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#1 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:14 PM

It's Easter time and what better way to celebrate than to play a new Atari Lynx game from Atari Gamer - Eggsavier's Cackleberry Rescue. This is a LCD style game in the theme of the famous Game and Watch type consoles. There is a little bit of colour and music thrown in on the title screen but once you get to the game itself, it's very reminiscent of these old style LCD consoles!

 

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Here's a short introduction article about this game - https://atarigamer.c...-for-atari-lynx

 

You can play it online via the Atari Lynx emulator here - https://atarigamer.c...escue/926170969

...or download the ROM here - https://atarigamer.c...escue/926170969

 

Here are some screenshots...

 

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:17 PM

Cool!  Downloading!  Thank you!



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:37 AM

Teehee, very nice! Got to check this one out! :)

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:42 AM

Yes I heard you were partial to liking LCD style games  :grin:



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:49 AM

Nice !

World be nice in compilation with Matmooks own attempt :
https://www.yaronet....te-contribution

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:05 AM

Nice !

World be nice in compilation with Matmooks own attempt :
https://www.yaronet....te-contribution

 

 

Cheers, yes RabbiLynx was a nice inspiration! So was Parafly.



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:18 AM

What about a contest (only for fun, no prizes) to make the best lcd style small game for Lynx?

 

If we have enough entries, after the contest we could collect all the games in a compilation in time for ejagfest.



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 AM

Is the LCD style defined by static positions of the sprites on screen? Or would it just be the "spirit" of LCD style games?

 

Would pong qualify?



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:43 PM

Pong?????
I love Pong

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:30 PM

I would define it as static positions like the LCD displays in those Game and Watch consoles. The traditional Pong would not qualify but there's nothing from stopping you from using preset ball and paddle positions I guess to make a Game and Watch Pong  :)



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 PM

I'll try to design an original G&W like game concept. With static position sprites the coding isn't complex.

 

I already have an Idea, but it's too ambitious



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:03 PM

Maybe wait until Monday, I will have something interesting to share then  :-D



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 AM

When should the game be ready? I have an idea already. A bit Mario-like but with a nice twist in gameplay.



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:20 AM

Karri, stop thinking about other games and get the one you're working finished  :-o



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:29 AM

Karri, stop thinking about other games and get the one you're working finished  :-o

 

Necrocia you should not try to stop iperactive coders and organize this contest (with voting system) on your site. ;)

 

Here is a sketch of my idea for an entry: Final Melee

 

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Game concept should be clear to everyone. I already have all the code clear in my mind.

 

Only problem could be sprites too small.


Edited by Nop90, Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 AM.


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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:40 AM

No no I want to stop Karri on this because I want him to finish his other game that I want to play fully  :grin:

If it's a contest you want...wait until Monday...

 

The wizards/magic/knights idea looks great! I've been thinking if it's possible to make an LCD style game engine so that people who don't code can make games easily too. It can work very well on a Lynx SD cart I think. Still some time off, but maybe I'll do something there.



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:55 AM

No no I want to stop Karri on this because I want him to finish his other game that I want to play fully  :grin:

If it's a contest you want...wait until Monday...

 

 

With 2 games I can make twice the profit! And just think about all the FAME of perhaps winning this contest.



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:19 PM

Ahah, you've got your goals set high!



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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:29 AM

Is is already Monday and my LCD game is almost ready. It is playable but lacks sounds. I may sit down by the keyboard in the afternoon to compose something suitable.

 

Edit:

Oh I forgot my teaser screenshot.

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Edited by karri, Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:31 AM.


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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:12 PM

Look cool. I didn't make the announcement because I was/am sick, will have to wait a little.



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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:12 AM

The game is actually nicer than I thought.

 

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Minesweeper with a mission. Clear the path between the girl and the boy to win the game.



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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:47 AM

Gray is a bit too neutral. I might use a reddish glass in front of the LCD. Then it would look warmer. That fits the game idea better imho.

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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:26 PM

Looks great! What's the name of the game?



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Posted Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:42 PM

The "red glass effect" looks nice :thumbsup:


Edited by Turbo Laser Lynx, Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:43 PM.


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Posted Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:31 AM

Looks great! What's the name of the game?

 

Does it need a name?

 

I have to think about this. Any suggestions?







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