RE: [stella] Computer Space

Subject: RE: [stella] Computer Space
From: "Fred Quimby" <c9r@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 23:32:38 -0400
I will not be taking on such a task, but I'm all for seeing a video of 
Computer Space.  I've never seen one of these machines in person, much less 
played one.  All I've ever seen is a few seconds of it from an old movie - I 
think it was Soylent Green.

I'd say the reason nobody has ported it is because so few have ever seen it.

>I thought I'd throw out an idea for a Supercharger
>game here if anyone is looking for an idea to motivate
>I've thought about this many times before, and
>probably mentioned this on Stellalist already, but
>Suicide Mission has the perfect display engine for
>doing Computer Space.  Computer Space really looks
>just like Suicide Mission but without the flicker and
>a black background.
>I don't think anyone has tried to port Computer Space
>to a home system.  Although it is similar to Asteroids
>or Space War, it's not really identical.  I know the
>gameplay is a little sluggish, but it's a historical
>artefact and I think it would be very appropriate to
>see it on the 2600, given the serendipity of the
>"stipple mode" graphics it has.
>Even though you'd probably classify this as a hack, if
>enough variations were added to the game I would be
>willing to allow this as a contest entry.  Suicide
>Mission is a complicated kernel so getting it to do
>something new might take a lot of work.
>The sourcecode is on the Stella CD and Bob Colbert is
>in the process of converting the syntax for DASM.
>I can probably also help acquire a VHS dump of the
>Any takers?
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