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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: New RISC OS game enters pre-beta testing
 

New RISC OS game enters pre-beta testing

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 11:44, 16/11/2004 | ,
 
Jason Tribbeck, of ArcCommand fame, has recently announced his latest game, Equinox. It's a game in a similar vein to his ill-fated Starship Command clone, but this time without any legal hitches. Although originally started in 1994, a deeply nested bug hindered further progress until the project was restarted in 2002, around the same time as ArcCommand was cancelled.

Equinox is a top-down space shooter with a variety of level types and attractive graphics. Progress through the game is controlled by a 15x15 grid, where you are only able to progress to a new grid square (representing a single game level) if it is next to a square you have already completed. The current minimum requirements are a StrongARM RiscPC, with an Iyonix compatible version planned for the future.

Pre-beta testing for the game has now started, and since Jason is currently undecided if the game should be a commercial or freeware release, testing will be restricted to a limited number of people.

Equinox website
comp.sys.acorn.games announcement

 
  New RISC OS game enters pre-beta testing
  (15:27 16/11/2004)
  Eddy Willson (21:38 16/11/2004)
    Jason Tribbeck (15:26 22/11/2004)
      Guest (23:17 22/11/2004)
        Jason Tribbeck (08:39 23/11/2004)
          Guest (16:07 23/11/2004)
            Jason Tribbeck (10:35 25/11/2004)
 
Guest Message #87685, posted at 15:27, 16/11/2004
Unregistered user The boys are back in town!
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Eddy Willson Message #87686, posted at 21:38, 16/11/2004, in reply to message #87685
Unregistered user Excellent! Great to see Jason back on the RISC OS gaming scene
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87687, posted at 15:26, 22/11/2004, in reply to message #87686
Unregistered user Just to say that the Iyonix version is now working as well as the RiscPC version.
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Guest Message #87688, posted at 23:17, 22/11/2004, in reply to message #87687
Unregistered user Trivial comment but are there any plans for music?
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87689, posted at 08:39, 23/11/2004, in reply to message #87688
Unregistered user If you look at the questions and answers, you'll find the answer out to that question. Specifically question (and answer) 5.

:)
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Guest Message #87690, posted at 16:07, 23/11/2004, in reply to message #87689
Unregistered user Look forward to it. Too little music in RISC OS games these days.
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Jason Tribbeck Message #87691, posted at 10:35, 25/11/2004, in reply to message #87690
Unregistered user All of my games have had music.

Not necessarily immediately, but sooner or later, it gets too quiet to play :)
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