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Offline TrekMD

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New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum
« on: February 08, 2021, 03:27:11 AM »
AA member Muddyfunster has announced a new game for the Atari 7800 called Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum.

Inspiration

Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum takes inspiration from Q*Bert and Pippo but changes up the main gameplay tropes with lots of additional elements.

Features

Bernie will have a lot of features, and as of writing a lot are already in and working (I did say this one had moved fast!).
  • 50+ levels planned (maybe as many as 75)
  • PAL + NTSC palettes and localisation out of the box.
  • 1 and 2 player games, plus "Co-opertition" (idea from border lands 3). In Co-opertition, players work together to clear the round but the player who clears most squares wins the round. So it's kind of like a deathless deathmatch.
  • Standard and Expert Modes
  • Atari Vox support for saving scores
  • Atari Vox support for speech (adult and kid friendly - nothing too "industrial", no hard curses so don't worry), or you can just turn it off.
  • Visual instruction section for easy "pick up and play"
  • Multiple enemy types with different abilities
  • Power Pills to turn enemies in to tasty low calorie nutritious snacks
  • Trap tiles, trapdoor tiles, hole tiles
  • Timers, (have to have timers for speed runs! Actually more like MrDo's timers.)
  • Game speeds up as you progress, enemies take less time to think, bombers are faster, freezers appear, traps appear etc.

To Do

A fair bit to do but the game is looking good enough to share some details.
  • SFX & Music
  • Bernie's movement animation (right now he's using the "suprised" Bernie frame and while that looks funny, wasn't the intended outcome!)
  • More enemies
  • Better level transitions.
  • Tidy up collisions.

Going to the final frontier, gaming...


Offline zapiy

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 00:06:05 AM »
I love the look of this game..

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