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#26 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:22 PM

FYI - There is a post on the NVM FB page that mentions this, and Dan Kitchen commented saying that he plans on finishing the game by starting from scratch and releasing it this year. 

Thanks for mentioning. 

 

I can only see the original NVM post about the game, can you post Dan's comment, please?



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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:30 PM

Dan: "I’m rewriting the game from scratch so the new game will not be starring Keystone Kelly. It will be a physical cartridge release under the brand Tiki Vision Games."

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:32 PM



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#29 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:51 PM



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That is amazing news :)



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 1:14 PM

Dan is fantastic.  I've exchanged emails with him a few times and he is always friendly and helpful.  Really looking forward to this game.  Would love to see some other original programmers see what they could do on the 2600 with the modern tools and hardware available.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 1:26 PM

It would be kinda cool if it were actually published by Activision. A company like Activision should do that just for shits and giggles.



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Posted Wed Aug 1, 2018 4:36 PM

Ok. Everything makes more sense now. That video clears things up quite a bit. Obviously Dan maintains complete ownership & control over this. The way the initial news was worded sounded like the typical cliche scenario where the person in possession of the proto has no clue what they have & they blindly & foolishly sell it or donate it to some other person or entity who then becomes an Alexander Hague type of dill weed dumb ass.

Point being, were good here. In fact, sounded like Albert will be in control, so Im happy.

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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 6:35 PM

Dan: "I’m rewriting the game from scratch so the new game will not be starring Keystone Kelly. It will be a physical cartridge release under the brand Tiki Vision Games."

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Expanding on Dan's quote:

 

"I’m rewriting the game from scratch so the new game will not be starring Keystone Kelly. It will be a physical cartridge release under the brand Tiki Vision Games. The original concept started as a generic train game. I’m a model railroader and wanted to make a side view game with different railroad cars. At the time my brother Garry had released Keystone Kapers and we thought using Keystone Kelly would be a cool addition to the game. The initial intent was to have Harry Hooligan transition from a petty department store thief to a full-fledged train bandit. However, before I had a chance to continue work on the game, the 2600 market experienced its downfall and I moved onto other games. The new version (has) two levels of gameplay, but the character will also be able to climb into some of the train cars like the box cars and Pullman Coach cars. The train will be a runaway circus train with various exotic animals to avoid. Each level ends when the player locates a varying number of engine parts that have been scattered in and around the train cars and makes their way to the locomotive to stop the train before time runs out."

 

http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2018/08/01/atari-2600-prototype-keystone-cannonball-getting-retooled-and-released-by-dan-kitchen/



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Posted Thu Aug 2, 2018 9:32 PM

certainly looks nice, did he  mention if the game would have used a dpc like pitfall 2?  seems like it might have been a game to use it



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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 11:45 AM

He did.

Eons ago:
http://www.atarimani...s-ii_32930.html

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Back @ E3 2001 to be exact. AtariMania just didn't credit  the source (me).  Second page, second column. 

 

http://www.digitpres...dan_kitchen.pdf

 



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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 12:15 PM

Eh... Dan is the source, right?

Words were coming from his mouth.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 12:18 PM

This seems like the unreleased Parker Brothers Octopussy game that was teased so much.


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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 12:26 PM

This seems like the unreleased Parker Brothers Octopussy game that was teased so much.

Yes, I can't shake that thought off as well.

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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 1:52 PM

This seems like the unreleased Parker Brothers Octopussy game that was teased so much.

There is also incredible Hulk and Circus Charlie?  I am convinced they both exist and are owned by someone we know.


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Posted Fri Aug 3, 2018 2:10 PM

certainly looks nice, did he  mention if the game would have used a dpc like pitfall 2?  seems like it might have been a game to use it

Melody can certainly run the DPC Pitfall II driver. It would be great if this could be used to play the game's soundtrack. IS Dan Oliver still active on AA? Perhaps he could chime in. I would definitely buy his game when it comes out. :D :thumbsup:

Edit: Looks like Dan is still around, just being quiet. I messaged him yesterday about the game and he replied. Really looking forward to this.

Edited by Kosmic Stardust, Sun Aug 5, 2018 1:34 AM.


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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:05 PM

This is just so cool. Love. Want. :love:

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Posted Thu Aug 9, 2018 9:09 PM

Lockstone Luke?



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Posted Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:08 PM

Nice. 👍. Hopefully I will have a major announcement soon as well. 🤞😉

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:39 PM



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The scene at the National Video Game Museum is just awesome.  :D



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:04 AM



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The desert background was later used with Crossbow.



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:39 AM

 

The desert background was later used with Crossbow.

 

Not quite the same, but pretty similar though.  I wonder who programmed the 2600 version of Crossbow?



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:40 AM

 

Not quite the same, but pretty similar though.  I wonder who programmed the 2600 version of Crossbow?

 

Dan Kitchen www.atarimania.com


Edited by Mister-VCS, Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:41 AM.


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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:15 AM

 

Dan Kitchen www.atarimania.com

 

Huh, I never knew that.  Then yes, I'd say it's a pretty good bet he recycled his desert background.  Good catch.



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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:23 AM

Huh, I never knew that.  Then yes, I'd say it's a pretty good bet he recycled his desert background.  Good catch.


Yes, interesting. But the scrolling really adds to it in KK2.




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