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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

sir sampleton (iOS)

cynthcart (C64)

synthcart (atari 2600)

seq. kit (atari 2600)

loopcart (atari 2600)

dot matrix synth

looper (win)

ART DEPT

magic carpet (iOS)

pi house generator

> catalog of my artwork

> spirit surfers

> and/or gallery

MUSIC

> softoft techech ep

> tree wave

older music

> palfloat

MORE ATARI 2600

marble craze game

game music hacks

homestar rpg (RIP)

> Atari 2600
programming guide


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In the early 2000s I started and finished half of a Homestar Runner RPG video game for the Atari 2600. Matt and Mike Chapman designed the character graphics and some of the game tiles. If anyone is interested in taking the engine that I wrote and making an RPG, contact me and I'll send you the code. It can't be a Homestar Runner RPG, but the code I've written so far is a pretty standard RPG setup. I have a scrollable tile map that supports very large areas, the beginnings of a nice inventory screen, a title screen, dialog screens, background music, and I think I had started on an "encounter" system. However I believe it would still require months of work to turn it into a full working game.

I wanted the game maps to be large enough that you had a real sense of exploration, but storing the value of each tile in a large map eats up ROM too quickly to be workable, so I made a map system that is laid out in commands. The map commands can place tiles in a specific location, place doors on the map that lead to other areas, and fill large areas with pseudo-random generated objects or with solid tiles.

Download most recent demo ROM (2003) here.


Video demo here (from emulator, poor quality)


Original planned features:
- Play as Homestar, Homsar, or Strongsad
- Large world, comparable in size to early computer RPGs
- Ability to save your place in the game with a code system
- Large amount of in-game story text
- Turn-based gameplay
- Mini-games
- Magic, weapons, HP, all the goods.
- Fight enemies from other Atari 2600 games
- Will be released as a cartridge for the Atari 2600
- ROM will also be released for emulators
- Strongbad is not playable because he is the villain!
- Sorry it's taking so long! I'm working on it as much as I can.
















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