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#1 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:56 PM

Hi Guys

 

 

###############UPDATE

 

 

A roach in Space (release candidate)

Attached File  AroachInSpace-RC1.bin   32KB   140 downloads

The game is finished and if not bugs are found after testing this will be the final version, so I would appreciate any testing.

 

 

 

###############UPDATE

 

I wanted to keep the game in 16k, but I ran out of space for a feature that I really wanted to add, so I moved to 32k, that means that I have a lot of extra space now and it would be a shame leave it unused.
 
So I know I said that this would be the final version, but now I changed my plans and I will more waves/patterns and features.
 
But in the meantime there is a new beta:
 
Attached File  aroachinspace-0.6.bin   32KB   115 downloads

 

 

A week or so ago I started to program a space shooter for the 2600 and today I am releasing the first beta.

Its name is "A ROACH IN SPACE" and you control a stranded roach trying to come back to the earth.

 

 I have tested it in Stella an Z26, but I have no means to test it in actual hardware, so it would be really cool if somebody could test it in Harmony o similar.

 

I am open to critics and suggestions.

 

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.5.bin   16KB   114 downloads <- ALMOST FINAL! More waves, different sprites for each boss, POWER UPS! Two modes: Normal and Hard.                                                                                 Please test it and comment.

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.4.bin   16KB   64 downloads <- Big Update, lot of tweak and new content.

 

Attached File  Aroachinspace-0.3.bin   16KB   41 downloads <- Big Update, lot of tweak and new content.

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.2.1.bin   16KB   60 downloads <-- LIttle update

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.2.bin   16KB   34 downloads NEW BETA More enemy waves/patterns and more sprites.

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.1.2.bin   16KB   70 downloads  <--Corrects "top row bug" (Thanks Random Terrain for the advice) and tweaks some patterns.

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.1.1.bin   16KB   55 downloads

 

********  I updated the download link.  This version (0.1.1) should correct a couple of bugs that were reported

 

Attached File  aroachinspace-0.1.bin   16KB   46 downloads

 

 

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Edited by vhzc, Tue May 7, 2019 9:00 AM.


#2 Karl G OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:18 PM

It's cute and fun - good graphics and sound effects.  I'm personally not fond of the background color change flash when you destroy an enemy.  It's a minimal color change, but still distracting to me.  Otherwise, great work!



#3 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 PM

Cool, will be checking it out!  Thanks!



#4 Random Terrain OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:52 PM

If this is a batari Basic game, there is a top row bug fix:

 

randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-batari-basic-commands.html#kernop_pfcolors



#5 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:53 AM

If this is a batari Basic game, there is a top row bug fix:

 

randomterrain.com/atari-2600-memories-batari-basic-commands.html#kernop_pfcolors

 

Thanks for the advice! I added a new version that corrects the issue.


Edited by vhzc, Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:07 AM.


#6 Brian O OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:45 AM

I like it! 



#7 iesposta OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:08 PM

Very nice animations and difficulty progression. 

Quickly got to the point I cannot use “phone touch screen control” :)

 

Already uses different sizes and copies (triple) of enemy Player objects.

 

Suggestions? Use lots of colors because the 2600 has them. 



#8 Brian O OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:16 PM

Would it be possible to break the game into stages and have a boss at the end of every stage? Even if it were the same boss it would still break things up. Also, possibly having a way to replenish your health?

Again, I have not progressed too far so some of these things may already be in the game. If they are please disregard.

 

Just my two cents.

 

-Brian



#9 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:41 PM

Would it be possible to break the game into stages and have a boss at the end of every stage? Even if it were the same boss it would still break things up. Also, possibly having a way to replenish your health?

Again, I have not progressed too far so some of these things may already be in the game. If they are please disregard.

 

Just my two cents.

 

-Brian

 

Hi.

That is in fact the structure of the game: some patterns and then a boss. Being a first beta for now there is only one boss, I will adding patterns/bosses after all the basic functionalities are tested.



#10 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:42 PM

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Edited by vhzc, Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:16 PM.


#11 iesposta OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 PM

Brown bug in artwork, green in game?  



#12 Random Terrain OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:03 PM

Brown bug in artwork, green in game?


E.T. brown in movie, green in game. Coincidence or conspiracy?

#13 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:21 AM

E.T. brown in movie, green in game. Coincidence or conspiracy?

 

Yeah, I pulled the maneuver known as a "reverse E.T"



#14 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:07 AM

I think it looks like a frog. :)



#15 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:01 PM

Added a video.



#16 Sapicco ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:49 PM

Ill take a cib copy please when ready

#17 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:41 PM

Added a New Beta.



#18 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:44 PM

Added a New Beta.



#19 atariUCLA24 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 PM

Awesome. Keep up the good work.



#20 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:50 PM

I Posted a minor update of the last beta. Link in first post.



#21 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 2, 2019 5:20 PM

We'll be featuring A Roach in Space LIVE on tomorrow's (Wednesday) ZeroPage Homebrew stream on Twitch at 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 7PM GMT! Hope everyone can watch!

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

Games:

- Tower of Rubble (2019 WIP Update) by Dion Olsthoorn aka Dionoid
- Penult (2019 WIP) by Karl Garrison aka Karl G
- One on One (2019 WIP) by Edward Smith aka easmith
- A Roach In Space (2019 WIP) by John Von Neumann aka Vhzc

 

[EDIT] UPDATED WITH ARCHIVED SHOW:

 


Edited by ZeroPage Homebrew, Thu Apr 4, 2019 1:30 PM.


#22 cessnaace OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 1:33 AM

I want a CIB copy too! Will this be for sale through Atari Age?



#23 vhzc OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 9, 2019 9:23 PM

 Posted a new update of the last beta. Link in first post.



#24 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:50 AM

Can you just call the game "SPACE ROACH"?



#25 Karl G OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 AM

Can you just call the game "SPACE ROACH"?

 

I kinda like the name as is.  It reminds me of "Pigs in Spaaaace!".   :-D

 

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