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Retro Console Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TrekMD on September 12, 2013, 19:31:48 PM

Title: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of Kroz
Post by: TrekMD on September 12, 2013, 19:31:48 PM
Even though there is limited information about the game, the box artwork is done and it looks superb. I figured I'd start the thread anyway with just that image. Since Elektronite does visit our site, he can provide more information about the game here as well. Until then, feast your eyes...

[align=center:3cg8ycs5](http://www.intellivisionrevolution.com/files/resized/89107/899;605;84c67c0a76a33c3335ba16b3b59527d388d6ea67.jpg)[/align:3cg8ycs5]
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TL on September 16, 2013, 19:24:07 PM
This sounds very interesting indeed!

And I love that box art!  :16:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: onthinice on September 16, 2013, 19:31:13 PM
Yes, it nice!

I used to play a Mario Kart clone by Apogee, called Wacky Wheels. In this day and age it is cool to see the license on the back of the box.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on September 16, 2013, 21:35:57 PM
The box art really looks great!  This is another release I'm really looking forward to.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on September 24, 2013, 18:55:00 PM
"The Lost Caves of Kroz" is 95 percent done

The screen shots below are some real Intellivision screens. The title screen is missing the animated flame in the  'O' on 'Kroz' but looks pretty much accurate.

The game will start with an Elektronite splash screen and then show the Apogee splash screen (Yes, this is an official Kroz game)

The title screen will show, and then when the player hits the disc, the introduction will start with words and pictures. It will give you the basic idea of the game......(text and pictures subject to change....suggestions for pictures welcome)

In Game Introduction

Display title screen Logo and copyright information

For many years, the kingdom of Kroz has been a kingdom without a king!

PIC # 1 (Picture of an empty King's throne)

Long ago, the young king was deposed by a group of evil warlords and exiled.

PIC # 2 (Picture of a Crown)
 
His crown broken into 32 pieces and hidden in fiendish puzzle rooms in the Caves of Kroz!

PIC # 3 (Picture of the Crown in pieces)

Since then, the kingdom has fallen into a state of chaos, and darkness!

The crown has long been forgotten. Even the location of the caves has been lost!

PIC #3 (Picture of some overgrown caves)

The people long for the king's return! But without the king's symbol of power, the king cannot return and
restore order! The King's crown must be found! Danger is everywhere! But, so is fame and fortune!

PIC #4 (A picture of gold bars and goblets)

You are but a humble thief, but you believe that you have the skills needed to recover the royal crown
from the legendary puzzle rooms in the Lost Caves of Kroz! There are rumours of the location of the caves in your village.

PIC #5 (Picture of a shack with the character heading out)

You have long prepared for this adventure! As you set out toward the rumoured direction of the Lost Caves of Kroz, you pause and wonder if you should turn back for the relative safety of your bed, or risk your life for fame and fortune!

PIC # 6 (Picture of a cosy bedroom)

You travel through the foreboding tangled forest on your quest.....

PIC # 7 (Picture of an overgrown forest)

After a long journey, you finally near the reported location of the legendary caves....

REUSE PIC #3

You seem to have found something!

As you explore, suddenly you find yourself falling!

(Animation of the character falling into the caves)

You hit the ground hard, but find that you are OK. You suddenly realize, that you have located,

The LOST CAVES OF KROZ!!!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on September 24, 2013, 20:28:07 PM
Thanks for the update!  This looks really great!  Looks like it's almost done also! 
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TL on September 24, 2013, 20:30:02 PM
This is looking fantastic, keep up the good work!  :113:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on September 24, 2013, 22:28:53 PM
Looking fantastic fella..

Thanks for keeping us updated..
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on October 21, 2013, 03:44:31 AM
Here are images of the just printed The Lost Caves of Kroz box. It will be delivered to Classic Game Publishers before the end of the month. The game is 95 percent complete and being finished and polished up in the next two months.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on October 21, 2013, 04:15:04 AM
Very cool! 
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: guest4828 on October 24, 2013, 02:05:04 AM
Sweeeeeet!!!  Hopefully there will be a two-pack sale similar to the Paddle Party roll out.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on October 24, 2013, 04:23:27 AM
The Lost Caves of Kroz cartridge sticker
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on October 24, 2013, 12:08:51 PM
Quote from: "Elektronite"
The Lost Caves of Kroz cartridge sticker

 :113:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on October 24, 2013, 15:05:59 PM
Again great work fella. High quality stuff.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on October 31, 2013, 06:04:42 AM
The Kroz Sticker is at the printer's.

The game finishing touches are being put on during November. For example, the scrolling text introduction.

The game should be ready for testing at the end of November.

This is an epic sized game for the Intellivision!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on October 31, 2013, 12:29:55 PM
Superb! 
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2014, 02:59:31 AM
[align=center:13gie5q8]The Lost Caves of Kroz (http://http)[/align:13gie5q8]
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TL on April 14, 2014, 11:09:58 AM
Looks great!  :16:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: onthinice on April 14, 2014, 18:35:34 PM
Very good looking game. I wish Elektronite could make a compilation disc of there games for newer systems. My kids used to love cartridges. Now they only want CD or DVD games. Download on a tablet would be great. Anyone else have this problem?

Boxes and labels mean nothing to my gamers. Ugh.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on April 14, 2014, 21:30:31 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Boxes and labels mean nothing to my gamers. Ugh.

It'll be interesting to see if they'll feel the same 20 or 30 years from now!   :21:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Shadowrunner on April 14, 2014, 22:15:11 PM
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Boxes and labels mean nothing to my gamers. Ugh.

It'll be interesting to see if they'll feel the same 20 or 30 years from now!   :40:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on April 19, 2014, 17:30:05 PM
When costs are recouped from the manufacture of The Lost Caves of Kroz, we will probably start to sell digital copies for play on Voltron's multi-cart (Coming soon) and PC distributions.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on April 20, 2014, 02:35:38 AM
Quote from: "Elektronite"
When costs are recouped from the manufacture of The Lost Caves of Kroz, we will probably start to sell digital copies for play on Voltron's multi-cart (Coming soon) and PC distributions.

Cool.  I'll have to keep an eye out for that multicart as well.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on April 29, 2014, 01:08:12 AM
Elektronite, Classic Game Publishers and Apogee are pleased to announce that The Lost Caves of Kroz has been completed! We are working on improving the control code, and then will be sending it out for testing.

At the moment, we are hard at work designing the overlays and writing the manual for this EPIC Intellivision release.

We are intending to make 5 pre-release copies available (prototypes) to people who want to get a preview of the game and help with testing for $100 US.

What do you get for your $100? You get to try the game months ahead of the general public. You get to own a genuine PROTOTYPE, and get to help with the testing of this huge game. It comes in a release box, but with NO manual or overlays.

email: gamesforyourintellivision@hotmail.com if interested in one of these limited pre-release copies.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on April 29, 2014, 01:12:31 AM
That really looks excellent! 
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on May 03, 2014, 17:24:06 PM
Some final tweaks to the opening scroll have been happening, and when they are finished, hopefully by the end of the  weekend, we will have a release candidate that we can send to testers.

To be clear, the game is 'finished'. We have just been working on some minor things like input routines  because they were a bit rough and they needed tweaking. When all the tweaks are done, we will send the game to our testers and the only way the release candidate will not make it out, is if bugs are found. We will then fix them and start over with the testing.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on May 03, 2014, 17:30:33 PM
Excellent!  Thanks for the update! 
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on May 05, 2014, 17:16:33 PM
Great work fella.. :113:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on May 06, 2014, 19:25:24 PM
Kroz is finished. ONE thing is still to come. Sound is going to be added to the 'scroll'. The scroll 'sets the scene' of the game, and right now is silent.

 

We are ready for testing. I am making 5 copies, ACIB ('Almost complete in Box') available to interested parties for $100 US plus shipping.

 

What do you get for your money? Well, first of all, you get a prototype copy of the game that you can keep. Secondly, you get to preview the game about 5 months before everyone else. Finally,  you get to contribute to testing. NO MANUAL or OVERLAYS are included in the package. If you find a bug, you will get an honourable mention in the manual.

 

The game comes in an official Kroz box, and uses an LTO shell with an official Kroz sticker. The cartridge will be labelled as a 'test copy'.

 

IF interested, email willy_moeller@hotmail.com 

 

First come first serve. If you drop out, the next person in line takes your place.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 03, 2014, 19:34:08 PM
Testing of the game continues.

A lot of tweaks will have to be made as some rooms are too difficult.

The overlay and manual cover designs have been completed.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on June 03, 2014, 19:56:10 PM
That looks awesome!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on June 04, 2014, 13:20:04 PM
Awesome art work fella.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 07, 2014, 18:11:37 PM
With the box and sticker printed, and the overlay and manual cover designed, all that needs to be done is the manual written and printed along with the overlay.

The overlays should be printed at the end of the month.

The game is almost finished its first round of testing. All the issues identified have been listed for changes.

Improvements to the controller code have been made....

Problems with some rooms being far too difficult (This is a HARD game!) have been addressed, as well as glitches in the room scripts that cause 'soft spots' in some locations.

All of these changes will be implemented, and then the testers will run through one more test. If nothing is found after that, I will give it to the final tester who has never seen the game. 

Once all these tests are done, we will have a finished game. Hopefully between now and then, we can finalize the manual.

Estimated time of availability is late September 2014.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on June 08, 2014, 04:09:41 AM
Good to see that this is close to being all done and ready!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 25, 2014, 16:30:12 PM
The Executive Producer of The Lost Caves of Kroz is taking order reservations for the initial 100 copies of the new Intellivision game 'The Lost Caves of Kroz'.

The game's distribution is being handled by the 'Executive Producer' and is being sold out of California.

Price is $72 US plus $3 PayPal fees plus shipping and Handling

Shipping for 1 in the US is $5. This is using a box with packing.
Shipping for 1 to Canada is $10. This is using a box with packing.
Shipping for 1 to Europe/Australia is $15. This is using a box with packing.
Add $3 for each additional copy.

Other countries will need to send an email with your country in order to calculate postage.

A serial number request list is being maintained on the Intellivision Atari Age forums, but you do NOT need to be a member of that forum to order. Send an email expressing interest with serial number requests to:

LostCavesofKroz@comcast.net

The game is in the final testing stages, and the manual still needs to be written and some circuit boards ordered, so the game is not exactly ready to ship, but should be before the end of the summer. Payment at this time is optional, but there will be a cut off date for payment established at a later time.

Everyone who has ordered an Elektronite game has received their product. Order with confidence that you will get your product without undue delay.

Currently there are only 100 copies being made available for the initial run.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: bogstandard on June 25, 2014, 16:50:57 PM
This looks like exactly what happens when you tailor a game for the platform and make it better in the process. Amazing!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 25, 2014, 17:30:46 PM
[align=center:5ng0mj49]The Lost Caves of Kroz (http://http)


The Lost Caves of Kroz video demo (http://http)[/align:5ng0mj49]
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on June 25, 2014, 20:28:34 PM
I'm definitely getting on this list.  Thanks for posting about the ordering process!  The game looks fantastic!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 28, 2014, 06:49:06 AM
We've added another 50 copies due to demand.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on June 28, 2014, 13:47:27 PM
Quote from: "Elektronite"
We've added another 50 copies due to demand.

That's a good thing.  :)
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on June 28, 2014, 16:34:23 PM
The 'Executive Producer' is assembling and shipping the games from California. He is also responsible for taking payments, via PayPal.

The price is $75 ($72 + $3 PayPal Fees) plus shipping to Europe is $15 US. Add $3 per copy for Shipping and handling.

This game is HUGE. It is unique. So, don't miss out on the initial run. There are currently about 34 copies left.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on August 25, 2014, 20:06:36 PM
The Lost Caves of Kroz manual is now complete and off to the printer for printing. The manual should be printed by the end of the month.

The game is in its final testing phase. We hope to have 30 copies of the game debut for Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

The game will begin to ship a short time after.

There are currently 37 copies available for the initial run. The price is $75 US with a very reasonable $15 Shipping and PayPal fees to Europe. Email:

LostCavesofKroz@comcast.net

if you want to get a copy of this EPIC Intellivision game!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on August 25, 2014, 20:28:12 PM
Very cool!  Looking forward to seeing it at CGE!
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on August 26, 2014, 00:19:50 AM
Congrats on this Willie, just posted this on our FB.. :113:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on September 04, 2014, 01:57:51 AM
The release version of The Lost Caves of Kroz is rushing to the testers at the moment. If the game checks out, and we have high confidence that it will, the game will debut at Classic Gaming Expo 2014 in Las Vegas on Sept 12th!

The game will begin shipping to our supporters shortly after CGE if all goes according to plan.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on September 04, 2014, 02:10:49 AM
Quote from: "Elektronite"
The release version of The Lost Caves of Kroz is rushing to the testers at the moment. If the game checks out, and we have high confidence that it will, the game will debut at Classic Gaming Expo 2014 in Las Vegas on Sept 12th!

The game will begin shipping to our supporters shortly after CGE if all goes according to plan.

That's great news!  Can't wait to see it at CGE!  :)
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: RPC_GAMES on September 04, 2014, 02:14:30 AM
WOW ! That's pretty cool. Was that created on an emulator?

Pete  :4:
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on September 04, 2014, 03:43:55 AM
We have a development kit that is emulator based, but it was written specifically for the JLP cartridge from Left Turn Only.

The JLP has a huge amount of storage, RAM and Flash Ram storage in it. This is an epic Intellivision game that features about 40 different screens.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: zapiy on September 04, 2014, 22:35:35 PM
Quote from: "Elektronite"
The release version of The Lost Caves of Kroz is rushing to the testers at the moment. If the game checks out, and we have high confidence that it will, the game will debut at Classic Gaming Expo 2014 in Las Vegas on Sept 12th!

The game will begin shipping to our supporters shortly after CGE if all goes according to plan.

Fantastic news mate.
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: Elektronite on December 02, 2014, 08:23:48 AM
Finally! The Lost Caves of Kroz is shipping!

Get your copy at Naberhood Games  www.naberhood.com (http://http)

You can watch a video of some of the game play here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVSCNnmLJig#ws (http://http)
Title: Re: New Elektronite Intellivision Game - The Lost Caves of K
Post by: TrekMD on December 02, 2014, 11:49:39 AM
Got my shipment notification.  Eagerly waiting for mine to arrive.  :)