Friday, May 21, 2004

A game with very good graphics only 96k?!

Admittedly its got too many bugs, but how on earth did they do this


Tom said...

Think that's small? How's 4k sound? People are still programming games for the Atari 2600 (at least 25 years old by now). One guy says he "was fascinated by the technical challenge of getting the machine to do anything, let alone something interesting."

Watt Tyler said...

Sure but did you see the graphics they managed with 96k?!

Tom said...

Yes, quite nice. Makes a lot of sense to store the actual commands executed by the artist while drawing the images, rather than the image itself -- and lends itself to textures etc that can be scaled to suit the machine their running on. Unfortunately, it doesn't run on my computer at all, so I couldn't see it for real.