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New Homebrew: Robot Arena by Thomas Sontowski


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#1 cimmerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2016 11:51 PM

I haven't seen this posted already but there's an amazing looking game in the works for the Vectrex called Robot Arena. It looks like a nice mix between a shooter and Robotron 2084. There's been a gameplay video posted of a beta version and an article written about it (in German, use Google Translate): http://www.vectrex.d...-anspruchsvoll/

 

 

I haven't been able to find any more information about the release date or any information/website for the programmer Thomas Sontowski. If anybody has any more updated information on this game, I can't wait to buy a copy!



#2 iesposta OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 9, 2016 11:58 PM

Must buy this!

It was said that the author was on a much-deserved Summer vacation.

I love a game with great chiptune music like this game, and like VeCaves!



#3 lazzeri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:23 AM

That´s amazing! :-o



#4 schuwalker OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:25 AM

Damn, that looks fun!



#5 Oscar G. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:10 AM

It looks fun. Thanks for the heads up... Is there any information about where to get it?



#6 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:03 AM

No, it hasn't been released yet. Hopefully soon.



#7 Jess Ragan ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:11 AM

How the hell are they able to clog the screen with all those enemies and bullets? That's actually really impressive by Vex standards. Collision detection looks like it could use work, though.

#8 KidQuaalude OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:59 AM

There's a lot of optimisation in Thomas' drawing routines. By not using the stock Vectrex BIOS functions you can save quite a significant amount of CPU time. 


Edited by KidQuaalude, Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:00 AM.


#9 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:45 PM

So no idea when this will be released yet?



#10 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 PM

It would be great to be able to buy this! Looks like my favorite game, Robotron 2084. This is a dream come true!  I hope he decides to come back from holiday before the holidays.



#11 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 PM

It would be great to have an update on this one.

#12 cimmerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:29 PM

Found an minor update for Robot Arena, it will included on a new USB Multicart coming out by the same developer Thomas Sontowski. No information yet on whether this will be the only way to get the game or if there will be a stand alone cart/ROM release of the game.

 



#13 Mayhem OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:34 AM

No, there is definitely going to be a standalone release, the delay is because Thomas wants the full box/manual/overlay experience for the game, and that's taking some time apparently.



#14 ledzep OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:08 PM

No, there is definitely going to be a standalone release, the delay is because Thomas wants the full box/manual/overlay experience for the game, and that's taking some time apparently.

 

Well, I'll take done right over done quick any day.



#15 lazzeri OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:31 PM

News on this?






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