Ricardo Pim Posted May 9, 2022 Share Posted May 9, 2022 Hi Everyone, Asteroids Attack was my first long play homebrew published by Game Select in 2019 e again 2022. Again, @ZeroPage Homebrew help me a lot testing the game since first versions and many ideas by people were applied. Some weeks ago we started international sales from a new batch of boxes. The game is made in Brazil. At the time I didn't make any post here on the forum and now some people suggested leaving a record, so more people can have access to the game. Homebrew Awards: Asteroids Attack in the year 2020 was nominated by the Atari Homebrew Awards as one of the best original games of the year, ranking fourth and also nominated for best sound and music, ranking second. I was really surprised by the nomination, as this was my first game, the one that wasn't just a test and I really put in a lot of time on it. Synopsis: The newly discovered Planet X, on its first pass through the Solar System, upsets the harmony of the asteroid belt, hurling thousands of asteroids towards Earth. Upon learning of the destructive power of the event, a fleet of ships were sent with the mission to destroy all asteroids that threaten the planet. But during the mission, something terrible is discovered, and the asteroid horde becomes the least of their problems. Musics and Sounds: It was a requirement that I really put a lot of my time on it. Each of the game's waves has a different background music in a total of nine songs. Each of these songs are known. I took a small piece of music from the arcades games of the 80's from the most loved games by Brazilians. A lot of people will listen and say, "I've heard that somewhere". My favorite is from wave 8, Tiger Heli. Some Technical Information This is a 32k game and no free space. I used the Standard Kernel because the playfield scrolling was essential for the game, it's the starfield. I needed it to generate the speed effect. Now, after some experience and getting to know the Batari Basic tool better, I know that I could generate this effect in another way, allowing me to use the Multisprite Kernel and minimize the flicking effect. Maybe in the future I'll remake the game. Easter Egg The Asteroids Attack EASTER EGG was revealed some months ago As promised, a year after the release of Asteroids Attack, we're revealing the game's Easter Egg. Still not able to save the Earth? Now you will have another chance. Take your game out of the closet, clean the dust and put your Atari to work. ### EASTER EGG ### He gives you infinite continues. ### CONDITION ### You can not have any left ship, only the game play one, that is, your last life. ### CONSEQUENCE ### Your score will be reset. ### HOW TO ACTIVATE? ### At that moment, pause the game by setting the Color switch to B/W position. Then activate the Game Select and Game Start keys at the same time. Back to the game returning the B/W switch to the Color position. All your reserve ships will return. Videos to enjoy Here a small gameplay trailer. A real gameplay. (A special edition with intro animation) And an unboxing. (Please, use subtitles in english) (Special edition unboxing) Talking about the demo version What I notice is that most of the demos released take just the first stages and put them in a loop. In Asteroids Attack, as I did in Space Pac-Man, I didn't want to do that, because the player couldn't have a good experience and could pass the perception of a boring game, since the first stages are easy. So the demo version was carefully planned to give a balanced gameplay experience. The demo you have 3 short waves plus Earth return. International sales are open A new batch of the game is on sale again, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get a lot of information on our homepage at http://www.gameselect.com.br. Downloads Download the demo and a pdf copy of the complete original manual below. Asteroids Attack (2020) (Demo 2, Game Select).bin Manual Asteroids Attack-Eng.pdf 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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