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atari2600land

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I have an idea for a light gun game for the 2600. 2 were ever made, and only 1 was released (Sentinel). I want to make #3. I spent a couple hours fiddling around with a title screen, trying to make it just right.

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It's a game where you shoot flies. I can make this 4k if I need it to be. I don't really care much about file size, I just want to make a working gun game for the 2600. It does nothing at this point, the score increases by 1 every frame and the life counter decreases by 1 every frame. I have all the ingredients I need in order to test it (gun, CRT, 2600.) Although I do wonder how many people actually still use CRT TVs. I have my Atari 2600 hooked up to one, my gaming TV that gets no channels (thanks to the people who took away analog TV. Yeah, I bet they're using all those channels. :roll:)

 

So anyway, the word "flies" was all red, before I decided to try and spruce up the title screen. I can't sleep, so I'm up typing this blog entry. I tried to go to sleep. I laid in my bed for a half hour before deciding it wasn't going to work, so I got up and worked on this some more. I made sure I could see the score down at the bottom on my TV. Basically it will be like my Game Boy game, only using a gun instead of the directional pad (or a joystick.) But if I can't use the gun, I guess I'll use the joystick and a cross hairs to shoot flies with.

 

I will still work on Uncle Hairy's Nosehair if any work needs to be done on it or if someone has an idea, although I think it's about done, so I decided to work on this. I don't know. I'm extremely bored, I want to go to sleep but I can't, and it's almost 2 a.m. here. I guess I'll take a stupid icky tasting melatonin gummy and try again to sleep.

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