Good Commodore 64 games I’ve previously forgotten and which could be re-made

In my old blog post I discussed my computer gaming history with Vic 20 And Commodore 64. Of course, I forgot some nice games that as re-made could be good games even today.

First, I’d like to mention the game I have discussed before: Stix.

I’ve even started to make a remake of this game to Android. Though, I think this project will take some time to get finished.

One game we played with my friends as youngsters a lot is Artillery Duel.

This could be a nice Android game with possibility to play with others via the internet.

Omega Race has been for example to the Amiga as shareware remake game. It would be nice to make some kind of version of this game to Android, too. Below a video of the Vic 20 version of this game:

I’ve started to make a remake also from this game to Android…

Cataball is also something, that could be interesting to make to Android platform. Video of the Commodore 64 version:

With nice backgrounds with parallax scrolling, the result could be nice.

Also, a version of Gyruss to Android could be nice.

One of my online games reminds me of this game, namely Defense III.

Let’s see how the Android versions turn out to be… 🙂

 

My Contribution to Music Game Jam 2018

I participated in Music Game Jam 2018 on itch.io. My game is quickly made musical memory game. Find match to part of the tune you hear and build a tune…

I have used as in-game music my first PC tracker music module, that is in fact unfinished… To the title screen I made strange music background with ProTrekkr — sounds like old school C64 music! 🙂

Below is the video of my contribution:

I will probably be left to the bottom positions of the Jam with my game.. At least I participated and tried to to make something nice in retro spirit..

Ending scenario of Advanced Levels of Order the Chaos

I’ve taken Order the Chaos offline. Order the Chaos II is available and I will keep it online, it’s so eye-candy fractal game. 🙂

Below is the video of the long ending scenario of advanced levels of Order the Chaos — enjoy the beauty of Julia set mountains!

The ending scenario of Order the Chaos II has similar idea, but looks different.

I have plans to program some kind of version of Order the Chaos in Cerberus X and publish the game as free online game in HTML5 format. I just have to find time to it.

3D Stars As Lines

I must have been really tired when I coded & posted the old 3D stars codes… Anyway, here’s code for 3D stars as lines.

Below the video:

To get the stars drawn as lines is really simple. In the 2D world to draw a line we need x1, y1, x2 and y2. In the projection from 3D space, we simple add for example 4 to the z-coordinate of a point so that, the other point is further away and we get two points to the 2D world.

Below is the main part of the Monkey X source code:

For the end the source code in full:

Feel free to use this code.

 

Sine Wave Scroller in Monkey2

Today’s little code, sine scroller in Monkey2. In the previous post you can download the code and data files for plain scroller. In this project same data files are used. Let’s take a look at the video:

The scrolling isn’t very smooth in the video, but try the code:

The idea is to build a string (“scrollString”) which characters are drawn one by one to the screen in order to achieve the sine wave effect.

Feel free to use this code.

Simple text scrollers in Monkey X and Monkey2

I coded today simple text scrollers in Monkey X and Monkey2. When the old school bug had bitten me I coded among other things the following:

This night it’s time to just simple text scrollers code.

Let’s take a look at the result of the Monkey X code:

The source code:

For the font I’ve used my Font 2 PNG and its data file. Notice, that the update rate is only 15, change that to 60.

 

For the first time I made a text scroller in Monkey2 too. The result is in video below:

As you can see, the code is a little different:

In order the get coding going, you may download both the projects with all the data files. Password to download: scroller

Later it’s time to again for sine wave scrollers… 🙂

Have fun!

New Memorable Ladies Bundle release

Memorable Ladies and Memorable Ladies Lite have been given new soul: Each level begin with some parts of the model picture showing up. The parts that are not showing up form a figure. In addition Memorable Ladies has one new level, 13 levels in total.

This is how Memorable Ladies looks like, when the level begins:

I have removed the feature, that shows for a short time all the numbers and the game ends, if mistake-value is 20 or if the player runs out of time. 15 marks in total for each level to use to mark numbers the bonuses have shown.

The games are now more playable and enjoyable.

Video of Memorable Ladies v3.00:

Same new spirit has been given to Memorable Ladies Lite v2.00. See the video:

The games don’t have an installer, they come as zip archive.

Itch.io page for details:

I hope you like the games!

Recently published to Android: Calculus

I published recently initial version 1.0 of a calculus program called Calculus to Android. I have plans to publish PC version too, when the program is developed further.

The program differentiates and integrates user given polynomial and simplifies all the fractions. The coefficients can be 4 digits long. I haven’t given a limit to amount of terms in the polynomial, the available memory is the only limit.

The coefficients can be fractional too — and of course negative or positive. Next version will be out soon, which will improve some features of the program and add some features too. I’m not aware of any actual bugs in the program at the moment.

See below a demonstration video of the program (in the video Calculus is compiled to PC and used with the mouse):

Calculus is free educational program.

Notice that when integrating the polynomial, Calculus doesn’t give the integral constant.

Order the Chaos II now at itch.io

For some reaon my AV-system deleted the otc2.exe-file even though the file is clean. It had been protected by the Enigma Protector licensing system, that adds virtual system of its own to the exe. It seems that my AV considered this behaviour as some kind of virus… This is why I had to do playable demo version of the game (3 levels and the practice level) in addition to the full version. Neither of these use the Enigma Protector anymore.

When my next “serious” (not a game) PC program sees the daylight I am going to use the Enigma Protector again. I probably need newer version, though my latest version is so old, that I must pay for the latest version. Before that I must make sure that my AV’s false positive problem doesn’t cause problems.

Order the Chaos II comes without an installer as an zip-archive.

Here’s the contents of the full version as they appear in my system:

The file “Order the Chaos II.exe” starts the game.

Let’s see one screenshot of the version 1.06:

You can find the demo and the full version here:

The ending scenario is worth seeing! 🙂

Memorable Melodies v1.3 available

Memorable Melodies v1.3 is written in Monkey2 programming language. Now it is tested to be working properly on newer Android devices!

Remember there is a cheat in the game: Tap at the upper right corner of the screen and all the mistakes are cleared.

In the code now MusicState() isn’t tested at all, instead the duration of the played music.

Do try it! 🙂 It’s free witout adds.