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#1 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 12:19 PM

Today, at 45 years old, I achieved a childhood dream by making an Atari game in assembly language: Kaverns of Kfest.

 

I created Kaverns of Kfest for the Apple // at KansasFest 2016, where it won the Hackfest contest. I said on the ANTIC podcast that I wanted to port it to the Atari 800, and Peter Dell harassed me to actually do it. Then he showed me how to do it. The Atari version is better than the Apple // version, of course.

 

Play it! Here's the XEX file: Attached File  Kaverns of Kfest.xex   1.38KB   135 downloads

Source code: https://github.com/a...avernsA81.1.asm

For the lazy, here's a video:



#2 timdu OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 2:20 PM

Congratulations, Kevin!  A great personal accomplishment.

Now let's release it on cartridge!



#3 Justin Payne OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 3:40 PM

Nice!

#4 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 4:27 PM

Congratulations, Kevin! (Worse stuff was probably sold in the 80s ;))



#5 vitoco OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:07 PM

Nice!!!

 

Had you think about a port of this game to TurboBasic XL for the tenliners contest?  ;)



#6 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:21 PM

Looks great if you want to take it further you can randomize the bits within the caverns fill characters and it will give it a more hi res look... a common thing to do. add a little distortion to the the plink maybe shorter duration and bobs your uncle... I think it's wonderful. fun little game.


Edited by _The Doctor__, Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:23 PM.


#7 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:24 PM

Fantastic.

 

Allan



#8 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 2:15 AM

Cute little game...



#9 FifthPlayer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 1:14 PM

Very nice!  I especially like the fine-scrolling credits banner at the top of the screen - very '80s-like.



#10 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 1:54 PM

Nice!!!

 

Had you think about a port of this game to TurboBasic XL for the tenliners contest?  ;)

 

 

OK: http://atariage.com/...2017/?p=3690339



#11 tjlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2017 6:40 PM

Congrats!



#12 sanny OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:55 PM

What Antic mode is it using?



#13 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:54 PM

What Antic mode is it using?

 

 

ANTIC mode 4.



#14 ggn OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:51 AM

Thanks! First go:

Score: 39604
Depth: 01441

(got really hardcore at the yellow level :))

#15 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:50 AM

I've added Kaverns of Kfest as a bonus game for the current HSC round if anyone wants to post scores please join in.

 

We're also playing Getaway and the recent version with the new map too :)






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