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New 8 bit games

After the success(?) of Furious Felines I started thinking about which would be my next project.

For some time I considered a port of “Felines” to PC, or to mobile platforms. Perhaps, but not right now.

But that reminded me of another game I wrote years ago for the CoCo, “Submarine Hunter“.Submarine Hunter

I did port, or actually, create a much improved version for the PC platform in 2012.

Cat and Shark is the "Submarine Hunter" PC port

Cat and Shark is the “Submarine Hunter” PC port

The PC version has, of course, far better graphics, but also the gameplay was improved. (I hope).

I realized that a far better CoCo version is possible, and decided to get on with it. I’m almost sure that most of the code can be reused from either the original CoCo version or the PC port, and with that in mind, I started creating the graphics. I plan to manage the graphics as I did in “Furious Felines”, drawing all the graphics in an intro screen that will then be loaded from the main program. This makes it easier to update the graphics, and keeps the file with the program’s code smaller.

So, here is a preview.

Work in progres,,.

Work in progres,,.