Re: [stella] Have kernel, need game!

Subject: Re: [stella] Have kernel, need game!
From: Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 18:52:02 +0200
Kirk wrote:
> Very cool.
> (Man now I feel even worse that my project is perpetually stalled)

Talk about Robot City! :-)

> I dunno what else would be cool to throw in, in terms of obstacles...
> maybe have 3 waves: normal cave, cave with obstacles, cave with
> moving obstacles (might be too tough?) and then repeat, faster 
> and/or with a thinner cave.

Yup, those where my plans. Maybe with different gravities too.

> Another variation that reflects my interest with gravity in 
> games (very easy to do, just have a Y-speed, and every click,
> add 1 to the Y-speed in a downard direction, and pressing 
> thrust adds some value to the Y-speed in an upward direction.)
> would be to add a "joust" like control scheme as an option.
> (I know, shades of stalled joustpong). This would make an experience a
> bit like NES "Balloon Fight"...

I don't know that one, but I think I got the idea. Hm, might become
probably quite hard for the thumb, wouldn't? But as an extra option it
sounds easy enough to add.

And instead of a helicopter with delayed acceleration I could also at
a rocket style direct acceleration.

And maybe I give the player some limited X-control too.

> Oy. If anyone experienced person feels like collaborating on 
> finishing Flap: the JoustPong experience...(It's a proven game idea, 
> I've done it for Palm and Java, I'm just stuck in page boundary land)..
> let me know.  I'd love to wrap it up.

I am already "godfather" with Glenn's project (any news about that,
Glenn?), but maybe somebody else volunteers. The concept sounded very
promising and fun to play.

Have fun!
Thomas Jentzsch         | *** Every bit is sacred ! ***
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