Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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by ianh - Jam Entry

$2000-$3fff is a Commodore 64 program which displays its entire memory on the screen, then draws missiles into it.

Use a joystick in port 1 to target your dangerous explosive weapon. If you don't have a C64 handy, feel free to use an emulator like VICE (linked below).

Defend program data and program code from the oncoming attack! Try to survive as long as possible before the fabric of reality is corrupted beyond recognition!

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MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:43am

Oh. My. God. I don't think I would ever see an entry to a modern game competition on the C64. I had to dust mine off to take it for a spin on an EasyFlash (ironically the last cart I have). High marks!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:44am

Incredible presentation, a C64 rom??? Are you from this planet?

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:42am

Props to you! never seen something like this, good job!

felix3456 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:42am

I love this! I've always imagined a game that destroys itself and was amazed at the thought. This is very neat!

Chris Mondok says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:52am

This is a work of art. It is beautiful. I cannot imagine the mentality that would lead you to develop a game for an ancient game console for a 72 hour game development event, but massive props!

daftcube says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:58am

Are you kidding me?!?! This is amazing. It's for the commodore, and it actually works and is fun! Flying colors!

bushmango says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:12am

Bloody brilliant. Gave me an excuse to show my kiddo what computers were like back in my day.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:40am

Can't believe I actually downloaded a C64 emulator to play this :).
I had a lot of fun being all nostalgic :)

stvr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:48am

I felt like a champion just getting your game to *run*, let alone be able to play it. Actually, it would be helpful if you provided information on controls. I could only watch helplessly as my memory was corrupted! Great idea though!

ianh says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:52am

Thanks stvr! You can control the targeting reticle using a joystick in port 1.

molecats says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:08am

We give 5 star because it's super awesome c64!!!!

triplefox says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:48am

I expected joyport 2 since most classic C64 games prefer that...other than that this is most excellent.

Geti says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:07am

Delightful! took me a bit to find the joystick controls in VICE but it's quite interesting to play with.

rainshapes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:44pm

Wow. Just wow is all I have to say.

Blobby101 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Amazing idea, there need to be more LD entries for old computers/consoles! Really liked the effect of the game's data becoming corrupted as more missiles get through too.

GreaseMonkey says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:20am

I was about to use this interpretation but for 16-bit x86 + VGA. Kinda burnt out before I had the chance to implement gameplay, though, so no entry from me this time.

I love the concept already. If I haven't tried this, prod me on #ludumdare (nick: greaser - I use a shell).

ChrisMingay says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:22am

For those wondering, I found the easiest way to get the game running was to open WinVice and then drag and drop the .prg onto it!

Very impressed to see a c64 entry :)

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Wow. Just wow.

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:14pm

haha really clever. I like the name reference too c; good old 6502 memory addresses...

jangler says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:24pm

didn't think i'd see anything like this in ludum dare! the gameplay was not especially exciting but the concept was good enough to be one of the most interesting entries i've played so far. was fun to play a few times and see the different ways things would break.

also, hello greasemonkey!

thatwhichis says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:53am

HO - HO - HO

MonoS says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:09pm

The idea is AMAZING and the presentation even more.
My kudos for this game, you deserve 5/5 on every categories :D

ohsqueezy says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:56pm

Beautiful and profound interpretation of video games.

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:01am

Wow, pretty amazing! I love the idea of showing the computer memory as the playfield. My one issue is that it didn't feel "game-y" enough, like you really weren't "playing", just fooling around to see what happens. But hey, for what it is, it's great. ;)

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