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by miau
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Re: Böbl

Ahh, I missed that one looking at the map because of the colors.

This was one of the spots I had qualms about during development, but it was hard to convince Nicolas to change it. Now I can show him your post and shout "TOLD YOU!" like a big babby. 8-) Moohaha. Thanks!
by miau
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Re: Böbl

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I have one piece of feedback about the level layout: I spent a lot of time going in circles between the "deep" and the "iron" upgrades. That's because: 1) I didn't notice the waterfall at the bottom of the screen, under some still water. I think there are two scr...
by miau
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Nalleland
Replies: 17
Views: 6967

Re: Nalleland

Fun game! Animations have always been one of my favorite things about sprite work and making them good is all about timing rather than simply throwing large amounts of frames at it. This game does it right. The long "air time" of the main character's walking animation makes it seem like he's skippin...
by miau
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Re: Untitled bubble game

Back on it after a little hiatus with real life catching up to Nicolas. Nicolas has been adding new tilesets and finished laying out the map. tilesets-1x.png photo_2020-02-14 (2)-s.jpg In the meantime, I felt like trying something new. Spent way too much time on it, of course. wavephysics2-opt.gif T...
by miau
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Sam's Journey · A new NES game in the making
Replies: 31
Views: 14625

Re: Sam's Journey · A new NES game in the making

The gray stones in the desert level are somehow my favorite. They convey that C64 charm perfectly... on the NES. Interesting you say that... Are gray stones somehow a C64 trait? ;) Nope, but the bold and beautiful combination of the pink and yellow hues and the dithering with the horizontal stripes...
by miau
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Sam's Journey · A new NES game in the making
Replies: 31
Views: 14625

Re: Sam's Journey

Siiick 8-)

The gray stones in the desert level are somehow my favorite. They convey that C64 charm perfectly... on the NES.

Even the fast arps in the soundtrack are tastefully placed. You guys obviously know what you're doing.
by miau
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Re: Untitled bubble game

bubble-011.gif Here's the basic concept you're a bubble water is your friend, solid tiles kill you "rubber ducky jumps" only hold A to dive, then release and let buoyancy handle the rest Planning to turn this into a small metroidvania with upgrades that allow you to dive deeper (and jump higher).
by miau
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Re: Untitled bubble game

Close enough :-) When brainstorming for ideas, I remembered Within a Deep Forest, a really fun platformer that's well over a decade old by now. Then Nicolas mentioned the Famicom homebrew Mr Splash, which sparked a flurry of ideas. Going to post more details once we have sprite animations and more r...
by miau
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: 2019 NESdev Competition
Topic: Böbl
Replies: 30
Views: 20127

Böbl

Do you still call it a platformer if you can only move in water? Project started last week. Graphics by Nicolas Bétoux. Hope we can make it for the deadline! More info will follow soon. ================================================ EDIT: Here we go! Compo version ROM attached. böbl.png If you enc...
by miau
Fri May 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages (ROM released!)

Sorry for the very late response. So it does support the Hori adapter after all? Wit's seems to use OR-ing with D0 and D1 to duplicate the first port pair with the built-in controllers and uses the second port pair for player 3 and 4, but you instead duplicates them in the second port pair? That sou...
by miau
Wed May 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages (ROM released!)

I've never heard about a Famicom adapter for hooking up two external controllers. Do you have any information on it? Some controllers has the adapter built-in, like the ASCII Stick 2 Turbo , so the second controller can be daisy chained in the first controller. Sometimes external controllers even h...
by miau
Wed May 01, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages (ROM released!)

IIRC, in 2-player mode, Micro Mages will actually do the D0/D1 OR-ing and allow to use external controllers as replacement for worn-out standard pads.
by miau
Wed May 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages (ROM released!)

Hello I have a question about the 4-player mode in Micro Mages. On the kickstarter page it is stated that it supports both the Four Score and the Hori 4-player adapter, but nothing about the standard 4-player solution on Famicom which is to use two external controllers (there are many kinds of adap...
by miau
Wed May 01, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages (ROM released!)

We just released the ROM and PC versions at https://morphcatgames.itch.io/micromages

All Kickstarter/Indiegogo backers should have received a download link + Steam key via e-mail.
by miau
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Homebrew Projects
Topic: Micro Mages
Replies: 59
Views: 72103

Re: Micro Mages

Sorry, forgot to post a followup here. M_Tee summed up the contributing factors pretty well, I think. I'd like to expand on what happened with our video "How we fit an NES game into 40KB" in the hope it might be interesting to some of you. There are a few channels uploading similar content that have...