One of the first VGA pc games

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One of the first VGA pc games

Post by kaylix » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:13 pm

Greetings everyone -

I have been trying to find the name of this particular title, with was from 1988-1989 around the same time VGA was introduced. I had just upgraded my video card and found a game that could take advantage of the improved graphics.
The game was basically well rendered balls of different color attached to one another via a string, you goal was to move the balls through a space and the physics were remarkable at the time. Very simple and very difficult at the same time.
I think it would translate to a great mobile game app.

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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by Gibberish Driftwood » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:38 pm

E-motion?
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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by kaylix » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:00 pm

It isn't E-motion but thanks for the research!

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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by sierrra_online_fan » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:41 pm

Some of the very first VGA games were actually freeware or shareware (Bananoid being a good example). Can you remember if it was a proper commercial game or not?

Some abandonware sites (naming no names) allow you to list games according to year of release, so you should be able to narrow it down fairly quickly. I played an awful lot of PC games back in the day and can't remember seeing anything like the one you're describing though :?

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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by Pixiu » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:23 am

If it isn't E-motion/The Game of Harmony then it must be a clone of it, cos your description matches it pretty much exactly.

http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/game- ... creenshots
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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by StickHead » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Another Assembly Line game, Vaxine, has similar aesthetics and also features connected balls (oo-er).
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Re: One of the first VGA pc games

Post by Pixiu » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:16 am

Ha, I completely forgot about the existence of Vaxine until you posted that, despite having owned it thanks to a coverdisk on one of the Amiga magazines back in the day.

So strange how you can forget all about a game for years.
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