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#1 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 5:27 PM

I'm putting together a multi mini game cart with a Mars theme.

MarsMinisTitlePage.gif

The cart will have four mini games :-

Caverns
MarsMinis_Caverns.gif mars_minis_caverns_07_05_13.gif <---- Click to animate

The object of the game is to guide your spacecraft along the Mars cavern avoiding the walls and obstacles in your path.

The scrolling is smooth in the real game its just the gifeo making it look choppy :(.

Its very loosely based on SFCave. For those unfamiliar with the game genre it only uses one button. Yep! One!!! When you press the button you apply upward thrust to your ship. The longer you press down on the button the more thrust you apply. To fall, you stop pressing the button and gravity takes over.

Descent
MarsMinis_Descent.gif MarsMinisDescentMediumDifficulty.gif <---- Click to animate

Your mission is to land your ship in the designated place on the surface of Mars. You control the ship's main and side thrusters and only have a limited amount of fuel to complete the mission.

Menace
MarsMinis_Menace.gif mars_minis_menace_31_05_13.gif <---- Click to animate

Your mission is to defend Earth from the oncoming Martian invasion.

Defense
MarsMinis_Defense.gif MarsMinisDefense.gif <---- Click to animate

Your mission is to defend the planetary defense space station from the incoming Martian attack waves. The game borrows heavily from Jeff Minter's Laser Zone game on the VIC-20.

Games are chosen from the built in menu (not played consecutively) :-
MarsMinisMenu_08_11_15.gif <---- Click to animate

The menu is a work in progress. It'll display your stats on all the mini games and perhaps some kind of Decathlon style scoring system.

Both Descent and Caverns have a procedurally generated fractal landscape and any obstacles are placed randomly in the scene. Hopefully, this keeps the replay value up because the games are different every time you play.

To add to the challenge the final games will each have several difficulty settings too.

Teaser ROM #1 (02/06/13)
The ROM has been tested on the following :-
PAL - Tested using CC3.
jzintv - Works as expected.
Nostalgia v5.0 - Works but scrolling is very jerky.
Bliss v2.0.5 - Works as expected.

The game has speech but no music or sound effects.
Attached File  mars_minis_teaser_rom#1.rom   10.06KB   280 downloads

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#2 JasonlikesINTV ONLINE  

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 5:43 PM

Neat! Except for the part about there not being boxes, manuals, and overlays :-D

Edited by JasonlikesINTV, Tue May 7, 2013 5:44 PM.


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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 6:01 PM

And how do I pre order?? Just send you a pm?? :)

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 6:04 PM

And how do I pre order?? Just send you a pm?? :)


Yep!

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 6:24 PM

Once again I'm in! What a pleasant surprise!

#6 Rev OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 6:26 PM

Yeah, Im in...as if you even had to ask.

When do we make payment?

Is there a order limit?

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 6:28 PM

No order limit. I forgot about adding that so I'll edit the 1st post now.

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 7:07 PM

Damn, thats awesome. The first game reminds me to Superfly on the Jaguar. I'll order one copy, but I send you the PM at the end of the month (salary time). Thank you for another great game (collection) :)

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 7:25 PM

I hope its no problem for you Groovy, I spread the word again and shared the news with the community of nexgam :) I know the Inty-fanbase is small there, but I am working to fix that problem: http://forum.nexgam....0938&highlight=

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 8:04 PM

The first game reminds me to Superfly on the Jaguar


Seems only fair given Rocketeer! ;)

You know, GB, the Inty doesn't have a Downfall yet.......

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Posted Tue May 7, 2013 8:29 PM

Great! I'm going to send a pm to pre-order in early June.

I would like to confirm KillBotz' pre-order didn't start. I don't remember reading about KillBotz' price or if we already can pre-order KillBotz.

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BTW, mars mini games reminded me of Escape the Mind Master's mini games. I wonder if it's a good idea to add a final score like that game...

#12 GroovyBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 3:19 AM

Damn, thats awesome. The first game reminds me to Superfly on the Jaguar.


Thanks for the compliment. Yep! Its the same style as SuperFly DX on the jag. However, Caverns is just the bare essentials of the game which makes it a mini (or micro :lol:) version when compared to Reboot's title.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 3:20 AM

I spread the word again and shared the news with the community of nexgam :)


:cool: Thanks for doing that.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 3:22 AM

Seems only fair given Rocketeer! ;)


:lol:

You know, GB, the Inty doesn't have a Downfall yet.......


True! Maybe I could Marsify it? Downfall has randomly placed platforms which would fit in with the coding theme I've got going on.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 3:24 AM

I would like to confirm KillBotz' pre-order didn't start. I don't remember reading about KillBotz' price or if we already can pre-order KillBotz.


Don't worry, you haven't missed anything. I'll still be updating the KillBotz! thread with news on the game until its pre-order opens.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 4:08 AM

I want a copy. How do we pre-order?

-dZ.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 4:14 AM

I am interested in pre-ordering this game.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 4:16 AM

I want a copy. How do we pre-order?


Drop me a PM.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 10:07 AM

I'm in for one. Did you ship out Rocketeer yet?

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 10:11 AM

Did you ship out Rocketeer yet?


No, not yet. Still some finishing touches to add.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 11:48 AM

pm just sent. first game is similar to this flash game that I wasted many hrs on :)

http://www.helicoptergame.net/

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 12:12 PM

pm just sent. first game is similar to this flash game that I wasted many hrs on :)

http://www.helicoptergame.net/


Yep! Except the Inty version doesn't have the scrolling issue on the left of its screen and has pixel perfect collision detection :lol:.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 12:22 PM

Put me down for a copy!

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 4:47 PM

Maybe a mini zombie-killer game :D

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Posted Wed May 8, 2013 5:02 PM

Maybe a mini zombie-killer game :D


:lol: You never know ;).





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