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Ideas for the next JMS-made DOS game!

 
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Interon
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:52 pm     Post subject: Ideas for the next JMS-made DOS game! Reply with quote

Hello all,

Can you give me some ideas to help me make a new DOS game in QuickBasic 4.5. I've been brainstorming and still can't come up with a sensible idea since I finished Diamond Grabber: The Energy Diamonds.

I was considering making a Darts game but if ye give me a better idea, I might go with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

what about a commander keen styled game? probably call it

Revenge of the pepsi logo ? if you havent already played it have a look at coolspot that should give you some ideas
Perhaps better than linda Laughing No offense Cmaza but it was a good game for your 1st one.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

A platform game would be very hard for me to do. Also, QuickBasic's limits might only let me produce half a level anyway.

I played Cool Spot on Sega and PC. Also, there was an Atari game where you shoot the word Pepsi and a Pepsi logo would fly across and you would try to shoot it. It was like Space Invaders. I think it was called Pepsi Invaders.

I read that only 125 copies of it were made and only Coke employees in Atlanta, USA received those copies. However, there is a ROM of that game easily available.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:50 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Pepsi invaders ROFLMAO
What a waste of time

Coolspot has a dos version too
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the cola wars were extremely intense in the early 80s and I guess that game came in perfect timing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

lol
I prefer pepsi to coke

Coke: tastes funny..

Pepsi: great flavour and cheaper than coke
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, but you seem to be good at puzzle games and such. Try playing D.R.O.D for an example-something fun but not so complex that you can't understand it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Contiuing on from DB:

Also have a look at fools errand

Its avaliable from my site (puzzle game)

its freeware too
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the Pepsi Logo idea but I couldn't make a sensible Pepsi logo in 80x50 or 80x25 text mode. Also, there's the small risk of trademark/copyright/patent legal problems.

Also, the Fools Errand link on your website is broken, Wally. I tried it last night and now so it is definitely broken.

DB: Do you know off hand where I can get DROD?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You are all wrong. Games are games, but avoid the noid will make me buy pizza anyday.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.drod.net/ It used to be a commercial game. D.R.O.D. was remade as freeware by an independent group with Webfoot's permission.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF it should be ok
the owner has updated his site..

here http://thefoolandhismoney.com/06-downloads/files/MS-DOS-The-Fools-Errand.zip

get it there until i get it up and running on my site again
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:09 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

A simple Tyrian clone:

Power ups: letters (M= main gannon, T=torpedoes, etc)
Speed setting, key configuration, definable skill level...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally: Coke PWNZ Pepsi both cola-wise AND corperation-wise

JMS: The Fool's Errand is one SWEET game!!!


-Richard-
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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JMS: The Fool's Errand is one SWEET game!!!

Thats the way wardrich Wink

But half the fun is getting the puzzles right

Like you really have to look in some (e.g Rat Ivy Laughing )
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

wardrich wrote:
Coke PWNZ Pepsi both cola-wise AND corperation-wise


Except in Newfoundland. Pepsi and Coke are like about 70/30 here. In the mid 90s, Coke was boycotted because they laid off workers. The Newfoundland Coke company shut down forever and Newfoundland's Coke supply comes from Nova Scotia. I think that was what gave Pepsi so much power in Newfoundland. Also, there are lots of places where there are Pepsi vending machines but no Coke ones.

Anyway, thanks guys. I'll wait till inspiration hits me before I make another game.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

A Paganetzoo type game where you explore rooms of a pyrimid, like mummymaze, but not having the eenmies follow you. Enemies and obsticles like in Paganetzoo. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

JMS: you could possibly make a game with good graphics?

Like that crystal game doesnt make sense
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