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#1 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:38 AM

New name, new graphics!!  ;)

 

<<<<<   Poodle Jump   >>>>>

 

This release is really stable and very playable. Changes:

  • starring a cute poodle dog with ears that go up & down
  • new platform types (white "disappearing" platforms and blue "moving" platforms)
  • the platforms are twice as thick
  • after you die, the game resets after you press fire (allowing you to see your end score)
  • fixed some glitches to make the gameplay better
  • speed-up of PAL version (now plays as smooth as the NTSC version)
  • no more "stacked" platforms
  • cartridge size from 4K back to 2K

The .bin files are attached here! (choose PAL or NTSC depending on your system)

 

Screenshot:

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...and this is the Youtube video of yesterday's ZeroPage twitch stream, with the debut of Poodle Jump:

 

Cheers!

 

--Dion

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#2 atari2600land ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:39 PM

Is there a driving controller controls option? I thought you might try to do that.

Also, I love 2k games, so this is right up my alley!



#3 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 PM

Awesome. Reminds me of NES Pogo Cats. (Homebrew on the Action 53 Vol. 1 cart where you pogo stick into the sky.)



#4 TonyO OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 PM

Plays like a dream! Very good update!

Definitely more fun with the moving and disappearing blocks!

 

What's the benefit of a 2k game over a 4k game?

 

I'm not much of a dog person...

...may have played around in Hack-O-Matic and brought back the D... #winkyface


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#5 TheHoboInYourRoom OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:07 PM

I really like this game. :)
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#6 SS OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:57 PM

This is very nice and feels VERY much like a classic VCS game.  I like it better than "Doodle Jump" too; the cute puppy graphics are a nice touch and I like the looks of the slightly wider platforms.  



#7 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:43 AM

...

 

I'm not much of a dog person...

...may have played around in Hack-O-Matic and brought back the D... #winkyface

 

Yeah, I kind of feel the same. These are not the final graphics for sure.

I'm working on a new (fantasy) animal that I hope people will like. And it has got a pair of antenna's, which will be animated when jumping up and down :)



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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:53 AM

 

Yeah, I kind of feel the same. These are not the final graphics for sure.

I'm working on a new (fantasy) animal that I hope people will like. And it has got a pair of antenna's, which will be animated when jumping up and down :)

 

Regardless of the character, the game is super fun and really smooth and fluid! You're doing an amazing job on this! Bravo! Can't wait to see what you do in future versions!



#9 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:10 AM

I really like this game. :)
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Wow... 34,576 points !!!  I've really no idea what happens if anyone scores beyond 99,999 points!



#10 Dionoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 AM

Is there a driving controller controls option? I thought you might try to do that.

Also, I love 2k games, so this is right up my alley!

 

I'm still experimenting with that. Still not sure if it improves playability though...



#11 SS OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:19 AM

 
I'm still experimenting with that. Still not sure if it improves playability though...


The driving controller is *so* sensitive that I almost feel that it would make the game more difficult.

#12 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:17 AM

The driving controller is *so* sensitive that I almost feel that it would make the game more difficult.

DRiving controller is fairly low actually, only about 16 ticks per revolution. A trackball has far more ticks per rotation.

 

For this game, infinite rotation isn't necessary, so Paddles would be better? EVen if it means increasing the game size to 4k for paddle support, it would be worth it. Difficulty or B/W switch could be used, or auto detection on load.

 

I noticed most paddle games are needlessly twitchy because the games only use a sixth to a quarter turn of rotation. Because of this, I've used 470kohm pots in my custom PAddle designs instead of 1M.



#13 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:30 PM

 

Yeah, I kind of feel the same. These are not the final graphics for sure.

I'm working on a new (fantasy) animal that I hope people will like. And it has got a pair of antenna's, which will be animated when jumping up and down :)

Maybe game variations thru the Game Select switch where you can choose Doodle, Poodle, or {antenna sprite}???



#14 JeffIrok OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:09 PM

Real fun - Nice job!  Thanks!



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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:45 PM

Damn, totally destroyed my live score on the show of 11k! Now I have some competition, muhahah!!

 

Technically once you hit the moving platforms the game doesn't get harder, it's definitely all in your mind. Granted, I got pretty nervous once I got near 10k and it was messing with my gameplay. Now I'll have to try and get 100k and roll over those 5 digits. :-)

 

I really like this game. icon_smile.gif
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Wow... 34,576 points !!!  I've really no idea what happens if anyone scores beyond 99,999 points!

 



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Posted Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:18 AM

This is awesome!

#17 TonyO OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:54 AM

Maybe game variations thru the Game Select switch where you can choose Doodle, Poodle, or {antenna sprite}???

 

I'm certain he removed the doodle because of potential copyright issues, though modern Atari programmers like to deconstruct popular titles as more of an homage to the original and a novelty of sorts, sometimes the original's authors don't see it that way and go on the offensive.

 

Better to be safe.



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Posted Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:16 AM

In case of Three.s, I contacted the original author of the mobile game and got his OK. So sometimes this works.



#19 Silvio Mogno OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:45 AM

Thats funny!!! :)  

 

Why don't use Poodle's ears to "flap" like in Joust to slow down when falling? :grin:



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:22 AM

Pretty enjoyable! :) :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:40 PM

ZeroPage Homebrew is playing another exclusive release update of Doodle Poodle Amoeba Jump tonight! We're doing a Homebrew WIP livestream update episode tonight and a big announcement for one of the games we'll be playing! We'll be checking out the recently renamed Amoeba Jump (previously Doodle Jump), another look at Unreal Tournament 2600 and a visit back with Mappy with all it's changes since we last played!

 

Join us LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming Twitch channel at 7PM PT/10PM ET tonight

 

Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/

 

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#22 TheHoboInYourRoom OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:48 PM

ZeroPage Homebrew is playing another exclusive release update of Doodle Poodle Amoeba Jump tonight! We're doing a Homebrew WIP livestream update episode tonight and a big announcement for one of the games we'll be playing! We'll be checking out the recently renamed Amoeba Jump (previously Doodle Jump), another look at Unreal Tournament 2600 and a visit back with Mappy with all it's changes since we last played!

 
Join us LIVE on the ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming Twitch channel at 7PM PT/10PM ET tonight
 
Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/

As promised :)
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:23 PM

Damn, that's a crazy high score. Great job!!!!! You just destroyed my score hahahah.

 

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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:28 AM

Tried this out and it is fun but it will be some before I can even come close to that score from TheHobo! 



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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:23 AM

Here's a preview of the upcoming Amoeba Jump WIP release from last night's ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch livestream! Thanks for the awesome new version Dionoid!

 







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