+Muddyfunster Posted February 7, 2021 Share Posted February 7, 2021 I'd like to introduce Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum. I started Bernie a few months ago but put the project on hold while I was working on other things. Bernie is now ready to share in the form of a basic demo. Demo is available link at the bottom of this post. Inspiration Bernie and the Cubic Conundrum takes inspiration from Q*Bert and a few other games but changes up the main gameplay tropes with additional elements and of course, Bernie Features Bernie will have a lot of features, a few are already in and working. 50+ levels planned (maybe as many as 75) PAL + NTSC palettes and localisation out of the box. 1 and 2 player taking turns, plus "Co-opertition" (idea from Borderlands 3). In Co-opertition, players work together to clear the round but the player who clears most squares wins the round and the Bonus. So it's kind of like a deathless deathmatch. Standard and Expert Modes Atari Vox support for saving scores Atari Vox support for speech (adult and kid friendly - nothing too "industrial", no hard curses so don't worry), or you can just turn it off. Visual instruction section for easy "pick up and play". Multiple enemy types with different abilities. Power Pills to turn enemies in to tasty low calorie nutritious snacks. Trap tiles, trapdoor tiles, hole tiles, freeze traps. Timers, (have to have timers for speed runs! Actually more like MrDo's timers.) Game speeds up as you progress, enemies take less time to think, bombers are faster, freezers appear, traps appear etc. To Do A fair bit to do but the game is looking good enough to share some details and now a demo. SFX & Music Bernie's movement animation (right now he's using the "surprised" Bernie frame and while that looks funny, wasn't the intended outcome!) More enemies Better level transitions. Tidy up collisions. Anyway, here is Bernie. My wife was kind enough to Crochet a real Bernie for me after she saw my sprites taking shape. (Why Bernie? well that's a story for another day). Some screen grabs : You Tube Vid : https://youtu.be/ywmXPiCZs9U Demo : Bernie_Cubic_Conundrum_alpha10.a78 Demo is tested working on NTSC and PAL with Dragonfly. Should work with Concerto and most emulators. The demo has 7 playable levels. Some levels need you to change colour once, some twice, some will reverse if you enter the same square twice. There is no sound other than some AV speech phrases. There are known glitches and strange things do happen Select = Change level on the title page. Enjoy! 24 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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