Posted on April 13, 2020
S3:E5: Monthly News and Notes for those who grew up Atari.
The Vertical Blank: Generation Atari. Season 3 Episode 5: Monthly News and Notes for those who grew up Atari. Or Atari News and HomeBrew Update for Q1 of 2020. Apocalypse Edition.
In this episode we cover news from the Official Atari as well as other new hardware projects that have sparked our interest. We also attempt to cover homebrew games for all of Atari Systems including the 2600, 5200, 7800, 8bit Computers, ST, Lynx and Jaguar.
8bitrocket Pong Returns Post Mortem Video
Atari Pong Quest
Zero Page homebrew reports:Atari 2600 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020
- 1 vs 1 Pro Tennis (16K) by @easmith
- Save Gaia: The Cy-Mage (64K) by @EvoMikeUK / Generation2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfJSpOrIWjs
- Street Rod 2600 (32K) by @TwentySixHundred
- Zoo Keeper (32K Port) by Champ Games: John Champeau @johnnywc, Nathan Strum @Nathan Strum (graphics), Robert Vieira and Thomas Jentzsch @Thomas Jentzsch (Music) (Previously Nominated for WIP)
Atari 7800 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020
Zero Page homebrew reports:
- Dragon’s Descent by @Revontuli
Atari 8-Bit/5200 Homebrew Completed/WIP in 2020
Zero Page Homebrew
Below is a list of all the Atari 8-Bit/5200 homebrew games that have either been completed in 2020 or have released an updated WIP in 2020. Please let me know if there are any missing or inaccurate entries.
- Lord of the Orb Xaver (Map Set 004) by Marcin “@XaVeR” Kasztelan (Note: Map Update)
- Adventure II XE by @Cafeman
You are no longer a Dot and it looks really nice.
- Phoenix by @DearHorse
Video just a demo of title screen so far but looks really nice
- Unicorns Season: Prince of Persia by @rensoup
- Wonderboy by @Yaron Nir & @popmilo (Code), @José Pereira & @TIX (Graphics), @miker (Music & SFX)
Looks like it could one of the best conversions ever to the 8bits
Atari Lynx – from atarigamer.com
- New Puzzle Game: 4TTUDE v1.2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t2s2rG4f1c4Ttude for Atari Lynx by Nop90
Atari ST/E. TT. Falcon
- Verge World Icarus – https://atariage.com/forums/topic/304262-new-atari-st-game-vergeworld-icarus-is-coming
- New 8bitchip harddrive adaptations: 30 plus new adaptions
Highlights for us Phantasie II and III
- The CURSE OF RABENSTEIN – Pudd;e Soft full color Text Adventure
- ST Enhanced Game Called Sadonic, a remake of Spectrum game with STE enhancements: Vertical scrolling shooter
Fun game, reminds me of Plutos.
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