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Juneb v2018.06.12 (PICO-8 Game)

Alexandre aka bul71 released his first PICO-8 game Juneb to the public. Its a 80’s style shoot them up with the goal to score as many points as possible.

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Mega Atoms v2018.06.08 (WIP) (Genesis Game)

Gouldfish On Games currently works on their Genesis / Mega Drive game Mega Atoms.

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So I could have worked on the new game modes, instead I made a colour cycle animation for the title screen 🙂 #gamedev #megadrive #genesis #Imnotprocrastinating

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Let’s Play: Nova the Squirrel (NES Game)

WhiteHat94 picks up a very new and hot NES game called Nova the Squirrel. Explore 33 levels and fight 7 bosses across five different worlds in an attempt to save the world of Latte from the evil “Scheme Team”! This game is open source! You can find its source code at its GitHub repository.

Nova the Squirrel 27:56

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MARKanoIIId v2018.06.06 (WIP) (Master System Game)

sverx seeks help to get MARKanoIIId further developed.

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#coder #needed! Help me code “MARKanoIIId”, an #Arkanoid clone for #SEGA #MasterSystem (I can’t get the ‘enemies’ movement right) #C knowledge required.

http://www.smspower.org/forums/15982-CodingCompetition2016MARKanoIIIdInteractiveDemoBySverxKagesanTomy

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Unnamed NES Game v2018.06.07 by imodeg (WIP) (NES Game)

imodeg shows us early progress coding his first NES / Famicom game.

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Work on my first NES game. #NES #NESDev

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Nova the Squirrel (Build 1081) (NES Game)

Nova the Squirrel by NovaSquirrel is a brand new platformer game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, playable in an emulator (such as Mesen) or on a flashcart such as RetroUSB’s PowerPak. Explore 33 levels and fight 7 bosses across five different worlds in an attempt to save the world of Latte from the evil “Scheme Team”!

This game is open source! You can find its source code at its GitHub repository. While the tools are not very user-friendly yet, if you feel like getting into the code you can build new levels for the game with a drag-and-drop level editor, or modify the game as you please. Later there will be a separate game engine release, for building entirely new platformer games.

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Tanglewood v2018.06.06 (WIP) (Genesis Game)

Tanglewood finally got a GOLD Client!

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Hello, friends!

A very exciting update – TANGLEWOOD has been signed off by our QA teams and we have our GOLD 1.0 build!

What happens next?

PCB Burning

The final ROM is now with our trusty Canadian engineers at db electronics, who are making last minute arrangements with the factory handling our PCB manufacture. We’re awaiting details of the first control batch, turnaround times, and some details we’ll need to test the boards when they arrive here.

Cartridge Assembly

In the meantime, it’s all hands on deck to finish the last few bits needed for assembling the carts. A lot of exciting boxes have started arriving with power tools, label printers, barcode scanners, packaging gear, work surfaces, and premium coffee, ready to get cracking with our first batch. We’re going to be trialling the first lot in my home to see how efficiently we can work with the space available, but we have plans to rent a small industrial unit nearby if we run out of storage space.

PC/Mac/Linux Harness

We’re aiming to have the PC, Mac, and Linux emulated versions ready to roll on our Steam and itch.io pages very shortly after the first cartridges are shipped, which means getting our harness emulator up to scratch. We trialled this back during the Kickstarter, but the game has since been through some significant changes, so our emulator needed a few updates to be able to handle the game smoothly again. Thankfully we managed to crack most of it over the weekend, but it still needs the same care and attention from QA as the game itself – there are a lot of machine configurations to cater for, and a lot of controller types!

We also need to integrate some Steam stuff like cloud saves, rich presence, and achievements, all of which involve some minor changes to probe the game’s memory as it’s running. Nothing tricky, just tedious and time consuming.

Press, Social Media, Streamers, Let’s Players

We’ve got a lot of work to do to prepare for our launch – contacting press, updating our social media accounts, and catching the attention of Twitch and YouTube streamers to try and gain some Let’s Play coverage. We’ll also be teasing some of the soundtrack leading up to release.

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Taco v2018.06.05 (WIP) (SNES Game)

Taco for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom has more progress to show. The UFO got a new design!

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Video: NES Programming #36 – Getting Basic Palette Loading Working

Michael Chiaramonte shows us more NES Programming.

NES Programming #36 – Getting basic palette loading working

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In this episode we re-visit the level loading code and handle the simplest case of up to 4 palettes and loading the initial attributes for the first fully-loaded screen. In Thursday’s stream, I’ll tackle loading the attributes in real-time as we update the nametable rows. Thanks for watching! See you Thursday.

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Unidentified Flying Pizza Delivery Service v2018.06.11 (PICO-8 Game)

Unidentified Flying Pizza Delivery Service is a PICO-8 game by jackson_allen. Use left and right to turn and Z or X to drop pizzas.

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