - $20 - This version is now soldout.

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1. Disjaukifa #1
2. DJT #2 [Autographed] Shipped
3. Brian O. #3 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
4. toymailman #4 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
5. NML32 #5 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
6. Gorfy #6 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
7. Necron99 #7 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
8. Austin #8 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
9. thexder #9 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
10. gorfcadet #10 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
11. Chris Leach (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
12. Andre81 #12 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
13. toiletunes #13 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
14. ianoid #14 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
15. BenG76 #15 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
16. jeffgamer (Paid) Shipped
17. Wonder007 (Paid) #17 Shipped
18. labrat #18 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
19. UberArcade (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
20. Mark T (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
21. newtype5 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
22. cowprintdog #22 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
23. atarinut76 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
24. Marc Oberhäuser (Paid) Shipped
25. cmart604 (Paid) #25 Shipped
26. bennybingo (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
27. Frostbite Bailey (Paid) Shipped
28. Wonder007 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
29. cvga (Paid) Shipped
30. Rick Weis (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
31. HatNJ (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
32. TrekMD (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
33. captmorgandrinker (Paid) Shipped
34. jetset (Paid) Shipped
35. mhodgeshvs (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
36. scmor92 (Paid)
37. wiicrew (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
38. ntavio (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
39. rolenta (Paid)
40. Smada Bez #40 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
41. Darrin9999 #41 (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
42. swlovinist (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
43. Reserved
44. CPUWIZ (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped
45. Albert (Paid) [Autographed] Shipped

Cartridge, Manual and Box Release - $35
Estimated shipping date is mid November.

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1. Disjaukifa
2. bennybingo (Paid) Shipped
3. TrekMD (Paid) Shipped
4. Andre81 (Paid) Shipped
5. jeffgamer (Paid) Shipped
6. Rick Weis (Paid) Shipped
7. cmart604 (Paid) I
8. Cebus Capucinis (Paid) Shipped
9. NML32 (Paid) Shipped
10. atarinut76 (Paid) Shipped
11. Wonder007 (Paid) Shipped
12. Brian O. (Paid) Shipped
13. ianoid (Paid) Shipped
14. the.golden.ax
15. Gateway (Paid) Shipped
16. Marc Oberhäuser (Paid)
17. Chris Leach (Paid) Shipped
18. FABombJoy (Paid) Shipped
19. BenG76 (Paid) Shipped
20. ntavio (Paid) Shipped
21. black dog (Paid) Shipped
22. phaxda (Paid)
23. thexder (Paid) Shipped
24. Darrin9999 (Paid) Shipped
25. UberArcade (Paid) Shipped
26. ManCaveArcade (Paid) Shipped
27. bfstats (Paid) Shipped
28. allhallowseve2000 (Paid) Shipped
29. nukeshed (Paid) I
30. Madaracs (Paid) Shipped
31. Frostbite Bailey (Paid) Shipped
32. DeusExMachina (Paid) Shipped
33. ElvisAtari (Paid) Shipped
34. zodiacprime (Paid) shipped
35. cowprintdog (Paid) I
36. cvga (Paid) Shipped
37. Parrothead (Paid) Shipped
38. Adrian (Paid) Shipped
39. tremoloman2006 (Paid) shipped
40. toymailman (Paid) Shipped
41. LongTimeLurker (Paid) Shipped
42. Osmeroid {PAL}
43. fsuinnc (Paid) Shipped
44. Mark T. (Paid) Shipped
45. Godzilla (Paid) Shipped
46. Godzilla (Paid) Shipped
47. duncantoml (Paid) Shipped
48. Ledzep (Paid) Shipped

Loose Cartridge - Brian O. Label ~ $20


1. Andre81 {PAL} *Pending Testing of PAL Binary
2. Atari Dogs
3. guste
4. Galactus (Paid)
5. IntellivisionDude (Paid) Shipped

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the game.

*More Information*
  • All the PCBs and eproms are being supplied by CPUWIZ
  • All the game labels are being printed and made by our fearless leader Albert!
  • I want to also thank DJT for help with the limited edition label design, he and I IMed each other for a couple hours one day with various designs for the labels!
  • The CIB release is going to be delayed on being release because of time to get the boxes created and supplies for the cartridges, tentatively now it looks like it will be 3 ~ 4 weeks.
  • I want to thank Brian O. for what will be the standard label and box design.
  • The numbers are going to start at #2 because I'm keeping #1 for myself. Its been a life long dream to design, program and release a video game for a real console, so this cart is going to be mine as its one of my life dreams I'm getting to check off!

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Edited by disjaukifa, Wed May 30, 2012 3:07 PM.

#2 toiletunes OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 4:46 PM

Just tried this w/Stella...

1: Thanks for making the .bin available
2: What Fun! I had a good laugh, enjoying the sounds and visuals, and all-around fun
3: $20 Shipped is an excellent price
4: There aren't enough Halloween games out there, so thanks, and...
5: Sign me up, funds are ready to go!

#3 ianoid OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 5:31 PM

I'll take one as well. I suggest you number them, it just has more draw that way, even if you don't limit the run outright. PM me with payment details.




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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 5:37 PM

I'll take one. PM sent.

#5 Gorfy OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 5:59 PM

I'll buy one (if I still have $20 in my bank account when payment time comes around!) I'll send you a PM.........

#6 Necron99 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 6:17 PM

Put me down for one too!

#7 Austin ONLINE  



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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 6:19 PM

Assuming this is the thread where people show interest for the cart version, add me to the list if slots are still open. :)

#8 BenG76 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 6:29 PM

I would like number 15 if possible.

#9 disjaukifa OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 6:32 PM

Hey Guys,

Thank you for all the responses! I'll PM everyone latter tonight with more details and update this post as well!


#10 toymailman OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 6:40 PM

Count me in for one. :-)

#11 toiletunes OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:02 PM

Not a big thing, but if you're doing numbers, I would like 13 (if available).

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:03 PM

pm sent! Looks very cool! I would like number 10 or 25 if that is ok.

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 7:13 PM

PM Sent! Looks great!

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 8:16 PM

pm incoming

#15 Andre81 OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 8:42 PM

I take number 12.

#16 disjaukifa OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 10:04 PM

Hey Guys,

I think I have answered everyone's PMs, if not please send me another one and I will get back with you asap!

I had to make one minor tweak to the game that I noticed tonight in testing, it seemed I had a bug with controlling which side of the screen the robot appeared on, on my hardware at least it was almost always the right side. I've put in a fix for this and now I think the game is completely done. I'm down to 14 bytes left. To give you an idea of how little space that is, I had 4096 bytes (aka 4 kilobytes) to program this game in and I've gotten it done with only 14 bytes to spare!

I've posted the new binary in my first post! Feel free to download it and try it out!


#17 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 10:19 PM

YEAH! Count me in! :thumbsup: :)

#18 jeffgamer OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 10:38 PM

Please put me down for one, too! PM sent. :-)

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 10:43 PM

I am interested in one too please.


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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2011 10:54 PM

Count me in for one.

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:40 AM

put me down for one too!!!! thanks

#22 phaxda OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:18 AM

In for one!

#23 Marc Oberhäuser OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:13 AM

1 for me:)

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:36 AM

I'd like one!

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Posted Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:08 AM

It looks like #25 is still available, I'll take if it is. :)

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