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Hello; I am currently implementing a tool named "VCS Game Maker". This online tool is a no-code environment designed to allow someone to create a game for Atari 2600 without knowing much about programming and without installing anything on their computer. You can use it online on itch.io: https://haroldo-ok.itch.io/vcs-game-maker Source code is available on Github: https://github.com/haroldo-ok/vcs-game-maker It uses Blockly to allow the user to implement the logic using blocks and then, behind the scenes, generates a Batari Basic source code, that is then be compiled using batari-basic-js in order to generate an Atari 2600 ROM, which is then emulated using Javatari. So far, it is a work in progress, with only an event editor with just a few commands. The "if" block and math operations work okay, the joystick reading and access to the players/missiles and balls seem OK so far.
Hi guys! This is Paulo, I'm the author of https://javatari.org, some of you already know the project. It is an online Atari 2600 emulator, that runs on the browser. I would like to hear your opinions/thoughts/ideas about this: Recently, I've been thinking of contacting Atari or maybe Activision (or some others) directly, to kind of present/offer Javatari to them. I imagine that being capable of easily putting content on line would be of great value for them... They still own much of the games! They could be offering the games to be played online on their websites, or use this as part of a marketing thing, even monetize on the games somehow... They could be surfing this "retro" wave using Javatari, engaging the community, etc... I guess that a lot of people that are not techy enough to find roms and run emulators by themselves would love to simply go to Atari's website and play their old loved games. I made the emulator, but I don't know very much about this whole community, and I don't participate in it very much, not even close to many of you guys around here! What you guys think about this? Any ideas or considerations? Thank you very much! Paulo