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Offline (Male) hpg678
Posted on: May 11, 2018, 10:10:43 AM

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Greetings and salutations all. I've been talking about doing remakes of various arcade games lately and I'm happy to done a demo for you to download.  Comment, criticize and let me know what you think.


There are only 10 playable levels for now. I'm working on more features to make it a full-featured game. What you have is basically the core of the game.


When you download/extract the file you may have  to set the 'execute as program' bit in the Properties tab, when you right click on it.


I will also upload a Windows very soon. [I have to make a few minor adjustments first]


hope you enjoy it.
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Reply #1 Posted on: May 12, 2018, 06:35:57 PM

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Hey Hugar! The game is looking really good, and I did mention to you I felt the playback in your YouTube video seemed really smooth. I can't actually test it because I'm on Windows and I don't have easy access to Linux right now (my VM instance is totally fubar). Regardless, I'll gladly test it if/when you do get that Windows version out.

In regards to some issues you were facing, I'm going to go test some stuff right now in regards to the xstart and let you know. Keep up the good work (Y)
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

Offline (Male) hpg678
Reply #2 Posted on: May 19, 2018, 03:25:50 AM

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​Greetings.


I've done a Windows version for my WIP.


This version has a amount of limited levels to play. You can check my page at https://hpstudios.itch.io/pacman-revisted​ for a more detailed information, as well as the download link.

Soon you will see releases of Tetris,  Arkanoid and some other shooters  published in the very near future.




If you enjoyed the game and have any suggestions, then comment as much as you'd like.

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Reply #3 Posted on: May 22, 2018, 08:15:42 AM

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Nice to see a Windows version hpg, thanks for that!

I finally got the chance to give it a go, and overall I'm impressed and had fun. I'm going to be totally forthright about my entire experience.

First the good:
* I liked the background music right from the start. That James Bond-esque tone it sets made me chuckle but I overall found it fitting. Believe it or not you kind of have me wanting to design some kind of 2D spy game (though I've had interest in this idea for a while).
* I don't know if some of the non-character tiles and sprites are inspired by the original Pacmans or not (I believe the potions are original?), but I liked them because I found them unique but also consistently employed throughout the levels.
* I'm a huge fan of the bonus levels, but I do not know if this is an original idea. Regardless, it's employed well because it kept me engaged with the game. I'd be quick to give up with the original Pacman if not for these levels. When I made it to the bonus level I felt relief and like I had a real chance to do an easy level. Who honestly doesn't love this technique when it's employed game design?

Some bad:
* I find the controls really hard for making quick directional changes around a corner. The timing has to be just perfect and I find it a little too difficult.
* I can't tell for sure if it is intentional, but I noticed on latter levels that sometimes the ghosts that go offscreen do not come back right away.

Overall, it's really looking good so far, I actually enjoyed playing it this morning! (Y)
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

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Reply #4 Posted on: May 22, 2018, 06:45:08 PM
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Do you ever plan to make 3D games? This one in particular would be easier to make 3D, and with that and a map editor, I would buy this. Downloading now...
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Offline (Male) rcobra
Reply #5 Posted on: October 20, 2018, 11:14:47 AM
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nice game :)
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ps.sorry for my english
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