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Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe / Falcon

Postby Orion_ » Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 pm

Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe / Falcon

This is a port of my game Escape 2042 to the Atari STe / Falcon, 1 Mbyte of RAM required.
2 floppy disk (hdd version available too) uses the Joystick and runs at 50 fps !

Discover a futuristic fast-paced 2D platformer game, including a reversed shoot'em up mini-game.
The game takes place in three different environments (prison, desert, forest) and is interspersed with one mini-game and multiples cutscenes.
Avoid the security cameras, collect grenades to get rid of your enemies, exercise your working memory by hacking the computers of the prison to unlock the doors or to dis-activate the safety systems.

The game is now available for download on my online game shop: https://orionsoft.itch.io/

The boxed version of Escape 2042 including 2 floppy disk, a 25 pages full color manual and making of, a 3D printed figurine, and a Bonus poster is available on pre-order at "Côté Gamers" store :)
Standard version: http://www.cotegamers.com/boutique/inde ... er=product
Bonus version with Poster: http://www.cotegamers.com/boutique/inde ... er=product
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Trailer of the game on other platforms (Gameboy, Megadrive/Genesis, Dreamcast):

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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby ST Graveyard » Fri May 25, 2018 9:46 pm

This is so cool! You actually converted it to the STe. May I ask how you made it? Is it based on a game engine line unity or something else? And there will be a physical release as well for the Atari version??
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby joska » Fri May 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Brume » Fri May 25, 2018 10:18 pm

Hey Orion_, hope you're well my former neighbor ;)

This game looks very fun!

Count on me to buy the boxed version.

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Postby wongck » Fri May 25, 2018 11:59 pm

Wow really fast & smooth
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Postby mikro » Sat May 26, 2018 6:57 am

Glad to see some action packed game for the STe!

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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby NGF » Sat May 26, 2018 7:04 am

Looks like a fun game :D
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Orion_ » Sat May 26, 2018 7:30 am

ST Graveyard wrote:You actually converted it to the STe. May I ask how you made it?

The core Gameplay is the same C code for all the versions, but for the Atari STe specific part, I have about 2000 lines of optimized assembler code with STe hardware scroll and Blitter to make it run at 50 fps.
2 months of work to port it.

A physical release is planned in box and floppies, but a cheaper download version will be available too (playable from the harddrive)

I'm still testing the game from start to end, and debugging some part, but the game is fully ported.
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby ST Graveyard » Sat May 26, 2018 7:35 am

Wow, I wish I was able to code like you! Please keep a physical copy for me aside! Where do I place my order? ;-)

How do you make the game 'playable from hardware' on the Sega Megadrive?
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby ST Graveyard » Sat May 26, 2018 7:37 am

Also Orion, I see the game is available on Steam, can you tell me a bit more how you get your game on such a service? Does it have to have a certain levelnof quality to be approved for such a service?
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Orion_ » Sat May 26, 2018 7:54 am

ST Graveyard wrote:How do you make the game 'playable from hardware' on the Sega Megadrive?

I don't understand your question, if you want to buy the game on Megadrive, here it is : http://orionsoft.free.fr/retroshop/md.htm
If you want to know how I made the game playable on Megadrive ... It's the same as on Atari, you learn how the hardware work with technical documentation, and make the code for it (assembler code + C code)

ST Graveyard wrote:Also Orion, I see the game is available on Steam, can you tell me a bit more how you get your game on such a service? Does it have to have a certain levelnof quality to be approved for such a service?

First, there was Greenlight, which needed the players to vote for the game, and if it had enough votes, then you could publish it.
now, you just need to pay around 100€ I guess, to make it available on Steam
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby ST Graveyard » Sat May 26, 2018 8:56 am

Oh so the game is already out? And a physical release on Megadrive, how cool. Sorry I did not know that.
This all looks very promissing!
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby junosix » Sat May 26, 2018 10:54 am

Nice one, looks really polished!

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Postby CiH » Sat May 26, 2018 11:35 am

Wow! Great work Orion!
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby metalages » Sat May 26, 2018 8:17 pm

It looks really cool. Nice work.

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Postby dhedberg » Sun May 27, 2018 9:32 am

Great work! Always fun to see new games for the Atari ST/Falcon!
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Postby Kroll » Sun May 27, 2018 4:24 pm

Orion ! Great work !!

I write on my behalf like my friend Piter. We plan in the newest Polish printed magazine "Atari Fan", make a preview of this game.

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Postby krupkaj » Sun May 27, 2018 7:37 pm

Wow. nice game, looking forward to release :)

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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Orion_ » Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 am

Final test successful :)
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Postby simonsunnyboy » Mon May 28, 2018 3:11 pm

Looks interesting. Will there be a combo release? Buy both Atari and STEAM version?
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Orion_ » Mon May 28, 2018 5:34 pm

simonsunnyboy wrote:Looks interesting. Will there be a combo release? Buy both Atari and STEAM version?

not a steam version, but a PC version, yes :)
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby dma » Mon May 28, 2018 8:10 pm

Ah that's great, congratulation on this project! :)

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Postby AtariCrypt » Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 am

Wow this looks incredible. Count me in for a physical copy also!! :-)

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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby Orion_ » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:07 pm

The game is now available for download on my online game shop: https://orionsoft.itch.io/

A boxed version of the game including 2 real DD floppies + manual + making of, will be available in the coming months at the approximate price of 40€ + shipping.
If you are interested in this boxed version, please send me an email to get on the pre-order list at this address: orionsoft@free.fr
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Re: Escape 2042 - A new game for Atari STe

Postby distantminds » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Congrats Orion, great achievement!

I'm struggling to run this in Hatari - i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong.. I see the Orion splash screen and then the language select page - I press the right arrow for English, but nothing happens :S

Am I being daft? :D


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