Well, this is interesting! This is a just-released fantasy gaming console that runs little games on a 128 x 128 onscreen display. It runs on Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi, and more now and to come. It's currently unknown if it'll become an actual physical console.
Below is a brief video of their Tank 9000 game. Gets kind of annoying near the end with the screen shaking and all but it's not real long. It's kind of like crossing an Adventure Vision with vector-like graphics of the landscape. Heck, I'll bet this game would be doable on the Adventure Vision.
Wow, excellent concept! I'll definitely try this out.
Really cool way to potentially prototype new console hardware, which doesn't seem to be their direct goal but is still a consideration. .. If such was somebody's goal this would enable them to predominantly build it and devolope software and even distribute mobile versions and build a market, ahead of physical production and funding.
The tank game looks like a nice arcade style shooter too. Is it totally unique or based on something I've never seen before? .. Definitely more authentic looking and feeling than the typical "retro" and "8-bit" stuff you see on mobile platforms.
I'm having trouble tracking down the console/software. Is it in-browser only? After i couldn't figure out a download i registered on the site. Still couldn't find download but there was some thing about transfering purchases from Humble. Registered on Humble, couldn't find PICO. !?!#¥@!
.. I'm shifting between an iPad and an old Mac laptop with dated browsers (can't upgrade any more current than i am at this point).
or click on Cartridges on the main page (from my initial post), scroll down, read about the games, if one sounds interesting, just click on its title. It'll take you to the main game page, then just click on the picture and you should be able to play it right there in your browser.
What, NO one has tried this yet? Can glip still not get it to work?
Well, here are several games I've (mostly) enjoyed/could still be. Just click on the game title to be taken to its page, then click on the play button in the middle of the .png pic and you should be able to try it out right there in your browser. If not, try another one.
Dusk Child--just got into this last night. Interesting puzzle game.
The Stroll--like I stated earlier, simple, short, fairly easy puzzle game with a bit of a different ending!
Invasion--Space Invaders clone. Just pointing it out, as it doesn't really stand out amongst hundreds of others.
Pico-Man--ditto, but a good Pac-Man clone where the screen scrolls a little. At least with these two you already know the simple rules to them and to just pick them up and play them immediately.
Earth Was a Bad Choice--one of those ones that you HAVE to play just by hearing the title! It's like taking the spin attack from Sonic the Hedgehog and making that into a key part of the game. An alien is stuck on Earth and has to run to his ship to escape, trashing earthlings' vehicles along the way. It's a bit tricky in the controls, but not real hard and the text updates are funny and make it worthwhile.
Wizards Rule--REALLY GOOD Wizard of Wor clone, complete with two players! Another one you should know the rules to...
Cave Berries--wow! At first I was like "eh", but then after many replays and trying to get them all...watch out, it can be addicting! Those that like Boulder Dash should like this one. One thing that makes it different though is that you can shoot through layers of the maze, and I'm talking in all directions (up/down/side to side).
The Wee Dungeon--BEWARE, this can also be very addicting! There are chunks of the maze that repeat, but they're randomized though. A platformer where you kill creatures and collect as much gold/clear as many rooms as possible.
Magnetoids--ok, with platforms like this, you get some original, thought-provoking stuff, demos, remakes and "why'd they release this piece of crap?" AND, occasionally they'll make a clone where they put in a twist, such as with this one (plus with it being vector-related, I had to point it out ). Here you turn and shoot like with Asteroids (obviously), but you have to combine boxes to form one big box. With each shot a box will become magnetized; shoot nearby boxes within a couple of seconds before their shields wear off (it can be tricky) so they can be absorbed and wha-la, not the best game evar, but definitely worth a look.
.. I gave up that day and for the time being. Couldn't get it working on my laptop and i don't see how it'd work on the tablet. I did find something suggesting a download which cost $15. But I'm afraid it wouldn't work on my hardware and the process was confusing and aggrevating to me.
I downloaded and read most of the first magazine. There were some graphics demos that looked really cool and will definitely be among my first plays if i come back to it. Also some pretty instructional programming tutorials.
I really need a new computer. Certainly I'll buy a bunch of antique gaming crap i don't need first though. :/
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2016 2:57:54 GMT -5 by gliptitude