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#1 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:32 PM

So I was looking through the Atari part list and wishing. I found White Water Madness, which I think I can do. I took a few hours and began work on this. I'm envisioning something like a cross between Toobin' and Atari's Street Racer. Anyway, I got the river part going. The river will get smaller as time goes on, so for now it's really wide. There will be rocks and logs to avoid and stuff to grab for extra points. This is what I have now.

 

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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 PM

Cool, I'll be keeping an eye on this.  :)



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Posted Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:07 AM

Worked a whole lot on this tonight. Added a whole bunch of stuff. I also made a webpage for it. It's here:

http://www.atari2600...tewatermadness/

 

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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:56 AM

Worked a whole lot on this tonight. Added a whole bunch of stuff. I also made a webpage for it. It's here:

http://www.atari2600...tewatermadness/

 

keep it up! I'd like to see this one finished Chris!!



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:14 AM

Added a beaver.

 

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:49 AM

Changed the beaver, fixed a bug about death, made the items more visible by changing the water color, and fixed a note in the title screen.

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:32 AM

Changed the beaver, fixed a bug about death, made the items more visible by changing the water color, and fixed a note in the title screen.

I love the animation of the boat rower! Nice changes - the beaver makes it a little more challenging. Can you have more than one item on the screen at a time?

I'd like to see this one finished one day. Good work Chris!



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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:23 PM

I can only have more than one item on screen if I flicker them, something I would rather not do since I want to avoid flickering.

Made a few changes pertaining to the random placement of objects and made a second level with a narrower river.

 

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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:02 PM

Heya atari2600land, great start to your game! I love the concept and the paddling animation. I made a quick video to show you my game play and I have some suggestions below!

 

 

- The pattern of the beaver is exactly the same every time, at least on the narrow parts, so once it comes on screen you're able to find a safe spot at the bottom and avoid it completely

- I would love to see splits in the river (like River Raid) or a winding/narrowing/widening river, this way I wouldn't be able to sit on the bottom and avoid nearly everything

- It would be awesome to have an enemy that homes in on you a little when it comes on the screen so you definitely have to keep moving around

- Maybe have items that have various speeds and more than one on the screen at a time so you have to avoid both slow ones and fast ones (you could avoid flickering by making sure they don't go into each other's paths, I'm pretty sure bB is able to do that?)

- Your character looks like they have quite a long neck, would it look better with a touch shorter one?

- Maybe a little animation of the paddle when the character is going backward?

 

Looking forward to playing future builds of the game!


Edited by cimmerian, Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:13 PM.


#10 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:36 AM

Worked on a few things you mentioned.

+ Mr. Kayaker now has a shorter neck.

+ The beaver now tries to get you.

+ The rocks move slower than the logs (until level 3.)

+ Mr. Kayaker now paddles when going backwards.

 

I doubt I could do a split river, though.

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:07 PM

Heya atari2600land, just a heads up that we'll be playing White Water Madness LIVE on this Friday's episode of ZeroPage Homebrew!!

 

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

 

Looking forward to playing it on the show on Friday, hope you can tune in! The stream will start at 2PM PT/5PM ET.

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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:35 PM

Just be sure you have the latest version on Friday. Here is a new one with music for the first two levels. I felt it was too quiet without it.

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Posted Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:06 AM

Awesome, thanks for the updated version! I'll make I use whichever the most up to date version you have posted here on Friday's show.

Just be sure you have the latest version on Friday. Here is a new one with music for the first two levels. I felt it was too quiet without it.



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Posted Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:56 AM

New version with four repeating levels.

 

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