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Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
Posted by Travis on 2 July 2010, 06:57 GMT

Bubble Breaker screenshotBrian Coventry has released TI-84 Plus clones of a couple of popular games from other platforms. One is Bubble Breaker, a 4-color grayscale puzzle game that resembles SameGame. The object is to break bubbles of like colors to get a high score.

Geometry Wars screenshotGeometry Wars is a fast-paced shooting game with lots of smooth, fast animation effects. The enemies are various geometrical shapes, each with its own behavior. This port uses an unconventional control scheme where a three-by-three group of keys are used to simulate a joystick. It is possible to move in any of sixteen directions with this arrangement.

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Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Those two games are absolutely epic, especially the 2nd one, which I still play a lot.

I was starting getting worried this was never gonna be featured, though, given it came out almost a month ago x.x. I am glad it finally was as well as Bubble Breaker

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 08:27 GMT


Re: Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
Travis Evans  Account Info

I currently have about seven feature suggestions on my list, it's just a matter of figuring out how to stay caught up.

Compared to other tasks such as processing pending files which usually can be done in just a few minutes, writing news can be surprisingly time-consuming. There's finding, downloading, and testing the file, reading the description and documentation, organizing the information and figuring out what to say in a way that doesn't sound like a mere copy of the description, preparing a non-animated frame from an animated screenshot and uploading that, double-checking all the HTML, links, and facts, etc.

As I've gotten more practice with this, I think I'm gradually becoming a bit faster and more efficient at it, though.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 09:58 GMT

Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
JfG  Account Info
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Geometry Wars: wow.
The animations are brilliant. The author managed to translate the feel, and the results is an awesomely retro game.
Well done, really really well done. I am going to install a 84+ emulator just for this game :)

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 08:43 GMT

Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
Andrew V  Account Info
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I saw this game when it came out, I was very impressed. I loved the graphics, and how he simulates the joystick. Very impressive.

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 16:20 GMT

Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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ahh... finally geometry wars has been featured...

it easily became my favorite game on the calculator...
i still play it everyday almost even though at least a month has passed...

i own the real geometry wars for PC, xbox, and ds lol

but ya... if the title screen could be made flasher and have multiple highscores this program would be perfect!

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 19:51 GMT


Re: Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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i almost for got to ask politely!
please consider changing the title screen to something really cool! XD

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 19:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Oh don't worry I think your previous comment was fine I think altough this one has more clear suggestion.

I agree about the title screen, altough somehow, the current one makes it old-skool in some way, since it was the standards back in 1999-2000 in the TI community XD (see Breakout ASM and other games by Ion author)

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 20:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Brian Coventry Releases Bubble Breaker and Geometry Wars
schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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yeah, i know, which is why i think that such a cool game should deserve its own unique title and menu screen :)

Reply to this comment    2 July 2010, 21:48 GMT

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