2 more WIPs – Oids and Black Widow

Just what I needed – 2 more projects that can gobble up all my free time 😉

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, that I’m working on a remake of the Atari ST classic Oids, since I posted about it 1½ month ago. It’s coming along nicely, although I have nothing new and exiciting to tell about it. The primary reason for this paragraph is to say that I’ve now added the game to the “Works in Progress” menu at the top.

Better late than never, eh? 🙂

Another new game that I’ve also started working on, and added to the “Works in Progress” menu, is Black Widow. Yes, another glowing wireframe game. 🙂

The original was made by Atari in 1982 and I’ve been working on this remake a little over a month now and it will probably be the next game to be finished.

There’s a development screenshot below – click it to see the full version – or go to the Black Widow page to see a few more pictures.

New remake under development: OIDS.

Isn’t this just typical for me?…I should be working on one of my other WIPs…and I just start a new one. *sigh* 😉

Anyway, as you may have noticed by now I like “spaceshooters”,
and one game I’ve been thinking of remaking for a long time is OIDS.

I don’t like all aspects of OIDS though*, so I’ve been thinking that I wanted instead, at some point, to make a game that was a bit like OIDS…but “my own”. So, one evening – not too long ago – I decided to start writing a few routines that could serve as a framework for a game like this someday.

Well, that was a month ago…and I haven’t stopped to take a break since. 🙂

* I’ve been playing the original Start ST game a lot, and a bit on the Mac version too, and now I must say that I’ve definitely come to appreciate to things about the original game I didn’t like originally.

Anyway, I’m currently working almost everyday on remaking the original Atari ST version and I must say that it’s coming together just nicely. I don’t know how long it’ll take me to make it, as it’s got a sh*t load of levels and that takes time to do, but so far I’m having a lot of fun making it, so hopefully it won’t take too long. I’m sure this’ll be my next remake though.

I’ve come up with a nice silhouetted look for the game, but basically it’s just the Atari graphics with a gradient background, and since these pictures are a just works in progress I think it’s safe to say that the graphics will probably change – one way or the other – before the game is done, but for now they’re giving me something to work with so I can concentrate on the code instead of the graphics.

Here’s a few pictures of the game as it looks now.

I’ll post further news about the game over at Retro Remakes.