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Downfall, a new jaguar game by Reboot.

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Well since some of the users here also have a jaguar here it is:

The Atari Jaguar developers Reboot of JagWare have announced the release of Downfall, a freely available game for the Atari Jaguar game console. The game was unveiled at the AC 2011 party in France this past weekend. Downfall is inspired by the games Spike Goes Down (Vectrex) and Man Goes Down (Atari 2600), both created by Alex Herbert.

The object of Downfall is to guide your character through a never-ending chasm on a series of platforms, carefully avoiding rising above or dropping below the viewable area of the screen. Reboot have released the game free for download in ROM, BJL, and CDI format. The source code to the game is also freely available to download from the Downfall website.

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Cool! Would be really nice to see a port to the FireBee or CT60...

... Oh and maybe I'm missing something really obvious, but why put a copyright notification on software that is open source?
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Cool! Would be really nice to see a port to the FireBee or CT60...
Seconded. I also seem to remember that Superfly DX was under consideration for this.

Anyway, nice work Reboot :cheers:
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It certainly attracted a lot of attention over the past two days. Good little game but I had more fun watching GazTee trying to continually beat his score than try and beat my own pathetic attempts :)
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Dal wrote:... Oh and maybe I'm missing something really obvious, but why put a copyright notification on software that is open source?
Ah, if you knew what some Jaguar 'fans' could be like, you'd know you have to cover yourself ;) Wanting to give your code away to help people get into coding Jaguar - good thing. Having wankers use that code to make childish remixes of your game to stir poo or to start selling CDs or carts, not so good. It's like that with anything though.

The code isn't DWTFYL license, it's there to try to kick-start some more activity - a good thing :)
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I am looking into a Falcon version.....





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nativ wrote:I am looking into a Falcon version.....
WOW .... that's great.
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It seems the site is down ...
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sh3-rg wrote: Ah, if you knew what some Jaguar 'fans' could be like, you'd know you have to cover yourself ;) Wanting to give your code away to help people get into coding Jaguar - good thing. Having wankers use that code to make childish remixes of your game to stir poo or to start selling CDs or carts, not so good. It's like that with anything though.

The code isn't DWTFYL license, it's there to try to kick-start some more activity - a good thing :)
Ok I get the picture... Never nice when a 'few' spoil it for the rest.
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nativ wrote:I am looking into a Falcon version.....





.....to be continued
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Nice game :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhvlsKgw ... dded#at=14

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Quick view of what to expect :) Don't mind the german voice over...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qVJW_zo ... re=related
Quick game play with game sound.

Looks a bit like doodle jump on the iPad/iPhone only this one scrolls
down and dodle jump goes up. Like it, but migt lack variation in time.

I think a similar game on the Falcon should be do-able, esp. when hardware scrolling
and blitter is being used.
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It's definitely doable though the parallax scrolling might be a bit of a stretch.
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christos wrote:It's definitely doable though the parallax scrolling might be a bit of a stretch.
you could totally cheat it on a 14mb falcon ;)
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well the base model is 4mb ;). It could probably be relatively easier if the 8-bit mode was used. Otoh I don't remember seeing parallax scrolling on the falcon, in either demos or games.
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Parallax scrolling you can cheat very easy, I have don it in my oldest DBA demo. Make for example 8 screens and
then pre-shift the pictures. Make an gfx 8 bits width and shift that every screen 1 pixel, the next GFX is 16 pixels
ans you pre shift that 2 pixels, then next is 32 pixels width and pre shift that 4 etc etc.

Now play the 8 screens by using screen swapping and voila the parallax scrolling is done :)
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BoNuS wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhvlsKgw ... dded#at=14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qVJW_zo ... re=related
Quick game play with game sound.

Looks a bit like doodle jump on the iPad/iPhone only this one scrolls
down and dodle jump goes up. Like it, but migt lack variation in time.
Thanks for the Youtube links.
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BoNuS wrote:Parallax scrolling you can cheat very easy, I have don it in my oldest DBA demo. Make for example 8 screens and
then pre-shift the pictures. Make an gfx 8 bits width and shift that every screen 1 pixel, the next GFX is 16 pixels
ans you pre shift that 2 pixels, then next is 32 pixels width and pre shift that 4 etc etc.
Now play the 8 screens by using screen swapping and voila the parallax scrolling is done :)
Right. And all it needs only 256KB in ST low res. The real parallax scrolling should mean changeable scrolling content.
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SofiST wrote:Right. And all it needs only 256KB in ST low res.
That's what the Falcon needs - MOAR ST RES GAMES!!11onegabillionandeleven
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SofiST wrote:
BoNuS wrote:Parallax scrolling you can cheat very easy, I have don it in my oldest DBA demo. Make for example 8 screens and
then pre-shift the pictures. Make an gfx 8 bits width and shift that every screen 1 pixel, the next GFX is 16 pixels
ans you pre shift that 2 pixels, then next is 32 pixels width and pre shift that 4 etc etc.
Now play the 8 screens by using screen swapping and voila the parallax scrolling is done :)
Right. And all it needs only 256KB in ST low res. The real parallax scrolling should mean changeable scrolling content.

@ Bonus - DBA? DBRA? Genesis demo?

eh 256k low res?

Check out Delirious Demo 3 and Starray for scrolling
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Maybe I just wanted to point that something like is possible on humble ST with not much RAM.
What Falcon needs is maybe some game what is addictive and original, and not just hunting some high tech. specs.
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Well if the Jag related bits come out then there is a definite probability that there will be an ST (e) version.

Got a few other project on... I hope to have started, if not finished by xmas...
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