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Dimo's Quest - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« on: February 24, 2014, 16:12:01 PM »
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[size=140]Atari Age member 8Bitjunkie is currently working on a new Atari 8-bit game for the upcoming ABBUC software contest. It is a conversion of the Amiga. PC and Philips CD-i game Dimo's Quest by Infernal Byte Systems, itself a clone of Epyx's popular puzzler Chip's Challenge. Some 20 years later comes this demake for the Atari 8-bit computers. [/size]



[size=140]Although hardly a prerequisite for puzzle games, there IS a plot here: in order to marry Princess Dori, Dimo the frog has to collect all the sweets her father King Greenfoot wants. The game is a series of levels, seen from the top view, filled with candies to be collected. Once you've collected them all, you find the exit to move on to the next level. Impeding your progress are lethal bad guys, cannons, trains, lava pits, water, fire, etc. You can avoid some hazards by finding spiked shoes (which allow you to walk on ice rather than slide on it), life-savers (allow you to wade through water without drowning), and fire extinguishers (for walking through fire). You can push rocks to various ends, from bashing bad guys to building bridges. Finding colored keys allows you to open doors of the corresponding color. If you die, you restart the level. You have an infinite number of lives, but you have to finish a level to move forward in the game.[/size]



[size=140]The game is at an early stage right now with the full release scheduled for autumn 2014 so for now you will just have to be happy with gazing at the screenshots and watching the short video. You can read the development thread on Atari Age here. Dimo's Quest will no doubt make an excellent addition to the A8's library and we will bring you more news on this exciting conversion as soon as we have it![/size]

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Re: Dimo's Quest - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 18:45:12 PM »
I am really really excited about this one! I absolutely love the CD-i version!  :36:

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 02:54:00 AM »
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I am really really excited about this one! I absolutely love the CD-i version!  :36:

Thanks a lot. There is still a lot of work to do. :-)

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 11:13:06 AM »
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I am really really excited about this one! I absolutely love the CD-i version!  :1:

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Re: Dimo's Quest - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 12:07:36 PM »
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I am really really excited about this one! I absolutely love the CD-i version!  :36:

Thanks a lot. There is still a lot of work to do. :-)

Looks absolutely fantastic so far fella. Great work and please keep us updated.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2014, 17:09:33 PM »
@The Laird: Update: because of the limited amount of characters (128), the Atari 8bit version have to go without the cannons & trains.  :113:

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Re: Dimo's Quest - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2014, 18:36:38 PM »
No biggie, it still looks awesome!

Thanks for the update!  :113:

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 22:35:14 PM »
I fixed the video for you.

This is superb work! I really love the way you implemented the animated sweets and parallax scrolling. Very exciting project indeed!  :77:

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Re: Dimo's Quest - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 00:36:01 AM »
That looks great!

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2014, 09:24:18 AM »
Does look very good so far, what's your timeline on this or is it a case of when it's done?
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2014, 21:02:43 PM »
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Does look very good so far, what's your timeline on this or is it a case of when it's done?

As this in an entry for the ABBUC Software Contest, it is to be published in autumn 2014.
Probably october 26th.

There will be a free version for download.

And there will be a physical version with printed manual in a real little box with a 5.25" disk
(with additional content and free download atr-file) for very low fair money...

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 21:10:08 PM »
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Does look very good so far, what's your timeline on this or is it a case of when it's done?

As this in an entry for the ABBUC Software Contest, it is to be published in autumn 2014.
Probably october 26th.

There will be a free version for download.

And there will be a physical version with printed manual in a real little box with a 5.25" disk
(with additional content and free download atr-file) for very low fair money...

Sounds great but what I would really love is a cartridge!  :8:

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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 21:45:28 PM »
me too, believe me! Maybe i find out how to handle the game to be published on a cart!

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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 21:49:18 PM »
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me too, believe me! Maybe i find out how to handle the game to be published on a cart!

I might be able to help you there! Are you in Europe?