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Added a few more screens for level 1 and level 2. Level 2 is now playable (boring, but playable. I'll add some bird enemies soon.) To start at the beginning (level 1) at the title screen press fire. To start at level 2, at the title screen, press game reset. How many screens should be in each level?

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From the title screen to level 1 was showing a line total of more than 262, a simple drawscreen in the right place fixed that. I've added simple BGM to level 2 as well as a few new screens. I also need to compose or figure out some music to go with level 1. Any suggestions or compositions? Speaking of "Adventure," I was thinking along the lines of an Adventure-style layout for the giant's home (level 3), but that's still a ways off. I was thinking around 20 screens for each level.

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20 screens for each level would be nice..

 

Music..lets see now..maybe music from the Wizard of Oz..when they are being watched and chased down in the forest.

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hey do you still need an artist? i have not done atari sprites but i would love to take a shot at it -- i have however been doing true pixel art for many many years and have worked on staff for other game(s) can i draw up the troll --- maybe if i can get dimensions of the sprite i can draw you up on asap. Holy crap jack and the beanstalk is a huge favorite of mine. I have a number of pictures saved and have stumbled across many two headed giants depicted in drawings of this story. anyway i would love to help

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hey do you still need an artist? i have not done atari sprites but i would love to take a shot at it -- i have however been doing true pixel art for many many years and have worked on staff for other game(s) can i draw up the troll --- maybe if i can get dimensions of the sprite i can draw you up on asap. Holy crap jack and the beanstalk is a huge favorite of mine. I have a number of pictures saved and have stumbled across many two headed giants depicted in drawings of this story. anyway i would love to help

Sure, you can take a shot at designing a troll. Atari 2600 sprites can't be any wider than 8 pixels, and I'd like to keep the height of them no more than 10-12 pixels.

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do you need walking animation like 2 frames still and legs apart arms flailing about? so far i drew up the troll standing still at a slight angle --did you want anything specific?

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do you need walking animation like 2 frames still and legs apart arms flailing about? so far i drew up the troll standing still at a slight angle --did you want anything specific?

 

oh yeah and color use what do you want?

 

I am aware of atari using rows of color and the use of invisible pixels so i kept it in mind when i drew the green pants on him

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Walking animation frames would be nice. As for color, I can change the color on my own once I put him in there.

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Wanting to put some music in level 1, I've temporarily put in "Turkey In the Straw" in the key of D until I can think of something else, unless you like it in there. (The 2600 game Gopher uses it, too, though, it must be in the public domain.) I've also added a few screens to both levels.

remember: at the title screen:

fire for level 1

switch reset for level 2.

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sprites jack and troll 2 frames for animation

per character

 

 

what do you think?

 

i drew up 3 variations of the troll and it can always be changed up. I tried to fit a club in his hand.

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Added a password system. At the title screen, press up then down. Passwords so far:

47 = infinite lives

28 = start on level 2

 

Level 4 will be level 2 reversed, you have to make your way down level 2 instead of making your way up it, but i haven't got that far yet. First I have to program the level 3 "Adventure"-style castle in, but before I do that, I have to finish programming levels 1 and 2. I guess everything has an order for me.

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Thank you.

 

Here's a new version.

+Added climbing animation for level 2

+Level 1 is finished, with 20 screens (878 bytes left, enough for a really cool title screen song, if anyone can make one, that is)

+New password: 66 - start at cutscene between levels 1 and 2.

+Did some minor changes to the cutscene between levels 1 and 2.

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