+Karl G Posted October 22, 2022 Share Posted October 22, 2022 The idea for this game came from watching @ZeroPage Homebrew's playthrough of Atari 2600 games. Late in the run was a game called Universal Chaos, which is an unofficial port of the arcade game Targ. I had not heard of either game previously. The Atari port is fun to play, but it seems like a pretty rushed port with some visual glitches. The arcade game seems pretty cool, but the visuals are not the greatest. Anyway - I was inspired to make my own Targ-like game with hopefully better visuals, and slightly different gameplay. The core mechanics are the same, but the "boss" is replaced by a bomber that plants mines. This mechanic is still under development, and will likely evolve. The hyperspace grid is under attack by drones sent by the evil Vincular, who wish to subvert it for their own use in their quest to dominate the galaxy. You are a renowned pilot serving the Collective of Allied Species, and have been tasked with remotely piloting a special ship designed to destroy these drones, and keep the hyperspace grid safe and free for all to use. Good luck with your mission! Instructions: Navigate the grid with your joystick, and use the joystick button to fire a missile. Your ship has 3 speeds, as indicated by the ship engine color, and the speed of the in-game music: blue is slowest, yellow is medium-speed, and red is the fastest. You may turn at intersections. You can turn around completely by pressing the joystick the opposite direction of your ship's movement, but it takes a small amount of time to reverse your momentum (more time if you are moving fast, and less if you are moving slowly). Technical notes: This is a 32K game made with 7800Basic and using 160A mode. I'm happy with my choice of toolset and graphics mode. Sound is TIA, with all SFX in one channel, and music in the other channel. This is an early WIP, and likely has some bugs I haven't found yet, as well as features that are not fully fleshed-out like the bomber. Feedback on gameplay and fun-factor is definitely appreciated! Version 11 - Final (12/18/2022): CartesianChaos-11.a78 CartesianChaos-11.bin 19 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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