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Return of the Beast

Postby sorchard » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:44 pm

I would like to share a demo of an arcade-style game I've been working on for a while. Rather gratuitously called 'Return of the Beast', it's a sequel to my earlier game ROTABB (Revenge of the etc.) There's still quite a bit of work to do but there's enough there now to finally be able to put out a demo.

It can be played with keyboard (left/right/space) or the right joystick (point & shoot).

My thanks to Sixxie for xroar, asm6809 & CyD and to Bosco for great ideas, inspiration and motivation.

In case anyone is wondering, it's all done in software, no hardware tricks and no speed up poke 8-)

Enjoy! :)

Edit: Attached version is now a bit easier to play and includes a vdk image
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby robcfg » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:10 pm

Great!

Love the sweet multidirectional scroll and the nice use of dither.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby pser1 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:28 pm

Hi Steve,
great job!
I know I am not a good gamer, so I lasted not too much time after quite some tries.
Will have to try it on the D64 with joystick.
cheers
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby jmk » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:00 am

Hey, nice game demo!

Good scrolling and very nice music. Quite a few sprites on-screen too.

I hope you turn it into a full game.
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby Bosco » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:34 am

Always exciting to see brand new games being developed. :D :D

Music and scrolling are great! I'm very impressed. It's going to be a worthy successor to ROTABB.

Keep up the amazing work Stew! :D
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby Stig » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:32 pm

Very cool ! ROTABB is one of my fav Dragon games, This has the potential to be every bit a good.

Finding the difficulty brutal lol but still fun and always good to get new stuff for the Dragon

Looking forward to seeing it completed

Great work
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby sorchard » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:30 pm

Thanks to all for giving it a try and for the positive feedback! I do fully intend to finish this game as it's the one I've always wanted to create for the Dragon :)

Looks like I misjudged the difficulty, (had a bit of practice!), so I've updated the file in the first post with one that's easier to play. It also includes a vdk image for convenience.
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby robcfg » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:18 pm

Nice!

But please, don't forget Black Planet! That is one I'd really like to see finished! :mrgreen:
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby litwr » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:13 pm

It reminds me Space Pilot for Commodore but with better sound and graphics.
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Re: Return of the Beast

Postby sorchard » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:23 pm

Couple of developments:

Source code of the demo can be found here:
https://github.com/sorchard001/ROTB

I'm also trying my hand at a blog. I'm hoping the extra commitment will help me finish the game, plus remind me how it works :)
http://returnofthebeast.blogspot.co.uk
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