[stella] Unreleased Oystron
Subject: [stella] Unreleased Oystron|
From: "Glenn Saunders" <cybpunks@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 13:39:28 -0700
Piero, please consider releasing the BIN and source to the variant on
Oystron you were working on for Stella Gets a New Brain version 2. I think
people would get a real kick out of it.
To let everyone know about this mysterious piece of 2600 history, I was
secretly pushing Piero to make a 6K Starpath version of Oystron with extra
features to include as an exclusive game for version 2. This was sometime
in late 1998 I think. Piero decided to try to change some things and try to
keep it within a 4K form-factor.
The graphics were altered significantly, for one thing. I can't remember
off-hand which features changed, but it was a fun process seeing the game
mutate and trying to keep Piero from going bonkers after having long burnt
out on it. Ultimately there wasn't enough space available to add
interesting new features without sacrificing other gameplay features. We
both came to the conclusion that the game had been so thoroughly refined
already that it was "perfected" as a 4K ROM. That's not something you can
say about a lot of games.
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