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16th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold looks back through the many many many games of the past, and digs out old games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Today's is a bit of an odd co-incidence.
In stores, today, is GamesTM Issue 135, and in the Retro section is a lovingly crafted Demakes article, all about taking modern games and porting them to older systems. (They include a single screenshot of Spike C64 Dislike, and not much else about it at all.. hmmm.. But they do have a little interview with @Nyarluu about Forget-Me-Not, so that makes up for it!)
Although today's AGameAWeek Gold game isn't technically running on an older system, it is very much a game in the mold of a Demake, and could probably work pretty well if someone out there dared to do a proper old-system edition of it..
2008 - RetroRaider
I can't believe that this game is already five years old!
The game runs piss-poor slow on my laptop. I'm guessing the screen scaling technique is part of the problem, there, along with Windows 7 being too high-tech for it!! Not sure. Grrr.!
If it runs, though, it runs nicely, and plays quite well, too.
There's also a real-time level editor included, too, which is fun to play about with.
You can Download RetroRaider here. It's a cracking game, if your system can run it well enough
If you can't get it to run nice and smoothly, you can See RetroRaider running well here, in ChaoticLaw's recent YouTube Play video!
If you're still desperate for some RetroRaiding fun, You can Download RetroRaiderII here which is from 2010, and runs a bit smoother on my laptop, as well as being playable in Linux, or on a Mac! Woot!
14th May, 2013
A somewhat simple remake, this week, as I couldn't even be bothered to add anything new into the mix.
To be honest, this is one of those "Desperately trying to keep up a rate of AGameAWeek" games!
It's fun, though, and now works lovely on an Android device (assuming your Android device of choice plays nicely with it!)
14th May, 2013
13th May, 2013
Googling for yourself rarely comes up with anything quite as fun as this!
It seems that YouTuber "Chaoticlaw" (and/or "YetAnotherLaw") has decided to start a series of "Let's Play" videos aimed right at me, and my games!!
Play JNK : Playlist
Each week, Chaoticlaw plucks a random game from my archive, and gives it a play!
He's also concurrently playing through Frogatto, Metroid Fusion and FTL.
Assuming he only picks the cream of the crop, I'd say he could probably keep that going for at least a year, so, yeah.. Probably more than enough content to keep the YouTube Watchers happy!
Oddly enough, his most viewed video so far is Storm of Idigidragon, which is co-incidentally the exact game I've chosen to remake this week!! Bizarre!! Look out for that, tomorrow!
Three cheers to ChaoticLaw for setting up this lovely series, and here's hoping he can get everything working again, soon!
You can Visit Chaotic Law's Blog here.
12th May, 2013
Each day, AGameAWeek Gold takes a look through the archive, to dig up any games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Sometimes they're fantastic.
Other times they're garbage.
Let's have a look at today's, shall we!?
8th May, 2013
Every day, AGameAWeek Gold takes a peek through the inexplicably large collection of releases, and digs out any old games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Occasionally there aren't any. I'm not fast enough to have that many!
But other times, there's more than one!
7th May, 2013
Hardly the worlds most imaginative title for this week's game, and mostly a cop-out graphics wise, but I was trying out a gameplay style, so that's where most of the focus went.
Was it a success?
.. You decide!!Read More
6th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold peeps through the Jayenkai Archive to see what games I've previously released on this day in history.
Occasionally we'll pluck out some real gems.
Today's a cracker!
.. or rather, today's TWO crackers!!Read More
4th May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold delves through the Archive and plucks out any games that I've created, and have previously released on this day in history.
Some days, there'll be something special.
Some days, there'll be utter garbage!
And on other days, there are no games at all!Read More
3rd May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold, we look back in the day,
to try out old games, and have a fun play.
Sometimes we'll find something nice, and have fun,
whilst other times, games will be boring and dull.
2nd May, 2013
Oooh, nearly forgot about this feature!
Anyway, as I was sat wondering which of my current two projects to tackle, this morning, I inevitably decided to waste a few minutes making something entirely unrelated.
This month's wallpaper used two separate programs!!
First, the Windows program PaintShop Pro 7 was used to doodle the sprite, and get the image up to a nice big resolution, then the iPad App Pixlr Express+ was used to add a nice filter over the top.
Does that make it more interesting?
But there you have it!!
Click for MAHASSIIIFFFF
1st May, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold looks back at years gone by, plucking out games that I've previously released on this day in history.
Sometimes they're good.
Sometimes they're terrible.
.. and othertimes, there's more than one!!Read More
30th April, 2013
28th April, 2013
On Friday morning, @MadGarden suddenly popped up on Google Chat and started chatting about some sort of game he imagined might be interesting.
Something about "a neat control scheme for a platformer/combat thing" being a bit like Tron, with the discs being both a weapon and a shield.
Not entirely sure what he was on about, but it started one of those oddball pots of insanity bubbling, and soon enough a random game idea had emerged from my mind..
It's quite a way from MadGarden's original suggestion. In fact, it's pretty much a polar opposite!
The game that emerged from my think-tank is...Read More
23rd April, 2013
In a change to our regularly scheduled April-Project, I've decided to stop pulling my hair out, and instead do something different.
What we're left with, however, is a nice happy little game for up to four players, so that's nice.
22nd April, 2013
AGameAWeek Gold peeks back at games I've released on this day in history.
Sometimes they're great, Occasionally they're terrible, but usually they're odd.
There are some games that you can pick up, tweak a little thing, and end up with a much different sort of game.
Pacman->Blockman is a great example of this sort of mechanic-tweaking.
Other times, however, there's not really a whole lot you can do to a game.
There's no room for fiddling, without breaking what it is that makes that game so special.Read More
21st April, 2013
Over the past few weeks, a terrible issue has appeared, and it's been quite noticeable.
It's caused my Stringy Things project to get stuck, as well as creating multiple issues in lots of other places.
The problem is as follows..
Not all devices are the same!!!