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necrotek
Level 7

Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

I recreated the game "Nohzdyve" from "Bandersnatch" that is on Netflix. This is pure Brightscript using roScreen.

https://tuckersoft.net/ealing20541/nohzdyve/

https://hackaday.com/2019/01/01/netflix-drops-zx-spectrum-homebrew-title-nohzdyve/

What did you think of "Bandersnatch"?


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Komag
Level 9

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

Well it works okay up until you die, then (at least for me) it just freezes and does nothing, no matter what button I press. I have to exit via Home then start over.

(By the way, I love the cool "tetris" piece screensaver)
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necrotek
Level 7

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

Hey Komag,

Thanks for playing.  You are right there is a delay between rounds.  I think I put in a button lockout to prevent the game restarting too quickly and it will continue to play if you wait just a little bit. I probably made the delay a little too long and I will fix it the next time I have a chance to work on this. The screensaver object makes more sense if you watched bandersnatch on netflix.
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Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

That is cool Smiley Happy I will check it out tonight!

PS. Welcome to the retro-game-roku dev team
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necrotek
Level 7

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

Thanks for the welcome but I have been here for quite a while. I am not that great at publicity and marketing. Any suggestions on where to promote Roku games?

My published games  https://my.roku.com/add/CQGXN
and this demo from 2014 I never finished porting  (Playable but there are issues.) 
https://my.roku.com/add/ADCSD
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

Oh cool, didn't realize it was you!
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"Komag" wrote:
Oh cool, didn't realize it was you!

Me neither! I was looking at your Run CMD just recently and realized you used a particular "stock" image I'm  using on an unreleased game I'm working on Smiley Happy
But I welcomed you as a reference for the fact your did a remake of an existing " retro-game"  just like I did with Prince of Persia, Lode Runner, Donkey Kong and Moon Patrol.
BTW I really hope Roku team don't deprecate and actually improve the Draw2D framework, when all supported devices become OpenGL machines, we could develop so much better games with more resources.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

I stumbled across this youtube video showing some of the artwork from RUN CMD:
https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/2d/characters/warped-caves-103250?aid=1101lPGj&utm_source=aff

Very interesting to see this, made me think "it's a small world!". Nice choice in tilesets, very cool looking stuff.
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

...And I finally got around to trying those old demos
Star Trek - looks like it would have awesome back in 1976 when it was programmed, before my time
Time Quest - Very cool, very nostalgic to me since I was a kid playing King's Quest, Space Quest, etc
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necrotek
Level 7

Re: Free Roku Game "Nohzdyve"

Thanks Komag,

The artwork for "RUN-CMD" is from Luis Zuno who has made some of his art assets freely available.  I also support him via patreon with revenue from "RUN-CMD" 

I just published a new game https://www.locomalito.com/abbaye_des_morts.php which has a permissible license to port and I have the permission from the original author.(AKA how to do a port correctly) The main complaint I have received is that the controls are too difficult. The game itself is a difficult game and for a game like this with the roku controls being that only on button can be pressed at a time do make it more difficult, it just takes a little getting used to. having played the game so much during development I think the controls are fine, It is possible to complete every screen.  It just takes patience and skill.  Something which I think is lost on game players to day.  People like easy wins and instant gratification.  I remember the first time I played supper mario Bros, NES. I was terrible at at playing it with practice I got better at it. 

I do wish I had more time to make games and put together a full point and click adventure game.
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