This is just a quick update on my Juno First project. I have now created the title screen, thanks to some more amazing artwork by Nathan. I was aiming to reproduce the look of the Arcade title screen as far as possible, and I think I have managed to do a reasonable job given the limitations of the 2600 (arcade shot on the right ):
The logo is 96-pixels wide and is created using the Homestar/Ruby Runner flickering trick. It is necessary to use the Phosphor option in the emulators (Game Properties->Display under Stella) or it looks like a mess. There is one small issue with this technique when using a real TV, and that is a banding effect between the columns. I think this is caused by colour bleeding, but I'm not entirely sure. This banding effect is shown (exaggerated) in the screenshot below:
Anyway, even with the banding effect, I think the logo looks very nice. The binary and source for the title screen are attached at the bottom of this message. This screen will be included in my next Juno code release (hopefully sometime soon). One of the few things missing from the game now is some music for the title screen - there isn't any in the arcade game, but title music seems to be the norm for Homebrew Atari games! If anyone has any spare music that they would like to contribute, then I will be very grateful!