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ABBUC SWC 2014: Dimo's Quest

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Hi Folks,

 

currently i am working on a new Atari 8bit game for the upcoming ABBUC software contest.

 

Usually old computer games are implemented to the current computer generation. This is called a "remake"

...Now i want to go the other way: implement an old computer game on an even older and therefore much weaker computersystem. This is called a "demake"

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The video-link below shows how a demake of my 20-year old Amiga game "Dimo's Quest" would look on a 30-year old Atari 800 XL.

The original game "Dimo's Quest" was developed in 1993 by my german software company "Infernal Byte Systems" (located in Hildesheim/germany) on the Commodore Amiga.
There were also ports to the PC (DOS) and the Phillips CDI.


Now, 20 years later, i make a demake for the Atari 8-bit computers. The game is at an early stage - the release is scheduled for autumn 2014.

 

What do you think about it?

 

Greetings from germany

Thomas

 

 

Video on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCzVow883b4

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Nice title screen (Rasterizer?), lots of colour there and ingame.

 

Got to be careful as to what you publicise with ABBUC contest though, don't you?

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@rybags: The SWC rules allows us the publishing of "marketing material" e.g. videos and screenshots. We just are not allowed to publish the game itself before the contest-day...
The title-screen is a raster-converter version of the original amiga pic :-)

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Now, 20 years later, i make a demake for the Atari 8-bit computers. The game is at an early stage - the release is scheduled for autumn 2014.

 

What do you think about it?

 

Looks really good so far -- colors and gameplay. Good to see someone utilizing raster-converter for a title-screen too.

 

Are you planning to include the intro dialogue and animations, and the same type of level selection screens?

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@ MrFish: Yes, i plan to do so. The atari version should be as close to the amiga version as possible. I hope there is enough time to realize this before the deadline :-)

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@ MrFish: Yes, i plan to do so. The atari version should be as close to the amiga version as possible.

 

Sounds great. It would be a pretty big achievement for the 8-Bits.

 

I hope there is enough time to realize this before the deadline :-)

 

Yes, that's one reason why I asked. Time flies...

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Looks Great :) . Colorful and lots of moving objects, Nice smooth movement of Dimo, if thats the name of the main character.

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I love it :lust: .

 

8bitjunkie showed me an earlier version of his game and it already was very playable and enjoyable. Now I've discovered some new elements and it looks even better-

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Very clever usage DLI/color for the game design. Also love the title picture conversion. Looking forward to the result, I keep my fingers crossed (the last 30% are the hardest, but you know that already).

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Looks great. Love Chip on the Lynx and look forward to playing it on the 800!

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Verdient - ich kann sowas nicht (man muss auch seine Grenzen kennen :-)

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Am i okay to blag one of these lovely screenshots for a news piece in Retro Gamer magazine please? =-)

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@TMR: it would be an honor :-) Please feel free to do so...

 

Please contact me if you need more information / pictures...

 

Greetings

Thomas Schulz

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@TMR: it would be an honor :-) Please feel free to do so...

Thanks very much, it'll be a news item in issue 128. =-)

 

Charge him, he's a freeloader ;)

This is why i can't take you anywhere without having to go back and apologise afterwards. =-)

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@bob: It was and will be a homage to Chip's challenge :-)

I loved Chips Challenge on the PC. Could this game engine be used to DEMAKE a CHIPS CHALLENGE for the ATARI too?

 

This game looks really cool BTW!!

 

Robert

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