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News & Updates
2nd July 2021
SEUCK Compo 2021 Prize Package available
The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2021 (and my
last ever SEUCK Compo) was launched in December 2020 until April 2021.
The competition had 9 entries submitted. Voting commenced in May 2021
and results were announced. Slightly earlier than predicted. The
Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2021 prize package is available to download
and play on your C64 or VICE. All first, second and third place games
consists of brand new enhancements, done in SEUCK Redux. Also as a
bonus. The SEUCK Title Screen Maker has also been included in the
package. It is a fun tool in which allows you to create your very own
front ends for your own SEUCK game creations. All you will need is some
music, a koala paint multicolour bitmap logo and a creative mind. :)
SEUCK Compo 2021 Prize Package
27th June 2021
Assemble It Updates
Some more updates have been added to the
Assemble It feature, in Chapter 8. Today's update has a return to the
top page feature, in order to make navigation easier on this chapter.
There are also a few additional game sources and other bits for you to
download play around with and try to make your own games, or whatever
from. Today's project installments are as follows:
Excluding the tape
loader. The source consists of all of the code a data that was used to
create and build Trance Sector - Competition edition. A fun fast paced
collect and avoid challenge. Control your ship around the maze and pick
up the radioactive pods, but don't let those missile get you.
A fast paced shoot 'em up I made last year. Also, I
managed to preserve the code with the game project. This is a single
screen shoot 'em up. Your mission is to defend planet earth from the
deadly killer saucers as the enter the screen. Some will dive bomb you,
and they will also drop missiles.
... and finally
Micro Trance player (and music)
Back in 2019 I was working on a 4K intro for the Intro Creation
Compo 2019. The obstacle I came up with was adding sound to the intro,
since a lot of memory was used up. A possible solution was made, which
was to painstakingly code my own music player and routine that fit a
small amount of memory. This was where Micro Trance was born. A simple,
but uplifting repetitive trance track painfully coded in Turbo
Assembler, now ported to C64Studio for you to explore.
There will be another Assemble It update with some more additional stuff coming in in the near future. For now:
Visit Assemble It Chapter 8
16th June 2021
Shock Raid and SEUCK Compo 2021 - Prizes release date
The official C64 SEUCK prize package Compo
2021 has been set for August 2021, but it could be possible that the
compo prize pack could be ready way before then. Reset's Shock Raid
release date has been set for August 2021.
It is not known which part of August the releases will take place, but
of course it is highly likely that the SEUCK Compo 2021 Prize Package
will be released the first or second week in that particular month.
In the mean time should any more C64 releases on the TND/Contributors
front slide into our inbox. You'll probably see news about it. :)
Thank you for your patience.
1st June 2021
SEUCK Compo 2021 - The Final Results revealed
The official C64 SEUCK Compo 2021 has had
nine entries submitted to the competition. Now then which game entry
has won this year's Official C64 SEUCK Compo? Well, we have the final
results for you. Please click on the link below to find out who has won TND's last ever SEUCK game creation compo :)
SEUCK Compo 2021 Results
31st May 2021
Voting closed for SEUCK Compo 2021
The voting phase of the Official C64 SEUCK
Compo voting form has now timed out and the competition has now
drawn to a close.
Results are currently being collated and will be revealed tomorrow. So
then, who is the winner of the competition? Who will get the full
enhancements in SEUCK Redux?, Who will get a new front end with
hi-score table in SEUCK Redux, and who will just get a simple front
end? You will have to wait and see.
Assemble It update - Vortex Crystals
You may have remembered that back in January
2021 I had completely lost my work data of many of my own game
projects, due to a HDD failure and problems with storage cloud backup
processes. Good news is that I did not completely lose ALL my
productions. In fact some of the files were stored onto my Ultimate 64
computer. The bad news however is that they are only the files that
were made since 2017 and beforehand. Therefore I am unable to give you
source code for a lot of my 2019+ projects, apart from the recent newer
28th May 2021
New C64 Game - Gyro Run
Are you ready to get your head in a spin?.
Well Gyro Run is a crazy game that will do exactly that. This was quite
an original idea I come up with for game compo at the CSDB Fun Compo
2021. You play a game in which you control a spinner by turning
the arrow dial and pressing fire to launch it the direction of the
arrow. The aim of the game is to whizz around the arena and pick up
tasty sweet treats for 200, 300 or even 500 points. No simple game can
be without a sinister plot. As well as treats appearing at random on
the screen, there will also be deadly skulls to watch out for. If your
spinner picks up a treat, not only will it score points, but it will
also gain a shield. Be warned, that will not last, and it is possible
that treats and skulls *will* appear on the same spot where your
spinner is. Keep on raking in those points until you are finished.
4th May 2021
Today's update is only one game. It is something quite special, which
was originally made as an entry for RGCD's 16KB cartridge competition
in 2015. Then 2 years later the final full game was made. That's right,
today, I am very happy to bring to you the full 2017 edition of Vortex
Crystals and all of its binary and code files. All you will need is C64
Studio or ACME cross assembler to explore the code. Enjoy.
Vortex Crystals - Assemble IT - Chapter 8
2nd May 2021
SEUCK Compo 2021 Entry #9 + Submissions closed
Bolthrower by MoDernart
submissions for the Official C64 SEUCK Compo has now drawn to a close.
Just at short notice comes this final entry for the competition. This
time it is Bolthrower by MoDernart. This is a Viking themed hi-score
attack challenge for one or two players. Player 1 throws bolts and
player 2 throws axes. Your task is to destroy as many enemies as you
can before they capture you. You have only two lives, and once they are
gone, so are you. How long can you survive the battle of the Vikings?
that's it. It is now too late for future submissions for the SEUCK
Compo 2021. The voting form is now live
SEUCK Compo 2021 Entry #8
Lagrangian Point 4 - Trip To Mars by Recycled Arts
24th April 2021
The next entry
is a 5-part epic space adventure called 'Lagrangian Point - Trip 2
Mars'. This is another chapter of the Sci-fi saga by Recycled
Arts. The improbable adventurer Jack Klaardastian on the bridge of the
washingmachine-spaceship built by mad scientist Doctor Kranz is sailing
to Mars The goal is to defeat the ancient alien race that woke up alfer
a million years of ibernation. There's some nice atmospherical music in
the title screen, but listen a bit more and you are ready to rock and
Lagrangian Point 4 - Trip to Mars
23rd April 2021
New C64 game, Para Lander DX released
Para Lander by TND Games
Over the Easter period The New Dimension has been busy on a new
C64 game. Para Lander DX is a fun hi score attack game, which was
partially written as a theC64 challenge. The game has been thoroughly
tested and is now confirmed to be finished and now it has finally been
released. Para Lander DX is a deluxe edition of the original Para
Lander Mini game, which I wrote back in December 2020. This is a fun
deluxe version of original the 2K game, now featuring a front end
presentation, smoother game graphics and game play, hi-score table, 16
levels (Where game speed of the Zeppelins gradually increase) and
finally plenty of music to have you dancing around the room to
(Although personally, you should be playing the game). Launch your
paratrooper from the sky, and land safely onto all six landing pads for
a bonus. Avoid the Zeppelins and falling into the water. You would
prefer to be in a hot tub than a freezing cold ocean. Don't dither for
too long. Should you make 4 mistakes or run out of time, the game is
up. Still, I do hope you have fun playing this game.
Para Lander DX
19th April 2021
SEUCK Compo entry #7 (T.N.D Exclusive)
you have been enjoying Ray Fish. TND Games is proud to present the
final TND SEUCK game for the SEUCK Compo 2021. This time it is a
Sideways Scrolling SEUCK game called "Space Eggs". The Space Eggs
approached Earth and stolen the birds. They are using the birds to lay
eggs. The Space Eggs' plan is world domination. Earth fights back by
sending a Mercenary out to put an end to their dirty deed. Can you help
Earth scramble the Space Eggs' plan for world domination or will you be
28th March 2021
SEUCK Compo entry #6
U.F.O Invasion by theReaperUK
brings to the Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2021 a fun little score attack
challenge, which is crammed with 22 single screen levels. U.F.O
Invasion is a 3D style shoot 'em up in which you control an aircraft
that has to shoot and destroy incoming Unidentified Flying Objects that
appear on screen. This game also features plenty of background
animation tricks.Why not check it out.
23rd March 2021
SEUCK Compo entry #5
Droid Rumble by Alf Yngve
entry for the Official C64 SEUCK Compo is "Droid Rumble" by Alf Yngve.
This is a cool futuristic game made in the Sideways Scrolling SEUCK.
This game is based in the future, where you play a SWAT poilice
officer, who is out to save the world from turmoil. Working droids in a
factory have malfunctioned, and a reactor is under threat of a melt
down. Your mission is to save the city from a Melt Down, by finding the
security key and deactivate the reactor with it. Can you fight the
killer droids and save the day?
17th March 2021
SEUCK School Tips updated
Saving SEUCK games using Vice with Exomizer
mini update on SEUCK School. A small set of handy tips related to using
VICE without a cartridge and Exomizer for saving and creating
executables of your own SEUCK games.
11th March 2021
SEUCK Compo Entry #4
RoboformX2 by Pinov Vox
Just in today comes this brand new SEUCK game, written by Pinov Vox. This time it is a sequel
to the original RoboFormX game. Your robot comes to the rescue once
again in order to destroy a deadly virus inside the mainframe. Your
mission is to shut down all of the mainframe systems (The pulsating
circles) and fight against the rogue robots and droids. At the end of
each level you will encounter a boss enemy. Shoot it many times to
destroy it (or just wait). This game has some nice graphics, and some
90's style techno music I made in DMC to suit the game's theme. Enjoy :)
2nd March 2021
Scene World late news
Scene World issue 30 released - a couple of months late
Issue 30 of Scene World was released back in January 2021 and I had forgotten to upload it on to the TND web site.
Then a few weeks later, disaster struck. Now finally here is issue 30
of Scene World disk mag, now available on TND. Like each issue of the
disk mag. There are some fun features, exclusive interviews and also
two special articles based on theC64 full size computer, the unboxing
of the machine, and also programming on it. There are another two
exclusive interviews, and a lot of games news to catch up with. Finally
there is a bonus extra of Storm Chase game source and data, and also
World Music. Sorry for the delay getting this one released :)
1st March 2021
A new SEUCK Compo entry:
Ray Fish by TND Games
Here is my first game release for 2021.
Ray Fish is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up with colourful graphics
and powerful late 1980s style tunes (Which I made with Future Composer
V4.1) . Your world has been turned upside-down by aliens. A beacon has
been installed and has caused your planet, Atlantor to go berzerk. Your
mission is to save Atlantor from being infested by aliens. Guide your
Ray Fish through four different levels. Fight the aliens, rogue
security systems and locate the beacon and try to destroy it.
Collect orbs for bonus points. Now then I thought there was something fishy going on.
A new SEUCK Compo entry:
Bee Insect Attacking by Roberto Ricioppo?
It is time to get buzzing with a cute little sideways SEUCK adventure with Bee Insect Attacking by Roberto Ricioppo.
You control a bee, which is under attack by various creatures and
enemies. Your task is to protect your own territory from the deadly
insects and other enemies. Shoot your stinger at the baddies, but don't
let them hit your bee, otherwise it won't be your bee that is
attacking. Have fun. :)
Bee Insect Attacking
23rd January 2021
Bad News - but is it really all bad news?
Cruiser-X 79 news - What's happened?
had a disaster last Tuesday. The hard disk drive on
my old development system grinded to a major halt. I had to re-install
Win 10 on to my old system once again. I attempted a backup process
through the cloud drives. I re-installed Win 10 on to the HDD, which
unfortunately completely wiped out the HDD. I used recovery software in
attempt to find the missing project files. Nothing was recoverable. I
went to the backup clouds ro restore the files I I thought backed up.
The files were deleted from the cloud drives. I lost everything.
Including all of my game sources. My PC was well and truly borked up.
Now I am working on a new dev system, which I tried to restore the game
projects from the cloud drives. Still I had no luck. All the code and
data must have been deleted by the cloud systems or my HDD was
completely screwed up at the time during the backup process. This means
that for future C64 projects, including Cruiser-X 79, I am going to
have to start from scratch (Unless of course I find the project backed
up on a CD-ROM from last year or something like that). For future C64
development, I will be using GitHub as a backup process for my source
code and data - so this problem doesn't happen again. The ongoing
projects will be hidden from public eyes, but the complete project
source code will be available publicly :)
I would like to say sorry to Saul Cross and to you all, also
thank you for your patience. This game will happen, and hopefully at a
faster process than before hand.
16th January 2021
Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2021 gets a first entry and also SEUCK School Updates
Their Machine by Raul Gubert
very first entry to this year's official C64 SEUCK Compo starts with
Their Machine by Raul Gubert. It is a push scrolling Sci-Fi shoot 'em
up adventure. You play an agent who has to fight the machine before it
takes over the world. You will need to take a few precautions while on
your mission. Not everything appears to be what it seems. It's a
horrible world out there.
This way to: Their Machine
SEUCK School Updates
A few SEUCK school tutorial updates have popped by. Today's updates
were mainly discovered by Eleanor Burns. There is a trick on how to
change the sprite characters in the game status panel. Also there is a
brand new and clever trick which allows the player to use more than 2
frames of animation, when moving multi-directional. The trick will only
work on single player games. Finally, there are some Action Replay
backup tips for those who cannot code, but want to make their game
disks single-filed using the cartridge freezer.
Okay pupils, it is time for SEUCK School