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Offline therevills

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Classic Isometric Games
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:51:23 AM »
Not to pollute Adam's work-log thread, but his game really brought back memories of the classic isometric games of the 8-bit machines.

This YouTube clips has a tonne of them I totally forgot about:



What was your fav?

Offline Steve Elliott

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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 01:05:17 AM »
Cool.  Maybe the next SB Competition?  Isometric shenanigans.
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 01:18:55 AM »
Cool.  Maybe the next SB Competition?  Isometric shenanigans.
I'm in ;D
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 01:29:28 AM »
Cool.  Maybe the next SB Competition?  Isometric shenanigans.

Gulp!

Well, we are supposed to be challenging ourselves... I'd want to try this.

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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 01:49:08 AM »
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Gulp!

Well, we are supposed to be challenging ourselves... I'd want to try this.
I've never ever done an isometric game so it'd be a "Gulp" moment for me too. I assume sorting the tiles is just a Y axis thing to render in order?. If we do go for this then definitely no cheating by going 3D with an ortho camera :P - Plus I'd have to think of some sneaky things so you rabble couldn't start early.

But for now I'm knee deep in the current comp so not even gonna think about it as I have glorious ZX Spectrum pixels to create ;D
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2019, 01:57:21 AM »
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as I have glorious ZX Spectrum pixels to create ;D

But to be fair it had the highest resolution lol.  Competitive till the last blocky C64 man?  ;D

But it needn't be retro, maybe just an iso game?
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2019, 02:17:11 AM »
zx speccy had a few.
A new drinking game ... spot the port from ZX Spec to amstrad CPC ..... aaaand I'm drunk ;D

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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2019, 02:20:40 AM »
I got as far as Ant Attack, that game blew me away.
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 02:26:57 AM »
But to be fair it had the highest resolution lol.  Competitive till the last blocky C64 man?  ;D
It did for gaming in those days but 256x192 is just a small sprite and not a full gaming resolution these days :P

But it needn't be retro, maybe just an iso game?
Nah, wouldn't add in a retro element to such thing.
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 02:38:39 AM »
Blimey.  A Competition theme agreed with minimal discussion?
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 02:42:36 AM »
Blimey.  A Competition theme agreed with minimal discussion?


i'm game ... Iv'e had an ISO Rpg adventure itch I've been meaning to scratch for sometime now.
granted if It doesn't  need to be retro themed that's cool, though if 2d is required i'm still in.

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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2019, 03:02:25 AM »
Lol, a 1st ever where there seems to be consensus during a comp as to the next comps theme :P - Of course there may be some requirement as to stop early starters so please don't get coding now :)

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i'm game ... Iv'e had an ISO Rpg adventure itch I've been meaning to scratch for sometime now.
Looks cool, did you finish it?. I can see the ISO inspired look but it does have perspective. Instant ban! :))

Not sure of the next comps details but I think an ISO comp is open enough to allow a whole shed load of ideas without being restrictive. I'll give it some good thought after then end of the current comp ;D
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 03:11:23 AM »
Qube-y you sneaky ;)
Isometric is a perspective :P but I get what ya mean. :)
The camera lowers while moving and returns to the top down ISO view while stationary.

I never got to finish this and only have the compiled exe ... source be damned.
But I would remake it given a slew of alterations should I re-roll with the idea again.

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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 05:33:05 AM »
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Qube-y you sneaky ;)
Isometric is a perspective :P but I get what ya mean. :)
But but but true isometric in games do not have depth perspective :P - Big up for supporting gingers in games ;D

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I never got to finish this and only have the compiled exe ... source be damned.
You lost the source for the game?, that's a shame :(
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Re: Classic Isometric Games
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2019, 06:25:40 AM »
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But but but true isometric in games do not have depth perspective :P - Big up for supporting gingers in games ;D

true ... if we want to roll science-e style we can use "oblique non parallel Z point perspective ... in 3d" ;D

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Big up for supporting gingers in games ;D

and green too ... not a very common hair color. ;D