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Title: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on March 10, 2012, 20:44:01 PM
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z280/mrkizza/LittleGreen.jpg)

Very nice looking update on Frogger from Hex Games.

Apparently in Germany frogs go Quak :o
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: zapiy on March 10, 2012, 21:05:30 PM
Thats looks great..

Will this be available to buy?
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on March 10, 2012, 21:07:04 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Thats looks great..

Will this be available to buy?

Yep. With a box and everything.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TrekMD on March 10, 2012, 22:01:46 PM
Any word of when to expect to see this?
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on March 10, 2012, 22:05:55 PM
Nothing except this year
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: DreamcastRIP on March 11, 2012, 01:35:17 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Apparently in Germany frogs go Quak  :o
That's ribbit-ulous!
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TrekMD on March 11, 2012, 06:22:09 AM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Quote from: "The Laird"
Apparently in Germany frogs go Quak  :o
That's ribbit-ulous!

Quak!  Quak, quak, quak!
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: Minerals on March 11, 2012, 12:27:10 PM
looks like a perfect game to play on the Lynx
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on March 29, 2012, 17:10:35 PM
Looking forward to this but apparently progress is slow and it might not be with us until nearer the end of the year.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 09, 2012, 23:42:29 PM
Going to give this a bump as the guy doing the graphics for this game has just joined us!!!!  8)
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TrekMD on September 10, 2012, 00:15:59 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Going to give this a bump as the guy doing the graphics for this game has just joined us!!!!  :)
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: onthinice on September 10, 2012, 00:35:37 AM
Yes any info would be great!
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: 108 Stars on September 10, 2012, 14:53:24 PM
Ha, nice to see there's interest in this outside dedicated Atari forums. :)

Yeah, I am doing the graphics, and I must admit progress is kind of slow atm. It's not like there is a whole lot of graphics left to be done; pretty much everything for the standard Frogger level is done, so is the title screen and a font for Highscores and stuff.

But I want to include a bit of variety; like more vehicles and at least three different scenarios: the standard you know from Frogger, you see that on the screenshots, a country variant with muddy road instead of asphalt and some fitting vehicles like tractors, and a snow variant, possibly with some exclusive vehicles as well.

That's my part of the game.

On the programming side there is also still work to do, as we want to have gameplay like the VCS-classic "Freeway" in it in addition to just Frogger; and that Freeway-mode will hopefully also be playable in multiplayer via Comlynx.

Lastly, some more music needs to be done. matshen, the programmer is doing some, but he is no composer. Sadly the Lynx-scene lacks people into doing music; there's plenty of coders, a few people like me who do graphics, but nobody who specializes in music.

Music generally seems to be a problem that haunts Atari-systems. We had the 7800 with the horrible VCS music, the Lynx usually had few music tracks in his games compared to the GB (I always think of Switchblade II, it's really a nice game for me as Shinobi-fan, but the silence does not help excitement), and even on Jaguar some of the top games lack in music (Doom and AvP, while it is intentional in the latter one).

matashen is working hard, but he has wife and kids, and spare time is limited. But we do aim to make the game really good.

The game will definitely be released as physical card (rather PCB, we can't do a real card like SFT did for Zaku) with box and manual, and you will be able to save your highscores.


About the name... well, indeed German frogs say "quak". Maybe we will change the name, but then again the name alone has spawned such a nice discussion it might be cool to keep it for that reason alone.^^

(http://www10.pic-upload.de/12.02.12/un9wz3v1ypti.jpg) (http://www10.pic-upload.de/12.02.12/hhq4uyptqnb.png)
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 14:59:04 PM
Thanks for the update, I for one, am really looking forward to this!

Out of interest are there any trackers or tutorials and such like for making Lynx music? I know somebody who could probably help but he has never done Lynx music - he has done ST, Amiga, C64 and Jaguar though.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: 108 Stars on September 10, 2012, 15:16:55 PM
There is a tool called CHIPPER made by Bjrn Spruck aka Sage, but I am told it is kind of overly complex... but for someone experienced with such a variety of systems it might be fine.

He only gives away the latest version if you contact him though, it's not really public atm.
Title: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: zapiy on September 10, 2012, 15:26:17 PM
Thanks for that.  This will be my first ever Lynx home brew purchase.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: 108 Stars on September 10, 2012, 15:45:54 PM
Great, I'm honored! :)
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 15:53:19 PM
Is there not a MOD player too?
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: 108 Stars on September 10, 2012, 16:11:58 PM
There may be, I must ask around a bit. But MOD sounds on Lynx have the problem of being too memory-demanding afaik, so they are mostly used in title screens, while during gameplay other music formats are used. ABC I believe...
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 16:14:20 PM
Quote from: "108 Stars"
There may be, I must ask around a bit. But MOD sounds on Lynx have the problem of being too memory-demanding afaik, so they are mostly used in title screens, while during gameplay other music formats are used. ABC I believe...

I was thinking specifically of Pokermania with its brilliant MOD player that lets you select your music too.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: 108 Stars on September 10, 2012, 16:27:32 PM
I will talk to matashen about this, he knows everything about Lynx tools and has contact to every dev out there; maybe we can get your friend interested in Lynx music then.

When I got the latest beta of CHIPPER in 2011 I also contacted two guys who do chipmusic, one of them Zable Fahr who did the Pier Solar soundtrack and is a genius when it comes to music (we actually sell the PS soundtrack as professionally pressed CDs nowadays, he's that good), but I could not get them motivated to work with the Lynx. Maybe your friend will be more interested... :P
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 16:39:01 PM
I think this guy would be well up for it, I will speak with him.
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TrekMD on September 10, 2012, 17:17:15 PM
This is awesome!  Thank you for the update.  I rather wait for a game of high quality than see the game rushed. 
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: Anonymous on September 10, 2012, 19:11:02 PM
Like I said in PM earlier, Im looking forward to this one :)

PS. Hi everyone!
Title: Re: New Lynx Homebrew Game - Little Green Quak Quak
Post by: TL on September 10, 2012, 19:12:48 PM
Quote from: "atari_afternoon"
Like I said in PM earlier, Im looking forward to this one :)

PS. Hi everyone!

Great to see you here! Remember to post an introduction!!!