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New game: Traffic Jam for the Atari Lynx

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Greetings fellow Lynx addicts!

 

Together with Willard I've been working on a new puzzle game for the lynx, based on the popular board game Rush Hour. For this project we have decided that we will be sharing playable betas of all of our significant updates, including the final version of the game.

 

The ROM we'd like to share with you today is only 5% complete and represents our first milestone- a playable demo. This demo shows the perspective and graphical style that we will be using, but some graphics are still placeholders and many planned features are missing.

 

Future updates will include more variation in graphics, sounds, time attack and saving functionality. We will post major updates in this thread as the game develops, and will also be creating a feature that details the development process and ultimately will include the source code. If you encounter any bugs while playing this game please be sure to notify me through PM and we will work to iron it out.

 

Thank you for your attention. Attached is the 5% complete alpha as well as a promo shot that shows some currently unimplemented ideas :)

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PS. Most of you probably know me from working on on my big project DragonSaga. At times I need to have a break from it for my own sanity :) its still going strong though.

 

PPS. Beta Phase Games is still working on brigning their upcoming Lynx and Jaguar projects out, but thought it would be fun to take a short break to focus on an original development that can be shared with the community as it is created.

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TrafficJamDemo.zip

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Oh nice,

 

i already thought about porting this game to lynx - now i can spend this time in other projects.

 

 

 

Thank you!

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Just like Matashen, one item to remove from my to-do-someyear-in-the-future-list :D

 

Can't wait to play it, this is one of my fav solo/puzzle game...

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Good to hear people know the game :) I wasn't aware of this puzzle game until Willard notified me of it. It can be pretty addictive

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I played the demo,

 

one idea.

The cursor should walk with the cars. That will make it easier to move a car more than one field.

 

Regards

Matthias

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maybe you can made it a bit harder by adding a timelimit or movelimit or let the player choose - also its an idea to save the level that are done like i did in the special edition of Yastuna2. Where i can see what levels are already solved and i can start at the point i miss one.

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Good point about moving the cursor matthias. Those other suggestions are already been considered for future releases. I believe that there should also be a score computed

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Looks very cool! I came to AA as a 7800 collector/enthusiast, but it is great to see my beloved Lynx get new and cool software this close to 25 years later.

I know its 5%, but any plans to sell it on a cart? If so, put me down.

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If there's enough enthusiasm for carts after the game is fully complete, that shouldn't be a problem :) but thats gonna take a while

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A cartridge would be great - if possible it would be an idea to add a polished version of your peg-solitaire to the cartridge.

 

Regards Matthias

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Very cool, thanks for bringing yet another game to the Lynx! I'm curious which language you have coded it in, I'd love to develop for the Lynx myself eventually. I think it would be cool if there was a collection of smaller homebrew games on one cartridge that we could buy.

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Many homebrew releases like MegaPak 1 or Yastuna are just that. A collection of homebrew games.

 

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Karri

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I'm curious which language you have coded it in, I'd love to develop for the Lynx myself eventually. I think it would be cool if there was a collection of smaller homebrew games on one cartridge that we could buy.

 

Its programmed in C with some additional borrowed assembly. The source for this game is very similar to that of Peg Solitaire. The sources for that one are posted in the programming forum and comes with everything you'd need for a game :)

 

I guess a cart with multiple games makes a lot of sense, but I only have 2 small ones so far. I'll have to think of something else... but for now I'm back to my endless fights with dragons.

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Nice little game! Loaded it onto my Dingoo at work, works great.. haven't finished it though.

Your graphics haven't let me down yet. Great.

 

Just like matashen said the pointer should walk with the cars. Other than that good effort.

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Nice! I love these games. We made the same sort of game for the ST and called it Clogged Up - MrPink was crazy for those Binary Arts games, he had the lot.

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Nice! I love these games. We made the same sort of game for the ST and called it Clogged Up - MrPink was crazy for those Binary Arts games, he had the lot.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

haha nice one! I really like the line "You play Clark the clog, dutch footwear with attitude!."

 

Ultimately the game should have multiple graphical settings with some small animations. The moving cursor will definitely be included in the next big update.

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Greetings fellow Lynx addicts!

 

Together with Willard I've been working on a new puzzle game for the lynx, based on the popular board game Rush Hour. For this project we have decided that we will be sharing playable betas of all of our significant updates, including the final version of the game.

 

Hi Ninjabba,

 

I owed you a reply and compliments for this game. I played it, loved it and was wowed by the completeness of it. I just cannot believe this is just 5% complete. Actually, I can, but it would mean so much for the end result it is beyond comprehension.

Keep up the good work. I can imagine the break from the RPG game. Been there (a lot of times). It must be rewarding to get this up and running.

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It's definitely looking great so far. The Lynx hasn't seemed to get a whole lot of homebrew love lately, so I think it's fantastic that there's another game coming. :)

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