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Title: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 17, 2014, 10:32:47 AM
2600 Connection is proud to release WILDLIFE! ,  the latest Odyssey2/ Videopac game from Rafael Cardoso.

Here is a description of the game:

Somewhere in the middle of the Brazilian jungle, Josué Jorge is lost and nearly at his wit's end,
but the thought of finding the Holy Grail keeps him going.
His quest will not be easy, for many dangers await him -
Wild natives, killer crabs, abandoned bonfires...
and the deadliest of them all - "The Aquarium"  - a secret underwater series of passage ways.
Hold your breath and swim fast, but do not touch the walls of the underwater passage ways.
You can do this! But beware... lethal clown fish protecting something shining there in the depths below.
Could it be the Holy Grail?  
Stay focused! There is time, but you must be quick and you must be careful.
Good luck on your quest for the Holy Grail, Josué Jorge! You'll need it!

It is a limited release of 100 serial-numbered games.  ( 1 of 100, 2 of 100, 3 of 100, etc.)

Pricing is $25 plus shipping    ($6 for shipping in the USA, $15 for everywhere else in the world)

Includes cartridge, manual, and clear plastic storage box.

An 11 x 17" poster of the artwork will be available for sale as well within the next few days.

Please visit the web site for more information:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlife.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlife.html)

thank you!

Tim




Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: mjb on March 17, 2014, 11:03:32 AM
Hi Tim

Just sent an email ordering a copy.

Added details to Release Schedule

Regards Mark.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Ozyr on March 17, 2014, 11:37:49 AM
Does this game have a code? Like RC05 or such? Need for released game list. Thank you.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 17, 2014, 12:11:07 PM
Yes -  :)  - it is RC 005

thanks,

Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: ccc--- on March 17, 2014, 10:43:24 PM
One for me please, plus poster.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Chris! on March 17, 2014, 11:30:29 PM
I'm in.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Chris! on March 17, 2014, 11:51:58 PM
I'm getting a copy.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Nognir on March 18, 2014, 10:45:46 AM
I unfortunately already sent you the money, but I like to get a poster too. Can you maybe tell me what I have to send you additionally?


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: darrin9999 on March 20, 2014, 03:52:23 AM
Did these start shipping yet?


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Ozyr on March 20, 2014, 06:45:02 AM
Did these start shipping yet?

Per the site, no. Tim is pretty good at posting here and on their main site.

Patients... it will be here soon...


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on March 20, 2014, 11:15:13 PM
After a visit at 2600connection.com, I saw, that he shipped some games.  So we can all play the game in the near future  8)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 21, 2014, 09:42:22 AM
Hi everyone

I am trying to ship a few games each day on my way home from work. I got stuck on a project at work and I was not able to get to the post office on Thursday.
Hope to get there today. Real life is interfering with my hobby. Hope to get more games out today and Saturday 3/21 and 3/22.
I am up early this morning at 4am boxing up and games and getting them ready to go. Thank you for your patience and support!

Tim D.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 23, 2014, 02:11:02 PM
Happy Sunday everyone! Good news. 50 of the 100 WILDLIFE! serial-numbered games are sold!
That is half of the 100 games made!

(Granted , a few of those are comp. games ( Rafael, Rene, Darrin999 - the winner of the contest) but still - I think it is a great accomplishment.

Wow! That is fantastic. I am so glad we decided to make 100, as this game would have been sold out within the first week!

Can you believe it? Is WILDLIFE! the fastest-selling Odyssey2 / Videopac homebrew game ever? Is this a record?

Hats off and congratulations to Rafael for creating such a fine game!  :)

OK -  I need to go to my local office supply store. I honestly did not expect to sell so many WILDLIFE! games
so quickly. I need to buy some more small shipping boxes as I am nearly out from my supply stash!

Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on March 23, 2014, 03:04:22 PM
Thanks by your comments, Tim. To be honest I dont know if it´s a record or not, probably not. What I hope is that people who buy the game, be happy to have it. I'm just a guy who likes Odyssey and loves creating games for it, and I am very grateful the persons who made this possible, especially René. Sometimes I think of stop publishing games, but the joy and encouragement from some people make me go back. Wildlife does not claim to be the best game of our lives, if only because I think nothing can replace the classics (like forgetting aqeles long weekend playing Turtles), all I hope is that they can have fun with it. BTW.: This is all a joke, we won´t find natives like this here in Brazil ;)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Serious on March 23, 2014, 05:16:29 PM
Sometimes I think of stop publishing games, but the joy and encouragement from some people make me go back. Wildlife does not claim to be the best game of our lives, if only because I think nothing can replace the classics (like forgetting aqeles long weekend playing Turtles), all I hope is that they can have fun with it.

Hi Rafael,

I really love what you do. Your graphics work on the platform is especially great.

I hope there will be much more to come.  :)





Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: ptol on March 23, 2014, 07:39:08 PM
I want a copy!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on March 23, 2014, 07:42:38 PM
Sometimes I think of stop publishing games, but the joy and encouragement from some people make me go back.

I hope, that you will never have in the future those dark thoughts. When I look at your homepage, I see, that you have a lot to do, to finish all this games.  Ok, when all this games are finish and in my collection, that you could maybe, only maybe, make a short break.  :D

BTW.: This is all a joke, we won´t find natives like this here in Brazil ;)

I think, you will find your natives everywhere in the world. I saw many of them: On my way to the work. Every early monday morning  :o


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: ncc-1864 on March 23, 2014, 07:51:06 PM
i want one also


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: darrin9999 on March 24, 2014, 10:18:02 PM
Received my #1 Wildlife! today.

Thanks to all involved!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on March 25, 2014, 03:00:47 AM
Did you spend all evening playing it?   8)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: LS650 on March 26, 2014, 02:34:47 AM
My Wildlife! cart showed up today - thanks!

I popped it in for about 10 minutes so far.  I've managed to get the key and swim across the river. 

However, I can't figure out what is supposed to happen when I get to the blue maze with the fish.  I keep getting killed right away before I have a chance to do anything!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on March 26, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
Have you read the manual?


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on March 26, 2014, 03:44:18 PM
Received my copy yesterday and spent about a half hour with it.  Loved it.  It took a while to figure out the collision issues.  (try not to touch anything.   8) ) I got the key and found the treasure, but I'm having problems getting back to the land after that.  But I know I can do it.  Just a matter of time.  I really want to find out what happens when I do that.   :P

Bravo to all involved. 


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: LS650 on March 27, 2014, 01:10:05 AM
Quote
Have you read the manual?
Sure, but I get into the Aquarium 'maze' and I keep dying almost immediately! 

Do you have to stay on the blue strips only?   I guess you are supposed to stay on the blue strips and wander through the maze until you get to a treasure chest..? 

It's not very clear to me when I keep dying within a couple of seconds of getting on that screen.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on March 27, 2014, 01:13:05 AM
Tim, will be posting a solution video, maybe later tonight.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on March 27, 2014, 01:21:00 AM
Quote
Have you read the manual?
Sure, but I get into the Aquarium 'maze' and I keep dying almost immediately! 

Do you have to stay on the blue strips only?   I guess you are supposed to stay on the blue strips and wander through the maze until you get to a treasure chest..? 

It's not very clear to me when I keep dying within a couple of seconds of getting on that screen.

Yes, you have to stay in the blue strips.  That is the water.  Even the slightest touch of the maze will send you back to the beginning. 

Fortunately, our hero can hold his breath for a really long time.   :P


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 27, 2014, 12:44:06 PM
Here is the new youtube video, which has been posted.



Warning: the video is approximately 5 minutes. It contains the solution to the game at the end of the video.
If you do not want see the solution, just watch a little of it and when you seen enough, stop the video.
When you want to see a little more, come back and play it again.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPWYsp1H_ao

Enjoy!

Tim

p.s. Special thanks to Scott Stilphen for creating the video for us. He's quite skilled at the game. Much better at it than me!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on March 27, 2014, 05:20:06 PM
A couple of things...

1.  At the very end, it appeared that he got tagged by one of the fish/creatures as he was getting out of the aquarium (approx. 4:42).  Did that not reset the treasure chest?  I thought it would.  The time remaining seemed the same as he was moved back to the starting position.

2. That was some good navigating through the aquarium.  I don't seem to have the same luck with being that close to the edges and not being killed. 

I'm excited to try and finish it tonight. 


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: LS650 on March 27, 2014, 09:06:55 PM
I spent some time playing last night.  I seem to be a bit better at it and can nevaigate around the maze for quite some time, but can't seem to get to one of the treasure chests.  I'll keep trying.

I have to say that the graphics are very nice,and I would say it is perhaps the most technically impressive O2 game yet!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on March 28, 2014, 12:31:31 AM
I did it!  Finished the game this evening.   8)

Can I just say how much I like this game?  I have to agree with LS650 that the graphics are really good.  I like the main character and his hat.  The swimming motion is very cool too.  Great success and I look forward to many more evenings playing it in the future.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Define on March 29, 2014, 01:30:21 PM
What happened with Super Giussepe?
(saw it on YouTube...)



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on March 29, 2014, 01:52:34 PM
Please take a look at this thread for info on that game-in-progress by Chris Read:

http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=1891.0 (http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=1891.0)

The thread is 16 pages long!


Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on April 06, 2014, 01:20:06 PM
Weekend update: For everyone that has ordered the game, all orders have been shipped.
As you may know, WILDLIFE! is a limited release of 100 serial-numbered games.
As of this weekend, 64 out of the 100 have been sold. (36 remain available)

 Thank you again to all,

Tim



P.S. I will also have 11" x17"  posters of the artwork from the box / manual for sale this week around Thursday April 10.

The artwork was created by Rafael Cardoso & Alessandro Marcelo Verdério



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: mjb on April 06, 2014, 02:14:29 PM

P.S. I will also have 11" x17"  posters of the artwork from the box / manual for sale this week around Thursday April 10.

The artwork was created by Rafael Cardoso & Alessandro Marcelo Verdério



Please put my name down for a copy please Tim

Regards Mark.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: grgh on April 07, 2014, 02:50:53 PM
Please put me on the list as well Tim.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: ncc-1864 on April 08, 2014, 05:21:09 AM
i just wanted to say that i got my copy today and it looks great. i dont want to play it until i get my g7400 fully operational. and not black and white grainy zebra striped picture. lol from what everyone else has posted about it im sure im gonna be very happy. :D   


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: revivalstudios on April 12, 2014, 04:05:57 PM
Received my copy today.

Congratulations and thanks to Rafael for creating this game!
The game looks great, keep up the good work!



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on April 13, 2014, 01:35:36 AM
Is it still "Vintage Video Game Night" if I'm playing Wildlife!?   8)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on April 13, 2014, 01:42:54 AM
It sure is!  After all, you're playing a modern game on a vintage videogame system!  :)


Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on April 13, 2014, 01:49:50 AM
Hello Jungle Adventurers!

I am happy to report that the WILDLIFE! posters are now available for purchase!

They are 11 inches wide by 17 inches long. Glossy finish.

The price: $5 (US dollars)    shipping is $3.50 in the US,  $9 everywhere else

I just put up an order page for the poster on the web site:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlifep.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlifep.html)

thank you,

Tim



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: mjb on April 13, 2014, 08:28:15 AM
Just ordered mine Tim.

A quick question, is there a set number of posters or is it a unlimited release.

Just need to know so I can add the details to the release schedule.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on April 13, 2014, 01:08:35 PM
The posters are unlimited. People can order as many as they like; I will have more printed if need be.

(I thought it would be silly if I put serial #'s on each poster.)

@ mjb: I received your order - thank you!

@ GRGH: I will send you a message

thank you,

Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: mjb on April 13, 2014, 01:48:57 PM
Details of Poster added in Release Schedule


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on April 17, 2014, 08:15:21 PM
In my opinion, WILDLIFE! is your best game Rafael. I love the plus graphics in the aquarium. The game looks very very professional. Makes a lot of fun to play. In the eighties, this game were a bestseller - but in that time little Rafael play the games instead of release it.  :D
But today, we have so much luck, that our Rafael make so amazing games for us. Please go on - make us happy !

Thank you very much for this great game.  :-* And, of course many thanks to 2600connection to release it.


@ Define :Please don`t miss this game, because it`s only in O2 style. This is a "must have" in a collection.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on April 18, 2014, 03:27:58 AM
In my opinion, WILDLIFE! is your best game Rafael. I love the plus graphics in the aquarium. The game looks very very professional. Makes a lot of fun to play. In the eighties, this game were a bestseller - but in that time little Rafael play the games instead of release it.  :D
But today, we have so much luck, that our Rafael make so amazing games for us. Please go on - make us happy !

Thank you very much for this great game.  :-* And, of course many thanks to 2600connection to release it.


@ Define :Please don`t miss this game, because it`s only in O2 style. This is a "must have" in a collection.

Couldn't agree more.  Love it!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on April 18, 2014, 05:59:39 PM
Again, I just like to thank you all. You´re the best ;)
And Tom, little Rafael could spend hours and hours in front of the Odyssey without feeling pain :'(


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on April 18, 2014, 07:34:53 PM
And Tom, little Rafael could spend hours and hours in front of the Odyssey without feeling pain :'(

Like me. But till today, I can only play the games, look at the wonderful new games that we all now get every month and think about the wonderful videopac age. But you are moving forward and make now Philips job. And I thank God for that ! I really hope, that you will never stop making games for our consoles. If so, I will come to Brazil and I will change your decision. ;)
I don`t know how, maybe we are playing Odyssey games till you give up and make WILDLIFE 2. :D


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on August 03, 2014, 08:04:23 PM
Wow! Only 2 to go, then are 100 copys sold  :o

What a great success for 2600 connection and (of course) our Rafael.

CONGRATULATIONS  8) and thanks again for this wonderful game!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Ozyr on August 03, 2014, 09:08:06 PM
Sad thing is that crazy eBay person we talk about has a copy, only $1,299 if you want it. :P


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on August 04, 2014, 01:01:10 AM
What a great success for 2600 connection and (of course) our Rafael.

CONGRATULATIONS  8) and thanks again for this wonderful game!

It´s just was possible because you all OdyPac fans . So I like to thank you, very much :D.
I also like to share an image for a project I started today. It´s called Breaking Bad!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Janzl on August 04, 2014, 07:36:42 AM
Cool!  8)

But hey, call it Heisenberg!  ;)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: TomBeck on August 04, 2014, 09:17:29 AM
It´s just was possible because you all OdyPac fans .

OdyPac - What a great name.  :D  Also a good name for our new game console. Maybe:  OdyPac4 Revolution.  ;:)

And thanks for the picture from Breaking Bad.  :-*



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: manopac on August 04, 2014, 10:37:47 AM
Can't wait to see what game you came up with for Breaking Bad  8)

(and I, too, vote for Heisenberg! )


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on August 06, 2014, 04:16:35 AM
Can't wait to see what game you came up with for Breaking Bad  8)

I think it will take some time. But maybe before Grid Defender :P
Anyway, here´s a "demo":
http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2348.msg23067;boardseen#new


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: manopac on August 06, 2014, 07:59:13 AM
I think it will take some time. But maybe before Grid Defender :P

pfff ... most probably ;-)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Janzl on August 06, 2014, 12:01:29 PM
Mark! Release that game! It's great! Dammit!


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on August 06, 2014, 11:51:41 PM
One WILDLIFE! cartridge remains for sale. 99 cartridges out of 100 have been sold as of today.  :)

- Tim



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on August 08, 2014, 09:30:23 PM
WILDLIFE! is now sold out. All 100 cartridges have been purchased.
Congratulations to Rafael for making such a fine game!

Tim


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: ptol on October 24, 2014, 12:13:41 PM
Yes it's a great game, never would have thought to see such games on my Videopac :D


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: timdu on February 18, 2017, 02:16:01 PM
I am happy to report the news that Rafael and I have made an agreement to release the "unlimited release" of WILDLIFE! on cartridge.

The unlimited release is just the the loose game cartridge and a printed color 4-page manual.
It does not have a serial number. There is no box included either.  Wildlife!  "unlimited edition" also has another difference: the Green aquarium has replaced the white and light blue aquarium. It is the same version that was used for the high score contest.

The price is $25 US DOLLARS plus shipping.

Ordering information is on the web page:

http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlife.html (http://www.2600connection.com/features/wildlife/features_wildlife.html)

ENJOY!


Tim D.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on March 30, 2021, 08:19:25 PM
Preparing the manual:



Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on April 08, 2021, 03:39:19 PM
https://experienciaodyssey.com.br/vidaselvagem/
 ;)


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: daddy_scott on April 09, 2021, 03:40:10 AM
One of my favorite games for this system. Lucky enough to have one of the original versions.


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on April 09, 2021, 04:10:15 PM
One of my favorite games for this system. Lucky enough to have one of the original versions.

Thanks. It’s always very rewarding to know that people are enjoying the new games :D :-*


Title: Re: New Release: WILDLIFE!
Post by: Rafael on November 18, 2021, 01:53:12 AM
A short demo online: https://experienciaodyssey.com.br/jogar-demo-josue-jorge-vidaselvagem-odyssey-online/