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Fairy Land is in trouble!

 

The evil fairy queen Zevasha and her dark minions have their sights set on conquering this peaceful land!  Good Queen Sugar rallies her forces and calls her allies to defend sweet Fairy Land from evil!  Are you ready to answer the call?

 

Magical Fairy Force for your Atari 5200 will place YOU in the Fairy Arena!  Strap on the wings of one of eight characters and fight to save Fairy Land... or conquer it!  Get ready for intense head-to-head trak-ball action!  Don't worry, joysticks work too!

 

While still very early in development, it's time to start showing off some characters.  All screenshots are from early development builds and are extremely subject to change.

 

So, let's meet our first hero!

 

Pink Barrette

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Age: 7

Likes: Justice

Hates: Evil Robots

 

A superhero from Earth, at least in her imagination, Judy assumes her powers when she puts on her favorite pink barrette.  She frequently visits Fairy Land, where she is known as a great hero and defender of justice.

 

Although usually locked in battle with Dominic, a boy in her neighborhood known for his evil robot creations, Pink has chosen to answer Queen Sugar's call for aid and rushes to the defense of Fairy Land.  Will her powers of justice be enough to stop the evil Zevasha?

 

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Notes:  Pink is a character I originally came up with for a PC game I was working on.  That project kind of fell apart, but I loved the character so much that I really wanted to use her for something, and this game seemed perfect.  I still want to put her in her own game someday, hopefully it will happen.

 

Who is that other person on the character select screen?  Stay tuned to this thread to find out!

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Wow, this looks very interesting!  And love that you are supporting the Trak-Ball!  I look forward to watching how this progresses.  :)

 

 ..Al

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Excellent!  Glad you're coming back with another wholly original creation for the 5200!  😁

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Let's introduce our second hero!

 

Pork-Chop

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Age: 44

Likes: Sewer Fruit

Hates: Sewer Alligators

 

When he's not working his day job as a city ratcatcher, Pork-Chop likes to spend his time in Fairy Land.  How he discovered Fairy Land and the way he reaches it are unknown.  His ratcatching partners, Biff and Buzz, know nothing of Pork-Chop's secret double life.  If they ever found out, he would die of embarrassment.

 

Pork-Chop is secretly in love with Queen Sugar and would do anything to protect her.  Is his rock-headed bravery enough to stop Zevasha's conquest?

 

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Notes:  Pork-Chop is player #3 from Ratcatcher.  This design is based on the PC version of the game, which of course had much more detailed characters than the Atari 5200 version, where Pork-Chop is just "the yellow guy."  Kind of a comic relief character, he's really a very very deep inside joke from my childhood.

 

My goal right now is to have a playable demo featuring these two characters ready for PRGE this year.  If progress goes well, additional characters might be added to the game before then.

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We're getting a little ambitious, and got another character ready for the demo.

 

Frooty

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Age: 24

Likes: Candy

Hates: Boredom

 

Captain of Queen Sugar's royal guard, Frooty is loyal, powerful, hyper, and ever so slightly insane.  As the one charged with the defense of Fairy Land, she carries an enormous responsibility as she leads the queen's armies into battle.  She also oversees a number of secret research projects in Fairy Land, some of which are finally starting to produce results.

 

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Notes:  This is a character that just popped into my head one day, although my artist's design ended up nowhere near what I had in mind.  I like his ideas better, so I ran with it.  I figure a game about fairies needs a character like Frooty, she's sort of the generic fairy archetype.  I love the lollipop weapon, that was entirely my artist's idea.

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On 6/29/2019 at 7:42 PM, AverageSoftware said:

Let's introduce our second hero!

 

Pork-Chop

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Age: 44

Likes: Sewer Fruit

Hates: Sewer Alligators

 

When he's not working his day job as a city ratcatcher, Pork-Chop likes to spend his time in Fairy Land.  How he discovered Fairy Land and the way he reaches it are unknown.  His ratcatching partners, Biff and Buzz, know nothing of Pork-Chop's secret double life.  If they ever found out, he would die of embarrassment.

 

Pork-Chop is secretly in love with Queen Sugar and would do anything to protect her.  Is his rock-headed bravery enough to stop Zevasha's conquest?

 

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Notes:  Pork-Chop is player #3 from Ratcatcher.  This design is based on the PC version of the game, which of course had much more detailed characters than the Atari 5200 version, where Pork-Chop is just "the yellow guy."  Kind of a comic relief character, he's really a very very deep inside joke from my childhood.

 

My goal right now is to have a playable demo featuring these two characters ready for PRGE this year.  If progress goes well, additional characters might be added to the game before then.

I see Pork Chop is back after his stint in the Sewers.

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I was planning to show another character before this one, but we ran into some trouble with the design so he's been delayed.

 

Need to keep the hype-train rolling though, so let's meet:

 

7ZC-BX

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Age: 0

Likes: Frooty

Hates: Enemies of Queen Sugar

 

The robot fairy prototype, model 7ZC-BX, is the first operational unit to come from Queen Sugar's secret military research program.  Intended to be a soldier, a bug in her programming caused her to take on the role of a maid instead.  Although now obsessed with cleaning, her prime directive still functions and she will drop whatever she's doing at the slightest threat to Fairy Land.

 

Commanded by Frooty and simply called "7" for short, her weaponry is extremely powerful and she will be an essential aid against Zevasha's evil.

 

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Notes:  The name 7ZC-BX is actually a very deep inside joke that a handful of my military buddies would get.  Maybe one of them will see her someday.  This character is actually inspired by Huitzil from Darkstalkers, who is a robot in a game full of monsters.  I feel like every game needs some totally weird design like this, not that any of these other characters are normal, or anything.

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This guy might still need a little work, but we got something, so here goes...

 

Xorex

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Age: 35

Likes: Arctic blasts

Hates: Commitment

 

The mysterious ice wizard Xorex lives high in his remote mountain fortress, developing new and powerful magic and generally ignoring the world around him.  He looks like a dork, which is why he shuns outside contact, but Zevasha's invasion provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate his powers to the world.  The only question is, whose side is he on?

 

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Notes:  Xorex is based on my old Phantasy Star Online character of the same name.  He was a FOnewm, and one of the great weaknesses of PSO was that it was impossible to make a magic-user character that didn't look like a complete dork.  This version of Xorex also incorporates some elements of Noon the ice wizard from Shining Force III, who also looks like a complete idiot but can mess you up with spells and terrible voice acting.  "Now bear my arctic blast!"

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