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Guy Fawkes

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Guy Fawkes was a game in develeopment by a group called the Code Monkeys and featured a one level demo on an ST Action coverdisk. Was a finished version ever released/leaked?
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Only ever seen a demo of the game on the Atari ST! It would seem the game was abandoned for some reson since it never appeared on any platform.
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Hi,

I'm the author of Guy Fawkes which I wrote with my brother Kieran back in 1992. The game was basically finished and we were hoping to get some attention from a publisher after the demo appeared on ST Action but they all wrote back saying no.

I think we just missed the boat as by that time STs were on the way out and PCs were getting more popular. Kieran did a lot of work on an Amiga port but again Amigas were at the end of their life.

I've been writing games ever since though and that's what I do for a living now at:

http://www.windowsgames.co.uk

and there's still a bit of Guy Fawkes in the Victory dialog box in my game Conquest - when you win the game it does a firework display!

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Post by Brume »

Sean,

Welcome on the board :)

Any hope you still have a more elaborated version than the ST Action version? The game looks so great!
(for those who never tried the game, many shoots are there: http://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_ ... me_id=1143)

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Ooooo I remember that demo, really really enjoyed the game...

Hope something can be pulled out if you have the old disks about somewhere!
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It would really be great if Mr. OConnor could find a more complete version of this game, or any pieces of it, like the music.
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Post by SeanOConnor »

Unfortunately there isn't much more than was on that demo. We were working on the next 3 levels with extra graphics but they never got finished.

I found a copy of the demo on another thread here and we're going to try and get that to run in an emulator. It was a .st file and not a .prg file and I'm not sure why that was? Got it from: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3157

It was fantastic to see some screenshots of our old game though. Thanks a lot for that Brume - made my day!
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The .st file will be the disk image that you would load in to Steem or similar emulator...

If its not auto-running, then on GEM open up drive A and you'll see the .prg file :)
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One of the few cover disk demos I really enjoyed, would have loved to have seen a full version released and happily paid up for it!

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I placed it here: http://demozoo.org/productions/147385/

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>> Sean: Can you bring a little more light who did what?

I did the coding on an Atari ST in 68000, and Kieran did the port to the Amiga as well as getting the sounds to work with Quartet. We were pretty proud of the speed of scrolling we had going and I came up with a lot of neat tricks to get that working quickly and smoothly. I think Kieran did most of the graphics, but it may have been another brother Liam who helped out there too. Liam would have definitely done the music on the credits screen. I think the voice saying "Get Ready" at the beginning was Kieran.

I still work on games to this day, and one game I wrote originally on the Atari ST is still selling well on Windows, iOS, Android and Steam!

http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/slay.html
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Re: Guy Fawkes

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Do you still remember what tools you were using for coding & debugging? What about graphics tools?
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Re: Guy Fawkes

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SeanOConnor wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:20 am
I still work on games to this day, and one game I wrote originally on the Atari ST is still selling well on Windows, iOS, Android and Steam!

http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/slay.html
Interesting :)
Is the Atari version of Slay available somewhere? Never heard of this game before.
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