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Post by chicknstu » Thu May 04, 2006 3:28 pm

Hi all! first post!

I thought this would be a great place to shamelessly plug our indie games studio (although that makes it sound more grand than it is!). We've been going for about 4 years, and the theme of our games isn't so much remakes, as keeping the retro development spirit alive (close friends, coding in lofts/bedrooms).

We've made quite a few games.. but these 2 are are most recent (and the hilights).

Dave's Day Out
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Dave’s Day Out is a tribute to the greatest platform games of the 8-bit home computer era (Jet Set Willy / Monty Mole). Collect as many of the flashing objects as you can. Watch out for Mad Chad, Jimmy the Brolly, and many other terrifying and colourful enemies!!! It's a new game... that should have been made 15 years ago.

Link-Em Bamboo
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Link-Em Bamboo is a frantic, cute, and addictive puzzle game that's impossible to put down. Link the bamboo pipes together to score big points, and appease the vicious panda boy. Bigger chains score more, but be careful not to get carried away. You're under a tight time limit!

We also did a remake of puzznic some time ago...

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but you probably know about that one already!

Please let us know what you think. We thrive on passion for pure gaming.

Ooh, and we've just started on a project of a much larger scale than anything we've done before. I'll keep you posted :)

get them from www.retrodev.co.uk

Stu xxx
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Post by seanmcmanus » Fri May 05, 2006 5:03 am

What platforms are they running on?
What is your website address?
Are they free?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 05, 2006 6:58 am

seanmcmanus wrote:What platforms are they running on?
What is your website address?
Are they free?
PC. As listed on the website...

www.retrodev.co.uk (Its in his sig)

Yes. As listed on his website...
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Post by Kaede » Fri May 05, 2006 7:07 am

Coded in Gamemaker?

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Post by TMR » Fri May 05, 2006 7:16 am

hand_solo wrote:Coded in Gamemaker?
Can you actually code in Gamemaker...?

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Post by Kaede » Fri May 05, 2006 7:35 am

Yes.

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Post by TMR » Fri May 05, 2006 10:11 am

Well, i had a look at this one and the front page of the site seems fairly adamant that it is "a program that allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code" so i'd be interested to know (assuming that's the right Gamemaker) what i missed and which programming language(s) it supports...?

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Post by Kaede » Fri May 05, 2006 11:14 am

Game Maker has it's own language (referred to as GML in the tutorials I think). You can make games just draging and dropping the action Icons and editing the variables but it's always going to be quite limited.

For example, in the step event for an object (sorry, I'm no prgrammer!) you can enter the following to move the object right:

if keyboard_check(vk_right)
{
x=x+1;
}

Which is code right? I wouldn't know if you could use this language in other programs. :(

Some people have coded entire games by creating one object and then typing out the code and placing it in the step event of the object to run the entire game.

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Post by Kaede » Fri May 05, 2006 11:18 am

Sorry if the above doesn't make any sense, I'm not to up on the old techno babble. :cry:

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Post by RS200 » Fri May 05, 2006 11:36 am

I actually think these games are pretty darn good ! .. 30 minutes have just been wasted playing Dave's Day Out !!! ... I am poo at it though .. best I have collected is 51 items ... out of 400 that is not so great .. but i really like it !!! ... very much homage to Monty Mole / JSW.

I also played the 2 level demo of Union of Heroes ! .. I really like that too, as it says - kinda Lost Vikings / FotF stylee ! .. my archer cannot swim though :(

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Post by markopoloman » Fri May 05, 2006 11:42 am

AGREED RS200!

Just been playing Daves day out ....... a cracking game.


Off to download the others now. :D

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Post by chicknstu » Fri May 05, 2006 8:36 pm

Thank you all so much for playing, please spread the word, we're trying to get famous!

The games are all written in our very own RetroDev Engine. We've been writing the engine for a while, alongside these games. And we're about to undertake our first truly substantial project now it's done.

We'll keep you posted on that.

Cheers again,

Stu
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Post by Get_in_Gear » Fri May 05, 2006 9:00 pm

Looks good!
*Heads off to investigate further...*

Hmm, I was expecting to find something along these lines:
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Only kidding - good work!
Enjoying Dave's Day Out at the mo...
R Tape loading error, 0:1

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Post by chicknstu » Fri May 05, 2006 9:54 pm

Get_in_Gear, that post must have taken ages... oh dear!


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Post by RS200 » Sat May 06, 2006 4:19 am

Get_in_Gear wrote:Looks good!
*Heads off to investigate further...*

Hmm, I was expecting to find something along these lines:
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Only kidding - good work!
Enjoying Dave's Day Out at the mo...
It took a while Get_in_Gear .. it took a while !!!

ROFLMAO !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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