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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2013, 03:26:36 AM »
Hover Bovver is being redeveloped.

Support the effort by buying the 'Half Cut Edition'

Details here:

http://www.gamesforyourintellivision.com/halfcut.html

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2013, 03:27:39 AM »
Cool!  Great to see this will be released and that the full game will indeed be redeveloped and sold.  :)
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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2013, 04:21:09 AM »
Listen to "George Plimpton" advertise Hover Bovver!

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2013, 18:27:38 PM »
Quote from: "Elektronite"
Listen to "George Plimpton" advertise Hover Bovver!

That is brilliant  :21:

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2013, 19:42:05 PM »
Great news indeed fella.
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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2013, 09:01:52 AM »
delighted to see this back on track..

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2013, 21:45:34 PM »
So far, support has been pretty good.

However, the game is not 'back on track' unless we can raise the funds to pay the programmer.

I am fully prepared to refund the backers if not enough people buy the 'Half Cut' edition.

If people want to see the game produced, vote with your wallets!

I've been told that some people on another forum, are concerned that my ordering website for this version is 'spiteful'.

I don't care.

There is a reason that 'Match 5 Demo' is included on this cartridge. Because, the so called 'Milestone' rom, of '2 working levels' is an absolute joke! It is not a 2 level game. It has no sound. It has no dog AI. It has no mower acceleration.

The MAIN reason for the cancellation of the original games however, was the substandard voice on the original developers later version. This was a MAJOR quality concern. I have made a 'commercial' that has upset some people. Boo hoo! There are some  thin skinned people out there.

The sound demo rom included on the 'Half Cut Edition' cartridge will show people the kind of voice support that they are going to get with the new version.

I am not adding to or changing the '2 working level' ROM in any way. I have no concern if people get a bad impression of the original cancelled game. I am not actually 'selling' it, as it is not even playable.

The new game will be 100 percent new code from a new programmer.

I can assure you however, that what we release will be excellent quality.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2013, 03:47:39 AM »
So if I order half cut edition, how long do you forecast before the re-release full version becomes available? I realize it is only an estimate, but waiting years would not be good. Just curious.

BTW, thanks for making the effort to bring the reprogrammed full version to reality.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2013, 04:33:39 AM »
Fair question.

I cannot give a definite answer. The programmer who has agreed to do the game can't start for another month or so. However, he knows what he is doing, so I am hoping six months.

Regardless of the time limit, the fact is that getting the 'half cut' edition gives you a real cartridge that can at the very least, play a pretty good game of Match 5. As well, it is novel in that it has some really cool Intellivoice samples. You won't be paying your money and wondering in 8 months if you will ever get your game.

I have a feeling that some people might even just keep the 'Half Cut' version as a 'conversation piece' after the 'Full Cut' version comes out.

The whole situation regarding this title is such that I cannot make any promises regarding boxed versions or time of development. The only thing I can promise is that we won't release crap.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2013, 14:15:23 PM »
The "Half Cut Edition" is complete, and will be manufactured and shipped very soon.

This is a picture of the animated title.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2013, 18:06:47 PM »
Nice work fella..
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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2013, 22:24:05 PM »
I've been told some skeptics seem to be of the impression that my mass destruction of the Hover Bovver boxes is some sort of 'bluff'.

I've used about 50-100 already as paint catchers. I will definitely show a bunch destroyed with pics very soon.

If people think that the redeveloped version will be in the old box, they are mistaken.

There will be a new box or no box at all.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2013, 01:42:11 AM »
Just curious: Did the programmer you parted ways with ever complete the long-promised games he was taking money for on another forum? It seemed some were getting restless waiting.

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Re: Hover Bovver - New Intellivision Homebrew!
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2013, 02:15:12 AM »
It is my understanding that they were shown in partially completed form at a recent Retro show in the UK.

The prototype boards the games are supposed to go on have been shown as well.

So far, I do not think the games have been shipped.

Hopefully, the people who paid get their product soon.

However, most of the people who paid are very happy to fund his projects and are patiently waiting as far as I know.

Now that there is no concern as to which product should be finished first (Hover Bovver or Rocketeer), as long as he doesn't try to sell his version of Hover Bovver, I have nothing to say about his operation. It is none of my business.

 

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