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Emulation => Forum Arcade => Topic started by: Janzl on July 12, 2009, 06:18:35 PM



Title: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on July 12, 2009, 06:18:35 PM
Current release: 1.01

As I had some free time on my hands today I decided to make a VP/O2 version of The Empire Strikes back.
The game is still very much in progress but I intend to work on it when time permits. just to have a nice little none "shop" project.

I have already installed the game on the forum arcade so you can check it's progress. This just for the people who are interested in it. It does absolutely nothing at the moment.

So go see it every once in a while.  :)

Note: if you try to play the game: first click it with your mouse to activate the controls. Its a Flash issue.


Game synopsis:


You defend your base at the planet Hoth against the imperial walkers. You have to prevend that the walkers (AT-AT's ) reach your base. When that happens the game is over.

The walkers will attack in waves. It is your job to destroy each wave. Every wave will contain more walkers and the walkers will speed up as the game progresses.

Of course, your radar will help you in your assignment.

Controls:
Arrow Keys: Left, Right, Up, Down
Space: Fire

History:
12/07/09
  • Designed layout
  • Imported images
  • Programmed speeder & background movement
14/07/09
  • Programmed AT-AT
  • Programmed Speeder laser
19/07/09
  • Programmed AT-AT Laser
  • Programmed multiple AT-AT's
  • Programmed level ends with all AT-AT's destroyed
20/07/09
  • Programmed AT-AT Laser to make it less predictable
  • Added sounds
21/07/09
  • Designed & added Rebel Base and Platform
  • A2600 StarWars tune: ripped, altered and added  >:D
23/07/09
  • AT-AT laser-speeder collission programmed
  • Speeder catches fire
  • More sounds added
02/08/09
  • Implemented speeder-damage-counter
20/08/09 - 16/09/09
  • Implemented lives
  • Level resets after speeder has maximum damage
  • Jump to new level after all AT-AT's are destroyed
  • Post score after lives are up
  • Landing on the platform repairs damage
17/09/09
  • Game over & post score when AT-AT's reach base
19/09/09
  • Radar keeps track of AT-AT's
20/09/09
  • Radar keeps track of Speeder
23/09/09
  • Implemented Imperial scout droid
04/10/09 - 06/10/09
  • Implemented menu
  • Implemented manaul
  • Implemented SELECT GAME
  • Altered scoring system
  • Added sound for Droid
  • Fixed issues
  • Lots of tweaking (much more to come...)


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on July 18, 2009, 12:16:04 AM
Very nice, Janzl.  :D
Maybe you can make a real Ody game. 8)


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on July 18, 2009, 06:39:04 AM
Thanks Rafael , yes I took some liberty's. :-X

But because it is in Flash I decided to go for an VP/O2 look... without it's limitations  >:D

I remember you posted a design for an Ody version somewhere but I can't seem to find it.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Sweersa on July 18, 2009, 11:35:32 AM
Awesome, as a SW fan, I will love this!


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on July 20, 2009, 01:39:44 AM
Gimme more AT-AT's
I killed all seven  :D


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on July 20, 2009, 01:42:28 AM
Thanks Rafael , yes I took some liberty's. :-X

But because it is in Flash I decided to go for an VP/O2 look... without it's limitations  >:D

I remember you posted a design for an Ody version somewhere but I can't seem to find it.

Yes, I have it anywhere. I?ll try something during the week...


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: steelballs on July 20, 2009, 07:32:20 AM
You do realise Janzl that we will expect the other games as well now to complete the trilogy ???  :D


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: grgh on July 20, 2009, 09:31:12 AM
I think you'll find there are 6 movies in the full set  >:D


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on July 20, 2009, 10:55:05 AM
You do realise Janzl that we will expect the other games as well now to complete the trilogy ???  :D

I think you'll find there are 6 movies in the full set  >:D

Oh well, it will keep me off the streets.

Anyone got any suggestions which classic StarWars games should be "converted" for VP/O2, or at least the Forum's Arcade?


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: steelballs on July 20, 2009, 06:15:15 PM
There are indeed 6 grgh but I don't count the 3 newest, wish he'd left it the way it was with the original trilogy >:(



Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: grgh on July 20, 2009, 06:25:01 PM
Sorry I was only looking at Natalie Portman so I cant comment on the films  :-* :P


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Seob on July 20, 2009, 07:51:51 PM
goerge, you too  :D.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on July 21, 2009, 01:35:42 PM
Sorry I was only looking at Natalie Portman so I cant comment on the films  :-* :P

Hmmm... maybe I could implement her somewhere in the game ;)


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: grgh on July 21, 2009, 03:24:58 PM
Since her appearance in Leon, it would have to be a hitman master strategy game.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on August 23, 2009, 11:52:03 PM
It?s getting very funny. It?s like to play on a real Odyssey machine.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on August 25, 2009, 12:43:04 PM
Thanks Rafael! Don't know if we can manage to get this on the real machine... well, I am pretty sure we can't!


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on August 29, 2009, 01:50:19 AM

I remember you posted a design for an Ody version somewhere but I can't seem to find it.

Here?s:
(http://br.geocities.com/heatseekerbr/sw_empireL.GIF)


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on August 29, 2009, 08:18:25 AM
Thanks! Was it to be a plus game?


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on August 29, 2009, 04:25:41 PM
Thanks! Was it to be a plus game?
Well, I started it. I used dark blue because I?m havin some problems to use light colors and back do dark, but I think the light blue will be better (and more cold)
Here?s the result:
http://br.geocities.com/heatseekerbr/SWESB.BIN


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on October 06, 2009, 03:09:01 PM
Version 1.01 is released on the forum Arcade go and play:http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?action=arcade;sa=play;game=44 (http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?action=arcade;sa=play;game=44) and let me know what you think. Compliments, comments or error's in the game, tell them to me in this topic!

Thanx!


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: grgh on October 06, 2009, 03:47:54 PM
Sorry I was only looking at Natalie Portman so I cant comment on the films  :-* :P

Hmmm... maybe I could implement her somewhere in the game ;)

And...?

Don't make her limbless, all limbs required.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: immergruen on October 06, 2009, 04:37:56 PM
That game is pretty cool. Very, very well done.
One thing I would suggest is about the scrolling: when you fly to the left, you are pretty close to the leftmost side of the screen - that made me fly into the AT-Ts several times, probably because I am too dumb to look at the radar. It could be smart to have your fighter a bit more to the right when flying to the left.
But anyhow: cool game. Go ahead and code that for Videopac.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Rafael on October 07, 2009, 03:57:53 AM
Very very fun. Better than any released versions. Sugestion: You could include the Droids position on radar! Congrats, really exciting. :D


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Seob on November 29, 2009, 04:34:58 PM
Janzl, is see that you are still trying to beat my score  >:D.


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on November 30, 2009, 02:04:41 AM
Yes... trying!  :D


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: VPMEISTER on March 04, 2010, 12:53:06 AM
QUESTION HOW MANY OF THOSE ATTS ARE THERE DOES IT REVERT TO 1 - OR CARRY ON UP AND UP?  I GOT TO 7 I THINK  CHEERS


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: Janzl on March 04, 2010, 09:18:54 AM
They just carry up and up. And they start walking closer to each other too. Don't mess with uncle Darth!


Title: Re: The Empire Strikes Back!!!
Post by: VPMEISTER on March 04, 2010, 10:32:20 AM
thanks Janzl - the trick is to get behind the first one i think and blat the hell out of him at close quarters, i like the game - thankfully the droids always fly straight into my rounds - i will pone this game lol