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#1 Songbird OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 6:04 AM

Songbird Productions is pleased to announce LOOPZ for the Atari Jaguar! In stock and ready to ship on the Songbird website.

 

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It's really very simple: you get pieces of different sizes and shapes. Then you have to fit them together to form complete loops. It's so simple, in fact, that most people can easily finish their first session in... oh... five to ten hours.

 

But by then you're addicted.

 

Features:

  • Three enthralling one-player games
  • Two two-player games involving strategy
  • Ten tortuous levels
  • Two bonus games

LOOPZ will tie you up in knots!

 

The two-player games feature either cooperative or competitive simultaneous play with a second controller. ProController support is also included. Various skill levels are available to challenge even the most competitive gamer!

 

 

Loopz Main Menu screenshot.png Loopz Game A screenshot.png

 

LOOPZ was released in November 2018. The game includes a professionally printed full color box, manual, and sticker. Order your copy now on the Songbird website!

 

Thank you for all the support! Very excited to bring this intense puzzler to the Jaguar at long last. :)

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#2 lachoneus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 6:10 AM

I was playing this on the NES the other day for the first time. I spent more time on it than I thought I would. Good fun, I am looking forward to playing it on the Jag

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 7:51 AM

Cool! Is this a game that was worked on during the jaguars commercial lifetime or later?

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 8:42 AM

Cool! Is this a game that was worked on during the jaguars commercial lifetime or later?

In game video says it's a port...I'm guessing an ST port. Looks good, I don't recall ever playing this on any platform.



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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 9:28 AM

Lynx

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 11:10 AM

Lynx

Yes, the Lynx version of Loopz is excellent. It was made by Handmade Software, who was responsible for some of the best Atari Lynx games. 

 

Glad to see this release for the Jaguar! :) 



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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 11:51 AM

Were they behind the ST port, or was it programmed by someone else?  Is this an ST port just out of curiosity? 



#8 Diatoir3d OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 2:22 PM

Great stuff, love a good puzzler and there aren't many on the Jag. Will Telegames UK be stocking this title please?

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Posted Fri Oct 5, 2018 2:26 PM

Looks fun! I'm guessing by the music it's an Amiga port? The BGM sounds straight out of Shadow of the Beast.

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 12:14 AM

When I saw the YouTube, it reminded me of arcade game called "Pipe Dreams" by Lucasarts... The art style almost looks a lot like "Reck It Ralph" by Pixar; they did work for Lucasarts before they ventured off and to become Pixar. 

 



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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 12:32 AM

Were they behind the ST port, or was it programmed by someone else?  Is this an ST port just out of curiosity?


Loops on ST was Audiogenic

http://www.atarimani...loopz_9863.html

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 12:40 AM

Yes, the Lynx version of Loopz is excellent. It was made by Handmade Software, who was responsible for some of the best Atari Lynx games. 
 
Glad to see this release for the Jaguar! :)


From what i remember Rob Nicholson of HMS saying,they had finished Lynx Loopz bar a few bugs to be removed and approached Atari to see if they wanted to sign the game, but Atari never seemed interested and never made any sensible offers for it.

So it remained in Limbo until Carl negotiated the rights to release it.

Fantastic to see Carl now bringing it out on Jaguar..

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 3:18 AM

Hm, ok.  Looks like the ST Version, not the Lynx.


Edited by agradeneu, Sat Oct 6, 2018 3:19 AM.


#14 Gummy Bear OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 3:29 AM

Does it save high scores?

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 8:05 AM

Fantastic!



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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 9:14 AM

Great to see all the interest! This is a really fun game to play IMO and I'm happy to bring a new puzzler to the Jaguar. The two-player modes in particular can get exceptionally crazy and they add a nice touch to an already solid game. :)

 

To answer questions: yes, this is a port of the Atari ST version. It uses the original ST music which includes three different song options during gameplay. It does not save high scores to EEPROM; we looked into it, but it wasn't feasible. Telegames UK may eventually carry the game if I have stock remaining from this run.



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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 10:46 AM

Hopefully with Songbird, Piko Interactive And Cyrano Jones all now putting in so much effort to ensure Jaguar owners are getting a steady stream of new titles to choose from, the ahem, 'concerns' of people belittling the games themselves just because they originated on the ST,can be kicked into the long grass.

Jaguar owners are getting a great selection of FUN games to choose from,which clearly passed many by the 1st time around.

What's not to like?

I loved Loopz on the ST back in the day, i wager it's simplicity has seen it hold up well and i would get far more from it today than say Tetrisphere on the N64 and thus Phear, if it ever arrived on Jaguar.

I tried a good few more modern puzzlers..Weetrix+, Mercury etc.

Give me the more straightforward, easy to start playing, difficult to stop :-D titles anyday.

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 12:07 PM

I'm afraid I won't be at PRGE, but I'm going to pick this up as soon as it's generally available.  The lack of high-score saves doesn't bother me a bit; pencil and paper still works for me. :)



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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 12:46 PM

Looked and it eraised all other thoughts a completly mindfullness game a must have. Put concentration to the test just to see someone play it cannot wait to play it. Thanks

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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 2:43 PM

This looks like another great addition for the Jaguar! I'm regretting not going to PRGE!


Edited by Machine, Sat Oct 6, 2018 2:52 PM.


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Posted Sat Oct 6, 2018 4:17 PM

As a loyal Jaguar owner I appreciate the work of all the developers and publishers that keep the system alive including Cyrano, Piko, Songbird and all the others. Having new games to play and expanding the Jag library is always a good thing. Especially love the ports of games that were from the st that weren't available on most console based systems or not released in all regions. To me that's a brand new game and for that I say thanks!

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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 1:27 AM

I loved Loopz on the ST, I will love on Jag!

 

Great news! 



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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 1:36 AM

It has been a pleasure to work with yet another publisher to bring an additional fully licensed game to the platform.

 

Thanks everyone for the kind and supportive words, and I hope you all enjoy driving yourselves crazy playing Loopz!



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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 10:04 AM

The Lynx version was so addictive  :thumbsup:

 

It is cool to see it onJag and with 2 players mode!!!

 


Edited by Felyx, Sun Oct 7, 2018 10:35 AM.


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Posted Mon Oct 8, 2018 7:23 AM

It has been a pleasure to work with yet another publisher to bring an additional fully licensed game to the platform.

 

Thanks everyone for the kind and supportive words, and I hope you all enjoy driving yourselves crazy playing Loopz!

 

 

You're like the George Soros and Koch brothers of the Atari Jaguar! hahahah... somehow, you're involved in every single project. 






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