Post by playgeneration on Mar 30, 2012 12:16:05 GMT
Some very impressive stuff this year, I've really enjoyed trying out all the games. I would really like to see home-brew getting more popular, not just on the Master System either. I think its such a waste that consoles are allowed to die off with no new releases. There is always a rush to the new systems, which is a shame when the older machines are already in millions of homes, its a mostly untapped audience. Also when a system has a finite library of games, its then easier to come up with something for it that hasn't been done before, or improve on a genre or idea that has already been done.
I only threw that together because I feared there wouldn't be many entries this year. I was fortunately proven wrong! And, although I've yet to play any entries, they look to be very high-quality.
In all honesty, I'm regretting submitting my entry - I kind of wish I could go back and just spend my time playing Tribes Ascend instead of wasting a few hours making that, but what's done is done... It was a fun six hours, admittedly, but the result should not have been made public.
As I said about: I've yet to try the other coding entries, but am really looking forward to doing so tomorrow when I get some free time. The entries look amazing! I wish I still had a spare SD card so I could try them on real hardware (using the prize I was given for last year's entry). :)
I have listened to all of the musical entries (many thanks to Maxim for putting them on YouTube, as he has done before) and enjoyed them a lot. My favourite is easily "Little Red Riding Jumpsuit" by tibone, but there are a few other which I will vote highly. I'll be listening to each one a few more times before actually committing votes, though.
I hope many more of you will be seeing what wonders the ever-impressive SMS homebrew scene has created.
The posts have been doubled! I've now played them all a few times, so here're my 'fficial opinions on them (in alphabetical order):
DARC - My favourite of the bunch. While it looks like the levels aren't complete, I found myself genuinely enjoying this game - playing more of it because it was fun, not just because I had to try it for the competition. I look forward to seeing this game finished.
DataStorm - The graphics look cool, but that's about it. There's barely anything game-like here, sadly. Not bad by any measure, but there's nothing to it (unless I'm missing something).
Derpy's Mail - N/A
Lost Raider - My second favourite, but -- in my opinion -- the best-looking entry. Initially, I didn't find it much fun, but the more I play it, the more I enjoy it. And, as with DARC, I found myself playing it for fun. Hopefully this will be finished and released in the not-too-distant future.
Radical Rat - A title screen, a menu screen and a bit of scrolling background. It sounds like the developer has some cool ideas -- and I hope they get added -- but the entry (as it stands) isn't very interesting. It's more of an interactive scrolling-demo than a game.
Tower of Sokoban - While I don't usually like puzzlers of this style (because I'm terrible at them), I like this one - possibly because I beat it on my first try. :) At the moment, there's only one level -- which looks very nice, I should say -- but hopefully more will be included in future releases.
This year features three very promising games and many great music entries. I honestly don't know which one will win - usually, there's one which is clearly better than the rest, but this year is thankfully different.
If you've not given them a try, go do it! You guys are always talking about how you want new SMS games, so here are a few for you to try. If you go vote and support the developers, they may even be finished and released. :)
In all honesty, I'm regretting submitting my entry - (...) - It was a fun six hours, admittedly, but the result should not have been made public.
You've proved your great skills in Digger Chan, Rental Car and possibly other unpublished games. Which is also confirmed by creating this game so quickly. I think it's good to see games like Derpy's Mail for tempting novice developers. No need to create always something polished... I'd be really very happy if I could create something like Derpy's Mail. I started a few months ago working with Maxim's guide, but gave up due to lack of free time. I hope next year will be able to send an entry. I have some skills with C, C++, Java, Fortran etc but never created a game...
My opinions on the games:
DARC - My favourite as previously said, really fun to play!
DataStorm - Nice mini game
Derpy's Mail - Nice mini game
Lost Raider - Very good game, but the graphics would match better with MegaDrive
Radical Rat - Very promising game, unfortunately unfinished
Tower of Sokoban - Very good rendering of this kind of puzzler games, unfortunately only one easy level
Some incredible coding this year, hopefully we'll see DARC complete because man, talk about awesome. Very impressed with what these people have done, and it's great to see SMS coding coming around like it did for the NES.
It was 1998 my father was in the hospital waiting for a lung transplant and that is where i got my genesis/segacd i loved the way sega did games nothing can compare to the. genesis and what it did also my father died in the hospital waiting for his transplant
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