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by wilf
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Calling all Arcade Game Designers
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Calling all Arcade Game Designers

When you say "classic arcade games" we're talking on modern hardware, right...? Hi. For me it is modern hardware but theory and design can extend to any platform I guess. I should probably have termed it "in the style of classic arcade games". Ah, it's not really the same thing at all no... designi...
by wilf
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Calling all Arcade Game Designers
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Yes, me...

I have a site, www.8bitrocket.com where I discuss retro games, and creating them in Flash. My first retro game was an Asteroids variant called Retro Blaster. It has extra weapons, bosses, cheat codes, etc. My next game is a Pacman style game along the same lines. I like to take the early 80's games...
by wilf
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Calling all Arcade Game Designers
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Calling all Arcade Game Designers

Is anybody here geeky enough to enjoy the theory of designing and developing their own classic arcade games. Or just simple games in general? I'm very keen to start up a newsletter/group with input from people who share my passion for the theory and development of arcade games ! The purpose of the ...
by wilf
Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari Style Games in JavaScript
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Are you using any special library to make your games? Hi Jeff. I think it's pretty special ;) But no. I just created a framework from the ground up that allowed me to create, move and destroy sprites whilst accepting user input and firing missiles etc. It's a bit more than that but essentially it's...
by wilf
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Calling all Arcade Game Designers
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Calling all Arcade Game Designers

Is anybody here geeky enough to enjoy the theory of designing and developing their own classic arcade games. Or just simple games in general? I'm very keen to start up a newsletter/group with input from people who share my passion for the theory and development of arcade games ! The purpose of the g...
by wilf
Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Football Chat
Replies: 893
Views: 33684

how the f*** did fat frank get man of the match??? big pete was by far the best england player on that disgrace of a pitch. but then again does anyone really care, roll on saturday and back to the premiership :D Too right. 3 points at home to Reading will do nicely ;) To hell with international foo...
by wilf
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Personal Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Hey, you live in my town :shock: I never met a fellow forum person from my town ! Congratulations :D Wishing you have a healthy pregnancy and trouble free birth ;) Err... which town? Winsford, Crewe or Erdington?!? I'm stuck somewhere inbetween. Regards, Shaun. The one that is somewhat more Polish ...
by wilf
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Personal Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Hey, you live in my town :shock:
I never met a fellow forum person from my town !

Congratulations :D

Wishing you have a healthy pregnancy and trouble free birth ;)
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ARCADE GAMES
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Recreating the mix of fierce contest http://s11.invisionfree.com/RetroLeague/index.php?act=idx can help out with that bit. Or if you're really good there's the LLama League, as well as a few others. Or you could just start chasing Twin Galaxies scores. We've beaten a few of those in the League :D L...
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ARCADE GAMES
Replies: 17
Views: 976

Mame.net Ultimarc.co.uk And B&Q. Couple of hundred quid and a weekends work and you can have your own arcade at home.....now you couldn't do that in the 80's. Playing the games isn't the problem. Recreating the mix of fierce contest, grubby yet enthusiastic audience and genuine excitement because y...
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ARCADE GAMES
Replies: 17
Views: 976

I still remember hearing the electronic wind up of Defender for the first time as I trampled through the sh1te and across the cables at the edge of the fair. I used to love the fair. When I actually got to see the game itself I was mesmerised by the lasers. But Defender was for men with balls. Big m...
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Assasins Creed on PS3 - LOOKS STUNNING! :)
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Isn't this just Prince of Persia a bit further down the road? They both have swordfighting and climbing, but that's where the similarities end. They are very different games, and it's pretty much a different experience altogether, compared to any game. In other words, no, they're totally different ...
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Assasins Creed on PS3 - LOOKS STUNNING! :)
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Isn't this just Prince of Persia a bit further down the road?

Looks nice but then most modern games look nice. It's probably pretty hard not to make a nice looking game these days with an army of artists and GPU power gone mad!

Will look to play it once I get tired of my Lynx ;)
Which won't happen.
by wilf
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Decent games for the Dragon?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Decent games for the Dragon?

Been really into the old 8-bit micro's recently, have got out the old speccy 128 with the heatsink and also my Oric 1 and had a whale of a time on Manic Miner etc. Anyhow bought a Dragon 32 set up off ebay that arrived today as it was one of those systems that I only had a few goes on around mates ...
by wilf
Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari Style Games in JavaScript
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Gave it a go. All the rings return when u die! Credit to anoyne who does this kind of thing though - maybe the AI needs a bit of improvemnt. My websites crap as I still haven't finished learning Dreamweaver yet. As you can tell by my avatar I'm a massive Atari XL fan! Hi, thanks for the comments. I...