Bertie The Ball (16k)

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Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Misfit » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:15 am

okay.. it's time to release my new game for 16k VIC-20

Name: Bertie The Ball
Author: Misfit
Released: 16.04.2014
Requirements: 16k VIC-20 + Joystick.
Description: an action-adventure / platformer for 16k VIC-20 computer. It's a tribute to the great C64 game called "Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back"
Tested : VICE 2.4 and real VIC (PAL)
Download : PRG (updated : 18.04.2014 build 3)
Video : youtube

joystick up or fire = jump
left or right = move
down = fast landing, balancing

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby pixel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:17 pm

Ohwhoah! Oh, wow! Very tricky and atmospheric! I love the way you dealt with the hires colours. Now this took me right back a couple of years. The sprite-to-sprite collision detection doesn't really match what's on the screen but as far as I can see it doesn't really affect the gameplay. Thanks a lot!
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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Misfit » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:27 pm

pixel wrote:The sprite-to-sprite collision detection doesn't really match what's on the screen but as far as I can see it doesn't really affect the gameplay. Thanks a lot!

I had few problems with sprite collisions but I made a decision that "speed before accuracy" :D

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby tokra » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Wow! Amazing! Look like a ZX Spectrum game :-) Love the music as well, fits the game perfectly.

Sadly, I suck at those type of games. Who will be the first to offer a "Longplay"-video?

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Peter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:15 pm

Thanks! Great game and nice sound effects. Amazing what you, Pixel, Kweepa, Robert, Beamrider, and others can do with this old machine!! Sometimes I like to fantasize about what kind of reviews your games would get back in the 80’s.

Very tricky gameplay though. I need more practice, much much more. Is there going to be a “easy mode”? :wink:

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby beamrider » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:02 pm

Thanks, this look awesmome :!:

I've just watched the video so far but I can tell already that I'll be rubbish at it.

I like the animation, not many games on the vic seem to have detailed character animation so it's refreshing to see.

Look forward to playing on my real vic at the weekend.

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby pixel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:58 pm

beamrider wrote:I've just watched the video so far but I can tell already that I'll be rubbish at it.


Thought the same about my performance, but wonders happened as soon as I stopped thinking about how to control it.
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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Misfit » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:53 pm

I always admired the controls of "cauldron2". Unique and hard but very attractive. It's true that you have to learn "gravity rules" before you can play without problems.

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Mayhem » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:32 am

Looks technically really impressive. I shall try it out the next time I have my Windows laptop operational. Pity the Vic can't really do the spooky Cauldron music heh...
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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby orion70 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:23 am

Impressive! Don't forget to put it here.

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Boray » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:14 am

Wow! I think it's time for me to bring out the Vic-20 again! Thanks! :D
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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby beamrider » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:06 pm

tokra wrote:Wow! Amazing! Look like a ZX Spectrum game :-)


..isn't that a contradiction? :wink:

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby rhurst » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:02 pm

Oh, love these kind of "bouncing" adventure games. Will definitely have to bring out the hardware for this one, and try all the bountiful 2014 titles -- a banner year and hopefully still more to come. 8)
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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby litody » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:33 am

Absolutely stunning, there are some great games being released at the moment and this is no exception. Looks fantastic, sounds perfect and plays beautifully.

There is a frustrating addictive quality to this, I stopped playing (on VICE) to post this and want to get back onto it right now and play some more. I can't get that bouncing sound out of my head!

I bet a map of the screens would look stunning as well.

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Re: Bertie The Ball (16k)

Postby Misfit » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:43 am

beamrider wrote:
tokra wrote:Wow! Amazing! Look like a ZX Spectrum game :-)


..isn't that a contradiction? :wink:

It's huge compliment if somebody says that it looks like zx spectrum game (I tried to create something similar). :D
Yes, spectrum has weird and unique graphic style. I like it.

PS: Game has a secret message. Who will find it first?
You have to find it before you can beat the game.


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