Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Metroid"


Samuel (aka Zamuel_a of Pac-Mania and Giana Sisters fame) is currently working on his third title for our beloved Atari STe. It is based upon the Metroid idea and uses the enhanced hardware for amazing 50fps performance and he's been working on it, on and off, for a number of years and even released a demo all the way back in 2013.

Bear in mind that this isn't complete and many functions are yet to be implemented but we can walk, jump, fire our weapon and explore the levels. The 16-colour limit is broken and the Blitter will be used to handle the sprites with the hardware scrolling used to ... well ... scroll the screen in 1VBL. As you can see in the pictures, and my humble animation capture, this is a promising project but Samuel is looking at the community for help.

Can you help? He's looking for people who might offer their skills to produce music, sound effects, sprites, and hopefully assist in the level design. So if you can help, please contact him directly via the Atari-Forum website. Okay guys, it's time to get downloading this and have a play, but remember, this is a Work-In-Progress!

The current beta can be downloaded from Atari-Forum. (remember folks - feedback | help) :-)