Project88 -- By Alban

Project88

Author :  Alban

Wanna travel through time in a car that's got style? Play Project88, reach 88 mph, charge your flux convector and travel through 1885, 1985 and 2015 (you know, this time when cars fly!). But don't run out of gas!

Enjoy the smooth full-res 40fps animation while you ride through the 3 levels... Or are there 4 of them?

I couldn't make screenshots because I have bypassed the SDK for graphics, but you can find a recording of version 1.0 here: https://youtu.be/byOCPLWnzmU

Update: here we are, version 1.4 is ready (and stable. Even more than 1.3! ):

  • Gameplay tweaked: fuel is consumed faster, but you may find jerricans to help you on your way
  • More variety in the scenery : I've crammed all I could in what I had left in memory. This just means one or two more sprites per level ;-)
  • In version 1.0, you could reach a super-secret level by finishing the game without colliding in anything. The super-secret level is now easier to find... But it's still a super-secret!

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Author :  makerSquirrel

effing awesome! (solely checked the video yet, but I am playing it a.s.a.p), looking forward to further releases!

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Author :  Alban

Thanks, I hope you'll enjoy actually playing it ;-)

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Author :  makerSquirrel

hm, I have downloaded it to the SD card and I can't find it on my Gamebuino. directory and bin file have the same name and your icon and are on the card as well. The Loader (v1.2.1) doesn't show it, though. (I loaded another game and then back to the loader, did not help)...

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Author :  Alban

This is the first game I upload, so I might have done a mistake somewhere. I'll investigate...

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Author :  Alban

I've just tried :

  • removed project88 from the SD card
  • restarted the gamebuino meta: no game
  • Downloaded from the link (games.zip), extracted as "project88". The binary has the exact same size as what I have provided
  • Copied to SD
  • -> the game appears and runs

Everything seems OK as far as I can tell. Maybe someone can give a try on another gamebuino?

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Author :  Fenysk

This game is very beautiful. I've the impression the screen is'nt 80x64. How it's work ?

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Author :  Zockeromi

Yes, i like this type of games! Looking forward to a final version.

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Author :  Alban

Indeed, display is 160x128, which is why I cannot easily provide screenshots, and why the online emulator seems messed up.

I have just built on what was presented here by aoneill: https://gamebuino.com/creations/high-resolution-without-gb-display 

I can get into more details if you wish :-)

One last piece of information: I had to compile the binary with -O3 optimizations and remove the -g flag to be able reach this goal. 

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Author :  Sorunome

That's looking great!

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Author :  Alban

Thanks!
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Author :  YQN

I hope it gets past the beta version! :)

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Author :  Alban

I do too :-D

Thanks all for the uplifting comments!

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Author :  Alban

Here is version 1.0!

I've made all the fixes I had in mind, and I am quite happy with the result. I don't plan any update unless something is really broken, and I'll dedicate my gamebuino time to other projects.

I hope you'll enjoy!

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Author :  jicehel

Amazing, i was dreaming of a game like this. Thanks alot.

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Author :  Alban

And I had been dreaming I'd make a video game. It's my first attempt, it has flaws, but I'm very proud, to be honest. Thanks :-)

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Author :  jicehel

You can you begin by a top game... Could we have an idea of that will be your next project if you have already an idea of it ?

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Author :  Alban

I'd like to see if I can code a 3D triangle-based rendering engine (think Virtua Racing: no texturing, no lighting, palettized), and if so, how many triangles per frame I can get. Plan B would be a Mode-7 rendering engine (rotation + perspective of a texture, like the original F-Zero or Mario Kart). Depending on what I manage to do, I'll think of something fun to play.

But I change my mind every week :-)

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Author :  jicehel

I can't blame you i do same  ;)

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Author :  jicehel

The game is really amazing have you any idea to make it better again ?  I think its will be the game of the week. Gaphics are great, sounds are great, i think the gameplay could be a little adjusted and objects i little more diversified to make it more fun and to have a gameplay at the same level than the technical realisation. Thanks a new time for this game. 

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