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It just stumbled over this (at least to me) unknown, new homebrew called JumpVCS. It looks like a conversion of the pretty famous Flash game Canabalt.

 

 

I wonder if there is any music playing... :ponder:

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Looks like its from the guy doing Brik. It's not an exact clone of Canabalt -- you're collecting things and the gap between buildings is a bit short, but it looks like it could be fun. Strangely, I was thinking about doing a game like this recently and had plotted out how the various VCS resources would be used in my head, but I didn't have time to really get started on it. I think I might have gone with a smaller runner sprite to give it more of a feel of the original game, but I'm not sure how the pacing of the Flash game would work without some of the graphical and sound detail.

 

BTW, link to his game page is http://www.retro-reload.com/jumpvcs/

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Yeah, it's me :)

 

I was gonna start a thread, but looks like I've been beaten to it.

 

I created JumpVCS before Brik, using Batari Basic. It's not really a port of Canabalt, but more inspired by it. As with Brik, I chose to restrict this to a 4K rom which was fairly tricky along with the obvious limitations of the VCS, but I have managed to include multiple levels with increasing difficulty and collectible items as you can see in the video.

 

I'm hoping to get a physical cartridge release for this and Brik ready by the end of the year once I've managed to get the PAL version working as well. Keep an eye on the page (above), but I'll make an announcement in this forum when the cartridges are ready. Trying to decide whether to make boxes as well, or just cartridges. Any thoughts?

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Depends on what you are aiming for. Many people who actually just want to play the game do not care for a box. And many people who only collect games (often rarely playing them), care for a box.

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I like that it has the Intellivision Running Man. ;) The scrolling background is very nice too.

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Yeah, it's me :)

 

I was gonna start a thread, but looks like I've been beaten to it.

 

I created JumpVCS before Brik, using Batari Basic. It's not really a port of Canabalt, but more inspired by it. As with Brik, I chose to restrict this to a 4K rom which was fairly tricky along with the obvious limitations of the VCS, but I have managed to include multiple levels with increasing difficulty and collectible items as you can see in the video.

 

I'm hoping to get a physical cartridge release for this and Brik ready by the end of the year once I've managed to get the PAL version working as well. Keep an eye on the page (above), but I'll make an announcement in this forum when the cartridges are ready. Trying to decide whether to make boxes as well, or just cartridges. Any thoughts?

Looks awesome RePixel8 :) Like the artistic scenery and side scrolling!

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Count me in for a boxed copy, if you make one. Loose cart if you don't.

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Count me in for a copy...boxed if available, otherwise, I would be just fine with a loose copy. Great looking game! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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That looks really cool. It reminds me a lot of the old Mario Lcd game I had. Run right, jump gaps, and collect coins. Everything you need for a good simple game

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I just joined your mailng list. Both this a Brik look really cool. I can't really afford to buy any more games before next year (I've a big lot pending payment) but if they're still floating around next year I'll definitely pick up Brik and this. :)

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