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Rhindle the Dragon

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  1. Une baguette, hon hon hon oui oui!

    1. retrorussell


      Le poisson! Le poisson! HEE HEE HEE HAW HAW HAW!

    2. DoctorSpuds


      oui oui Eiffel Tower baguette hon hon hon!

    3. Flojomojo
  2. I am part of a development team working on a video game! See my latest blog post for details. https://www.gofundme.com/They-keep-coming

  3. 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
  4. I made some more music! Not with the Synthcart this time, but I'm pretty proud of it:

  5. I made a thing with the Synthcart!

    1. Gorfy


      Nice work, Rhindle!Thanks for posting it


  6. I made a thing with the Synthcart! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkiHX6WHxUY

    1. Rhindle the Dragon

      Rhindle the Dragon

      Disregard this status update, please. I posted the wrong link.

  7. Y2K Compliant!

    1. DZ-Jay


      Then it's not "retro" enough!

    2. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      Better late than never.

    3. Flojomojo


      important to know:

  8. I like to think that major life events float to the surface, but specific details sink to the ocean floor.

  9. "In my studies, I have discovered that the number of false or misattributed quotes found in literature today exceeds the number of those which are legitimate." -- Tsar Peter the Great

  10. Congratulations to Harry and Meghan!

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    2. adam242


      I'm a little offended by Americans who follow this crap. We fought a war to get the 'royal family' out of our lives.

    3. jaybird3rd


      ^ Yes. I'm sure that part of it is just a celebrity thing, but for so many people in the United States to be so enamored with the royal family is unbecoming, IMHO.

    4. frankodragon


      Not me. I'm not crazy about any wedding that's broadcasted like Christmas commmercials.

  11. Great news! I'm not dead. I finally landed a job a couple of weeks ago, and I'm also looking forward to spending summer up here.

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    2. Flojomojo
    3. accousticguitar


      That's always good news that you're not dead.

    4. Eltigro


      I first read this as, "Great news! I'm dead." And I thought, man, they're really working him!

  12. I've heard that if you say "God save the queen" three times in front of a mirror, a lizard person comes and steals your money.

    1. GoldLeader


      I heard they usually play it right after "Anarchy in the U.K."

    2. zylon


      Sounds like someone had a bad incident in the FL Gators stadium bathroom.

  13. If I recall, it was marketed as a toy because of the disillusionment around the term "computer" after the crash.
  14. "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

    1. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      S'alright Bilbo, we love ya anyway. =)

    2. GoldLeader



  15. 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.
  16. If I were to write a Gradius novelization, how many of you would read it?

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    2. Rhindle the Dragon

      Rhindle the Dragon

      I was thinking about basing it off the original NES game, taking artistic liberty of course.

    3. Inky


      Let's be honest, Vic Viper is the coolest arcade video game name of all time.

    4. retrorussell


      There is a Gradius anime, in case you didn't know.

  17. In a real tough spot right now. College didn't work out like I thought it would, and finding a job in this town is difficult. Plus, I have doubts that the novel I wrote is good enough to publish.

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    2. Rhindle the Dragon

      Rhindle the Dragon

      Thanks for the encouragement, guys. And yes, I live in the north.

    3. accousticguitar


      Been there, done that. I found a job down south and moved.

    4. SlidellMan


      @ls650: Agreed, and my parents STILL want me to go despite me realizing that it's all hype these days. Truth be told, I'm working on a movie script of my own.

  18. "There was a problem storing your reputation vote."

    1. Flojomojo


      That usually means you already "liked" a comment on mobile but it's not displaying correctly.


      I'll be happy when the new forum software arrives.

    2. GoldLeader


      I sometimes see that a lot on my Netbook...It might also mean you've used up your allotted "likes" for the day...But, just keep liking things anyway :)

  19. We choose to make homebrews in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

  20. "For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition." -- C. S. Lewis


    1. DZ-Jay



  22. I'm pretty sure the apocalypse will come in the form of tylenol mice raining from the sky. It's like you screw something up, try to fix it but fail, and finally get a taste of your own medicine. The irony would be sweet.

    1. Skippy B. Coyote

      Skippy B. Coyote

      Two wrongs don't make a right, that they don't.

    2. GoldLeader


      5 Rights make a right though...Mathematically speaking...(4 right turns and you're still going the same direction)

    3. TheTIGuy


      So just how many wrongs does it take to make a right?

  23. 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.
  24. ...Yeah, don't listen to me. I don't know shit.
  25. 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!
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