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#1 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:03 AM

Watch ZeroPage Homebrew on Twitch, streaming LIVE the very best of Atari 2600 HOMEBREW games!

LIVE every Wednesday & Friday (Check start times below for changes)

 

Twitch Livestream Channel: https://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew

YouTube Archive Channel: https://youtube.com/zeropagehomebrew

 

Twitch Livestream Schedule:

201903xx Let's Play: Aardvark (2019 Homebrew Tournament Round #1)

201903xx Interview: Dan Kitchen at PRGE2018

20190403 Let's Play: Dan Kitchen's Gold Rush (WIP | was Keystone Kapers 2) EXCLUSIVE NEW HOMEBREW!, Upp Plus (ZPH Edition), Penult (WIP), One on One (WIP) (LIVE @ 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 7PM GMT)

20190405 Let's Play: Avalanche, TBD (LIVE @ 12PM PT | 3PM ET | 8PM GMT)

20190410 Let's Play: TBD (LIVE @ 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 7PM GMT)

20190412 Let's Play: TBD (LIVE @ 6PM PT | 9PM ET | 2PM GMT)

 

2019xxxx Let's Play: Daniel Kitchen's Bon Voyage EXCLUSIVE NEW HOMEBREW!

2019xxxx Let's Play: UnoCart Hardware + First UnoCart Dependent Game EXCLUSIVE NEW HOMEBREW!

 

Upcoming Livestream Games:

     VCS Complete: Space Rocks (Tournament Edition), Space Game 2K, Sync 16K, Pitch'n Catch, Flappy, Space Raid, Stell-A-Sketch, Asteroid Rescue, Super Pong 2600, Jammed, Gunfight, Dark Mage, This Planet Sucks, Miss It, Vault Assault, Laseresal, Warring Worms / The Worm (Re)Turns, Backfire, Space Treat Deluxe, Climber 5, Joust Pong, Seawolf (2004)

     VCS WIP:  Billy the Ball (WIP), Mardi Gras! (WIP), Wizard of Wor Arcade (WIP Update), Gyvolver (WIP Update), White Water Madness (WIP), Panic! Rooms (WIP), Save Gaia: The Cy-Mage (WIP), Arcade Pong (WIP),  Dystopia (WIP), Drive! (WIP), Apollyon (WIP), Blackjack Theta VIII (WIP), Star Crusade (WIP), Shifty Lifty (WIP), Matchie (WIP), Mondo Pong! (WIP), Kelly Kangaroo (WIP), Rip Off (Early WIP), Gorilla Force (UnoCart WIP), Street Fight World (WIP)

     VCS WIP Updates: Peril (WIP Update), Knight Guy (WIP Update), Temple Runner aka Escape from Kukuku Temple (WIP Update Next Ver)

     VCS Video Issues: Bag Boy (WIP), Bit Quest, Bifrost

     VCS Hacks: Defender Arcade

     VCS 100% PLAYTHROUGH: Blinky Goes Up, The Stacks (WIP), Reindeer Rescue

     VCS Challenges: Draconian (Single Level Highscore)

 

Archived Shows (YouTube):

20190223 2018 Atari Awards: Live Awards Presentation!!

20190215 Let's Play:  RVG Blast, RVG Blast 2, Kung Fu Combat (WIP), 2005 Minigame Multicart

20190213 Let's Play: Star Fire, Kung Fu Combat (WIP), Children of Hurin, The (WIP), Thrust+ Platinum (With Footpedal)

20190208 Let's Play: Adventures of the 50-foot-tall Stalk of Celery (WIP), The Goons (WIP), Tron (Arcade Port), Astronomer (Patch Challenge)

20190206 Let's Play: Kaboom! Deluxe! (WIP), Moth, Snowball Fight (WIP), Risky Rick (CV)

20190130 Let's Play: 2018 Atari Awards Nominated Games: Part 3 (Best Programming, Graphics, Music & Sound Homebrews)

20190201 Let's Play: 2018 Atari Awards Nominated Games: Part 4 (Best Hacks, Demos, Technical Achievement)

20190125 Let's Play: 2018 Atari Awards Nominated Games: Part 2 (Best WIP Homebrew)

20190123 Let's Play: 2018 Atari Awards Nominee Announcements & Nominated Games: Part 1 (Best Homebrew & Best bB Homebrew)

20190118 Let's Play: Thrust+ Platinum, Alien Pinball (WIP), Sync 4K

20190116 Let's Play: Tower of Rubble (WIP mksmith), Marble Craze (Trak-Ball Hack), Color Gotcha (WIP), Bit Quest II (WIP)

CLICK [SHOW] FOR MORE YOUTUBE ARCHIVED SHOWS

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#2 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 9, 2018 12:55 AM

I watched you playing my own game SWOOPS! last night. This was great! As a developer seeing people playing and enjoying my games mean a lot to me. And that you were about the first who ever dug into Crash'n'Dive and even liked it, was a blast! Thank you very much! :thumbsup:

 

BTW: I am pronounced "Yantsch". :)



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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 3:44 PM

Hi Thomas! I didn't notice this reply until now.

 

It's so humbling to have the programmers come by and watch us livestream their games and give feedback while we play their games. It's such an amazing community to be a part of!

 

I will do my best to try and pronounce your name correctly next time on the show! I think I've got it but no promises though! :-)

 

I watched you playing my own game SWOOPS! last night. This was great! As a developer seeing people playing and enjoying my games mean a lot to me. And that you were about the first who ever dug into Crash'n'Dive and even liked it, was a blast! Thank you very much! icon_thumbsup.gif

 

BTW: I am pronounced "Yantsch". icon_smile.gif



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Posted Mon May 7, 2018 6:02 PM

Thanks for posting the videos, they are a good feedback for the programmers.



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:39 PM

You're very welcome and thanks for watching! I plan to incorporate a lot more WIP games into the show as we go. Hopefully at least one per livestream. It not only shows off what games are being developed by the community but also provides (hopefully useful) feedback to the programmers of their game being played in a real world environment. Looking forward to playing a lot more homebrew!! :-)

 

Thanks for posting the videos, they are a good feedback for the programmers.



#6 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:43 PM

Do you have a list of homebrews to come into your show?

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 1:46 PM

How about an all Thomas Jentzsch episode? It's about time that Star Castle makes it on to the show. :-)

 

I'll start working on a list of upcoming episodes very soon and let everyone know what will be coming up on future shows, great idea Thomas!

 

Do you have a list of homebrews to come into your show?



#8 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 1:54 PM

Nah, please don't spoil the fun of watching people playing my games in one episode. :)

When you review Star Castle Arcade, maybe you want to compare with the other Star Castle version and also Yar's Revenge. There are quite some homebrews which could be done that way e.g. Space Rocks vs. Asteroids/Suicide Mission, Medieval Mayhem vs. Warlords, Thrust vs. Gravitar...



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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 5:58 PM

Tomorrow (Friday May 11th) on ZeroPage Homebrew at 7PM PT/10PM ET LIVE on Twitch we'll be playing:

 

- Refraction (2018 WIP) by N. Landsteiner aka NoLand

- DK Arcade 2600 (2017 WIP) by Michael Haas aka iesposta

- Star Castle Arcade (2014) by Thomas Jentzsch

 

We stream at 60FPS on REAL hardware via RGB modded light-sixer running through a Framemeister for maximum quality! See everyone there!

 

ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch: http://twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew/

YouTube Show Archive: https://goo.gl/aPKSYy



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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 6:16 PM

Hahah, sounds good Thomas, I'll space out the goodness! :-)

 

Great idea, I'll do some quick comparisons to the other version on Friday so people can the the differences and similarities.

 

Nah, please don't spoil the fun of watching people playing my games in one episode. icon_smile.gif

When you review Star Castle Arcade, maybe you want to compare with the other Star Castle version and also Yar's Revenge. There are quite some homebrews which could be done that way e.g. Space Rocks vs. Asteroids/Suicide Mission, Medieval Mayhem vs. Warlords, Thrust vs. Gravitar...


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#11 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 10, 2018 11:31 PM

At this time I can't watch it live. Anyway, looking forward to the video!

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Posted Sat May 12, 2018 9:32 AM

Was nice to see you playing my little game, among all those other fantastic homebrews.

 

Just a suggestion: While it's a nice idea to dive into the games without any attention to instructions as in, "hey, I just found this cartridge," you're also systematically missing some of the fun. (A reoccurring theme.) Especially, as it's definitely hard to include extensive instructions in the program… So, if a game transcends the most basic, obvious game mechanics, or does provide some settings by console switches, you're already at a substantial disadvantage.



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Posted Sat May 12, 2018 12:16 PM

Glad to have included your great game in yesterday's episode, thanks so much for making it!

 

We usually dive into the instructions after we each have one playthrough of the game each and we definitely strayed off that path yesterday, I guess we got into the games a little to much!! Hahah. Yes, we usually don't take that long to find out about the game so that's definitely out of the norm. :-) Glad you enjoyed the show!

 

Was nice to see you playing my little game, among all those other fantastic homebrews.

 

Just a suggestion: While it's a nice idea to dive into the games without any attention to instructions as in, "hey, I just found this cartridge," you're also systematically missing some of the fun. (A reoccurring theme.) Especially, as it's definitely hard to include extensive instructions in the program… So, if a game transcends the most basic, obvious game mechanics, or does provide some settings by console switches, you're already at a substantial disadvantage.



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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 4:04 AM

Just subscribed to your YouTube channel, looking forward to check some videos later. :)



#15 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 5:52 AM

Thanks for the review Star Castle Arcade and also comparing the game to Yar's Revenge and the other Star Castle version.

While I find it refreshing how you attempt to review games mostly unprepared, I also partially agree with NoLand, some games are much better played using the manual. Also it might be useful to incorporate the live audience a bit more and faster.

Anyway, I am looking forward to your future reviews. You are really doing them in depth, something which has become quite rate today.

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 PM

Since you are covering A-VCS-tec challenge on tomorrow's show - there is currently a contest going on here in the forums for that title: http://atariage.com/...-tec-challenge/

 

Good Luck!



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 6:08 PM

Thanks for the link! We'll definitely be talking about the contest and also trying for some world records tomorrow if we can!

 

Here's the video for yesterday's marathon play of all the levels in the amazing Spiceware game Draconian!

 

 

Since you are covering A-VCS-tec challenge on tomorrow's show - there is currently a contest going on here in the forums for that title: http://atariage.com/...-tec-challenge/

 

Good Luck!

 



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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 6:13 PM

Hi Thomas! Thanks so much for watching the streams, we love to dive into these games and give them the respect they deserve. There are some truly talented programmers making these titles and I feel it's only just to give the game as complete of a video as possible!

 

We usually give games one play through without instructions just for fun and then start reading up about the game. The other day was definitely an anomaly where we got too into the games and neglected the instructions and the Twitch chat at well! We were so distracted! We'll do better onward. :-)

 

I'm looking forward to doing some proper sit down reviews of all the titles I've been playing on the livestreams soon, just catching up on some other work that I have to get out of the way first. More soon!!

 

Thanks for the review Star Castle Arcade and also comparing the game to Yar's Revenge and the other Star Castle version.

While I find it refreshing how you attempt to review games mostly unprepared, I also partially agree with NoLand, some games are much better played using the manual. Also it might be useful to incorporate the live audience a bit more and faster.

Anyway, I am looking forward to your future reviews. You are really doing them in depth, something which has become quite rate today.



#19 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:58 PM

Any chance to show games running at non-60Hz with less flicker?



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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 5:51 PM

Thanks for bringing this up Thomas, this is a very good question and I will be addressing this in an upcoming video about frame rate, resolution, upconversion, modern displays vs. crt, video hosting/streaming and everything that goes along with these topics. There are so many factors to take into consideration on how 'best' to display the Atari VCS on different output mediums. :-)

 

Any chance to show games running at non-60Hz with less flicker?

 



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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 6:04 PM

Thanks everyone for tuning in yesterday to the show, it will be posted later tonight on the ZeroPage YouTube channel for everyone to watch.

 

ALSO! I just placed an order into the AtariAge store for some more gaming goodness, check it out! Really looking forward to playing these games on the show! :-)

 

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Posted Wed May 23, 2018 6:13 PM

I caught the episode with AStar a couple days ago.  Glad you had some fun with it!

 

Let me echo the comments about developer feedback though - for instance seeing AStar's status bar on someone else's TV would have been really useful when I was working on it.  I really had no idea dark yellow could show up as essentially black.  Rookie mistake, I guess.



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Posted Wed May 30, 2018 11:34 AM

Thanks so much Aaron, glad you enjoyed the show!

 

Yes, I definitely think it's a great way to get feedback, immediate feedback if you're in the chat while it's livestreaming, on the games. I'm also now incorporating as many WIP games as possible so developers can get some real world play testing and I alert the programmers as best as possible so they can be watching the livestream too when it happens. :-)

 

 

I caught the episode with AStar a couple days ago.  Glad you had some fun with it!

 

Let me echo the comments about developer feedback though - for instance seeing AStar's status bar on someone else's TV would have been really useful when I was working on it.  I really had no idea dark yellow could show up as essentially black.  Rookie mistake, I guess.

 



#24 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 30, 2018 11:43 AM

If you want live feedback, maybe consider that quite some fans are from Europe. I sure would watch more of your streams live if they wouldn't happen in the middle of the night for me.



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Posted Tue Jun 5, 2018 1:58 PM

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7PM PT/10PM ET I'll be gunning for the high scores for A-VCS-Tech Challenge on the ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch stream.

This is the game for 'Round 4 of the 2018 Harmony Games' and I'll be trying for both the A & B settings! There are some pretty good top scores to try and beat but I'll give it a shot. :-) See you there!

 

Link to contest: https://atariage.com...-tec-challenge/

 







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