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Rhindle the Dragon

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About Rhindle the Dragon

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  • Birthday 01/20/1997

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    Writing short stories and listening to various Baroque compositions.
    Advocating for reptiles' rights and striving towards educational awareness and sympathy for our cold-blooded brethren and sistren.
    And finally, sleeping soundly in the glorious Idaho sunshine.
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  1. MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. III, ISSUE III When a coworker approached me about two and a half months ago asking if I would compose the music for his video game, I was skeptical. After all, I had never seen a serious development project. Upon looking into it, however, I discovered that his ideas are full of potential and his drive to get things done is exceptional. In other words, I fully believe in his project, and am helping to the best of my ability. Since I am (or was, sorry...) active in the AtariAge community, I thought that an announcement here might help the game gather some traction. I know you all appreciate the essentials of good game design, and some of you are even programmers yourselves. I can attest that my coworker is a competent programmer and a lot of work has already been done on the project, technical and otherwise. Although the scandal involving the Ataribox crowdfunding campaign had soured me to the idea somewhat, I believe this is an entirely different situation. We already have material -- whether we're going to reveal it, though, is up to the community and the amount of support we receive. I hold a deep respect for the moderators and users of AtariAge, and I trust that this can be a success for all of us. I am posting a link to the GoFundMe page for our game, "They Keep Coming". Please visit and consider making a donation, and also feel free to comment and ask questions. I will be sure to provide updates on this blog when it is pertinent. Thank you. https://www.gofundme.com/They-keep-coming
  2. If I recall, it was marketed as a toy because of the disillusionment around the term "computer" after the crash.
  3. MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. III, ISSUE II So I guess I will not be writing a Gradius novelization. Oh well. I hope a poem will do for you guys. TO THE UNKNOWN RAIL SHOOTER When threatened thus, consider all that’s made In vague prevention, pining for the sky: They say you’re saving lives with hardened blade, But who could manufacture such a lie? Alight with wings built on the backs of slaves… To say it often makes the meaning die. What else can we accomplish fighting waves, Relentless surf behind to take their place? For fluid forms receive malignant graves – An ending wrought upon themselves in space, Where tribulation keeps in view its tail But never dares to show its solemn face. So presentation henceforth shall prevail. Until they’re dead, just shoot; you’re on a rail.
  4. Every time I want to start working on a homebrew, I get caught up in the fact that I'm not the greatest with assembly, and for the life of me I can't understand all the TV-scanning stuff unique to the 2600 even though I am in computer science. Good on you for your perseverance! I hope this comes through.
  5. I don't see any immediate problems if you wanted to port this to the 2600. However, keep in mind that some things will probably need to be changed. Depending on how complex your game is, you might need to trim it down so it fits on an 8K cartridge. As for the graphics, you might have trouble rendering the background, but I'm sure with a bit of patience, it could be done. I'm also sure that turn- and grid-based movement can be done. As a matter of fact, I think it already has been done (just look at Flag Capture, although that was one square at a time.) Also, kudos if you do it in assembly. Good luck!
  6. Well, it looks like our work here is done. Times change. People change. However, corporations stay the same. The ones that don't get bigger themselves go towards making other ones bigger. When a corporation doesn't fit this model, it dies. When a brand no longer holds identity, no bigger company wants to buy it, and its shareholders no longer care about toting it. I believe Atari SA has reached this point. Now, since the only people for whom the Atari brand still has meaning clearly know that the French company is a trademark troll, who can Atari SA expect to keep them in existence? No one. My friends, with Ataribox, we are witnessing a drowning fruit bat (which had lost its footing and fallen into the water in 1983) taking its last gulp of air before plummeting to the icy depths permanently. I'm sorry for the morbidity, but death is a part of life, and sometimes a suffering creature needs to be put out of its misery. I've always said: "The streets of heaven are paved in garlic and chocolate. (Not in the same places, of course.)" However, I've been thinking. There are probably Atari cartridges in there too. You can quote me on that.
  7. I implore you to recognize our beautiful state of Idagon. Now, no one will call us da hoe anymore!
  8. You forgot to explicitly mention Elon is planning to fly the Ataribox to Mars. It'll be the first game console on another planet. This should also boost the stock.
  9. Not only are there six switches, but the ports on the back are lower as a consequence of having two boards.
  10. I want that Rice Container. JK. Hey look! There's a Fairchild Channel F and a Pong console there too! Edit: OOH, Macadamia nuts!
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