Monday, 22 June 2009


Yeah another CPC game project and yeah another platform shooter (I've near enough perfected my platform shooter engine so why not milk it to get some fun games out?). Guess I'm allowed a comfort zone for now. This is actually a fairly simple project intended as a test between me and my CPC coder buddy to sorta gauge how the 'porting' process is going to work before attempting the bigger games. This is also a way for me to use some old graphics from abandoned projects, restyled into the CPC's Mode 0. Was worried at first my style and using Mode 0 again would make it look too much like Cosmic Prison Commando but, as I hope you'll agree, it looks quite different. It's more cutesy traditional platformer type as opposed to the Turrican-esque C.P.C. It's supposed to feel a bit like a budget game you'd have bought on cassette tape for about £2.99 back in the day. Anyways the 'limitations' should mean I don't have any technical issues getting the PC version done which will be used to help build the real CPC version.

Various sprites and tiles were redone based on my old PC Blasterines project I'll probably never turn into a real game. The trees are actually modified from my 4 color black and white Robin Hood project. Since this game is pretty quick to do it should be finished fairly soon. Bear in mind though this is the test shot I did to see how the various elements will look together. It's not a real screenshot. I'll take some of those when I feel the time is right. The real screenshots will include the status bar I'm still trying to decide on it's design (hence why the one in the image isn't really anything)