2014
05.27

First time I hear about the MOBA genre adventuring in the ASCII land.
This one really looks great. Check this video :

[update] and now with a website and download : http://asciiwar.com/

2014
03.17

By an awesome band from Toulouse.

2014
02.03

I just recently tried to compile the latest libtcod from bitbucket with a up-to-date mingw installation (through mingw-get update / upgrade).

I had 2 issues :

The type of the first parameter in src/sys_c.c must be replaced by HINSTANCE (instead of HANDLE) :

BOOL APIENTRY DllMain( HINSTANCE hModule, DWORD reason, LPVOID reserved) {

The io.h standard header cannot compile in ANSI mode. That’s a known bug.

You have to replace off64_t by _off64_t in io.h :

__CRT_INLINE _off64_t lseek64 (int, _off64_t, int);
__CRT_INLINE _off64_t lseek64 (int fd, _off64_t offset, int whence) {

 

2013
10.21

2 years ago, I make a post about how I was struck by the idea of extrapolating early 90s 2d games to nowadays technology. The same way steampunk extrapolates 19th century technology, we could imaging pixelpunk, a universe where 3D games never happened.

Well some amazingly talented guys are doing just that with Wing Commander, you know, that 1990 space shooter using a revolutionary technology to display 3D ships using 2d sprites.

WOSNWings of Saint-Nazaire human fighter model

Warning ! The page is huge and contains a lot of big images :

http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=15118.0

And now, prepare your ming to be blown… This is a ship selection screen’s animated background. It also take a huge time to load, but it’s definitely worth.

http://www.hedfiles.net/WOSN_Alpha/GrottoTest.html

This is definitely a simple 2D parallax scrolling extrapolated to pixelpunk universe… My eyes are bleeding and I threw all my money at my screen…

A video of the gameplay :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTcHSGn2h1s

The game website :

http://www.wingsofstnazaire.com

 

 

2013
10.02

What were you doing in 1992 ?

A great cover that brings back a lot of good gaming memories.

 

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