Alamogordoby csanyk - Jam Entry
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This is a last minute entry... inspiration struck around 7pm Sunday. Lol.
In total, this game was built in about 10 hours. Don't judge too harshly.
There's not really intended to be any challenge here, this is just a little homage that I made to the Atari E.T. game and the dig that happened this weekend at the Alamogordo landfill.
This game commemorates the Dig at the Alamogordo, New Mexico land fill, where millions of E.T. cartridges lie buried, according to legend. Dig up a cartridge to prove that the legend is true.
Arrow keys move your digger. You can dig sideways and down, but not up, so to go back up you need to follow the tunnel you dug.
Press 'Z' to toggle between digging mode and picking mode. When you find something, switch to picking mode, and you can pick the find up. Move the Find out of the land fill pit to get points for the find.
Oh yeah, Esc quits the game, and 'R' will reset the level if you get stuck on a glitch.
Trash = 1 point
Recyclable can = 10 points
Tire = 25 points
E.T. cartridge for Atari 2600 = 9999 points.
Special note: The graphics are based on the infamous "pit" screen that was a prominent design feature in the original E.T. for Atari. These pits were a real pain in the ass, and many people complained about them, especially since there were no pits that anyone fell into in the E.T. movie.
All graphics in the game are colored using the Atari VCS NTSC color palette, with the exception of the digitized image of the E.T. cartridge, and the soda can, which are just very pixellated scaled down images that I got from google image search.
Sound effects created with bfxr. The victory music is the title screen music from the real E.T. game, sampled using Stella and Audacity.
The only enhancement in the enhanced versions is that when you pick up a Find, it gives you a bit of a clue what to do with it.
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