Game Boy (Color) News
Bumble Buzz v2018.05.05 (WIP) (Game Boy Game)

Ryan Carson of Refresh Games started working on a brand new Game Boy game last weekend. Bumble Buzz will be developing over time, we will keep you updated. For now we have a fancy title screen working on the real thing.

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Conway’s Life v2018.03.28 (Game Boy misc)

Conway’s Life for Game Boy by NovaSquirrel.

Release notes:

This uses pretty much the same algorithm as my NES version, and is about as fast for a 32×32 grid. If you’re running on a Game Boy Color you can change it to double speed mode so it’ll go faster.

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Sheep It Up! (Free ROM Version) (Game Boy Game)

Dr. Ludos wrote us to let everyone know that the Sheep It Up! ROM for Game Boy is now freely available to everyone. If you still want to, you can buy a phyiscal from Catskull Games.

It’s an arcade game where a sheep has to climb up by hanging himself to flying velcro straps. The concept is simple, but the game rapidly gets quite challenging: how high can you climb without falling down?

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10-PRINT (Game Boy Techdemo)

10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 is a concise and elegant single line of code written in BASIC for the Commodore 64 sometime in the early 1980s. When run, it produces a maze-like pattern on the screen in an endless loop. Sven Dahlstrand rewrote this one-liner for the original Game Boy, written in assembly language using the RGBDS toolchain. ROM, source, and documentation are freely available.

Thanks to Sven Dahlstrand for the hint!

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Dumblin Dungeon v2018.01.28 (GB Game)

Dumblin Dungeon is a Gameboy multiplayer game, 2+ players. You control a Goblin that must activate buttons in a given order, and in a given timing. If you succeed, tell the next pattern to the next player, and give him the Gameboy. The first pattern is A B C D, walk on the pressure plate with your character to activate it.

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Squishy the Turtle (MAGFest 2018) (GB Game)

Squishy the Turtle by cppchriscpp is a puzzle game written for the Nintendo Gameboy. It was originally created in 48 hours for Lundum Dare #34 and updated for MAGFest 2018. You play as a turtle, who must collect his eggs while avoiding the spiders and crabs covering the landscape.

Squishy has a special power – he is able to grow and shrink at will. Some places will only be accessible by Squishy in either form. The rivers are infested with piranhas, so squishy must be big when crossing them to avoid piranha bites. Likewise, there are tiny spaces (like portals) that the big, slow form of Squishy cannot fit through. Spiders are also afraid of the big squishy, but crabs seek after him for food. Can you collect all of the eggs and get to safety?

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Retr0 GB v2018.02.02 (GB misc)

Retr0 GB is a game engine using C and GBDK to make Gameboy game development a lot easier with a ready to use architecture. Retr0 GB is distributed under zlib license.

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Mona and the Witchs Hat v2018.02.14 (GB Game)

Mona and the Witch’s Hat is a homebrew game by Thomas Neptune and Sergeeo made for the original Game Boy. You play as Mona, a mischievous cat that gains magical powers when her owner’s witch hat falls on her head. It features four levels, and can be completed in about 20 minutes.

Mona and the Witch's Hat - 2018 Game Boy Game (Real Super Game Boy Capture)
Watch this video on YouTube.

Storyline:

What a peaceful day! As the sun sets and the moon begins to shine its light over the village, a young witch finishes her busy day of potion making by hanging her hat and going to bed. Her cat, Mona, doesn’t want to go to bed though. She’s more interested in the treats the Witch left out! But things don’t go as planned when the Witch’s hat falls on Mona’s head and everything comes to life. Now she has to turn everything back to normal!

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Making of Sheep It Up! (GB misc)

Dr. Ludos wrote a making of article about his Game Boy game Sheep It Up!

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ten pest. v2017.12.28 (GB Game)

Chris Read, aka atari2600land, works on a new Game Boy game called ten pest.. It’s a shooting game where you’re in space and shoot different UFOs coming at you. You’re on a fixed Y axis, but you can move around the X axis by pressing left or right. Pressing up and down changes the position the ship is facing. The aliens come from the bottom or top and move towards the center. The object is to not make them reach the center of the screen. Also, some UFOs shoot at you, so if you get hit by a laser, the game can end that way too.

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