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Alien Breed Obliteration - Custom DVD cover artwork
Posted in Fan Stuff by Bonz at 18/01/09 11:53pm CET

A friendly fan from Germany called 'The Bitmap Brother' has sent us this nice looking custom DVD cover artwork that he made for the great remake Alien Breed Obliteration by Flashjesterpunk.

See a 3D render here:
Alien Breed Obliteration - Custom DVD artwork

Download the high-resolution printing version from the Art Fan-Stuff section.

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No deadline on Superfrog NES Challenge
Posted in Fan Stuff by Squirminator2k at 26/09/07 6:35pm CEST

I've had a couple of people ask me if there is a deadline on the Port Superfrog to the NES Challenge. There is no deadline - it's First Come, First Prize.

I've also had one cheeky monkey ask if there's a potential Cash Prize, to which I reply: I'm not made of money! Very Happy or Laughing I am however trying to get something nice lined up for a potential winner. At the very least there's a copy of Worms Open Warfare 2 for the system of your choice, but I'm also trying to sort out something else to make all of that effort worthwhile. Watch this space, and get coding!

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Programming Challenge throwdown: Superfrog for the NES
Posted in Fan Stuff by Squirminator2k at 13/09/07 7:58pm CEST

Inspired by Dream17 Forum regular bucky o hare's rather excellent Superfrog NES chiptune Medlies, I've decided to throw down the gauntlet to the game programmers of the world who may come across this website. The challenge: port Superfrog to the NES.

There are some rules that have to be adhered to:

  • The game must work in a NES emulator. Ideally, it must also work on an actual NES, but I have no way of checking that Smile

  • There must be at least 2 fully playable worlds from the original game. Any more than that will earn bonus points.

  • The original sprites must be used, although you can obviously reduce the color and limit/recycle sprites for levels if necessary. The HUD can also be simplified if need be.

  • The physics must be as close to the Amiga version as possible. Oh, and the Wings power-up must work as it does in the Amiga version, not the MS-DOS version!

  • There must be sound of some sort, be it blips and bloops of sound effects, music, or both. I don't know if bucky o hare wants to get involved in that area, I guess that's largely up to him.

  • I will definitely reward the first successful programmer with a prize of some sort - maybe a copy of Worms Open Warfare 2 or something. There's no deadline here either, so take as long as you need. The first person to submit a fully working port, well, wins. Good luck!

    Edit: Potential programmers may find NESHLA useful. Thanks to Monkeyforahead for the... uh... heads up.

    Further information: A couple of people have asked if there is a deadline on this challenge. There is no deadlien - it's First Come, First Prize.

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    Worms Birthday Cake Photos
    Posted in Fan Stuff by Squirminator2k at 26/05/07 3:34pm CEST

    You may remember that Kotaku recently posted a picture of a Worms birthday cake which looked utterly fantastic. Well we received an email from Stuart Wright, who made the cake, offering us more pictures of the cake. Naturally we said yes, and Stuart sent them on to me last night. Here they are, in all their majesty.

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