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Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:07 pm
by MacFalcon
Cometball - new Atari Falcon 030 game is ready for takeoff!

My Christmas present for the Atari community!

Features:
- unique gameplay using your mouse
- Arcade mode including powerups and surpises
- Story mode with 5 actionpacked levels and a bossfight
- about 17 minutes exclusive soundtrack composed and performed by award
winning composer Mark C. Wilson
- Highscore list to challenge your friends
- ...

Download: http://ofam.lima-city.de/comet.htm

Boxed version is soon available and can be preordered for 24.99 EUR (including worldwide shipping)

Boxed version will feature:
- soundtrack as an audio CD
- game on CD-Rom
- nice looking box
- some surprise :)
- first 25 will be "limited-edition"

Contact me at christian.hellmuth@gmx.de

Donations can be made of course: http://paypal.me/falcon030

Stay Atari!

Chris

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:36 pm
by mpattonm
Thank you!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:10 pm
by Atarieterno
Amazing!
Thank you very much for that great job.

:cheers:

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:57 pm
by Kroll
Thanks a lot !

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 am
by MacFalcon
You are very welcome! Hope you all enjoy it!
It's the first game I ever did and it was an interesting journey! Without the helpful people in the Atari community it would not have been possible at all!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:37 am
by crashman
Thanks for your work!
You got my support!
Waiting for #3!!!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:36 pm
by MacFalcon
Thank you so much! Today I got the message that the boxes were shipped... Stay tuned :)

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:58 pm
by dhedberg
Well done! Keep it up!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:14 pm
by MacFalcon
Thank you so much Daniel! And thanks for your cool Demo! I like it very much!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:56 pm
by Tomchi
I don't own a falcon nor am I able to emulate one , so if someone could make some video capture ... :P

Anyway, congrats !!!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:39 pm
by MacFalcon
Here's a bad video of the story mode. I hope to make a better one, soon.

https://youtu.be/bMfKNG8baMk

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:31 pm
by MacFalcon
New gameplay video:
https://youtu.be/bHo3x6uhf7M

Stay Atari!

Chris

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 am
by mrbombermillzy
Hey, congratulations for making your first F030 game! :cheers:

And a big thumbs up from me for making it work on the TT!

Its interesting that you chose not to make an action game in low res like the majority of them are. Good call.

All other computers fail due to cosmic radiation, but your Atari Falcon is still up and running.


I must have been really unlucky with all the Falcons Ive owned over the years then.

Depending on your PC hardware / emulator settings music or sfx may be delayed or not played correctly.

Use real hardware for the real fun.


Great lines. It makes me laugh how irate some people get because someone has made a game/app on REAL hardware and it wont work on their emulator.

Anyway, well done. I will try it on my TT later (my F030 unfortunately has succumbed to the cosmic radiation for now). All the best with the game! :D

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:54 pm
by MacFalcon
Thank you very much for your kind words :)

If there´s really a demand for a TT version I can do one with wav sounds instead of music. I am still investigating why sound routine is not working on TT, as it should work with any DMA... but I think I am not deep enough into coding at the moment :( But wav routine was working, so hopefully not a big deal... maybe switch between music and sfx... we will see...

Well low-res is nice and you can attract more people of course as you could focus on ST. But Falcon and TT deserve some more stuff and as they offer these nice gfx modes, why not use them. Next game project is a cartoonish game with a snake "called" Hero and some jump ´n´run elements.

Well the game Cometball runs well on Hatari (didn´t try the latest version,yet), but my PC is too slow, I think that causes the timing issues. It gives a bus error in Stemulator afaik.

I still don´t like PCs. Prefer sitting in front of a friendly machine.

Well, you should get your falcon fixed... mankind needs you ;)

Stay Atari!

Chris

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:18 am
by dhedberg
Oh, you already have another game in the pipeline! Sounds like you've discovered how much fun it is to program these old machines! Makes me happy!

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:11 pm
by MacFalcon
Well, I have to spend my time wisely until Willies Adventures will be released ;)

Yes, it is big fun and I like to learn how stuff ist done :)

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:09 pm
by MacFalcon
Upgraded version 2.00 is available:

2 player arcade mode included :)

Stay Atari!

Chris

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:17 pm
by viking272
Whoa, that's awesome, great work!

It's a short scroll but the download link is still: https://ofam.lima-city.de/comet.htm

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:56 pm
by MacFalcon
I reworked the engine a little bit. Nothing serious, but now it's a little smoother. Both story and arcade mode.

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:28 pm
by Eero Tamminen
MacFalcon wrote:Well the game Cometball runs well on Hatari (didn´t try the latest version,yet), but my PC is too slow, I think that causes the timing issues.


If you don't need DSP, you get a large speed boost from disabling it. Hatari manual's performance section lists few other options: https://hatari.tuxfamily.org/doc/manual ... erformance

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:43 pm
by MacFalcon
Thanks, I will try this :)

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:17 am
by MacFalcon
Arcade mode now for up to 2 players :)

http://ofam.lima-city.de/comet.htm

Stay Atari :)

Chris

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:59 pm
by viking272
Nice work Chris :cheers:
The URL isn't quite right as its missing the .de, anyway just for clarity this is the one:

https://ofam.lima-city.de/comet.htm

Re: Cometball - New Atari Falcon game released

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:25 pm
by MacFalcon
Thanks a lot :) changed my link.

Take care!

Chris