Tag Archives: Helsing

Inspired by Helsing

Aslan Games made a game for a 4 Hour game jam, inspired by my Helsing’s Hunt. You can play it here. Maybe it’s because the timing is different, but i found this version a lot harder! Overall I liked what they did in four hours (I made my first version in 8 days). Maybe I’ll ask … Continue reading →

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C64 graphics are hard

I made a Helsing’s Hunt Christmas card a while ago. I tried to change it into an opening picture for the game. Not sure if I wil use it, but it looks OK: I also tried to redo the picture in PETSCII (the Commodore 64 ASCII). That is pretty hard. Some artists are great at it … Continue reading →

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Not lost yet

It’s been quite a while since I’ve worked on Helsing’s Hunt. The last few days I’ve been getting reacquainted with my code and have an idea for a ending tune. And just now I’ve made a few quick sketches with a new app. So I haven’t forgotten about Helsings plight. Here are a few sketches … Continue reading →

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I’m the SID collection!

The SID collection is library of music made for the SID (Sound Interface Device) chip. The SID chip was the sound chip for the Commodore 64. I was looking up my own game on csdb.dk (Commodore scene database) checking if there were some more comments on my game (there’s a funny Dutch word for it … Continue reading →

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Small update

Did not do much today, but I updated the character set of the Helsing game. I found the first version very flimsy, so I made the lines a bit thicker.  I’m pleased with the result so far. Look at the difference I also made the border a bit thicker. It looks now a bit more … Continue reading →

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Quick update

It was not the most productive day in the past two weeks, but I mad a change to my graphics editor so I can design the graphics for end level. I made a first version and changed my game, so you see the end screen after finishing level 2. There’s no Dracula yet, but there … Continue reading →

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Playable version Helsing’s Hunt

that is to say: when you use a broad definition of ‘playable’. You can call it pre-alpha (you can, because all games start pre alpha, right?). At http://www.goerp.nl/C64/alpha.html EDIT: http://www.goerp.nl/C64/test/ is a version online. It can be played in the browser using the Java applet, but your security settings might not let you. You can also download it … Continue reading →

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Fixed it

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Now it gets interesting

Memory problems! I was trying to make more graphics for the second level. Someone pointed out that the wall in the second level looked like it a ‘vertical line’ in it. That made the wall look less natural than intended. So I tried to fix that and ended up with 240 unique character definitions. If … Continue reading →

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More Helsing Stuff

The flow of the game is working pretty good now. It’s quite easy to make transitions from intro to startscreen to helpscreen to level intro to level. Or any transition you like. It’s now also possible to play the first level, beat it and progress to level 2. Level 2 has no stabbing, no hit … Continue reading →

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