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#1 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:27 PM

I just finished up a side-scroller/platformer called “Sand Castles” – I wanted to share a copy if anyone’s interested. Here’s a quick run-down…

  • Shoot to defeat monsters to clear each round (if you spend to much time in a level, you’ll get chased by the “reaper”)
  • Health bar is to the bottom-right, lives to the bottom left
  • Left difficulty switch to control game difficulty (b=longer time before reaper, health restored each level)
  • Right difficulty switch turns music on/off.
  • Works with SEGA Genesis controllers with multiple buttons supported: B to shoot, C to jump – of course it also works with the 2600 joystick, where “up” jumps.
  • DPC+ kernel (tested in Stella, and Harmony cartridge)

Based on the feedback I got with Bit Quest, I thought it’d be cool to make a proper manual for the game, so I’ve include that as well.

In any case, check it out. Hope you enjoy it!

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#2 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:37 PM

Thanks for sharing!  Can't wait to give it a try. :)



#3 fluxit OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:59 PM

The main sprite is very cute.  There is quite a bit of variety in the levels, which keeps my interest.



#4 neotokeo2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:21 AM

Very nice game. Great design. Shared with the Atari 2600 Homebrew Group on FaceBook.

https://www.facebook...ari2600homebrew



#5 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:05 PM

This game is a nice surprise, I like it a lot.

 

Congratulation to the developer.



#6 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:47 PM

Spoiler
Left diff /B



#7 cimmerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:38 PM

Great game, love the design and animation of Jack the Apple! Great work!

 

I posted a quick review of it on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook...ropagehomebrew/


Edited by cimmerian, Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:56 PM.


#8 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:46 PM

Awesomeness! Thanks!!



#9 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:15 PM

Cool game!  Thanks!



#10 WizardBone OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:15 PM

Loved it. Got up to the falling knives. Gonna play more later!



#11 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:00 PM

I really liked it. Hard to play on my phone but i was able to enjoy it.

#12 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:15 PM

I really liked it. Hard to play on my phone but i was able to enjoy it.

Just curious - what emulator were you using on your phone? Thanks for trying the game out!



#13 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:10 PM

Just curious - what emulator were you using on your phone? Thanks for trying the game out!


So odd its not showing up in the play store anymore.

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#14 chavert OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:24 AM



#15 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:29 AM

Ha, yeah... high production value on that video there :) Just trying to get the word out a little!



#16 Crimson Tibiasm OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 PM

8-bit central brought me here and it was worth it!icon_biggrinwink.gif icon_thumbsup.gif



#17 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 6, 2017 3:10 PM

Finally got a chance to play.  Love the main character sprite!  Jumping can be a little unforgiving in spots leading to some cheap deaths, but overall the game play is fun.  I like the variety of enemies and play fields.  Kind of surprised to see it has an end.  Can you keep playing past the end, i.e. repeat with higher difficulty?



#18 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:11 PM

So, I realize this is going to be some shameless self-promotion... but I wanted to share that I made a sequel to this game! The sequel is actually for Windows PC, it's called "Super Sand Castles". If you're interested, it's available for free right here: http://brianwayneshe...r-sand-castles/

 

It may not be an Atari game at this point, but I think it keeps the retro spirit alive... plus I use a lot of samples, sound effects, and other bits from the original! :) If you haven't played the original, it's at the beginning of this thread. (Oh, and speaking of the original - check out the attached picture of the physical cartridge, pretty nifty!)

 

Thanks!!!

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#19 cimmerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:26 PM

We'll be playing Sand Castles LIVE on today's ZeroPage Homebrew show on Twitch at 2PM PT/5PM ET! See you all there!

 

Streaming 60fps on a RGB Modded Light-Sixer 2600 through Framemeister

Twitch LiveStream: http://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/



#20 metalbabble OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:38 AM

Awesome LiveStream guys, I was totally busy yesterday but I managed to catch part of it! Thanks for including Sand Castles in it!



#21 thiccwheels OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:04 AM

This game is great! Not too hard which makes it very enjoyable, and has some surprisingly addictive game play. Great job, thanks for sharing!  :D



#22 cimmerian OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:41 PM

Thanks metalbabble! Here's the full livestream archived on YouTube if you'd like to see the rest:

 

 

Awesome LiveStream guys, I was totally busy yesterday but I managed to catch part of it! Thanks for including Sand Castles in it!

 







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