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MARCH 2019

1st March 2019
SEUCK COMPO 2019 NEWS

New entry #4: Summit Fever by PIEVSPIE

There have been some newcomers coming to the SEUCK game creation compo, and things are shaping up quite nicely. If you are bored of space shooters, maybe this game will interest you. It is a push-scrolling mountain climbing simulator by PIEVSPIE. In this game you play a role of Ste Pilthis, a well known explorer. He dons his climbing gear, and is ready to undertake  the most dangerous expedition yet. Can he conquer the piste, or will he fail and become even more piste? :) Hahaha!.



Climb the mountain to Summit Fever



FEBRUARY 2019
24th February 2019

TND is now on itch.io

You'll be very pleased to hear that, due to the insurge of brand new Commodore 64 games, being created by various developers. itch.io seems to allow QULAITY Commodore 64 game releases to be launched on the web site. TND has now joined the itch.io community, in order to release brand new game productions. Since I don't really want to make a business out of my own productions, digital downloads will be free. Any quality game release I upload on to itch.io or a co-op game production will be uploaded on to ITCH.IO, with a full description about the game. Plus the crack intro look TND intros will also be stripped from the productions before uploading to itch.io - So that you can really enjoy the game, without having the hassle to press the SPACEBAR all the time before running your programs. :)

You can find it here:

Richard's itch.io page


RELEASED on there are Vortex Crystals and also Starfysh Remix

Starfysh Remix Released

I was originally saving this game for Reset issue 12, but since I opened my itch.io account on Friday, I decided to start with a new version of the game production I had not actually realeased yet.  I was very trigger happy and decided to launch Starfysh Remix. This is a special edition of Starfysh, in which you are on a rescue mission. Planet Earth has been devastated, and the human race and pet dogs had been transported to four different stations based in space. Unfortunately alien forces knew what the earthlings were up to and they decided in an attempt to invade the four stations. Your mission is to fly through each of the four rescue stations, and do battle against the aliens.

I did have other plans for this game, for example an end of level boss, and a few other levels. Sadly it never happened.The game did get extended with a few bonus features:

- Slightly harder game play (More rapid firing from aliens)
- Brand new tunes (Each level has its own sound track)
- Starfysh Music demo (Featuring the original tape loader screen by JonEgg, and tunes)
- Multi-load system. This was used due to memory restrictions. Also the game is SDIEC compatible



This way to Starfysh Remix
or
Check it out at itch.io

23rd February 2019

ASSEMBLE IT - Chapter 7 added - PROJECT MASTERING

In the past few chapters I have been showing you how to code games, demos and other bits. Now what if you wanted to publish your creations with additional presentation. Just like back in the C64's commercial scene. People used to master programs on to disk and tape. Now here's a big chapter based on different methods of program mastering. Starting from picture linking, all the way to mastering your programs from disk or tape. Example tools and code has also been added. Enjoy the art of creating your own disk and tape loaders in CHAPTER 7 :)



The art of mastering: Assemble It Chapter 7

16th February 2019

The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 News:

NEW ENTRY LAUNCHED: PROTOX-1 by VG VOX

Another SEUCK compo 2019 entry has hit TND HQ this weeken. This time it is a cool futuristic space blaster by VG VOX called Protox-1. This is a nice vertical scrolling shoot 'em up, in which you play the role of Captain John Rostar, who has accidentally transported himself into a parallel universe. Now he has to face a hostile world full of alien and giant reptiles. Luckily help is at hand. You must pilot John's squadron ships, through the alien infested planet. Locate and destroy the main androids that are controlling the alien world. Go on ... Blast, blast, blast and blast.



 
Protox-1 at The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019



15th February 2019

Assemble IT Update, Plus a new game - SUPER TOBOGGAN CHALLENGE

After a longish delay, the latest installment of Assemble It is finally here. This time it features on smooth vertical scrolling upwards, and also smooth scrolling downwards. The chapter also carries a fun example game, which you can enjoy. It is a Winter Sports themed game called "Super Toboggan Challenge". A simple game, in which you have to dodge your way past various obstacles that get in your way, also collect flags. This is a really fast paced score attack game. How far will you go?


 
Assemble IT Chapter 6 update + Game 10 - Super Toboggan Challenge


5th February 2019

SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry #2 - Robo Form X by VG VOX

Here comes the second entry for the OFFICIAL C64 SEUCK COMPO. Written by VG VOX, with aid of the standard Shoot Em Up Construction Kit. This is a futuristic blaster, in which you control a robot, which has to save the world from enemy forces. There are several vicious boss attacks to battle your way through. There's even a cool remix of the original tune, Dance Nation, which VG Vox had originally stuck on the front end. I have supplied that one also, as well as the new build :) Have fun, and zap those baddies into oblivion.

 
Zap those Robots with Robo Form X
JANUARY 2019
25th January 2019

SEUCK Compo 2019 Entry #1 - Nucleo 447 by Leonardo Vettori

The Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019 kicks off the entries with a first entry from a new contributor, Leonardo Vetorri with Nucleo 447. A vertical scrolling futuristic blaster. Yep, it's one of those cool SEUCK space blasters (My all time favourite genre of games), in which you fly through the deep voids of space, and fight against the evil aliens, and blast away having a good time. This time, you fly through a crystal world, doing battle against an evil machine, and its creator, and many of its minions. Go on, have a good blast. I'm sure you SEUCK fans will want to. Along with a breathtaking front end and a brand new T.N.D tape loader tune, "Let Me Go Home" with my own colourful, but oldschool style loader bitmap.

 
Let;'s play Nucleo 447

22nd January 2019

Mix Box #8 Released

Just a quick one today! The long awaited MIX BOX #8 has now been launched. The music demo, featuring the Mix Box 7 layout (With new colour scheme) features yet another 5 brand new tunes for you to listen out and enjoy to. Most of the tunes this time were composed in DMC music players. I hope you have fun listening to the tunes.

 
MIX BOX #8 by TND


12th January 2019

New Contributor's Game: GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION by Alf Yngve

Who remembers the SEUCK Compo 2015 runner up game GIGABLAST by Alf Yngve? Well, by sepcial request from the game's author, TND is proud to bring to you a GOLD edition of this game. GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION is a special version of the original GIGABLAST game. This new version features a brand new golden front end, an updated loading picture, smarter aliens, a new score panel, high score detection, action packed explosive gameplay and to top off all things, two brand new late 80's/early 90's house style SID remixes of the original loader tune and the title tune. Guide your mech ship and invincible drone through enemy territory and fight those aliens and robots. Happy blasting!


Blast your way to GIGABLAST - GOLD EDITION

1st January 2019

Happy New Year  

Happy New Year!!!!  ... I hope you didn't get too drunk :)

Sadly no brand new releases today, but this was mainly due to lack of free time. As so much has been going on over the past couple of months. There are some new things in store for 2019. I hope to continue producing brand new games, launch some more music and also participate in another Blazon mega demo and make music for a Psytronik Game . Another plan of action also includes a game project intended for this year's RGCD 16KB game cartridge competition. Assemble It will also continue later on this month, where I give you a basic introduction to smooth scrolling a screen vertically. At the moment my first thing being made is something for the Ultimate 64 group. However here is some good news - started already:

A new SEUCK Compo Launched

Following the success of last year's SEUCK Compo 2018. The New Dimension is very proud to present the Official C64 SEUCK Compo 2019. This is a competition in which is to design and develop a full game, created using Sensible Software's/Palace/Outlaw's Shoot 'Em Up Construction Kit or Jon Well's Sideways Scrolling SEUCK Left (As no Right scrolling version exists). No programming knowledge is required and this is supposed to be a fun competition. Remote entries only (Email). 



This competition is open to beginners as well as the SEUCK regulars. There's no themed or split category this year. Enhancements are welcome, although the prize is mainly to do with enhancing the games. SEUCK Redux is also allowed. Who will be the next winner of the SEUCK Compo to be crowned along with Eleanor Burn's Valkyrie 3 - The Templar this year?