7/22/2017

In the Intellivision game of Astro Smash, that we are basing our game on, the main enemies are Asteroids that fall down the screen, exploding when they hit the ground.

Points are awarded to the player, when one is destroyed and points are removed if one reaches the planet surface.

In this episode we are going to introduce some simple enemy movement, this will involve:

  • Using a random number generator to determine when an asteroid should appear and at what speed.
  • Moving any visible asteroids towards the bottom of the screen.
  • Detecting when an asteroid reaches the bottom of the screen.

The supplied code has two folders, Start, where we start in this episode and End the final code and a copy of the ROM file.

The video associated with this episode is located here.

8/23/2016
Meteor Swarm - Cartridge Front

Meteor Swarm for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is now available to order as a physical cartridge from the CollectorVision online store.


11/13/2016

I have released a revised/updated version of the book I released in 1991 for both the original Spectravideo and MSX machines, called Spectravideo & MSX Complete User Guide.

I used all of the original text with minor edits, added six articles I released in two different magazines called 'Beyond Basic' and it has been published as a Kindle eBook.


It is available on Amazon to purchase here

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1/15/2017 NES Tileset Editor

Working on cutting up the art assets for Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death for the NES, and making improvements to my NES Tileset Editor at the same time.  Needs a bit of work to make it into something that I can share, but by the time I finish this game it should be pretty solid.

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As we close out 2016, it has been a good year for Retro home-brew development here at Electric Adventures.  

There have been some family and person health issues I have had to sort through, but I seem to be getting closer to my old self.

  • Meteor Swarm for the NES was released on physical cartridge, Collectorvisions 1st proper NES release
  • A new title got started, with the prototype of Bezerk for Colecovision.

I made progress on other titles, and also released a new version of my Sprite and Tileset editor to assist all home brew developers.

In no particular order the Electric Adventures releases planned for 2016 will consist of:

  • Sydney Hunter (NES)
  • Pyxidis (Coleco/MSX/Spectravideo and NES)
  • Seaquest 99 (Coleco/MSX/Spectravideo)
  • Cavern Fighter (Coleco/MSX/Spectravideo and NES)

Quite a few of these are actually getting quite close to being finished.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years and a prosperous 2017

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10/15/2012 Facebook Page

To make it easier to publish videos, and gather interest in the re-release of the Electric Adventure titles, I have created a Facebook page.

Check it out here: Electric Adventures Facebook page

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