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Grail of the Gods - a Rogue-like game in compiled XB

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Hm yes. I was a bit surprised that nobody in the TI community had suggested adding colours, custom graphics, sounds or music to Majestyx' port. It is just like you guys like games as plain as possible, and even planning a cartridge release of the game in its purest, simplest form just like it was 1981 all over again. :P

 

I understand that Jim could not add much embellishments on the MC-10 (at least not using BASIC) but to me the TI-99 appears a much more competent platform, in particular with Extended BASIC.

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So nice! I love your version with graphics and sound too... <3. Good job...

Need you the label for the cart? :P

 

Not any plans to publish it but you're free to make a label :)

 

 

 

Ridiculous.... just.... ridiculous.

 

 

You've got mad skills, my friend.

 

:grin:!

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I think the idea was to keep it as close to traditional Roguelikes as possible, creating a truly old-school experience. As you can see if you look through other recent TI offerings, people are stretching the original hardware's capabilities and making some pretty innovative stuff. This was a project with a different, but no less valid, goal.

 

Your version looks great. Intellivision is the platform I know least about, probably, but I have a console (and an Aquarius) I've been meaning to spend more quality time with for some time now.

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Ok, I see. For that matter it took about two months back in 2010 before the original DarkBASIC version was improved with graphics, and another month before the game was remodelled into an isometric 3D view...

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wow nice !! never saw that game before. well done.

and yes, I would be interested in a cartridge, so +1 if :)

thx

 

I agree, make that +2. :)

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InfernalKeith hit the nail on the head. 8 years ago people were talking about making a game like this available on the TI, but no one did it:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/157876-roguelike/

 

So I used my limited experience and skills with TI XB (this is my second ever XB program) to come up with what I did, with thanks to the original Dark BASIC programmer and Jim Gerrie's port. I've included the full XB listing in my download of the game so people are free to play around with it / improve it / use it to come up with their own flavor of it if they'd like. I wasn't even the one who suggested making a cart of it, as I was just happy to have programmed the game and fill a long empty void in the TI-99 world. I'm making nothing off of it either, as I have no objection to arcadeshopper selling carts of it at his cost. I'm just flattered that people think enough of it to want a physical cartridge of the game.

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I've found this nice game a couple of weeks ago. I think it deserves an enhanced version with graphics, sounds, joystick support and also a little trick to improve longevity...

 

It's coming in the next hours, ready to be played for Halloween! It will be available in cart format for FinalGROM, MAME/MESS and the MiSTer TI99 core. EA5 and XB+32K formats will be also available.

 

Hope you'll enjoy!

 

A little spoiler... ;-)

Game_00.jpg

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3 hours ago, tmop69 said:

I've found this nice game a couple of weeks ago. I think it deserves an enhanced version with graphics, sounds, joystick support and also a little trick to improve longevity...

 

It's coming in the next hours, ready to be played for Halloween! It will be available in cart format for FinalGROM, MAME/MESS and the MiSTer TI99 core. EA5 and XB+32K formats will be also available.

 

Hope you'll enjoy!

 

A little spoiler... ;-)

Game_00.jpg

 

Now available to download at TI99IUC: http://www.ti99iuc.it/web/index.php?pageid=database_cerca&archivioid=294#.Xbylrm5FyUk

 

Happy Halloween! 🙂

 

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This is really cool.    Thanks for making it.   

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I'm updating the cart I make with both versions. If you want to have your cart updated I will come up with a way to get that done

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This was demo'ed at the Chicago Faire this past weekend and it's really well done. While the original Rogue look intent is laudable, I have to admit that adding the graphics and colors truly enhanced the gameplay. I love it :)

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Looks awesome! I wanted to go back and do something like this, but now that you have, I won't have to!

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I was very surprised to see the graphic version at the Faire.  Really neat to see, but now I need to update my cartridge!  :D 

 

thanks again for the game, Majestyx.  Great work.

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