New BBCSDL games website/web page?

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David Williams
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New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Fri 26 Jul 2019, 06:17

I'm thinking of adding a new section to my website called 'BBCSDL Games', dedicated to games (and perhaps some other software - libraries, etc.) written for the cross-platform version of BBC BASIC. Would anyone reading this be interested in contributing BBCSDL-based games?

Contributions would NOT have to be cross-platform (in other words, there's no requirement that they run on all platforms supported by BBCSDL). For example, perhaps you have written (or wish to write) a game specifically for phones (Android and/or iOS), that's fine with me. Personally, I'm kind of planning on writing a 2D game for Linux (Ubuntu, Mint and Raspbian) desktop-based systems. If it runs under BBCSDL (Windows) as I'm sure it will, then that's a bonus. It would be too awkward to play without a keyboard on, say, a mobile phone phone.

All I would ask, respectfully, is that you write your game(s) to be frame-rate independent (if possible) so that it runs or plays at similar speeds across various systems. Not doing this is a mistake I've made too many times in the past!

Anyway, first I'd like to gauge the level of interest among BBCSDL users as I don't intend to be the only one contributing to this proposed BBCSDL Games web page!

If there's insufficient interest then I might as well knock the idea on the head. :(


David.
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Repton
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by Repton » Tue 30 Jul 2019, 13:59

im interested in creating a 'sensible soccar' style game .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlHg2JM__jc

It would have multi directional scroling . Sprite based players..
BBC SDL seem to provide the necessary features .
Anyone wanting to colaborate.
Happy to release code to comunity,

David Williams
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Tue 30 Jul 2019, 15:12

Repton wrote:
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 13:59
im interested in creating a 'sensible soccar' style game .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlHg2JM__jc

It would have multi directional scroling . Sprite based players..
BBC SDL seem to provide the necessary features .
Anyone wanting to colaborate.
Happy to release code to comunity,
That looks like quite a challenging project!

I guess you would probably prototype it first based on BASIC's native graphics commands to get the AI and dynamics all properly sorted out before rendering animated sprites and background graphics, etc.

Good luck with it if you choose to proceed.

As for me, my time's already consumed with updating my own programs and other ongoing projects.


David.
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