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News & Updates
September 2021
12th September 2021
SEUCK Title Screen Maker V1.1 released

Have you ever written a game using the Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit or Sideways Scrolling SEUCK? Are you bored with the same old bar-cycling or plain title screen with no sound or music? Do you want a new animated front end with a nice bitmap, scroll text and relocated music? Do want all of this but you cannot code? If the answer is "yes", you will love to hear that TND has launched the latest version of the "SEUCK Title Maker". It is a fun tool for your Commodore 64, which does NOT require any programming. All you need is a freezer cartridge (or plug in). A full instructions manual has also been included. So then, do you want to make your presentation for SEUCK Game titles stand out more? A full PDF instructions manual is also included. Head down to the utilities download page now ;)



SEUCK Title Screen Maker V1.1

Cruiser-X 79 on hold

It is with regret that "Cruiser-X 79" will not be released at the end of 2021 where planned. Progress with the freeware game was going remarkably well on the coding and music side. It is more finished on that side of the project. However there is the problem that main assets for the project have not been completed yet. Therefore since I cannot program any more things without those, the project is currently paused for the time being. Should any news change. We will have to wait and see what happens. I know you have been looking forward to this production, but sadly it had to happen.

August 2021
20th August 2021
New C64 Game release: Shock Raid by TND Games


The New Dimension is very pleased to present to you a game, which was made for Reset issue 14's Mix-I-Disk (Which has sadly been delayed, but I have been given the go ahead to release it). Shock Raid is a fast paced four level shoot 'em up. The planet Zarjon is hurtling towards Earth. This is being caused by a super powerful crystal, that has been stored inside the last cavern. Your mission is to guide your ship in a mission, "Operation Shock Raid". Fight the aliens, dodge the lasers and then destroy the crystal. There are four different caverns in which to fly through. Try not to crash into anything, otherwise one of your shields will short out. If you lose all 15 shields - Earth will be finished.

This game has not been created with SEUCK (Shoot Em Up Construction Kit)

 

Shock Raid
July 2021
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

June 2021
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:

Trance Sector


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.

Killer Saucers

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

May 2021


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.

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.



Gyro Run


4th May 2021

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 projects.

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

The 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?

And that's it. It is now too late for future submissions for the SEUCK Compo 2021. The voting form is now live



Bolthrower


April 2021



24th April 2021


SEUCK Compo 2021 Entry #8
Lagrangian Point 4 - Trip To Mars by Recycled Arts

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 roll.



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)
Space Eggs

While 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 too late?



Space Eggs

March 2021


28th March 2021

SEUCK Compo entry #6

U.F.O Invasion by theReaperUK

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.



UFO Invasion

23rd March 2021

SEUCK Compo entry #5

Droid Rumble by Alf Yngve

Today's 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?



Droid Rumble




17th March 2021

SEUCK School Tips updated

Saving SEUCK games using Vice with Exomizer

Today's 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.



SEUCK School

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 :)




RoboFormX 2

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 :)




Scene World

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.



Ray Fish

Februrary 2021

14th Februrary 2021

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

January 2021



23rd January 2021


Bad News - but is it really all bad news?
Cruiser-X 79 news - What's happened?

I 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

The 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