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#1 mojofltr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:16 AM

Mine Dig (bB)

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Dig down into the ground to collect diamonds and rescue trapped miners.  Avoid buried mines with the aide of your mine sensor:

Green - No mines within two spaces
Yellow - No mine within one space
Red - You are next to a mine, proceed with caution

Controls:

Reset switch - Reset the game
Fire -  Begin game | Move to next stage
Joystick (4-directions) - Move our hero

Mine Dig has six randomly generated stages:

1. Basic
2. Collapsing Ground
3. Monster - moves randomly, steals diamonds, and buries tunnel
4. Limited Oxygen - pay attention to the air gauge
5. Monster - tracks player, steals diamonds, and buries tunnel
6. In the Dark

Credits:

batari, jwierer, Eliyahu, Random Terrain, RevEng, bogax, Mountain King, CaptainBreakout, KHAN, jnssilva, snjsilva, Del01, anothercollector, Herbalist, Mary, and my students who playtested the game in its earliest stages.

Mine Dig was built with batari Basic using the Visual batari Basic IDE.  It is my first Atari game and, in its current form, only took 26 days to write - to the credit of the fine men and women listed above.

Gameplay video:



ROM:

 

Attached File  Mine Dig 30n.bin   32KB   109 downloads

 

Other games to check out:

Kuru Kuru Tsuchinoko:  http://atariage.com/...uru-tsuchinoko/
Danny:  http://atariage.com/...c/261378-danny/


Edited by mojofltr, Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:09 AM.


#2 JeffIrok OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:35 PM

Nice job!  Thanks!



#3 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:54 PM

Can't wait to try it out. --Thanks!



#4 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:06 AM

Great homebrew. Thank you for that christmas present.  :thumbsup:



#5 Protestari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:34 AM

Thank you :)



#6 CaptainBreakout OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:53 PM

As mojofltr knows, I love this game. I did notice a potential bug today and would like to report it.

 

In the level where the oxygen gauge begins, I notice that the countdown to death seems to be based on the number of moves the player makes rather then actual time.

 

What this means is that if the player is about half-way down the screen and hasn't rescued the miner, the gauge changing color is the mark of death- since there is no way to get the miner and get back up to the entrance in less moves. If I am correct, the oxygen ticks down with each move the player makes, so it doesn't matter how fact you react. When the gauge changes color under those circumstances, death is inevitable, unless I'm missing something.

 

Mojofltr- you think it's possible to make the gauge based on a second-by-second timer, perhaps when it changes yellow the first time? That would make it possible for the player to save themselves and the miner if they acted quickly. What do you think?



#7 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:52 AM

Level Two is finished. :)

 

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#8 mojofltr OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:22 AM

Mojofltr- you think it's possible to make the gauge based on a second-by-second timer, perhaps when it changes yellow the first time? That would make it possible for the player to save themselves and the miner if they acted quickly. What do you think?

 

It is a possibility that I have considered.  Right now, I am re-using the variable and code events that are used to trigger collapse.  Personally, I like the move-based gauge because it requires the player to dig passages to air tanks and then decide whether or not to take the air tank or salvage it for the way back.  I could make it so that it takes more moves for the gauge to depleted... or if the consensus is that the current method is yucky, I will take another look to see if I can find a variable to spare.

 

I like the feedback.  ;-)



#9 CaptainBreakout OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:02 AM

*facepalm* oh man those are AIR TANKS! Oops. I had that feeling I was missing something. OK... that makes a whole lot more sense. 😂 Ummm... maybe never mind? 😉

#10 The Maxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:37 AM

It all looks like Galaga ships to me!  :-o


Edited by The Maxx, Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:55 PM.


#11 Greenfuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 6:36 PM

I didn't see a mine in any of the screens in the video. I assume the possibility of an explosion exists?

#12 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 6:48 PM

I didn't see a mine in any of the screens in the video. I assume the possibility of an explosion exists?

 

You don't see the mine until you hit one. The color indicator red/yellow/green gives you clues where the mines could be.

 

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#13 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2017 8:07 PM

I cannot stop playing this game. Great work!



#14 Cafeman ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:32 AM

Fun game! I just found it today. 



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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:51 AM

Didn't work on Atari Flashback Portable.  Need to try on Harmony.  :D



#16 The Maxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:42 PM

It should work on a Harmony (it does on mine).  I don't think any of my games will work on the FB portable because I am using the bB DPC+ kernel.



#17 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:31 PM

Oh wow.  This is beautiful.  What a brilliantly difficult and fun game.  I can one day soon buy this on a cart for my home consumption, yes, yes?  It's all I can do to clear level 1.  Major love for this one!



#18 The Maxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:53 PM

We plan for the cartridge to be available from the Atariage store. CaptainBreakout, a brilliant artist, is working on the label.  The man is very busy with a new baby, so it could be some time before the work is completed.  He sent me some sketches and it will be worth the wait.  :)

 

Until then... you may be interested in this:  https://www.facebook...54971394924034/



#19 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Stoked.  It will be on my "must buy" list.  

 

And thanks for the invite






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