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** NEW GAME ** Castle of the Cryptid [Demo]

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#1 Buckaroo OFFLINE  


    Space Invader

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  • Location:Plymouth, UK

Posted Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:35 AM

I've been playing around with bits for this game for over a year now but am struggling find the motivation to finish it. Leave some comments and spur me on to finishing this project. 


It's a platform game using some of the mechanics you'd expect from a modern platformer but to my knowledge there's nothing quite like this for the 2600.


Find attached a demo of the basic physics/mechanics of the game. There is no goal at the moment you just have to keep moving up the screen to avoid death. It picks a new level every time you die.

You can't lose and the level data repeats, I've got another file I'm working on with the level designer in it.


Attached File  COTC_Demo.bas.bin   4KB   156 downloads




  • Fire - Jump
  • Fire/Fire - Double Jump
  • Fire - While on Wall - Wall Jump
  • Up/Up - Fly 
  • Left/Left or Right/Right - Dash



I've got plans well beyond what's in this demo.

In the demo you can't lose and the level data scrolls.

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#2 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

ZeroPage Homebrew


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  • Location:Vancouver Canada

Posted Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:23 PM

Heya Buckaroo! We'll be playing your game Castle of the Cryptid on the ZeroPage Homebrew stream Wednesday on Twitch at 6PM PT/9PM ET! Hope you'll be able to tune in and watch us play!

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


Games on Wednesday:
Castle of the Cryptid (WIP) by Buckaroo
Aardvark (Demo Update) by nanochess
Lost Dunjonquest Apshai (WIP Update) by Justin W. Gibson
Scramble (Retail) by Champ Games


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#3 Buckaroo OFFLINE  


    Space Invader

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  • Location:Plymouth, UK

Posted Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:10 PM

Here's a couple of looping rolling demos for three of the levels in game

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  • COTC 1.gif
  • COTC 2.gif
  • COTC 3.gif

#4 Johnrh OFFLINE  


    Star Raider

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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 10:00 PM

Love the wall jumping! Very fluid animations.

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