MSXdev21 #21 - Step

MSXdev21 #21 - Step

by MSXdev Team on 03-08-2021, 16:51
Topic: Challenges
Tags: msxdev21, MSXdev
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As 21 is the magic number - here's the 21th entry for the MSXdev21 edition, it is called "Step" and created by Uninteresting.

From the author of the MSXdev'20 game Jäästä, the MSXdev Team has just approved his new game called Step. It is, just like Jäästä, a text adventure. This one, however is a total different story. It's a sci-fi space adventure, waiting for your instructions.

The Earth is going to hell in a handbasket. Rather than trying to fix Earth, humans have sent two spaceships to establish a colony on a planet presumed dead. The faster, smaller ship with its crew in cryogenic sleep to initiate the process of terraforming the planet, and preparing for the arrival of the bigger generation ship with humans, plants and some animals. You are on the former ship.

Contestants have until the end of August to submit their entries. If you are enjoying this MSXdev game, why not consider donating to the prize money. 100% of the donations will go to the game developers.

The MSXdev21 contest runs from January 1st to September 1st, 2021.

Relevant link: Step
Relevant link: Play online

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Comments (7)

By Uninteresting

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03-08-2021, 17:19

FWIW, I also wrote a blog on what went on in creating the content (the engine is nearly the same as in last year's Jäästä). It's about 2500 words, so approximately half of the words written for Step. Mind you, there are some spoilers in there.

By mzoran

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04-08-2021, 09:06

Looking forward to playing, Jaasta was a breath of fresh air last year.....

By M-A-D-M-A-X

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04-08-2021, 13:32

The game seems good, good luck for the contest Tongue

By mzoran

Master (131)

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12-08-2021, 16:42

Short and sweet

By Uninteresting

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12-08-2021, 18:25

Uugh, still short? Well, it doesn't look like I can get much longer games out of the engine before doing the multipage support "for real".

Still, I'm happy that the antenna installation in chapter 3 and analysis in chapter 1 weren't any trouble.

Anyway, MSXdev site has updated the game version to v1.2. No new actual playable content added, just minor fixes:

  • Fixes to texts (wrong location descriptions, typos, ...)
  • Broken quest scripts fixed in late chapter 2 (Antenna)
  • Changed sample quest finishing time in chapter 2
  • Added minor flavour text to chapter 1.
  • Very minor update to graphics (mostly just the font that changed a bit)

By Timmy

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17-08-2021, 14:18

Could someone explain it to me what command i should use to play this on openMSX? (Sorry, I'm very noob on command line options and large rom files.)

Thanks in advance.

By Uninteresting

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17-08-2021, 16:54

@Timmy Grauw gave me this command over in this thread:
openmsx -cart mygame.rom -romtype ASCII16