+Dave C Posted July 18, 2022 Share Posted July 18, 2022 Early WIP for a two player pinball-style game inspired by games like Ballistix (Amiga), Shufflepuck Cafe (various platforms).. and a little bit of Laser Blast Javatari Link: PLAY ON JAVATARI! Github Site: https://github.com/DChristianson/refhraktor The game: - player has a laser they can use to shoot at a reflective ball and try to knock it into the opposing goal - the playfield is larger than the screen and scrolls up/down to track the ball movement - the lasers are imagined as sitting on a gantry above the playfield so they are always at the top and bottom of the screen - laser beams automatically track towards the ball based on relative position UPDATE 20221232: - the game now utilizes a 16kb ROM with 128 bytes ram (f6 + superchip) - a lot of experimentation, culminating in a couple of simple changes - all players are effectively on autofire now - mashing the button has no benefit - each player has a power reserve that replenishes over time - behind the scenes the beams can have different physical and visual effects based on range and equipment type - a few different ship types - two kinds of saucers, the maser tank, and the drone (AI) - the maser tank projects a short range beam that acts as a shield - all the other ships play the same just with visual differences - still no score but there is a timer that ends the game after a set period of time - still no sound except for a chime that starts to play when the game clock starts to run out - just a few levels still UPDATE 20220722: - three "levels" with different obstacles (or no obstacles) - selectable only with select switch during gameplay - still no menu system - select switch = no couch compatible seal of approval (sad face emoji) - scan lines glitch fixes - a few new glitches (long story short - a few page boundary timing bugs that I couldn't solve quickly) refhraktor_NTSC_20221231.bin refhraktor_PAL60_20221231.bin 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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