Uchūsen Gamma, a new game in development by usebox.net

Uchūsen Gamma, a new game in development by usebox.net

by ListoMefisto on 05-07-2019, 18:10 translated by PAC
Topic: Development
Tags: msx1, shoot'em up, PSG
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Uchūsen Gamma, is the new game in development by usebox.net (Juan J. Martínez aka reidrac), developer of Night Knight. This time the game consist of a classsic shoot'em up and the specifications are as follows:

  • MSX1 with at least 16Kb RAM.
  • PSG sound for music and FX.
  • PAL and NTSC compatible.
  • Vertical scroll of 2 pixels.
  • A main weapon with power ups plus a secondary weapon (bombs).
  • Multiple stages with end bosses.

If you want to know more about the internals of its development don't hesitate to watch this live coding session on Youtube.

Relevant link: Uchūsen Gamma video on Twitter

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Comments (19)

By ToriHino

Champion (360)

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05-07-2019, 20:51

Looking good! And one can never have enough shoot'em up's Big smile

By karloch

Prophet (2059)

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05-07-2019, 23:42

Impressive graphics!

By valkyre

Champion (416)

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06-07-2019, 08:06

Yes, very impressive so far.

By tfh

Paragon (1794)

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06-07-2019, 14:51

ToriHino wrote:

Looking good! And one can never have enough shoot'em up's Big smile

Indeed.. Looking forward to the final game!

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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07-07-2019, 15:07

Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

I'm testing the music and effects now. It is a bit "alpha" but you can see how it is at the moment here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5AfjIhVL5E

By valkyre

Champion (416)

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07-07-2019, 21:22

Great, if you're thinking of doing a physical release, count me in!

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6236)

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07-07-2019, 23:09

The kind of games I love!!
Great work!

By Sandy Brand

Master (153)

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14-07-2019, 14:32

Nice! Has bit of a Star Force vibe to it, but then with smoother scrolling :)

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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18-08-2019, 22:50

Short teaser of stage 2 (I'm testing the music): https://twitter.com/reidrac/status/1163189692172570624

By ARTRAG

Enlighted (6236)

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19-08-2019, 15:45

Awesome! Looks great!

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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19-08-2019, 19:31

Thanks!

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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15-09-2019, 16:49

A bit more progress, I have three stages ready!

https://twitter.com/reidrac/status/1173230839821406208

I'm aiming at 5, but because I moved to a 48K cart (32 was not enough), I may have space for more. It all depends.

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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11-10-2019, 10:12

Quick update: stage 4 is ready, one stage left in my original "plan". So far play-testing has been very positive: the game is challenging, but difficulty goes up nicely so you can progress with practice. Also I've decided to allow "continues".

I hope I'll start beta testing in a couple of weeks; tentative release date by the end of November.

By tfh

Paragon (1794)

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11-10-2019, 10:44

reidrac wrote:

Quick update: stage 4 is ready, one stage left in my original "plan". So far play-testing has been very positive: the game is challenging, but difficulty goes up nicely so you can progress with practice. Also I've decided to allow "continues".

I hope I'll start beta testing in a couple of weeks; tentative release date by the end of November.

I've been following your progress on Twitter and the game looks quite nice and colorfull. Looking forward to the release!

By Sebbeug

Master (226)

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11-10-2019, 11:01

Same as you tfh, i've seen lot of videos on Twitter ! It looks so great for an MSX1 !!!
Can't wait...

By Thom

Hero (576)

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11-10-2019, 17:30

I enjoy it a lot when developers keep us updated on twitter. The previews, struggles and eureka moments are truly entertaining. So please, keep doing that Smile

By Timmy

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11-10-2019, 17:39

I've played many of your games already (as you probably know, mostly on the Spectrum).
Looking forward to this one. Smile

By reidrac

Resident (47)

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11-10-2019, 19:50

Thanks for your support!

I'll continue with the updates on Twitter, although as I get to the end of the game, there will be less things to talk about (other than the struggles, that is! LOL!).

By tfh

Paragon (1794)

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11-10-2019, 20:13

reidrac wrote:

Thanks for your support!

I'll continue with the updates on Twitter, although as I get to the end of the game, there will be less things to talk about (other than the struggles, that is! LOL!).

But we love to hear those as well Smile