Well, it’s happened again, TIGSource is hosting another interesting competition. Folks here will remember that I started MMORPG Tycoon as an entry for their last competition, the “Procedural Generation” competition.
This new competition is “Bootleg Demakes”; basically selecting a game and creating a bootleg version of it for older hardware. Full details and rules are here. I’ve had a few fun ideas for it, but I don’t think I’ll actually be entering this one; there’s too much stuff to do on MMORPG Tycoon, and I already took one break from MMORPG Tycoon, to make “Robot Finds Ice Cream”. I don’t think I could justify taking another big break. But there’s a lot of exciting stuff happening in this contest.
My vector-loving heart is absolutely in love with VipeÜt (a demake of WipeOut, to the Vectrex console). I especially love that it’s simulating the bright spots where the vector hardware’s display gun accelerates. Someday I’ll add that sort of fine touch to VectorStorm.
Anyhow, back on the topic of MMORPG Tycoon, there’s been a lot of progress recently, but there’s still a long way to go before I reach 1.1! I’ve got a thread with progress reports running over on the forums. Check it out, if you’re interested in how stuff is moving along.