Three more greyscale games for the TI-68k series
Posted by Xavier on 11 November 2018, 19:56 GMT
Today's featured author is Andrew Vauter. It's not the first time we highlight his creations, nearly exclusively games for the TI-68k series, usually using grayscale graphics.
First of all: Avalanche 2.0 Marshmallow's Revenge is an interesting reimplementation of a game from the "Addicting Games" website. An older version only made it possible to jump around, and jump again, to aim for higher scores; this second iteration adds an "adventure mode", where upgrades which can be bought from the shop greatly increase the game's life (and addictiveness).
Bloxorz is another reimplementation of a computer game by Damien Clark. In a fixed 3D perspective, the player needs to move a block of squares on a grid of tiles (floor, holes, switches, etc.) until the end point is reached. The block motion is animated. A level editor is provided for expanding the game beyond the set of 33 levels from the original game.
If you're more into card games, Andrew also made a great rendition of the fun Uno game. The gameplay can be heavily customized through the game's menus, e.g. if you don't like the default rules or want to try something new. Up to 8 human and AI players (on a single calculator) are supported, but all Uno fans know that playing solo against a calculator is less fun than playing among humans (you know that the calculator won't maniacally curse, boo at, or laugh at you, right?). Andrew took the feedback of a ticalc.org review into account to make the game even better :)
Andrew provides the source code for his games.