Re: [stella] [POLL]What is everybody working on?

Subject: Re: [stella] [POLL]What is everybody working on?
From: Mark Graybill <saundby@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 09:40:12 -0800
Manuel Polik wrote:
> My next project after Star Fire will be a port of "Sword
> of Fargoal". I already started porting it to 5200BAS,
> but the final target will certainly be the 2600. I'm

That'll be neat. I always enjoyed Fargoal, and I lost my C64 over many
evenings while my wife played it. I think only three computer games have
ever interested my wife, Fargoal was one. Stellar Seven on my Amiga was
another. I can't think of the third right now, but it seems like there
was one more. She was ready to have me buy a CMD C64 accelerator just to
hurry up the healing in Fargoal back when we didn't have the money for
such things.

I'm working on a Pong variant I call "Texas Table Tennis" on an
on-again, off-again basis around time spent with AVR microcontroller
projects in the evening. The paddles can shoot, you'll be able to shoot
holes in the opponent's paddle, and shoot rows of bottles behind the
opponent's paddle. If you shoot the ball by accident, the opponent
scores. I'd like to add a "saloon fight" sequence, with objects like
chairs, knives, and bottles flying across the play area generally
messing things up, but I've got to get the game generally whipped into a
playable shape first, it's more of a technical test right now. It fits
easily on a 2K ROM at present, but once music and the saloon fight are
added it'll probably need 4K.

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