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LX.NET from Atari Age has announced his new project for the Lynx.

It is a roguelike dungeon crawler, completely turn-based. This means you walk a step, at the same time the enemy makes his move.

Hack, Slash, Loot is a port of a Windows-/Mac-/Linux-game, and thanks to the original using very minimalistic visuals we can expect a near 1:1 port. The original features 10 different characters, random generated dungeons and thousands of items to loot.

Hack Slash Loot for Atari Lynx

You can get a demo of the computer versions here: http://www.hackslashloot.com/index.html

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Announcements and Feedback / Opera scam Warning at RVG
« on: May 17, 2013, 22:10:23 PM »
Today when I visited RVG, I got to this page first...



"Malicious software warning"

"A visit to this website can be malicous. We have reports of this site distributing malware.

Opera strongly warns you not to go there".

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Yesterday the people of 1985alternativo, responsible for Watman (GBA) and Oh Mummy Genesis (Mega Drive) have announced their next project.

The game will once again be a Mega Drive game, and in a genre that the hardware was made for: a shoot'em up.

It's called Antarex and will be your typical horizontally scrolling shmup. No price or release date are known at this time, but seeing 1985alternativo's previous releases we can expect it to be very cheap, probably no more than 30 Euros.

All there is to share about it as of yet is the first two screenshots:

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Homebrew Chat / Luchsenstein 3D: Freeware demo for Lynx released!
« on: May 01, 2013, 15:29:52 PM »
With great pride it is that I present you Luchsenstein 3D!

As you may know, Atari made a deal with John Cormack of id Software to do a Lynx version of Wolfenstein 3D; sadly the Tramiels were not interested and the deal ultimately fell through.

Now thanks to obschan's impressive coding we can all see what Wolfenstein 3D might have looked like.

A full game using this engine will follow eventually.
I was so impressed with obschan's 2012 demo I offered my help; such an impressive engine must not go to waste. The full game will have nothing to do with Wolfenstein of course, but we thought it was a good example for the demo as everybody knows that game and can compare. I think it looks surprisingly close, even if it is not a full featured conversion; but hey, even the Jaguar version lacks much of the PC-original's gameplay.

We have two levels, one is a boss battle.

Conrtrols:
A : shoot
B : strafe
Option 1 : open doors

Enjoy!

P.S.: I can't seem to upload it here, so please download the ROM at atariAge; flashcard compatible btw. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/211857 ... try2745679

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Retro News & Chat / Smooth McGroove's Acapella game music
« on: April 22, 2013, 23:02:37 PM »
I was made aware of this this morning via Facebook, and it's amazing imo...

There's this guy, Smooth McGroove (likely his legal name) who looks like Jesus and released an album of video game music cover versions on itunes... acapella, no instruments, and only by him alone.

Incredible stuff!

Enjoy!

Street Fighter 2 - Guile Theme Acapella
Final Fantasy VII Battle Theme Acapella

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Homebrew Chat / Alien: New Atari Lynx homebrew!
« on: April 14, 2013, 20:16:33 PM »
GadgetUK from AtariAge just announced today that he has almost finished porting the classic C64/Spectrum/CPC-game based on Ridley Scott's movie "Alien" to the Lynx.

All that is left to do is some of the menu navigation and a few screens and animations.

The game seems to be kind of an adventure-strategy mix, and has the look of the green motion trackers from the Alien movies.

GadgetUK hopes to present more (maybe even the finished game) mid-week.

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Homebrew Chat / Lynx Ops
« on: December 25, 2012, 21:11:25 PM »
AtariAge-member GadgetUK presented players with the first alpha version of his upcoming Lynx game Lynx Ops on Christmas eve.

Lynx Ops is inspired by the arcade classic Cabal; if you do not know Cabal maybe Operation Wolf or Rambo II ring a bell as similar games. You are a soldier in 1st person view and have to shoot all enemy soldiers, tanks and helicopters that conveniently move horizontally instead of running straight at you. :P

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You can download the ROM here on AtariAge; just delete the .txt at the end of the filename. http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/206803-lynx-ops/

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Homebrew Chat / Atari Lynx - Karate World Tour
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:26:53 AM »







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Homebrew Chat / WM's Magical Game Factory: ProjectN for SNES/SFC
« on: September 11, 2012, 20:36:18 PM »
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Over twelve years after the development of the last SNES/Super Famicom game, ProjectN is coming! Polls just started, you decide!

What kind of gamewill ProjectN be?
It could be a platformer, a genre well known to the system's fans. We could try to replicate the charm of a Super Mario.

Or maybe an Action/Adventure game with an open world... and why not throw in a few puzzles along with a touch of RPG? Zelda meets Pocky & Rocky.

What about a collection of mini-games, each one more insane than the one before, directly from Pier Solar's magical school. Or a surprise? Or a mode7 racer? Or a port of WM's ProjectY? You decide!

Then comes the "spirit" of the game. Strict and rigid, ironic, perverted or normal. Don't get it wrong, this is of utter importance!
Check out the polls page!

GENRE: ???
RELEASE DATE:  16/08/2013
STATUS: Waiting...
SYSTEM(S): SNES / Super Famicom, ++
DEVELOPER(S): WM

WHY SHOULD I JOIN AND INVEST?

How do I join a project?
If a project is open to join, you can join by investing at least one GEM into the project.

What are GEMS? How much do they cost?
GEMS are Watermelon's currency. As for now, one GEM is equal to 10 cents (USD) with the possibility of changing later on.
You can use GEMS to invest in a project. If you earn some GEMS, you can use them to get discounts on products, get coupons, etc.

What do I get for my investment in a project?
Magical Game Factory investments offer access to voting and conversion features.

How much do I have to invest to save myself one copy of the game?
500GEMS (USD 50) for one edition of the game reserved exclusively to Investors.

More information on http://www.magicalgamefactory.com/en/

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Homebrew Chat / WM's Magical Game Factory: ProjectY for Mega Drive/Genesis
« on: September 11, 2012, 20:30:39 PM »
[align=center:1q4guryi][size=180]ProjectY[/size][/align:1q4guryi]

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It's ProjectY - the RPB you've been waiting for since the 90s! WIP @ 's Magical Game Factory.

The Origins
For the first time ever, fans of retro consoles are getting exactly the game they want! And they want a RPB!

Investors, as they are called, have used their voting power to shape ProjectY to their own liking.

Their first poll result was to make a game for the Mega Drive/Genesis. Then came the decision to make the game a RPB (Role-Playing-Brawler). The final big turn for the project was the setting, which the investors decided should be cyberpunk.

With these defining poll results, ProjectY started to take shape while additional minor polls followed. Development is currently ongoing; you can still join ProjectY and shape the game by voting, submitting your ideas and discussing the project on the boards!

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40MEG
Obtained with fervor by the investors, we can guarantee the game will have a bare minimum 40 megabits cartridge. ProjectY is joining the small club of High Density Cartridges (also known as the "big, black cartridges"). This will be at least the second biggest Mega Drive/Genesis game ever, after WaterMelon's own Pier Solar! With this much storage at our disposal, we can make the ultimate 16-bit beat 'em all!

 Also obtained by the investors, the game will feature four playable characters, one of them to be unlocked.

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The Context
 ProjectY takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, set in an Asian high-tech metropolis. The last survivors of the nuclear war are divided into several classes, where the most powerful have the others by the balls. This has divided the governing bodies into several fractions, where ethnic mafias and a corrupt corporation are just a few of them! As you can see, this story is filled with many possible scenarios. It will demand lots of exploring and several playthroughs to get everything out of it.

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WHY SHOULD I JOIN AND INVEST?

How do I join a project?
If a project is open to join, you can join by investing at least one GEM into the project.

What are GEMS? How much do they cost?
GEMS are Watermelon's currency. As for now, one GEM is equal to 10 cents (USD) with the possibility of changing later on.
You can use GEMS to invest in a project. If you earn some GEMS, you can use them to get discounts on products, get coupons, etc.

What do I get for my investment in a project?
Magical Game Factory investments offer access to voting and conversion features.

How much do I have to invest to save myself one copy of the game?
500GEMS (USD 50) for one edition of the game reserved exclusively to Investors.

More information on http://www.magicalgamefactory.com/en/

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Retro News & Chat / Imagic: The Making of Atlantis
« on: September 11, 2012, 17:58:10 PM »
I wanted to post this here because it is a very fine document for retro gamers.

This is a documentary on the software publisher Imagic, known for VCS/Intellivision hits such as Atlantis, Cosmic Ark and Demon Attack.

This 30-minute documentary was made in 1982; the report introduces us to the newly found company Imagic. The video game market is booming, and after Activision Imagic wants to follow its lead and be successful by doing excellent video games on consoles. The young team, consisting of former Atari- and Mattel-employees gives insight in the development process of their first hit Atlantis; everybody is euphoric and optimistic. They know they have got great stuff in their hands, they do everything a game company can do, including TV spots etc; and their games are so successful they repeatedly have to raise sales expectations.

The sky is the limit it seems.

In an act to fulfill their dream of surpassing Activision, Imagic decides to be traded on the stock market as the first game company ever. Predictions are great.

Shortly thereafter, the film is still being shot... the market is shaken. Many more start-ups in the industry have entered the market. Other game companies do TV commercials as well, and have licenses of franchises like E.T. on their side. More companies, more games... and less profit for each party since the cake is just so big. Financial experts react; video games get a bad rep. The interest in the games industry sufferes so much that shortly before day X Imagic has to cancel trading its stock. For the first time their is worry in the mens' faces. But still (acted?) optimism... the entry to the stock market is just delayed for a few months, everything will be fine.

The film ends.

And we all know what we have just seen... we have seen the moment the gold-digging spirit in the video game business began to turn around and how the crash drew near. From the eyes of a company that was in the midst of it all.

Imagic, like so many other companies never recovered from the crash; while they had made great software, they went belly-up by 1986.

This documentary is so great because it is from the actual times. People did not know what they were observing, and we always just read about it. This film gives us the chance to really feel it a bit finally.

A must-see for retro gamers with historical interest!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmrZUNID ... ure=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKG4rHNz ... ure=relmfu

Just thinking... maybe someone here should ddownload this in case it is ever deleted from Youtube. Just to have it safe.

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Introductions / Guten Tag!
« on: September 09, 2012, 22:58:40 PM »
Hi guys!

I'm 108 Stars. And no, the name has nothing to do with Mario. :)

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